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Skis and Skidoos: a trip to Villars, Switzerland

We were invited by London City Airport and Swiss Air to the ski resort of Villars – a favourite of A-listers but often overlooked by British skiers. Let’s face it, we weren’t going to turn down the chance of a trip to the beautiful but low-key resort. There was just one problem: we’d hadn’t been skiing before. The organisers assured us this wouldn’t be a problem…

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Karosta Prison – the world’s most unusual hotel?

There are not many hotels where you have to sign a disclaimer before your stay, but Karosta Prison located near Leipaja, Latvia is no ordinary hotel. Once a working prison for Tsarist, Lithuanian and Soviet regimes for most of the 20th century, it now serves as a museum, attraction and hotel for people looking for an unusual and extreme adventure…

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Exploring Liepaja – Latvia’s cool alternative beach resort

This is the first a series of articles from our #ePicLatvia trip organised by Hotels.info and the Latvian Tourist Association. Our first article is about the seaside city Liepaja. On the surface Liepāja isn’t the most striking of cities but the real attraction of Latvia’s third largest city lies in its collection of eccentric entrepreneurs and its free-thinking bohemian attitude…