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FEBRUARY // MARCH 2012 // WIZZAIR.COM // WIZZMAGAZINE.COM

DORTMUND

U-Turm – the stunning

new centre for the arts

VERONA

Wine, skiing and song in

Europe’s romantic heart

GOTHENBURG

Unlock the city with the

best websites and apps

WIZZ AIR CAFÉ & BOUTIQUE // CITY GUIDES

Explore Poland’s vibrant capital

WARSAW

PLUS BELGRADE’S SNOW FESTIVAL // GADGETS // ECO DESIGN


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TIM WHITE

FEBRUARY // MARCH 2012

11 SNAPSHOTS

The Snapshots section flags up events,

exhibitions and news from a selection

of the airline’s 15 base cities. This issue:

Visitors to Krakow should check out our

recommended trio of stylish bars. Plus,

the Big Snow Festival in Belgrade, a new

Speakeasy in Wrocław, and a preview of

the stunning Euro 2012 Warsaw Stadium.

19 GADGETS

The eagerly awaited Galaxy Note. Also,

the world’s thinnest video camcorder, and

a portable keyboard with iPhone dock.

23

Contents

36

23 ECO DESIGN

Solar flight takes off, all thanks to

Swiss efficiency, and surprisingly cool

new clothing made from – wait for

it – powdered milk. You just know that

Sweden’s furniture will get in on the act,

too. Also, eco spots in Hamburg and Paris.

27 BARBOUR FASHION

Everyone from Prince William to movie

icon Steve McQueen and American

socialite Olivia Palermo has donned

the British weatherproof jackets.

We examine the history of the label.

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 3


Contents

31 GOTHENBURG

We suggest the apps and websites to make

a visit to the Swedish city go with a swing.

36 WARSAW

Use the travel tips from our local experts

on a tour of this modern, buzzing capital.

48 VERONA

It’s Valentine’s Day in February, and the

Italian city is all wine, romance – and snow.

52 PARIS

Stroll along the Seine, a local activity that

came into its own in the late 19th Century.

56 MADRID

The history of tapas, and which restaurants

to drop into according to your needs.

60 DORTMUND

A converted brewery, the Dortmunder

U-Tower now houses contemporary art.

60

4 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

68 DESTINATION GUIDES

Expert recommendations from our team

of on-the-spot writers, giving unique and

invaluable advice for enjoying your travels.

95 WIZZ AIR INFO PAGES

All the latest Wizz Air news, the staff

snapshot, information on baggage policies

and booking.

105 SHOPPING PAGES

Choose from our extensive range of

refreshments, fantastic accessories and gifts.

52

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DORTMUND

U-Turm – the stunning

new centre for the arts

VERONA

Wine, skiing and song in

Europe’s romantic heart

GOTHENBURG

Unlock the city with the

best websites and apps

WIZZ AIR CAFÉ & BOUTIQUE // CITY GUIDES

Explore Poland’s vibrant capital

WARSAW

PLUS BELGRADE’S SNOW FESTIVAL // GADGETS // ECO DESIGN

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Welcome

DEAR PASSENGER

WELCOME ONBOARD YOUR WIZZ AIR FLIGHT.

It’s not long to go before Poland and the Ukraine host

the Euro 2012 football tournament, and we expect

Wizz Air to become the airline of choice for fans travelling across

Europe to take part in one of sport’s biggest events.

It builds on our success of 2011, when we flew over 11 million

passengers and delivered 15% growth of our business, one of the

highest in the airline industry. This was helped by establishing three

new bases in Tirgu Mures (Romania), Belgrade (Serbia) and Vilnius

(Lithuania). We were also able to add five new cities to our long

list of European destinations; Skopje, Brno, Vilnius, Stavanger and

Girona, increasing our number of airports to 62. We now also fly

one of the most modern fleets in the industry.

Already 2012 has established new growth for the airline

– an expansion in Norway with the opening of Trondheim and

Haugeshund airports. With the interest that is building around the

Wizz Air destinations for Euro 2012 of Warsaw, Poznan, Gdansk,

Wrocław, Kiev and Lviv, it’s a great time to explore our extensive

network of city and coastal destinations right across Europe.

It’s going to be another great year to fly Wizz Air.

We hope you continue to choose to fly with us and please

have a very enjoyable flight.

GYÖRGY ABRÀN

Chief Commercial Officer

8 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

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In 2011, Poland GDP is expected at 3.8%.

Forecasts for 2012 are around 3.2%.*

Poland is expected to be the only European Union country projecting positive

growth. Development of a diversified internal economy and conservative fiscal

management means Poland’s zloty currency is less affected by the €uro credit crisis.

Low private debt. Purchasing power has increased significantly in recent years,

a population 40 million strong has the lowest per capita debt in Europe and

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THE BIG SNOW FESTIVAL

Events and news from Wizz Air’s 15 base cities

BELGRADE

THE BIG SNOW FESTIVAL

23-30 MARCH

FLY INTO THE SERBIAN CAPITAL AND

head to one of the season’s most talked

about snow parties. Now in its third year,

the event is expected to be the biggest

yet, having teamed up with the organisers

of the EXIT music festival and relocated

from Andorra to Serbia’s largest ski resort

in Kopaoni. Not only are there great

sounds from the likes of Basement Jaxx,

DJ Fresh and Modestep, you’ll also have

over 62km of pristine pistes and excellent

snow conditions until the end of April.

The festival places Serbia firmly on the

international music scene.

www.thebigsnowfestival.com

Words Piers Townley

Belgrade

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Gdansk

Kiev

Katowice

Poznan

Prague

Sofia

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Vilnius

Warsaw

Wroclaw

Snapshots

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 11


Snapshots

WARSAW

THE EURO 2012 STADIUM

IF EVER A CITY WERE GEARED UP

to open a major world event, it’s Warsaw.

On Friday 8 June, the city’s new National

Stadium provides the stage for the opening

ceremony of football’s Euro 2012, the first

of five matches to be played in the Polish

capital. The final is at joint host city Kiev

on 1 July. These and six other cities in

Poland and the Ukraine will be inundated

by tens of thousands of soccer fans over

the three-week tournament. Some 215,000

locals have already marched through the

gates of Warsaw’s swish, contemporary,

newly built arena on two public open

days last November – though this will be

nothing compared to the noise generated

when 58,000 roar out the first lines of

“Jeszcze Polska…” just prior to kick-off

in June. Meanwhile a city-centre Fan Zone

with games and giant screenings is to be

set up in Plac Defilad, in the shadow of

the vast Palace of Culture and Science.

www.warsaw2012.eu

Words Peterjon Cresswell

12 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

THE STADIUM HAS A

58,000 CAPACITY – ITS

DESIGN HAS ATTRACTED

WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM

Belgrade

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Gdansk

Kiev

Katowice

Poznan

Prague

Sofia

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Vilnius

Warsaw

Wroclaw

Events and news from Wizz Air’s 15 base cities


Events and news from Wizz Air’s 15 base cities

BAROQUE

UL. S ´ W. JANA 16

YOU MAY FEEL THE NEED TO PREPARE FOR

lift-off in a Star Trek-style spaceship as you approach

the bar in this venue, such is the effect of its lighting.

But then, everything about this restaurant and

cocktail lounge is out of this world, be it the elegant

chandeliers, roulette tables or tasty Mediterranean

cuisine with a Polish twist. Be sure to dress up.

www.baroque.com.pl

BUDDHA DRINK & GARDEN

RYNEK GŁÓWNY 6

Belgrade

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Gdansk

Kiev

Katowice

Poznan

Prague

Sofia

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Vilnius

Warsaw

Wroclaw

BAROQUE SERVES

UP NO FEWER THAN

220 COCKTAILS

THE BUDDHA BAR,

BELOW, HAS BECOME

A CITY FAVOURITE

There’s definitely

a touch of the spiritual

in this venue; red

and yellow walls,

small Buddha statues

and intricate Oriental

murals abound.

Chill-out music with

a Native Indian vibe

adds to the atmosphere.

And don’t leave without

trying the awesome

range of drinks

encompassing absinthe, cinnamon latte and krupnik (a sweet Polish

liqueur). No wonder its hip young crowd can’t get enough of the place.

www.budda-drink.pl

Snapshots

THREE OF

THE BEST…

Krakow bars

ALCHEMIA

UL. ESTERY 5

Ideally located in Krakow’s quaint Jewish quarter,

Kazimierz, this cosy, bustling watering hole has

a definite whiff of nostalgia as charming old armchairs,

lamps and paintings hark back to another age.

More of an institution than simply somewhere to down

a beer, the multi-roomed Alchemia also hosts gigs

(jazz is a particular speciality), exhibitions, cabaret

and film screenings. www.alchemia.com.pl

Words Xav Judd

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 15


Snapshots

WROCŁAW

SPEAKEASY

CHICAGO PROHIBITION GANGSTER

Al Capone never visited Poland, but had

he done so, he’d have felt at home at the

Speakeasy, which makes a change from the

Viennese cake shops, Italian eateries and

traditional Polish fare of Rynek Square. “It’s

a perfect example for the new multicultural

16 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

Belgrade

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Gdansk

Kiev

Katowice

Poznan

Prague

Sofia

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Vilnius

Warsaw

Wroclaw

Events and news from Wizz Air’s 15 base cities

character of Wrocław,” says tour guide

Michal Moczulski (Lowersilesiatour.pl).

“We often stop off here after sightseeing!”

Tommy guns nestle among the bookshelves,

jazz standards play on the piano, waiters

don 1920s Trilbys and braces. Its popular

crime festivals are attended by authors

Marek Krajewski, Krzysztof Kotowski and

Gaja Grzegorzewska. Shots – not from

Tommy guns – start at 15 złoty, while an

Old Fashioned cocktail of Jack Daniels and

orange bitters is 17 złoty, making an offer

you can’t refuse. www.speakeasy.com.pl

Words Clive Morris

MICHAL MOCZULSKI


Objects of

//GADGETS

HAND

LUGGAGE

HEROES

Catch the air

crew’s eye with these

stylish items

Words Steve O’Rourke

//SMART //S TABLET

SAMSUNG SA GALAXY NOTE

PART P SMARTPHONE, PART TABLET AND

cer certainly all screen, this contender for

the

ultimate on-the-go device even comes

wit with a snazzy stylus (or S-Pen) letting

you

navigate around the massive 5.3-inch

sup super-sharp HD display with extra

pre precision. The Galaxy Note incorporates all

the the functionality of a large Android-based

sm smartphone and manages to fit it all inside

wh what is essentially a small tablet computer.

The

selling point is that you get the best

of bboth

worlds – powerful performance

tha thanks to the 1.4GHz processor, coupled

wit with the portability and functionality of

a sm smartphone, along with an 8MP camera

and

1080p HD recording.

ww www.samsung.com

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 19


[ objects of desire ]

GADGETS

//PORTABLE PLAYTIME

PLAYSTATION VITA

The sequel to Sony’s massively popular ular

PSP handheld gaming console, the

PlayStation Vita is 2012’s must-have

gadget for fans of portable gaming.

What do you get for your money?

A crystal-clear 5-inch multi-touch display splay

capable of displaying 16 million colours, urs,

multi-touch pad, front and rear cameras, ras,

full online compatibility GPS, plenty

of motion sensors for ‘physical’ gaming g

and a launch line-up of nearly 100 games. ames.

www.playstation.com

//APPLE MAGIC

MACJAZZLE

Make your iDevice look twice as nice with

these funky looking, high-quality vinyls for

MacBooks, iPads and even iPhones. Choose

from hundreds of custom designs, with

a range that covers infamous street artist

Banksy to butterflies via cartoon characters

and Koi Carp. Easily removable, they’ll

make your Mac stand out from the pack.

www.macjazzle.com

20 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

//POCO LOCO

IAIN SINCLAIR POCO PRO

Iain Sinclair, brother of legendary

computer inventor Sir Clive, is building

a reputation of his own with his

considered gadgetry design. The Poco

Pro is the world’s thinnest, full 1080p

HD pocket video camcorder. It’s also

the smallest 14MP compact digital

camera, around the same size as a

credit card, yet with a lush-sounding

mechanical shutter. The magnesium

casing should offer adequate

protection for its tiny, lightweight form.

www.iainsinclair.com

//EAR / CANDY

ATOMIC A FLOYD SUPERDARTS

Wave a warm hello to the classiest

in-ear i headphone on the market.

The T SuperDarts combine edgy design with

benchmark b

audio output delivering an

astounding a

bass heavy sound thanks to

duel d drivers in each bud. Fully compatible

with w Apple’s range of mobile products

including i the latest iPod, iPad and iPhone

models, m the SuperDarts come with an

incorporated i

remote, meaning the listener

can c control the audio output without

having h to rummage in pockets and bags.

www.atomicfloyd.com

w


DOCK ROCKIN’ BEATS

GEAR4 POCKETLOOPS

//DRE DAY

HTC SENSATION XL

Dr Dre, the legendary rapper,

producer, label owner and

all-round musical maestro, has

lent his considerable marketing

clout to the latest HTC mobile

handset, ensuring phone fans can

have official Dre Beats on the

move. Beneath the impressive

4.7-inch screen lies the proprietary

Beats Audio technology, while the

phone also comes boxed with a

pair of specifically designed Beats

headphones to deliver some of

best clear sound quality available

on a smartphone handset.

www.htc.com

Possibly the most fun you can have with an iPhone (Angry Birds

notwithstanding), this portable keyboard comes with an iPhone

dock, allowing you to download the required app and record

and loop whatever you play. You can even add effects, create

complicated beats and then email your masterpiece to friends.

Covering a wide spectrum of musical styles and with over a dozen

pre-programmed synths, portable music creation just became

easier and more affordable than ever before. www.gear4.com


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//DESIGN

EUROPE’S ECO ODYSSEY

A conscientious breed of European designers is

blazing trails to new green frontiers with inspired

ideas and planet-friendly products

Words Anna J Kutor

SOLAR POWER

TAKES FLIGHT

In a new era where everything

is increasingly connected,

and sustainable, designers

are upping their ecological

edge with more sophisticated

solutions. Solar technology is

breaking new ground, powering

not only home appliances and

high-tech battery packs, but

even a single-seat airplane.

Designed by a team of Swiss

engineers, the lightweight

Solar Impulse has an average

flying speed of 70km/h with

four electric motors powered

by 11,628 ultra-efficient solar

cells. It will put in its first

round-the-globe trip test

later this year.

www.solarimpulse.com

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 23


[ objects of desire ]

DESIGN

ECOFABULOUS FASHION

Look out for a new ethical style ethos.

At the eco-fashion core is London, not only

the home of institutions such as the Ethical

Fashion Forum (www.ethicalfashionforum.

com) and the Centre for Sustainable

Fashion (www.sustainable-fashion.com),

but also the base of Central Saint Martins,

with graduates such as Czechoslovakia’s

Martina Spetlova (www.martinaspetlova.

com). Taking green fashion to a whole new

level is QMilch, a revolutionary new fabric

spun from protein fibres of powdered milk.

The brainchild of Hanover-based biologist

and fashion designer Anke Domaske, this

smooth-as-milk material may be good

for you, given its antibacterial, anti-ageing

qualities and ability to regulate body

temperature, but it looks even better

woven into her Mademoiselle Chi Chi label.

www.mcc-style.com

THE SHEEP BENCH,

LEAF LAMP, AND STACK

CHAIRS ARE ALL AWARD-

WINNING ECO DESIGNS

24 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

SWEDISH FURNITURE

HAUTE NATURE

With a storied heritage in craftsmanship

and design, Sweden abounds with

beautifully made furniture that combines

simplicity with an eco-friendly approach

to production. Green Furniture Sweden,

a partnership of homegrown furniture,

thinks sustainable from concept to

completion. In true rags-to-riches fashion,

Maria Westerberg’s T-Shirt Chair, for

example, weaves together once-treasured

tops and worn out jeans in a steel frame.

Sustainably sourced birch and wool leaves

make up Peter Schumacher’s Leaf Lamp,

and Rimgaile Samsonite’s Sheep Bench

is made from rejected lumber, part exposed

in order to rest your coffee mug.

www.greenfurniture.se

Stand-out

eco spots

Stockholm

Eco-furniture of the future

is on display at the Stockholm

Furniture & Light Fair

(below), 7-11 February.

www.stockholmfurniturefair.se

Hamburg

The dockland-turnedsustainable

development

project of HafenCity

in Hamburg epitomises

aspirational green urbanism

(hence the city’s green

capital title in 2011).

The square-shaped glass eco

structure, Spiegel Publishing’s

HQ, is one landmark.

www.hafencity.com

Paris

For a delicious farm-totable

experience in the

French capital, go all out

at Alain Passard’s Michelin

three-star L’Arpège (www.

alain-passard.com) or, for

something less painful on

the wallet, Le Potager du

Marais (above) is famous for

its organic food and recipes.

www.lepotagerdumarais.com


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ACTOR DANIEL

DAY LEWIS CLAD

IN BARBOUR

s t y l e

JACKET REQUIRED

From Prince William to Plan B, when it comes to iconic British

fashion, few brands make a mark like Barbour

Words Martin Klipp

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 27


[ style icons ]

BARBOUR

FOUNDED IN 1894 BY

John Barbour, a Scot from

Galloway, Barbour established

itself in the burgeoning port

of South Shields in the North

East of England by supplying

oilskins and other waterproof

other garments to protect the

growing community of sailors,

fishermen and dockers.

British to the core, these

first weatherproof items

quickly established Barbour’s

reputation for innovation and

quality. Well known for waxed,

quilted country jackets worn

by landowners and farmers,

Barbour’s commitment to

functional work wear was

realised during both world

wars as it was called upon to

produce weatherproof outdoor

clothing for the military.

Barbour’s Ursula suit

became standard issue for

members of the Submarine

Service in World War II

and in 1936, Barbour created

the iconic wax cotton

international motorcycle

suit which was worn

by virtually every rider

on the International Six Day

Trials circuit from the 1950s

to the 1970s, including actor

Steve McQueen in 1964.

“In the 60s, Barbour was

strongly involved in the world

of motorcycling,” explains

Barbour’s marketing director

Gary Burnand. “John's

grandson, Duncan Barbour

was a keen motorcyclist and

a regular at the Isle of Man

TT races. From the mid 30s

to the mid 70s the majority

of the world’s national trials

teams wore the Barbour

International jacket and

trousers. It was seen as the

best kit for the job.”

By this time, Barbour

had become a dedicated

28 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

CLOCKWISE

FROM TOP LEFT:

R&B STARS MR

HUDSON AND

PLAN B, AMERICAN

SOCIALITE OLIVIA

PALERMO.

RIGHT: THE

NORTHUMBRIAN

TRENCH QUILT

JACKET IN MINK

manufacturer of branded

goods and received its first

Royal Warrant, issued by

the Duke of Edinburgh (1974).

Royal Warrants by Her Majesty

The Queen (1982) and HRH

the Prince of Wales (1987)

soon followed.

According to Burnand,

“British Royal endorsements

are seen a seal of approval and

quality especially in the US and

Asian markets, such as Japan

and China. We are lucky to be

one of only seven companies to

hold all three Royal warrants

(Land Rover being another).”

In the 1980s, the chairman

Margaret Barbour, since

honoured as a Dame, designed

the three wax jackets that

would make the brand a

household name – the Bedale,

the Beaufort and the Border.

These jackets, especially the

Border, epitomised the growing

trend for casual clothing as

people’s leisure time increased.

The jackets also struck a chord

with celebrity, crossing age and

genres, and have been spotted

in the last year a full range of

names. Prince William, indie

band the Arctic Monkeys,

actors Daniel Day Lewis and

Ewan McGregor, English R&B

musician Mr Hudson, singer

Rufus Wainright and TV

presenter Alexa Chung cover

the entire celebrity spectrum.

“We have increased our

product ranges in recent

seasons and offer a lot more

that appeals to a younger

mindset. That said, what

they tend to be focusing on

is heritage, vintage looks and

classic pieces that can then

be styled and worn in their

own way,” says Burnand.

“When we launched our

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ange, Gold Label, we wanted

to collaborate with a British

style expert. Alice Temperley,

with her country roots and

quirky take on fashion, was

perfect to inspire a new look

at Barbour with her range,

which we’ve just launched.

“We’ll continue to expand

and provide an ever better

range,” he enthuses. “No

other brand blends the values

of grit and glamour in quite

the same way, and that is what

will keep Barbour unique for

the next 118 years.”

www.barbour.com

LEFT: TV PRESENTER

ALEXA CHUNG.

BELOW: THE GOLD LABEL

CAPE IN OLIVE

s t y l e

Hertfordshire Leather Jacket

Alice Shirt Dress

Devon Quilt

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A MULTIMEDIA

GOTHENBURG

This city gem on Sweden’s west

coast is clean, green and beautifully

serene, thanks to its mild climate

and sprawling parks. We present the

key mobile apps, websites and blogs

to help you to squeeze the best out

of Gothenburg

Words Adam Hartley Illustration Chloe Yeoman

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THE TOP FIVE APPS

1

2

3

4

5

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uTALK HD SWEDISH FOR iOS

Those with an iPhone or iPad who want

an easy and fun way of learning a bit of

Swedish on their visit to Gothenburg,

could do worse than download the

uTalk HD Swedish app from the Apple

store. This is not a deep and difficult

If you don’t want to exclusively rely

on trams and tranquil canal boats to

get around the place, and wish to hire

a car or motorbike to see as much of

Gothenburg as possible, then iGo’s

iPhone satnav is an invaluable way of

language course style of app, rather it

opts for a fun, game-centered approach

to ensure that all of the key words and

phrases you need to get by with ease

are rapidly hardwired into your brain.

Perfect for an introduction to Swedish.

SCANDINAVIA iGO PRIMO SATNAV APP FOR iOS

GOTHENBURG OFFLINE GUIDE FOR iOS

If you want a decent, full-featured city

guide for your mobile or tablet then

this does pretty much what it says on

the iTunes tin. Gothenburg Offline

Guide provides you with detailed maps

and travel guides to every area of the

TRAVELBOOK GOTHENBURG FOR ANDROID

For Android-toting travellers,

TravelBook Gothenburg is a great

value offline guide which provides all

of the usual information for a mere

Euro or two, including a detailed street

map (constantly updated courtesy

For those visitors who want to make a

stab at improving their Swedish vocab

on their next trip, this offline English-

Swedish dictionary contains over 15,700

words, as well as offering the correct

pronunciation of words (actually one of

getting around with the minimum of fuss.

Most importantly, all of the maps are

included in the app, so you won’t incur

any ridiculous roaming fees. Regularly

updated, they’re designed to make the

most of the city.

city, without requiring a mobile data or

Wi-Fi connection. One of the easiest

ways to figure out what to see, do,

buy, eat or drink and where to go to

dance and be merry, with excellent

recommendations.

of OpenStreetMap), plenty of local

highlights and points of interest, clever

GPS routing features to ensure you don’t

get waylaid and plenty more. There

are also related Wikipedia articles

about the city.

ENGLISH-SWEDISH DICTIONARY FOR ANDROID

its top selling points). The word search

function is also impressively fast, which

means no more embarrassing pauses as

you stand at a shop counter waiting for

your phone to tell you what to say. It’s

perfect for when you’re on the move.


TOP FIVE WEBSITES AND BLOGS

1

2

3

4

5

GOTHENBURG.COM

This invaluable, multi-lingual web

portal to almost everything going on

in town is an essential bookmark for

any visitor who wants to squeeze the

most out of a trip to Sweden’s buzzing

second city. Their frequently updated

events calender is particularly good.

THE FESKEKÔRKA “FISH CHURCH”

Foodies will want to bookmark

the information on the Feskekôrka

“fish church” on the handy Swedish

Language Blog (www.transparent.

com/swedish/), as this sublime gothic

cathedral-style building is a must-visit

SEASONEDTRAVEL.CO.UK

Sweden’s international Passion

for Food Festival takes place in

Gothenburg on 24-26 February at the

Eriksbergshallen, with the event having

become something of a highlight for

discerning foodies in recent years.

ILOVEGOTEBORG.SE

While ILoveGoteborg.se is a decent

enough general information resource

for travellers, it is the site’s extensive

guide to the city’s many bars and clubs

that really stands out. It also has a

great, short guide to the city’s 20 main

OBSERVING GOTHENBURG: THE BLOG

For an interesting take on Gothenburg,

check out the Observing Gothenburg

blog, written by an Englishman in his

50s who claims to have spent more time

living in Scandinavia than he has in his

homeland. It features a great mix of

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For a slice of the real Gothenburg,

pay a trip to the Slottsskogen (“the

castle forest”) – the sprawling park

that houses the city’s Natural History

Museum (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet),

a children’s zoo (Barnens Zoo), and

a farm animal park (Djurgårdarna).

for anyone who loves oysters, fish and

seafood. The Feskekôrka is an immense,

bustling fish market bang in the centre

of town, and one of Gothenburg’s most

famous landmarks ever since its doors

opened back in 1874.

Taste and buy some of the best quality

seafood, game and cheeses from

northern Europe and learn traditional

cooking techniques and recipes from

Sweden’s top chefs. This site specialises

in food festivals and food holidays.

districts, a perfect overview for getting

yourself orientated very quickly.

Thanks to this handy website, it’s

all too easy to walk around the city

and wind up in a handful of lovely

antique-style bars.

beautiful photography (especially the

360-degree panaromas), passionate

writing and a keen-eyed take on local

issues, events and culture. Blogs can

be hit and miss as guides when visiting

cities, but this stands out.

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A WARSAW

WEEKEND

A new generation is shaking up the Polish

capital, so take a walking tour of the

distinctive neighbourhoods either side

of the Vistula

Words Peterjon Cresswell Photography Tim White

A BUSTLING SATURDAY

If it’s Saturday, it must be Praga. Just three

tram stops from the city’s historical centre,

crossing over the Slasko-Dabrowksi Bridge,

and you’ll find yourself in a different world,

one belonging to Warsaw’s bohemian

fraternity. “Praga has the feeling of having

been forgotten about,” says club manager

Marcin Mieluch. “The houses here have an

entirely different character. These were

magnificent once, but were abandoned

to their fate many years ago.”

Praga actually refers to most of the area

on the east bank of the Vistula – but when

young locals think of Praga, they think

of the bar hub of Praga Północ (Praga

North), around Targowa, Zabkowska and

the street 11 Listopada. It borders Praski

Park, the city’s zoo, a beautiful Orthodox

church and many characterful buildings of

differing shapes and heights – as opposed

to those of uniform appearance that

typify key areas of the city centre.


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The Palace of Culture

& Science, Warsaw

Business and Leisure in the Heart of the Capital. Where else?

The Board of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw invites

you to visit an incredible place in the centre of the Polish capital. The

Palace, the city’s most visible landmark blends into the architectural

style of the city and is the tallest building in Warsaw.

The Palace of Culture and Science is also the largest centre of business and cultural

congregation. The elegant rooms of the Palace can accommodate more than

4,500 people, the congress room, renowned for its organised concerts and shows,

compose a wonderful space of 11,000m2 together with its foyer and adjacent

rooms. The spacious foyer often holds exhibitions and banquets.

The Palace show rooms can be adapted to hold gatherings of various types from

business meetings and conferences to New Year’s Eve, birthday and anniversary

parties. The unusual ambience of the Palace cannot be found anywhere else in

the capital and for this reason it is the most popular place of social and business

gatherings in the city.

Besides conference rooms the Palace also offers office space which many firms

favour due to its central location in Warsaw. Moreover the Palace of Culture and

Science is a common destination for visiting tourists. The most popular tourist

attraction is the view over the city from the 30 th floor enjoyed by more than 300

thousand visitors every year.

The Palace currently serves as a centre of culture and science also holding

museums, theatres, exhibitions, restaurants, concerts and lecture halls. For the

convenience of our guests we offer a large car park for both cars and buses. For

those who prefer to use public transport there is a metro station, Centrum and

Swietokrzyska, and buses and trams are a 3 minute walk away. We are 7km from

the airport and 300m from Lot terminal.

For further information please contact us:

+22 656 76 00 | pkin.pl


A wander around its main market,

Bazar Rozyckiego, is the best way to

first appreciate the area. Set where

Targowa meets Zabkowska, it is the hub

and heart of Praga, harking back to the

days when this was an edgy haunt of the

strictly working-class. The artists may

have moved in, but they haven’t changed

Bazar Rozyckiego – it’s the perfect

start to a city tour.

“We really miss Dziesieciolecia,”

said Praga resident Rafal Patla, referring

to what was once Europe’s biggest flea

market, razed to make room for the new

national stadium, soon to host the Euro

2012 football tournament. “We miss that

chaos, the pirated CDs and fake branded

goods, the babble of many languages.

Yet Bazar Rozyckiego still has something

of that tack and banter.” The city’s oldest

market sets up early, well before breakfast,

and traders start to pack away early

ABOVE: MODERN

SCULPTURES NOW

MIRROR WARSAW’S

YOUNG SPIRIT. ST

FLORIAN’S CATHEDRAL

DOMINATES PRAGA AND

CAFE KULTURALNA.

BAZAR ROZYCKIEGO HAS

SEEN BETTER DAYS AND

INDEED, ITS DAYS ARE

NUMBERED, SO CATCH

IT WHILE YOU CAN

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afternoon. It runs weekdays and Saturday,

its busiest trading day. Yet come back

here in a year or so and it too will be gone

– a Praga Museum is slated for this site.

Rafal is founder and a tour guide

of Adventure Warsaw. It’s his job – in

fact, passion – to ferry visitors around

in a Brezhnev-era Nysa van to discover

little known and hidden parts of the

city. Poland stopped producing the Nysa

in 1994, but Rafal soldiers on, begging

old mechanics for rare spare parts so he

can show outsiders how Warsaw looked in

his parents’ and grandparents’ day. Spared

the devastation of the war, Praga hasn’t

changed that much – on the surface at

least. It’s no wonder that Roman Polanski

shot much of The Pianist around here.

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After a browse, and perhaps a tour of the

stunning, five-domed Orthodox Church of

St Mary Magdalene (smell that incense!),

there’s further unconventional sightseeing

at the Koneser vodka factory. It is right

on Zabkowski, a beautiful piece of

19th-century industrial architecture,

and still in operation. Next stop, you

can see how a similar setting dovetails

perfectly with contemporary needs at

the former Trzciny marmalade factory on

Otwocka. Later used for rubber and food

processing, this abandoned complex was

snapped up by TV and music producer

Wojciech Trzcinski, who transformed it

into a cultural hub with a music venue,

restaurant and theatre. Macy Gray has

even performed here – Trzcinski has

brought many top artists to Poland. Most

of all, it’s a gallery, overseen by the Skwer

artistic collective. Look out too for Galeria

Luksfera, Warsaw’s first privately owned

gallery, concentrating on contemporary

photography, and the painted images of

Old Praga at the Gallery of Modern Art.

For eats, there’s the classic,

Communist-era milk bar of Rusałka on

Florianska, with cut-price Polish classics,

LEFT: POSING IN

PRASKI PARK. ABOVE:

THE METROPOLICAN

ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL

OF ST MARY MAGDALENE

where Rafal takes his visitors. There’s also

sushi at the Tekeda alongside, or snacks

and pure Colombian coffee at the Kominek.

By now it’s time to shift focus from art

to hedonism – though at a venue such as

Łysy Pingwin, a club set up by a Swedish

traveller in 2005, you can drink, dine while

also taking in some graphic art.

“The point about Praga after dark,” says

Marcin Mieluch, “is that everything is in

one place. You just walk two minutes to

the next venue”.

Another gallery, Melon, is the gateway

to one of two key hubs of local nightlife,

a hidden courtyard of bohemian bars

halfway down Inzynierska. Head for

the Lynchian charm of Paryz Północy

(‘Midnight in Paris’), where the drink du


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RIGHT: OLD TOWN

SQUARE, ALSO KNOWN

AS PLAC ZAMKOWY

OR CASTLE SQUARE.

BELOW: PRASKI PARK

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choix is Mad Dog (vodka, raspberry and

a touch of Tabasco), and the arty hangout

of Sen Pszyczoły. Before popping into the

other one, at 11 Listopada 22, don’t miss

Po Drugiej Stronie, a cult spot that purveys

almost every obscure beer from behind

the old Iron Curtain. Over at 11 Listopada,

Saturator and Sklad butelek should

ensure that it’s a long, late night in Praga.

Saturator, opened by Marcin Brzozka and

Mikolaj Starowiejsk – who played Bulgarian

disco music in local band Extraordynara,

closes when the last guest leaves.

A RELAXING SUNDAY

Take Sunday nice and slow by letting Rafal

guide you around some of the lesser-known

sights of the city centre.

“What I love about my home town

is the stories behind the architecture,”

he says. “Warsaw was known as the Paris

of the East before city planners completely

restructured it.” With laminated copies

of original black-and-white photographs

on his lap, Rafal reveals the once elegant

boulevards turned into broad avenues for

parading soldiers, and graceful rond-points

transformed into stark squares. Note

the Socialist-Realist bas-reliefs on Plac

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centre, and artist Marta Rajkowska’s fake

palm tree along Aleja Jerozolimskie,

harking back to when this major

throughfare (‘Jerusalem Avenue’) led to

a little village with a Biblical name.

When you get to the colonnaded former

Ministry of Agriculture, there’s a wonderful

story about the Party creating a vast

urban cabbage patch, but it’s one best

left to Rafal to tell.

Pride of place, of course, and the

mother of all Socialist design, goes to

the Palace of Culture and Science, the

Stalinist wedding cake that dominates

the city centre and gives Warsaw its

architectural icon. A lift whisks you up

for a panoramic view of the capital – but

back on the ground floor, on the north

side, you’ll find the Café Kulturalna, where

art, live music and sundry contemporary

cultural events take place.

“After Praga, the focus is shifting slowly

back to the city centre,” says Marcin

Mieluch. “You find happening spots where

you least expect it.”

The classic case in point is Powiekszenie

right on Warsaw’s own version of Fifth

ARTISTS HAVE ALWAYS

DOMINATED PRAGUE'S

STREET CULTURE

ABOVE: TAKING IN

THE VIEW FROM THE

OBSERVATION TOWER

AT THE PALACE OF

CULTURE AND SCIENCE,

ALSO PICTURED LEFT

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Avenue, Nowy Swiat. Right, in fact,

near Blikle, the city’s most venerable

coffeehouse. Its official address is Nowy

Swiat 35, but when you get there, a row

of signs suggests Royal Route Residence

luxury apartments, a fitness centre, an

ad agency and the headquarters of

an eminent organisation of scientists. Those

in the know walk through the gateway

to a courtyard, where they find, on the

left-hand side, a friendly little venue that

is bar/gallery upstairs, 300-capacity live

venue/cinema below.

Here Marcin is holding court with

the regular crowd of artists, musicians

and club owners. “If I were to open

a venue in Warsaw right now, it would

be here on Nowy Swiat – or, better yet,

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THE CITY INSIDER

Wizz Air crew member

Paulina Ludwiczak offers

the best recommendations

for her home city

“If it is your first time in Warsaw,

check out the Mission of the

Copernicus Science Centre, designed

to inspire curiosity, support individual

learning, and exploration of the

world, as well as to instigate social

dialogue on science.

The Warsaw Rising Museum is

also worth a look. The Museum was

opened during the 60th anniversary

of the outbreak of the insurgency.

It is a tribute paid by the residents

of Warsaw to those who fought and

died for an independent Poland.

During your stay, you should go

for a walk to Warsaw’s Old Town,

the city’s oldest historical district.

The heart of the area is the Old Town

Market Place, with its restaurants,

cafés and shops. Surrounding streets

feature medieval architecture such

as the city walls, the Barbican and

St John’s Cathedral.

My favourite thing to do in

Warsaw is to walk along Nowy

S ´ wiat street. There are many

restaurants, cafés and shops where

locals meet with friends or relax

after a day’s work.”

ABOVE: THE FAMOUS COLOURFUL STREETS IN

CASTLE SQUARE. BELOW: POWIEKSZENIE OFFERS

AN ALTERNATIVE SCENE ATTRACTING YOUNG

MOVERS AND SHAKERS

Mokotowska,” he says. In winter Marcin

runs the bar of the multipurpose 1,500m²,

a reference to the huge size of this

converted industrial space by the river,

now a gallery, music venue and community

facility. In May, his seasonal Plac Zabaw

outdoor club attracted five-figures crowds

for its opening party. “Locals love the fact

that venues such as this one,

and popular ones on Plac Zbawiciela

are so close to everything. They may live

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in Praga but they want to come here

to hang out with everyone.”

Another case in point is Przekaski

Zakaski, an intimate, cheap vodka bar, with

typical snacks to soak up the booze, right

on the Royal Route, where Krakowskie

Przedmiescie meets Nowy Swiat.

Whereas Powiekszenie specialises in

somewhat obscure, experimental music,

its counterpart in Mokotowska, a few

bus stops south, Plan B, is more catchall.

Still bohemian in feel, it attracts

a music-focused young crowd who fill

the red upstairs gallery accessed via

a graffited staircase. All feels very indie.

But downstairs, overlooking pretty Plac

Zbawiciela and the landmark church it was

named after, is Charlotte. Its tables also

occupying the terrace, this part patisserie,

part wine bar, is where trendy Warsovians

linger over a crisp French Chardonnay,

a pastry or a superior snack.

We’re now back close to where the day

started, with Rafal at Plac Konstytucji,

where the stark, functional architecture

can still be picked out amid the dim

street lighting. Yet this is a new Warsaw,

exuding a Gallic flourish and a thriving

social and cultural scene – and one few

foreigners might find.

Central locations are the key to getting the

most out of the city. The Polonia Palace

Hotel, right alongside the Palace of Science

and Culture, is a great place to stay for this

very reason. www.poloniapalace.com

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LOVE

VERONA

Romance, wine,

skiing – Verona

has it all, whatever

your passion

Words Sarah Lane

CREDIT


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EARNING ITS TAG AS EUROPE’S MOST

romantic city, Verona is in its element

in mid-February, with an increasing

number of lovestruck pilgrims heading to

the home of Romeo and Juliet. Rosy street

decorations, thematic market stalls and

pop concerts, along with reduced entry

fees to sites related to the star-crossed

lovers are among the initiatives offered

by the Verona in Love festival.

The city – which even has a heartshaped

centre, thanks to the looping

River Adige – is passionately proud of

the Shakespeare tale considered by many

to be the greatest romantic tragedy of all

time. Local residents play along with the

letter writers who pour their heart out in

missives sent to the attention of the story’s

heroine – the Juliet Club in fact replies to

thousands of letters each year, making the

Shakespearian character one of the world’s

most in-demand agony aunts.

Despite having made such a lingering

mark on the city, it seems that the English

bard never actually visited Verona but took

the story for his play of Romeo and Juliet

from works by others. The plot is based

on the family feuds that were rife in 14th-

century Verona, a time of prosperity when

the ruling della Scala dynasty carried out

extensive building work, changing the face

of the city – numerous elegant palazzi

as well as the picturesque riverside castle,

Castelvecchio, date from this time.

Verona has always been susceptible

to legends but the origins of many popular

beliefs have been lost in the mists of time.

One such curiosity is the single whale

rib suspended from the archway linking

Piazza dei Signori with Piazza Erbe. No

one knows why it’s there but, according to

tradition, it will fall on the first just person

passing below. Don’t be put off, however,

even if you’re feeling saintly, as many a

churchman – including a number of popes

– have made it unscathed and these two

adjacent squares form the core of Verona.

The Lamberti Tower in Piazza dei Signori

dominates the scene – from the top the

views are superb – while vibrant Piazza

Erbe with its startling range of bars is the

perfect place to take the weight off your

feet. Site of the city’s vast forum in Roman

times, the square still hosts a daily market

JULIET'S BALCONY,

A CITY HIGHLIGHT

– it’s been the hub of day-to-day life

and commerce in Verona for 2000 years.

Hugely important to ancient Rome,

Verona is sometimes referred to as Piccola

Roma, or little Rome, thanks to the fine

state of the monuments remaining from

that time. Linked to Piazza Erbe by busy

shopping street, Via Mazzini, is the famous

Arena – the world’s most spectacular

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concert hall – and Verona also boasts

a solid Roman bridge, Ponte Pietra, which

is still in use today. Cross the bridge to the

oldest part of town to see the city’s other

Roman theatre. Pre-dating the Arena, the

Teatro Romano also hosts regular events.

Another legacy from ancient times is

Verona’s excellent winemaking tradition.

From east to west, the city’s hinterlands

are swathed in vineyards producing such

fine wines as Soave, Valpolicella and

Amarone – one of Italy’s most prestigious

reds. Named after its numerous vineyards

– a possible corruption of the Latin val poli

cellae, meaning ’valley of the many wine

cellars’ – the Valpolicella area north-west

of the city is studded with stately villas

surrounded by acres of vines. One such

is the Serego Alighieri estate, purchased in

1353 by the son of another literary genius,

Dante, and run by a direct descendant.

Count Serego Alighieri believes in tradition

and he pioneers the local method of ageing

wines in cherry-wood barrels as well as the

usual oak. The result is a full, rich flavour

and a seductive, heady aroma.

Beautiful, hospitable and fun, Verona

can’t fail to melt the heart of even the

most world-weary of visitors.

Verona in Love Festival, 11-14 February,

www.veronainlove.it

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Verona’s wine

Many vineyards near

Verona welcome visitors

and are often set among

stunning surroundings,

it’s worth planning

ahead to visit one or

two. Booking is usually

required for guided tours

but the vineyard stores

are always open.

Head to the hills

The influence of the nearby mountains

is noticeable in the hearty stews and

tasty polenta that characterise Verona’s

restaurant menus. If the call of the

white stuff proves irresistible, head for

Malcesine on Lake Garda and take the

cable car up to Monte Baldo for great

skiing with a stunning lake view.

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Valpolicella Serego

Alighieri (above) is run by a

descendant of the famous

Italian writer, Dante, as

testified by the family tree

in the impressive entrance

hall. Take a tour around the

historical wine cellar and

taste the robust Amarone

and other reds made here.

Via Stazione Vecchia 472,

Gargagnago,

www.seregoalighieri.it

Famous for its crisp

white wine, Soave is

dominated by a spectacular

castle (pictured right).

There are numerous

wineries in town, but don’t

miss the award-winning

Ca’ Rugate vineyard nearby,

where you can visit the

curious eno-museum of

winemaking. Via Pergola 36,

Montecchia di Crosara,

www.carugate.it

Cross-country skiers can take

the bus from Verona and reach the

Lessinia plateau in under an hour.

This beautiful area (right) is ideal for

snowshoe treks too. With milder weather

and longer days, this is the perfect time

to enjoy the mountains.

www.tourism.verona.it

Wine professionals and

aficionados of the world

convene on Verona each

spring for the Vinitaly Show,

Italy’s most important wine

event on 25-28 March.

www.vinitaly.com

A ROOM

WITH A VIEW

Opening in February 2012,

the Delser Manor House

Hotel, just outside Verona,

occupies a skillfully converted

watertower, surrounded

by olives and vines.

Ancient Roman columns,

two-metre-deep walls and

sturdy antique furniture give

the place a tangible feeling

of solidity and tradition.

Via Strada dei Monti 14b,

+39 339 815 3601

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PARIS

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WALK LIKE

A PARISIAN

They say a river defines a city.

Use the banks of the Seine as the route

through this magical capital

Words Clive Morris


STROLLING MAY BE

associated with Kiev for

Ukrainians, but Paris has

a prior claim. The flaneur, who

idly explores the city on foot,

originated here in the 1650s

thanks to new Renaissancestyle

avenues and streetlights.

Two hundred years later,

sweeping changes under Louis-

Napoleon saw the medieval

labyrinthine streets replaced

by wide, open boulevards.

Strolling was popularised by

writers and poets who were in

bohemian rhapsody – Charles

Baudelaire marvelled at a “city

of swarming, city full of dreams

/ Where ghosts in daylight tug

the strollers’ sleeves!”

In Woody Allen’s film,

Midnight in Paris, Owen Wilson

takes strolling to new heights

when he winds up in the 1920s.

More likely diversions are the

patisseries, with a bewildering

array of flans, impulse buying

(chic postcards galore) or going

trigger-happy with the camera.

“If a tourist takes too long to

photograph us, we show them

the finger against a hardback

novel,” confides Ella Margrethe

Jensdóttir of her Left Bank

bookstall comrades. “It’s an

in-joke among us!”

Like Owen Wilson in the film,

today’s flaneur needs sturdy

shoes and chinos. Everyone

is ‘smart casual’ here.

Wednesday to Sunday is

best for art lovers, as some

galleries are shut on Monday

and Tuesday. A Museum Pass,

€30 for two days, gets you in

to most museums and galleries

and to the front of queues.

The Ile de la Cité, with its

must-see Gothic cathedrals,

is the bulls-eye of Paris. You

can’t dodge the queue at the

stunning 13th-century Saint

Chapelle – being within the

Palais de Justice area, you’ll

face an airport-style baggage

scanner. Entry is free to Notre

Dame but it’s worth paying €8

to climb the stone stairway for

the best views of Paris and a

close-up of those gargoyles.

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PARIS

On the Left Bank (so named

because medieval maps

depicted the city sideways

on, putting the north on the

right and south on the left),

you’ll find the bouquinistes,

a mainstay since the 1500s.

“I think they’re wonderful,”

enthuses Sylvia Whitman,

owner of the legendary

bookshop Shakespeare & Co.

“They are what make Paris

specifically Paris.” Sylvia

recommends nearby Café Panis

to eat. To relax? The sandy,

benched enclave of Place du

Dauphin near Pont Neuf, both

constructed in the early 1600s

under France’s most popular

monarch, Henri IV.

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PARIS

Strolling along the Seine,

it feels as if the city is laid out

for your enjoyment. Will it be

the Louvre, with iconic glass

pyramid, and then the Tuileries

Gardens, with the Eiffel Tower

looming? Or a quick tour of the

Musee d’Orsay’s impressionist

art? Don’t neglect the smaller

Musée de l’Orangerie, in the

south-west corner of Tuileries.

Or Ile Saint-Louis, where

boutiques display chocolate,

cheese, art, or racily designed

shirts at Ciel Ma Chemise? Nos

Ancestres de Gulois is ‘highly’

recommended by Notre Dame

belltower attendant Martin

Lawrence, who dines there.

Note that coffee costs

more (€4.40) if you’re sat at

54 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

a table, not the bar. “You can

get a ‘coffee to go’– you ask

for ‘à l’emporter’ but it marks

you out as a foreigner," explains

bouquiniste Ella, originally

from Iceland. “You may get

‘un regarde’ – a look – that

suggests ‘savages’, but they

don’t mean it. Parisians like to

savour everything; everything

requires a certain ceremony.”

If it’s ceremony you’re after,

head to La Fée Verte at 108

Rue de la Roquette. The bar is

recommended by Luc-Santiago

Rodriguez, whose shop Vert

d’Absinthe, also in the Marais,

sells quality bottles, from €19.

But if you want to stroll in

a straight line, best leave this

tipple to the end of the day.

THE LOUVRE AND

NOTRE DAME

CATHEDRAL (AND ITS

GARGOYLES) REMAIN

AT THE TOP OF

OUTSTANDING

PARISIAN SIGHTS

HOUSEBOAT

HEAVEN

For a romantic weekend

in Paris, how about awaking

on a houseboat on the Seine?

Or, if with friends and family,

renting an apartment while its

inhabitants are away? You get

more space for less money, and

if you fancy yourself a French

chef, you can take advantage

of wonderful markets to cook

up a storm. HouseTrip.com lets

you view apartments in Paris,

London and Barcelona among

other cities, where you can live

like a local – it has over 2,000

properties in Paris alone.

Up river, where rowers,

herons and swans pass,

Christian and Marie rent out

their B&B houseboat through

HouseTrip.com. Christian, a

former Michelin chef, whips

up a stunning breakfast

(below). “It’s not far from

the centre, but it feels like

it’s in the country,” says Marie.

Where better for country

strolling than the nearby Isle

de la Jatte, painted by Seurat,

before stopping at the bistrostyle

La Guinguette de Neuilly,

formerly a boaters’ café?

“We aim to welcome

visitors the same way we would

friends and family,” explains

Marie. “They are our guests!”

www.housetrip.com

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MADRID

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A TAPAS

TAKEOVER

Madrid and tapas go hand in hand.

A local expert explains why

TAPAS, APAS, AS YOU PROBABLY KNOW,

is the wide range of hot or cold

appetisers or bite-sized snacks

rustled rustled up in Spanish cuisine. However,

despite the fact that the portions are

specifically designed to be small, there

is nothing minuscule about its history.

“There “There are two theories on why we

started started eating tapas,” says Jorge Alonso,

the owner of El Lacón, a swanky tapas bar

in the city centre. “One was that that a piece

of bread with a morsel of cheese or meat

was put on top of your beer or wine to stop

the flies getting in it (tapas derives from

tapar r which means ‘to cover’). The other is

that King Alfonso the Wise, who reigned in

the 13th Century, fell ill and was advised by

his doctor to eat lots of little meals rather

than larger ones. As the public would copy

the monarch, this habit caught on.”

Although tapas has more conventionally

been relished in Andalucía and the north of

Words Xav Judd

the country, “it’s unthinkable for a Spaniard

to drink wine without a little something to

go go with it,” considers Jorge. Thus, as many

as as 3.3 million Madrileños also go wild for

the the delicious nibbles, a dining custom

that is now more popular than ever.

Jorge is in the perfect position to take

advantage advantage of this trend because

his restaurant, which was opened by his

father and two of his uncles way way back

in 1967, offers exquisite homemade fare.

“As we have a daily lunch menu, we

always always make extra so that we can serve

a tapas portion for guests just coming

to have a drink or to take tapas,” says

Jorge. Jorge. These are usually more elaborate

dishes that people have stopped preparing

at home such as traditional stews like cod

with potatoes, tripe and chickpeas, lentils

or fabada asturian.

“I have always enjoyed the sociable side

of owning a bar – there is nothing more


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MADRID

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satisfying than providing people with good

wines and tapas,” asserts Jorge. And several

other entrepreneurs in the capital agree

with him. Among the atmospheric plazas,

twisting alleyways and multitude of

magnificent churches and museums,

there are tens of such establishments.

For instance, in Toma Jamón (www.

tomajamon.com), you are likely to see

the manager carve a ginormous leg of

jamón ibérico before it winds up on your

plate, while the quaint tavern Casa del

Abuelo (www.lacasadelabuelo.es) affords

the more adventurous the chance to try

Oreja de Cerdo (pig’s ear). Not forgetting,

the ambient, dark-panelled walls and

mounted bulls’ heads – one of which killed

the founder’s son – of Taberna de Antonio

Sánchez on C/Mesón de Paredes. Their

garlic soup is a must.

On the other hand, El Lacón is “best

known for our callos con garbanzos (tripe

with chickpeas),” enthuses Jorge. And

perhaps the ultimate testament to this

flavourful recipe and their other culinary

delights is that at various times actors

Martin Sheen, Viggo Mortensen, Benicio

del Toro and Javier Bardem have all

ventured in to sample their wares.

Insider’s Madrid offers tapas and other

gourmet tours. www.insidersmadrid.com.

El Lacón is at C/de Manuel Fernández y

González 8. www.mesonellacon.com

ABOVE: OPEN SINCE

1967, EL LACÓN IS A

CITY INSTITUTION

Best for

ROMANTICS

La Venencia

C/Echegaray 7

A small, cosy tavern almost

100 years old, La Venencia

specialises in providing Spain’s

finest sherry. But you need food

to go with your manzanilla,

so plump for their pièce de

résistance, cured tuna (mojama).

This isn’t like the oily meat

you pluck out of a flimsy

circular or rectangular tin

– it has a distinct texture and

flavour somewhat reminiscent

of Parma ham.

Best for

TOURISTS

IN A HURRY

La Casa del Bacalao

Plaza San Miguel 1

Bacalao is the perfect spot for a

quick bite. Just one of a number

of eateries in the wonderful

Mercado de San Miguel, its

name translates as ‘cod’, so this

is their speciality. The brandada

variety, which is a salted version

of the fish splashed in olive

oil, is decidedly scrumptious.

Particularly as it is presented as

a kind of edible paste on French

toast, with a tantalising topping

of lumpfish caviar.

Best for

LOCALE

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MADRID

Casa Lucas

Cava Baja 30, www.casalucas.es

Casa Lucas is situated on the

charming, winding street of

Cava Baja, which is legendary

for its array of exceptional tapas

haunts. Out of its smorgåsbord

of mouth-watering tidbits,

perhaps morcilla is the standout.

This form of black pudding is

made from pig’s (or various

other livestock’s) blood. Once

dried, it is mixed with a filling –

in this case onion – until it sets.

It’ s tastier than it sounds!

Best for

PRE-PARTY

CROWD

Estado Puro

Plaza Cánovas del Castillo 4,

www.tapasenestadopuro.com

The interiors of this place are

more rock ‘n’ roll than Elvis

- funky lighting and a huge

expressive painted scene acts

as a backdrop. With a menu

by Paco Roncero, no stranger

to Michelin stars, it is no surprise

that the gourmet does not

disappoint. The pigs’ trotters.

are delicious, while other treats

include marinated dogfish or cut

of foie gras with spiced bread.

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 59


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DORTMUND

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CREDIT


CREDIT

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DORTMUND

THE CITY’S

CREATIVE HEART

Dortmund’s unique U-Turm complex

is the place to go for a slice of culture

in 2012. Explore the tower, floor by floor

Words Jeroen van Marle Photo Hans Jürgen Landes

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 61


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DORTMUND

FORMERLY AN INDUSTRIAL CITY AT

the heart of Germany’s steel, coal and

beer production, over the past decades

Dortmund has transformed from a sooty

factory town into a clean, green base where

industrial areas have been repurposed

for residential, office and cultural use.

The departure of heavy industry from

the region has freed up many areas

and buildings for new use, and the

best example of all is the massive new

Dortmunder U Centre for Art and

Creativity, housed just west of the Old

Town in the remarkable 56-metre high

Union Brewery storage tower, dating

from 1927. Popularly known as the U-Turm

(U-Tower), it’s immediately recognisable

by the large U on the roof and the

video screens just below, which show

short movies by local filmmaker Adolf

Winkelmann. Inside the building there’s

a 45-metre high atrium, a bar, several

floors of exhibition spaces and Dortmund’s

newest gourmet restaurant, View.

On the fourth and fifth floors, the

Museum Ostwall (www.museumostwall.

dortmund.de) presents its fantastic

collection of 20th- and 21st-century art.

It’s known for the many artworks that

were considered ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis,

yet were saved from destruction by the

museum staff. This season, the Second

Glance exhibition of the permanent

collection attracts the crowds. Highlights

are the People Pictures such as Picasso’s

Femme nue couchée, the 1960s Fluxus

62 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

art movement with works by Dieter Roth

and Joseph Beuys, and contemporary art

by Martin Kippenberger, Mark Dion and

others. (Kippenberger was in the news

for the wrong reasons last November, when

a vigilant cleaning lady went to work on a

stain on the floor, so ruining his installation,

When It Starts Dripping from the Floor,

worth €800,000.) In addition to this,

the temporary exhibition Perfect Moments

showcases the colourful, sometimes

comic-like images by American artist Alex

Katz, who captures beautifully lit scenes

and makes them into paintings and prints.

One floor down from the museum,

the HMKV contemporary media art centre

(Hartware MedienKunstVerein, www.hmkv.

de) is well worth a visit for the fascinating

Oil Show, held until 18 March. Fifteen

international artists have contributed

works straddling art and scientific

research, addressing the geopolitical,

ABOVE: STILL A LOCAL

LANDMARK, THE

DORTMUNDER U-TOWER

DATES BACK TO 1927

RIGHT: THE INTERIOR

IS A FAR CRY FROM ITS

TIME AS A BREWERY

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CARNIVAL TIME

Other events in Dortmund

Outside the Dortmunder U there’s plenty

going on in town this winter season.

On 20 February the main carnival parade

takes place, snaking from the northern

suburbs through the city centre to

Stadtgarten. There’s also a children’s

carnival parade on 12 February. On 30

March the Grandfathers of Cuban Music

shake their stuff at the Konzerthaus

(www.konzerthaus-dortmund.de).

For a quick introduction to the city,

join the tourist office’s (www.dortmundtourismus.de)

new Short and Sweet

English-language bus tours on 24 and

31 March at 11:00 (bus station platform

7, €120, 90 minutes), taking in the main

sights, the Borussia stadium, University,

harbour and the Kreuzviertel district.

LEFT: WORK FROM OTTO

PIENE’S FLOWER POWER

EXHIBITION

BELOW: THE OIL SHOW

HIGHLIGHTS THE

WORLD’S GROWING

DEPENDENCE ON OIL

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DORTMUND

social and ecological consequences

of our dependence on crude oil. Using

installations, videos, photographs,

murals, computer games and films,

they try to raise awareness of the

increasing complexity of global economic

interests, the inconvenient side effects

of this finite resource and the ‘peak oil’

moment, the maximum rate of global

petroleum extraction, which may already

have passed in 2006.

“The Oil Show is a description of

the world in which we live,” says artistic

director and curator Dr Inke Arns.“Our

world is The Oil Show. This is a world

in which, against better knowledge

and despite clear signs of Peak Oil, our

dependence on oil is continuously growing.

We are hooked on the stuff. This is what

has so far prevented the successful

development of renewable, non-fossil

sources of energy.” Video installations

show what life is like along the Baku-Tblisi-

Ceyhan oil pipeline and at construction

sites in Dubai, while a photo series focuses

on the behaviour of multinationals

in Nigeria’s Niger Delta. It is relevant

to Dortmund and the surrounding

Rughgebiet region; post-industrial ghost

towns. The effects of the disappearance

of heavy industry from developed countries

to the Third World also feature.

www.dortmunder-u.de

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 65


CHALET GRAAL,

TRUSKAVETS

Chalet Graal is a unique

recreational resort complex,

offering comfort and

indulgence in a stunning

architectural setting. Located

in the centre of Truskavets – only

100m from the area’s famous

mineral water pump-room –

the complex encompasses 63

luxury suites, each designed in

a striking and individual style.

The suites range from 40m 2

COSMOPOLITE

HOTEL, KIEV

The four-star Cosmopolite

Hotel offers everything

a business traveller could

need. Boasting 160 rooms

(including 10 suites), the hotel

offers free wi-fi access, a

business centre and business

lounges on every floor, as

well as working areas in

UKRAINIAN ESCAPES

These three spectacular hotel/resorts will nudge

Ukraine to the top of your holiday wish list

to 130m 2 , and boast plasma

televisions (with satellite

channels), air conditioning and

internet access, as well as their

own modern kitchen. Plus, the

Chalet Graal spa, Avel, offers

a wide range of relaxing and

restorative treatments, with

cutting-edge wellness facilities.

60a Sukhovolya str.

Truskavets 82200,

+38 0324771212,

www.chalegraal.com.ua

rooms, conference halls

and boardrooms for

negotiations. The hotel’s

restaurant serves gourmet

French cuisine, and there’s

also a private brewery!

6 Hetmana Vadima St,

03057 Kiev,

+38 (044) 205 35 20,

www.cosmopolite-kiev.com

GRAND ADMIRAL

CLUB, IRPEN CITY

The hotel and resort

complex Grand Admiral

Club is located in an

enchanting forest near Kiev.

This unique landscape is

full of pine trees and fresh

air, and there’s a sublime

lake nearby. The comfortable

rooms make for a cosy

and indulgent stay in

these truly breathtaking

surrounds, and the wide

range of activities and

entertainment will have

something for everyone.

116, ul. Sovetskaya,

08200 Irpen City,

+38 (044) 393 33 56

www.admiralclub.com.ua


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Simferopol

Valencia

Venice Treviso

Liverpool

Gdansk

Katowice

Vilnius

Warsaw

Łód´z

Dortmund

London Luton

London Luton 82

Belgrade

Bourgas

Brno

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Dubrovnik

Gdansk

Katowice/Krakow

Kyiv

Łódz

Poznan

Prague

Riga

Skopje

Sofia

Split

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Varna

Vilnius

Warsaw

Wrocław

Lviv 82

Dortmund

Venice Treviso

Madrid

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Katowice/Krakow

Prague

Sofia

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Warsaw

Malmö

Belgrade

Budapest

Gdansk

Katowice/Krakow

Warsaw

Memmingen/

Munich West

Belgrade

Kyiv

Milan Bergamo 85

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Gdansk

Katowice/Krakow

Prague

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Sofia

Vilnius

Warsaw

Naples

Bucharest

Budapest

Prague

Oslo Sandefjord

Torp 85

Gdansk

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Katowice/Krakow

Poznan

Riga

Vilnius

Warsaw

Wrocław

Palma de Mallorca

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Paris-Beauvais 85

Bucharest

Cluj Napoca

Gdansk

Katowice/Krakow

Poznan

Sofia

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Vilnius

Warsaw

Wrocław

Pisa

Bucharest

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Poznan 86

Barcelona

Bourgas

Cork

Doncaster/Sheffield

Dortmund

London Luton

Oslo Sandefjord Torp

Paris Beauvais

Rome Fiumicino

Stockholm Skavsta

Prague 86

Barcelona

Bari

Bourgas

Eindhoven

London Luton

Madrid

Milan-Bergamo

Naples

Rome Fiumicino

Venice Treviso

Riga 86

Eindhoven

London Luton

Oslo Sandefjord Torp

Rome Ciampino 88

Bucharest

Katowice/Krakow

Rome Fiumicino 88

Belgrade

Brno

Budapest

Cluj Napoca

Gdansk

Poznan

Prague

Sofia

Timisoara

Tirgu Mures

Vilnius

Warsaw

Simferopol

Kyiv

Skopje 88

London Luton

Venice-Treviso

Sofia 88

Barcelona

Brussels Charleroi

Dortmund

Eindhoven

Forlì/Bologna

Frankfurt Hahn

London Luton

Madrid

Milan Bergamo

Paris Beauvais

Rome Fiumicino

Valencia

Venice Treviso

Split

London Luton

Stavanger

Gdansk

Katowice/Krakow (from 1 April)

Warsaw

Stockholm

Skavsta 91

Belgrade

Budapest

Gdansk

Katowice/Krakow

Poznan

Warsaw

Timisoara 91

Barcelona

Dortmund

Forlì/Bologna

London Luton

Madrid

Milan Bergamo

Paris Beauvais

Rome Fiumicino

Valencia

Venice Treviso

Tirgu Mures 91

Barcelona

Budapest

Dortmund

London Luton

Madrid

Milan Bergamo

Paris Beauvais

Rome Fiumicino

Trondheim

Gdansk

Turku

Budapest

Gdansk

Valencia

Bucharest

Cluj Napoca

Kyiv

Sofia

Timisoara

Varna

London Luton

Venice Treviso

Bucharest

Cluj Napoca

Kyiv

Lviv

Prague

Skopje

Sofia

Timisoara

Verona

Bucharest

Vilnius 92

Barcelona

Bergen

Cork

Doncaster/Sheffield

Dortmund

Eindhoven

Liverpool

London Luton

Milan Bergamo

Oslo/Torp

Paris/Beauvais

Rome Fiumicino

Warsaw 92

Barcelona

Bourgas

Brussels Charleroi

Cork

Doncaster/Sheffield

Eindhoven

Forlì/Bologna

Glasgow Prestwick

Gothenburg

Liverpool

London Luton

Madrid

Malmö

Milan Bergamo

Oslo Sandefjord Torp

Paris Beauvais

Rome Fiumicino

Stavanger

Stockholm Skavsta

Wrocław 92

Cork

Doncaster/Sheffield

Dortmund

Eindhoven

London Luton

Oslo Sandefjord Torp

Paris Beauvais

Zaragoza

Bucharest

Cluj Napoca


Barcelona Belgrade

www.barcelonaturisme.com Euro www.tob.co.rs Serbian Dinar

Getting to the centre

We provide a shuttle bus transfer

between the airport and any address

in the centre. It’s €18/ €36 (return).

A slice of the city

The Festes de Santa Eulàlia,

11-12 February, is a wonderfully local

children’s festival with giants roaming

the streets, human castles and the

famed correfoc (fire run).

Eating out

Lo de Flor (C/Carrettes 18,+34

93 443 3853) is a hip little spot

on one of the Raval’s backstreets.

Pared down but cosy, it’s great for

a glass of wine at the bar or tasty

Mediterranean-rim dishes like Greekstyle

mussels and French oysters.

In the centre, colourful Vietnamese

café Bun Bo (C/Sagristans 3, +34 93

301 1378, www.bunbovietnam.com)

serves authentic bowls of pho (noodle

soup) until midnight. Perfect for

warming up on winter days.

City suggestions

Combine a walk in the park with the

museums on Montjuïc. The Fundació

Joan Miró has brightly coloured

contemporary paintings and collages,

and an intriguing sculpture garden on

the roof. www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org.

Head down the hill to Caixa Forum

for Impressionism from the Clark Art

Institute, Massachusetts. Until 12

February. www.obrasocial.lacaixa.es

And finally

Treat yourself to a Spanish breakfast

of chocolate con churros (piping hot

cups of custard-thick hot chocolate

and crunchy donuts) at one of the old

fashioned dairies on Calle Petritxol.

Words Tara Stevens

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BARCELONA-BELGRADE

Getting to the centre

We provide a shuttle bus transfer

between the airport and any address

in the centre. It is €7/€14 (return).

A slice of the city

The 40th Belgrade International

Film Festival, 24 February – 4 March,

is one to look forward to. www.fest.rs

Eating out

The talk of the town, Lorenzo &

Kakalamba (+381 64 808 7806)

is where young professionals gather

to sample Florentine cuisine, the

décor a humorous take on art of the

Renaissance. www.lorenzokakalamba.

com. Although in a house 100 years’

old, Jevrem (+381 11 328 4746 )

is anything but staid, its preparations

of duck, pike-perch and steak modern

yet satisfying. City centre location,

too. www.restoran-jevrem.com

City suggestions

Perfect for a walk on a late winter’s

morning, the New Cemetery is the

city’s oldest, with separate sections

dedicated to fallen French, Russian,

Italian and British soldiers from

either of two world wars, plus Serbian

ones, as well as local statesmen

and luminaries. The Museum of

Automobiles contains vehicles from

as early as 1897, and includes vintage

and racing cars from before World

War II. www.automuseumbgd.com

And finally…

A year short of its 60th anniversary,

the Belgrade Festival of

Documentary and Short Films,

30 March – 3 April, awards prizes to

national and international filmmakers

in categories including animation and

experimental. www.kratkimetar.rs

Words Peterjon Cresswell

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Brno

www.brno.cz

Euro

Getting to the centre

The bus to Brno leaves approximately

every half-hour, takes 20 minutes,

and costs about €1. A taxi into town

is about €10, and takes 20 minutes.

A slice of the city

The Cinema Mundi International

Film Festival, 29 February – 3 March,

offers top Eastern European films and

TV shows. www.cinemamundi.info

Eating out

U Blahovky (Gorkého 96, +420

543 23 3310 ) has both Czech beers

and comfort food. Hard to get a solo

table, but it makes for new friends.

Or head to Pivnice Pegas (Jakubská

4, www.hotelpegas.cz), a brewery

and basement bar.

City suggestions

Charlie’s Hat (www.charlies-hat.cz)

is a great meetup, with dance floor,

plus a quiet, separate bar for a chat.

And finally...

Meet a friend at Namesti Svobody,

or Freedom Square, near clubs and

restaurants, east of Spilberk Castle.

Words Brien Barnett

Brussels

www.brusselsinternationalbe

Euro

Getting to the centre

We provide a shuttle bus transfer

between the airport (Charleroi South)

and any address within Brussels city

centre. The cost is €30/€60 (return).

A slice of the city

This February take your Valentine

to the Bois de la Cambre, Parc

Leopold or some of the cafés around

Sablon for a romantic setting.

Eating out

Just off the EU quarter, the cosy Le

Tournant (Chaussée de Wavre 168,

www.restaurantletournant.com) has

a varied menu and organic wines. In

the centre, Chez Vincent, on Rue des

Dominicains 8-10, has steak and frites

for €24. www.restaurantvincent.com

City suggestions

Head to the funky jazz club, the

Music Village at Rue des Pierres 50,

set in two 17th-century buildings.

www.themusicvillage.com

And finally…

Restaurants very rarely serve table

water for free, so don’t bother asking.

Words Poppy Bullock

Bucharest

www.bucharest.inyourpocket.com Leu

Getting to the centre

We provide two types of airport

transfer; a point-to-point, low-cost

bus transfer between the airport and

city centre and a personalised taxi

service between the airport and any

address within centre. It is €3.50/€7

(return) for point-to-point transfer

and €19/€38 (return) for the taxi.

A slice of the city

Bucharest doesn’t really do spring.

The weather chooses an arbitrary day

to switch from freezing cold to sunny

and warm. Until then, make the most

of the warm underground hangouts

that pepper the lively Old Town area.

Eating out

For bites and nibbles, the lively Old

Town pub Bordellos (Strada Selari

9-11, www.bordellos.ro) offers the

best tapas in the city. For something

more substantial the Mulanruj

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BRNO-BUCHAREST

Dining Room, +40 74 888 1085,

next door (same management) offers

a weekly menu of specials such

as shrimps wrapped in bacon with

mustard sauce. There’s food with a

view at 18 By Embassy (City Gate

Tower South Tower, Presei Libere

Square 3-5) on the 18th floor of one

of the city’s tallest buildings (pictured

above). www.18lounge.ro

City suggestions

Calea Victoriei offers a feast of

grandiose buildings. The Former

Royal Palace (now the National Art

Museum), the Cretulescu Church, the

History Museum and the CEC Savings

Bank are worth a peek inside, too.

And finally...

Despite the local cuisine reputedly

high in fat, the country has the EU’s

lowest adult obesity.

Words Craig Turp


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BUDAPEST-CORK

Budapest

www.budapestinfo.hu Hungarian Forint

Getting to the centre

We provide a point-to-point bus

transfer between the airport

(Ferihegy 1) and city centre (Deák

Ferenc tér). The cost is €4 (€8 return).

A slice of the city

On 15 March, the end of winter, there

is a national holiday to mark the

day in 1848 when revolutionary poet

and soldier Sándor Petöfi stood at

the steps of the National Museum

and recited his Nemzeti Dal, inciting

compatriots to rise up against their

Habsburg masters. Hungary’s leaders

gather at a ceremony there annually.

Eating out

Opened last year, Laci! Konyha! has

a ‘ruin pub’ look and contemporary

Hungarian and European creations

of Gábor Mogyorosi, who earned his

spurs at the landmark Aranyszarvas

and Csalogány 26 restaurants.

lacipecsenye.hu. The evening-only

Arany Kaviár provides quality Russian

cuisine in high-class surroundings.

Prices are high but service and food

are outstanding. www.aranykaviar.hu

City suggestions

February means farsang, the time

of fancy-dress parties, when bars and

restaurants put on their own costume

event. Expect a wild party at the

Katapult bar on VII. Dohany utca

1 opposite the main Synagogue.

And finally…

23 February is Gourmand Thursday,

or Torkos Csütörtök, when scores of

restaurants offer half-price meals for

Mardi Gras. Book early for top-class

ones, where the wallet would never

stretch at any other time of the year.

Words Peterjon Cresswell

Cluj-Napoca Cork

www.cluj4all.com Leu www.corkcity.ie Euro

Getting to the centre

We provide a point-to-point bus

transfer between airport and city

centre. The cost is €3.50/€7.

A slice of the city

The hills surrounding Cluj are lush

with snow, perfect for great skiing,

snowboarding or plane old sleighing.

Locals go to Baisoara in the Muntele

Mare Mountains just 50km south west

of Cluj-Napoca. Many guesthouses

and hotels cater for long weekends.

Eating out

Indigo (Str. Piezsa 10, www.

indigorestaurant.ro) is Indian owned,

with Indian chefs, Indian waiters, and

hot food to kill all winter chills. Great

menu at Calcutta prices in a swanky

new building. Try the Tandoori chicken

with butter nan, only €5.

City suggestions

The students' favourite dance club is

After Eight at Str. Samuel Brassai

12, www.aftereight.ro. Beers from €1.

And finally…

Visit www.zilesinopti.ro to keep up to

date on seasonal events.

Words Shajjad Rizvi

Getting to the centre

Bus Éireann Air Coaches depart

from outside Arrivals, and take 25

minutes to reach the centre (€4.50

single/€7.70 return. Fares may be

cheaper online). www.buseireann.ie

A slice of the city

17 March is St Patrick’s Day. The

parade is on the South Mall at 1pm,

and expect late-night bar openings.

www.corkstpatricksfestival.ie

Eating out

East meets west in Jacques, a smart

fusion restaurant on Phoenix Street,

which includes roast monkfish,

garlic orange & samphire among its

specialties. www.jacquesrestaurant.ie

City suggestions

There’s interactive fun in the Lifetime

Lab at the Old Cork Waterworks, a

fascinating trip through the centuries,

which is open weekdays from 9am to

5pm. www.lifetimelab.ie

And finally…

The Pavilion on Carey’s Lane is a

magnet for clubbers and live music

fans. www.pavilioncork.com/

Words Stuart Clark

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DORTMUND-GDANSK

Dortmund

www.dortmund.inyourpocket.com Euro

Getting to the centre

The airport shuttle bus takes 22

minutes and costs €6.

A slice of city

There is a carnival parade, from 2pm

on Rose Monday on 20 February.

Eating out

Café Lotte (31 Dresdener Straße,

+49 (0)231 5303 1131) is a charming

cornershop bistro and espresso bar,

with great coffee, Indian chai, cake

and sandwiches. In the centre, fresh

sushi is at Ban-Do (1 Bissenkamp,

+49 (0)231 9508 881).

City suggestions

The Romanesque Marienkirche

church (5 Klepping Straße), built

1170 and extended in Gothic style

in the 1350s, has the Berswordt altar,

a fine painted tryptich from 1385.

And finally…

Cakes ’n’ Treats, 11-13 Bissenkamp,

is a café with 100% vegan drinks,

cakes, bagels and other animal-free

snacks. www.cakes-n-treats.de

Words Jeroen van Marle

Frankfurt

www.frankfurt.de Euro

Getting to the centre

There is a bus service running

between the airport and Frankfurt’s

main train station. Tickets cost

€13/€18 (single/same day return).

A slice of the city

Head to the German Architecture

Museum to see Wong Mun Summ

and Richard Hassell’s Breathing

Architecture exhibition (pictured

above), showing how nature can be

integrated into human craft, with

displays of buildings where lush,

tropical plants overshadow concrete

walls. Some items are well-known

developments while others are still

in construction – all will make you

gasp. www.dam-online.de

Eating out

You’re never too far from good hearty

food in this city. To start the day with

the “best breakfast” in town, go to

Café Karin on Großer Hirschgraben.

www.cafekarin.de. For a slightly more

upscale affaire, try Max on One.

Open from breakfast through to

dinner. The Chateaubriand is to die

for. www.jumeirah.com

City suggestions

While Frankfurt’s jazz festival won’t

kick-off for months, you can tap into

the local scene at any point. Check

out Jazzkeller (www.jazzkeller.

com) or Jazzlokal Mampf (www.

mampf-jazz) and see why Frankfurt

is Germany’s jazz capital.

And finally...

Make the most of Frankfurt’s

museums with a single entry card

for €15. You can buy the visiting

cards online and use them in 33 sites

over two days. Do check in advance

whether there are any museum

closures to avoid disappointment.

www.museumsufercard.de

Words Ana Rego

Gdansk

www.gdansk-life.com Złoty

Getting to the centre

We provide a point-to-point bus

transfer between the airport and city

centre. The cost is €4/€8 (return).

A slice of the city

Delve into culture at the National

Museum (www.muzeum.narodowe.

gda.pl) or modern history at the

Solidarity Museum (www.ecs.gda.pl).

Eating out

Streets such as Piwna in Gdansk’s

Old Town are full of eateries, like

casual-chic Mon Balzac café

(pictured), in the exposed brick cellar

of number 36/39 (www.monbalzac.

pl). Nearby is Bar Pod Ryba, full

of local Baltic fish and students.

City suggestions

Gdansk’s churches are worth a tour,

starting with the St Mary’s Basilica,

the world’s largest brick church.

And finally...

Check museum websites to see which

offer free or discounted entry. The

National Museum is free on Fridays.

Words Dana Dramowicz

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KATOWICE/KRAKOW

Katowice/Krakow

www.cracow-life.com Złoty

Getting to the centre

In Katowice we provide two pointto-point

transfers, one between the

airport and Katowice city centre for €6

(€12 return) and the other to Krakow

city centre for €13 (€26 return).

A slice of the city

Both Krakow and Katowice are

home to excellent orchestras and

ensembles, particularly the Krakow

Philharmonic (www.filharmonia.

krakow.pl), and Polish National

Radio Symphony Orchestra (www.

nospr.org.pl) in Katowice – one of

the country’s most prolific recording

orchestras. Their repertoire leans

towards the 20th-century Polish

composers such as Wojciech Kilar and

Henryk Gorecki, both from Katowice.

Eating out

Miod Malina at Ul. Grodzka 40 is

a perennial favourite with Cracovians.

Serving up delicious Italian alongside

Polish classics, it’s a cosy and

satisfying choice for dinner in the

Old Town. www.miodmalina.pl

City suggestions

The winter season only serves to make

Krakow look even more beautiful, its

majestic, medieval buildings covered

in a blanket of snow. Take a walk

around the Planty Park, once a moat

protecting the formerly walled city

from intruders, which encircles the

Old Town. It’s a great way to get your

bearings and only takes 30 minutes.

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And finally...

One of the strangest buildings in

Poland is along the highway linking

Katowice and Krakow. The complex

of bubble domes are interconnected

with glass-panelled walkways, more

resembling a settlement on Mars than

the film production studios – Alvernia

Studios – it now contains.

Words Dana Dramowicz

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KIEV

Kiev

www.discover-ua.info Hryvnia

Getting to the centre

A minbus from outside the terminal

will take you to Kharkivska metro

station for 15 hryvnia. The metro

downtown is then only 0.5 hryvnia.

A slice of the city

The capital puts the finishing touches

to its Euro 2012 preparations and the

hospitality sector workers will fall

over themselves to demonstrate their

readiness to meet UEFA standards.

Eating out

Once popular with political radicals,

these days Baboon Café (10 Simona

Petlyura Street, +38 044 235 7316),

the spacious bookstore cum café

franchise, is a favoured haunt of

artsy young student types looking

to broaden their minds while keeping

their wallets taut. For a filling

snack try the borsch for 35 hryvnia

(€3). Mantra Eco Lounge (5

Chervonoarmiyska Street, +38 050

336 2848). Ukrainian cuisine can be

a touch heavy for many more delicate

palates, but this ultra-healthy and

painfully fashionable new dining

option is all about keeping it fresh

and light. Join the stick insects and

photo models here as they indulge

in their daily dose of detoxifying

delights. The Tuscan Soup is

recommended at 69 hryvnia (€6)

City suggestions

Fans of winter sports can sample a

few hours of Ukraine’s most popular

(and deadly) winter pastime – ice

fishing above the frozen wastes of

the Dnipro River. Head to Dnipro

metro station and towards the groups

of fishermen on the ice – making

sure you follow well-worn paths and

steering clear of any wet patches!

One of the few genuinely rowdy

pub venues in style-conscious Kiev,


Ustanka Proletarian Pub (101

Zhulyanska Street, +38 044 207

9292), attracts a mixed crowd of

expats and young Ukrainians. It is a

good bet for early evening beers with

an exquisite range of Belgian beers.

And finally…

8 March is International Women’s

Day, and a national holiday.

Originally a Socialist political

event, now it is a mix of Valentine’s

Day and Mother’s Day, for fans

of old-school chivalry.

www.internationalwomensday.com

Words Peter Dickinson


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LONDON-LVIV

London

www.visitlondon.com Sterling

Getting to the centre

We provide a bus transfer between

London Luton airport and city centre

(Victoria Station) in cooperation with

Green Line. It is €11.50/€23 (return).

A slice of the city

At the Royal Academy of Arts on

Piccadilly, David Hockney exhibits his

landscapes. www.royalacademy.org.uk

Eating out

Walk south from Piccadilly to Pall

Mall, and head up to Trafalgar

Square – at no. 8 is The Balcon

(above) a luxurious British and French

restaurant. A charcuterie bar has

superior cuts from Cantal, France,

and Monmouthshire, Wales, while a

charming sommelier, the Champagne

Angel, assists with drinks. A cheaper

set menu is Monday to Saturday,

5-6.30pm. www.thebalconlondon.com

For the finest steaks,

the Hawksmoor

serves exceptional

cuts. The lobster

is terrific, too,

and the wine list outstanding.

There is a new branch in Guildhall

(others are in Spitalfields and Covent

Garden) A cookbook showcases their

recipes, in aid of Action Against

Hunger. www.thehawksmoor.co.uk

City suggestions

For a pub off the beaten track (the

Strand), the Nell Gwynne Tavern

is a cosy snug up Bull Inn Court.

And finally…

There’s a 24-hour Internet Café on

Irving Street near Leicester Square,

or try the Internet Centre on 73

New Oxford Street (past Centre Point).

Words Piers Townley/Clive Morris

Lviv

http://lviv.travel Hryvnia

Getting to the centre

The easiest way to get to the town

centre is to take bus no. 95 or

trolleybus no. 9. You can also arrange

a pick-up service in advance.

www.inlviv.info/services/transfers/

A slice of the city

Lviv is busy gearing up to host Euro

2012 with a huge investment that

begins at the airport when you

land and continues throughout the

city’s infrastructure, transport and

entertainment and right up to the

new football stadioum. It’s the best

time to visit the City of the Lion.

Eating out

The city is famed for its chocolate,

coffee and pastry houses. Head to

Mason’s Coffee House in Pogulyanka

(known for the best ice cream and

pastries in the city). Michal Monne’s

Pastry Shop at 8 Teatralna Str. also

hosts an annual chocolate festival

(www.shokolad.lviv.ua) that draws the

crowds, 9-12 February.

City suggestions

The city is home to some breathtaking

buildings. Here are three of the best

to visit and marvel: the interior of the

Old Town’s Latin Cathedral, dating

back to 1360, will take your breath

away, while the Opera House and

its courtyard hosts superb concerts

and often outdoor performances.

Then stroll down Armenian Str

for historical examples of the

city’s diverse culture.

And finally...

For all the information about

the football tournament, check

out www.uefaeuro2012.lviv.ua

Words Piers Townley


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Milan

wwwciaomilano.it

Euro

Getting to the centre

We provide a point-to-point bus

transfer between the airport

(Bergamo) and Milan city centre.

The cost is €10 /€20 (return).

A slice of the city

The fashion capital offers Moda In,

an international exhibition of textiles.

The end of February is Fashion Week.

Eating out

Trendy Seven (29 Viale Monte Nero,

+39 02 5401 9867, www.sevengroup.

it) serves up fusion with a laid-back

ambience. Sushi Dining Izu (27

Corso Lodi, +39 02 5990 0221, www.

sushi-izu.it) offers sushi, sashimi and

uramaki dishes at non-scary prices.

City suggestions

Check out the buffet at NooN, 4 Via

Boccaccio, +39 02 48024607, www.

noonmilano.com, a central bar on two

levels, popular with professionals.

And finally...

Foodies flock to the smart fish

restaurant Centro Ittico, 19 Via

Martiri Oscuri, www.rawfishcafe.it

Words Charles Searson

Oslo

www.visitoslo.com

Krone

Getting to the centre

We provide a point-to-point bus

transfer between the airport

(Sandefjord Torp) and Oslo city

centre. The cost is €27/€54 (return).

A slice of the city

Oslo plays host to the World

Snowboarding Championship,

10-19 February, www.wsc2012.com

Eating out

The De Fem Stuer restaurant (above)

is near the Holmenkollbakken ski

jump. Fine dining and exceptional

views over Oslo are a certainty. www.

holmenkollenparkhotel.no. For a

casual downtown vibe, try the best

pizzeria in the whole city, Pizza Da

Mimmo (www.pizzadamimmo.no).

City suggestions

Oslo’s museums are an ideal visiting

attraction in cold months. The Edvard

Munch Museum is essential. Closed

Mondays. www.munch.museum.no

And finally…

Akershus Fortress, built in 1299,

offers impressive views of the area.

Words Steve O’Rourke

Paris

www.parisinfo.com Euro

Getting to the centre

We provide a shuttle bus transfer

between the airport (Beauvais) and

any address within Paris city centre.

The cost is €31/€62 return.

A slice of the city

Get exclusive this spring, Paris

is known for its shopping, but now

a Chic Shopping Paris tour reveals

secret addresses, bargains and

boutiques (half-day tours from €100,

www.chicshoppingparis.com) be it

food, furniture or frocks. Or take

the kids to the hands-on Cité des

Sciences et de l’Industrie (Porte

de la Villette metro on Line 7, www.

cite-sciences.fr, €8 entry, €6 for

under 25s, kids under six get in free).

Eating out

Spend Valentine’s at Michel Rostang

in the romantic Montmartre quarter

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MILAN-PARIS

(20 rue Rennequin, +33 (0)1 47 63

4077, www.michelrostang.com).

Braised beef with foie gras is €49;

it’s formal, but it’s fabulous. For less

expense, near Saint Lazare station

(21 rue Saint Lazare, +33 (0)1 40

(0)16 8274, www.cafeaventura.com)

enjoy quesadillas (€12) at the South

American joint, Cafe Aventura.

City suggestions

Le Reveil Samaritain (3 boulevard

Saint-jacques, + 33 (0)1 45 65

2217, beers from €3) offers a typical

Parisian bistro in the Place D’Italie

quarter. The saying ‘one man's junk is

another man’s treasure’ applies at the

Saturday market on rue Mouffetard.

And finally…

Your restaurant may add a charge

to your bill for a window seat.

Words Poppy Bullock


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Poznan

www.poznan-life.com

Złoty

Getting to the centre

In Poznan we provide a personalised

Wizz taxi service between the airport

and any address within Poznan city

centre. The cost is €20 (€40 return).

A slice of the city

Experience the cultural side of

Poznan at the Grand Theatre

(or Teatr Wielki). Swan Lake premieres

in February. www.opera.poznan.pl

Eating out

Head to Cymes’ for exceptional

Jewish cuisine, the food is delicious

and it's an interesting look into

Poznan’s culture through food.

www.cymespoznan.pl. Finish on

a sweet note at Cacao Republika,

a chocolate-lover’s paradise across

the Market Square at ul Zamkowa 7.

City suggestions

Check out the skating rink and

slopes at Malta Ski for skiing and

snowboarding. www.maltaski.pl

And finally...

Try . zurek, a sour rye soup, plus bigos,

known as hunter’s stew in English.

Words Dana Dramowicz

Prague

www.prague-life.com

Koruna

Getting to the centre

Use our P-AIR shuttle bus service

between Prague Ruzyne Airport and

any address in Prague downtown and

vice versa. It’s €10.50 or €21 return.

A slice of the city

Duran Duran (1 February), Sting

(18 February) and LMFAO (24

February) are in town. The Prague

Easter Markets open in March.

Eating out

Luka Lu (Újezd 33, lukalu.cz) has

colourful décor and Italian-inspired

men. Traditional Peklo (above) is

a romantic grotto with Czech and

international cuisine. www.peklo.com

City suggestions

Deja Vu Club at Jakubská 6 near

Old Town Square is a stylish,

shot-lover’s pivnice, or basement

club. www.dejavuclub.cz

And finally...

For Valentine’s Day, catch a view

of Charles Bridge from a riverside

restaurant, walk the Old Town and

buy a love-lock for the Mala Strana.

Words Brien Barnett

Riga

www.virtualriga.com Lats

Getting to the centre

Bus 22 leaves opposite the terminal

every 10-30 minutes and takes half

an hour to reach Abrenes Street in

the city centre. It costs 0.70 lats (€1).

A slice of the city

As the temperature rarely rises above

freezing now, stay indoors when you

can. The Latvian National Opera

(above) has productions including

Carmen, Swan Lake and Eugene Onegin.

Visit www.opera.lv for dates. A large

percentage of Latvia is Russian, and

Orthodox, which means Easter is

marked 14 days later in the calender.

Eating out

It will still be cold, so now is the still

the best time to eat hearty Latvian

food. Pie Kristapa Kunga, at Str.

Baznicas 27-29, is a medieval-style

restaurant. Main meat dishes start at

6.20 lats. A decent breakfast is from

11am to 1pm. www.piekristapa.lv

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For a romantic meal with a view, try

the Bellevue Restaurant on the 11th

floor of the Maritim Park Hotel at

Slokas 1. Duck Breast Barberie with

truffle mash and ginger vegetables,

12.80 lats. www.restaurantbellevue.lv

City suggestions

The Art Museum Riga Bourse in

the heart of the city, Doma Laukums

6, opened in August last year after

a three-year restoration. After

struggles with sponsorship, the

Fabergé Exhibition opens on 21 March

and offers an insight into the Russian

jewellery firm. www.rigasbirza.lv

And finally...

Casual garb is fine, but Riga locals

like to have their outfits smartly clean

and pressed, even jeans and T-shirts.

You’d do well to avoid trainers.

Perhaps this is why Riga is dubbed

“the Paris of the North!”

Words Clive Morris

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ROME - SOFIA

Rome

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Euro

Getting to the centre

We provide point-to-point bus

transfers between Ciampino airport

and Termini Station in the city centre

(€6/€12 return) and Fiumicino airport

and the centre (€8.50/€17 return).

A slice of the city

It is Carnival time from 26 February

to 8 March, with modern and

traditional parades and concerts.

Eating out

Roma Sparita is a hidden gem. A

short menu includes cacio e pepe pasta

and seafood dishes. www.romasparita.

com. Flavio al Velavevodetto has

typical Roman dishes. The interior has

ancient Roman terracotta fragments.

www.flavioalvelavevodetto.it

City suggestions

The Scuderie del Quirinale

– a converted stables – opens its

Tintoretto exhibition in February.

And finally…

Brioni off-the-peg suits in the

sales are expensive, but worth it.

79 Via Barberini. www.brioni.com

Words Marc Zakian

Skopje

www.skopjeonline.com.mk

Macedonian denar

Getting to the centre

A taxi to the centre takes 30 minutes

and is 1200 denars (€20). There’s

no public transport from the airport.

A slice of city

Duck into any warm café or bar and

chat to the locals to be reminded

why this part of Europe is famed

for its hospitality and friendliness.

Eating out

The spacious, fresh interior and

covered terrace of the Barbakan

restaurant (8 September Boulevard,

+389 (0)2 3075 093) are great for

a spot of lunch, dinner or after-work

cocktails. St Patrick’s (Kej 13

Noemvri, +389 (0)2 322 0431)

is Skopje’s original Irish pub.

City suggestions

The city’s grandest monument is

the recently restored Stone Bridge,

the current version is 15th-century.

And finally…

In the second week of February head

to Strumica in eastern Macedonia

for a lively carnival celebration.

Words Jeroen van Marle

Sofia

www.inyourpocket.com Lev

Getting to the centre

In Sofia we provide a personalised

Wizz taxi service between the airport

and any address within the city

centre. The cost is €16/€32 (return).

A slice of the city

Valentine’s Day in Sofia has taken off

in recent years with a number of bars

catering for it. 10-13 March sees the

annual International Film Festival

(www.siff.bg) in Sofia.

Eating out

The restaurant in the grounds of

the City School for Performing Arts

is for the boho crowd. K.E.V.A.’s

low prices and mix of contemporary

and Bulgarian dishes is at 108 ul.

Rakovski (+359 87 731 3233).

Centrally located Flocafe (+349 02

950 6645) at 3 Sveta Nedelq Square

is Bulgaria’s take on a café-style

eatery, with a huge menu of salads

and casual fare, with heartier options.

City suggestions

Sofia’s prestigious University is well

worth a look. Dating back to 1879,

the buildings form an important part

of the capital’s history. And the local

area is flush with student attractions

and cheap eating and drinking.

It’s a little distance from the centre,

but Bulgaria in the Palm of Your

Hand is a novel and great fun way

to see all the country’s greatest

sights in miniature. It’s a cab ride

away in Krasno Selo Cultural

House on bul. Tsar Boris III 41.

www.bulgarianadlan.com

And finally…

If you’re visiting in the months

of February and March you may

wonder what all the red and white

decorations are about. Locals

bind threads of these colours and

gift them to one another to herald

the start of spring.

Words Catherine Quinn

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Stockholm

Getting to the centre

Flygbussarna Airport coaches depart

from Skavasta Airport in conjunction

with flights and take 80 minutes.

It costs 129 Swedish kronor (€14.50)

248 return (€28).

A slice of the city

Liljevachs Vårsalong is a popular

annual art show, with jury-selected

works by both home-schooled

geniuses and established artists.

Until 25 March. www.liljevalchs.se

Eating out

Max (7 Vasagatan, +46 (0)8 506

120 70, www.max.se) is Sweden’s

own home-grown burger chain.

Cheerful IKEA-esque aesthetics, free

WLAN and coffee, plus, best of all,

the company plants trees in Africa

to offset their carbon footprint.

Vegetarian and vegan options. Miss

Voon (22 Sturegatan, +46 (0)8

505 244 70, www.missvoon.se) is

a stylish black and red eatery (above)

combining Asian and Swedish flavours.

This is one of the few non-fast food

options serving food past midnight.

City suggestion

The tangle of streets south of

Folkungagatan is called SoFo. It’s

great for independent shopping, funky

café culture and fashion inspiration.

And finally…

Bio Rio (3 Hornstulls Strand) is

a cinema/bistro where you can enjoy

dinner and wine, while watching

cinematic masterpieces. www.biorio.se

Words Victoria Larsson

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STOCKHOLM - TIRGU MURES

Timisoara Tirgu Mures

www.stockholmtown.com Krona www.primariatm.ro Leu www.mures.ro Leu

Getting to the centre

Timisoara airport is six miles from the

city centre. Taxis are available outside

the Arrivals area. Or take bus 26 to

the city center, with stops at Badea

Cartan Square and Continental Hotel.

A slice of the city

The Botanical Park (Str. Marasesti

1-3) near Piata Unirii makes for

a refreshing stroll.

Eating out

An oasis of traditional cuisine

served in pottery dinnerware, Casa

Voastra (Your House) prides on its

old-fashioned, homemade recipes.

www.restaurant-casa-voastra.ro. Try

imaginative dining at Velvet Music

Restaurant, at Str. Antenei Street 1,

www.velvetmusic.ro

City suggestions

Discover the Banat region at Recas

Winery (30km outside the city),

€32-70 for a tour. www.recaswine.ro

And finally…

Join the Salsa with Attitude group

at Salsa Addicted Festival, 2-5 March

2012. salsaaddictedfestival.com

Words Adriana Neagu

Getting to the centre

We provide a point-to-point bus

transfer between the airport and city

centre. The cost is €2.5/€5 (return).

A slice of the city

Worth more than a single visit, the

Folk Museum is in one of the most

beautiful baroque palaces, Toldalgi

Palace, from 1759-1772.

Eating out

For family dining, treat yourselves to

Teo’s, Str. Alexandru Papiu Ilarian 1,

www.lateo.ro, where appertisers vye

with mains and Italy’s expansive wine

list is well worth appraising.

City suggestions

If you’re in the mood for cosy,

you’ll love rich traditional food

and atmosphere at Rosen Garden,

Blvd 1 Decembrie 1918, 136a,

+40 265 26 6881. Free WiFi, too.

And finally…

On 23-25 March, President Hotel

hosts the GastroPan Expo 2012, an

international bread and pastry trade

show that brings together local and

world food experts. www.gastropan.ro

Words Adriana Neagu


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VILNIUS-WROCŁAW

Vilnius

www.vilnius.com Lith Litas

Getting to the centre

We provide two types of airport

ñtransfer; a point-to-point, low-cost

bus transfer between the airport and

Vilnius city centre €2 (€4 return) and

a shuttle bus transfer between the

airport and any address within Vilnius

city centre, €10 (€20 return).

A slice of the city

Shrovetide, held every Sunday before

Lent, is Lithuania’s spectacular Mardi

Gras-like festival. www.etno.lt

Eating out

DOMM (Didzioji 31, www.domm.lt)

in the majestic Town Hall specialises

in molecular gastronomy. The tasting

menu includes ostrich carpaccio, tuna

tataki and duck magret.

City suggestions

Haggle at the city’s 24-hour Flower

Market. Avoid red carnations, a

reminder of Communist times here.

And finally…

The 17th International Film Festival,

Cinema Spring, is 15-29 March.

www.kinopavasaris.lt

Words Xav Judd

Warsaw

www.warsaw-life.com Złoty

Getting to the centre

We provide a point-to-point bus

transfer between the airport and city

centre. The cost is €4/€8 (return).

A slice of the city

At the Royal Castle, Stanislaus

Augustus, the last King of Poland,

is an exhibition exploring the links

between politics and royal patronage

with 250 art works. Ends 19 February.

At the History Meeting House

near the University, Polish press

photographer Aleksander Jałoisiñksi

is given a retrospective.

Eating out

Tel Aviv at ul. Poznanska 11 offers

some of the best hummus outside of

its namesake (www.tel-aviv.pl). Nam

Sajgon on ul. Bracka 18 serves up

mouthwatering Vietnamese pho soup

and fresh, aromatic spring rolls.

City suggestions

Devote a day to exploring the modern

and contemporary art of Warsaw.

Along with private galleries, there are

three must-see museums: the Centre

for Contemporary Art in Ujazdowski

Castle (www.csw.art.pl), Zacheta

Gallery (www.zacheta.art.pl),

and the Museum of Modern Art’s

temporary home at Panska 3. www.

artmuseum.pl

And finally...

Ul. Nowy Swiat is one of the most

glamourous destinations in Poland,

with its glitzy shops, restaurants, and

cafés. But take a few steps behind the

main road and you’ll also find a huge

variety of alternative, budget-friendly

options. Head behind the shops at

ul. Nowy Swiat 22/28 and you’ll find

some unique watering holes.

Words Dana Dramowicz

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Wrocław

www.wroclaw-life.com Złoty

Getting to the centre

The airport is 12km west of the city.

The 406 bus will take you to the

centre, at ul. Dworcowa, near the

main railway station. It costs 2 złoty

(€0.5) A taxi is around 50 złoty (€12).

A slice of the city

Wroclaw’s own Fringe Festival, the

Review of Stage Songs (Przeglad

Piosenki Aktorskiej), is 23 March – 1

April. www.ppa.art.pl

Eating out

Bright, sunny Quchnia Polska at

Rynek 20/21 is a breath of fresh air,

serving up classic local cuisine from

pork chops to pierogi dumplings in a

stylish, summer cottage atmosphere.

www.quchniapolska.pl

City suggestions

Young music buffs head to clubs

like Das Lokal at ul. Odrzanska 6a

(www.daslokal.pl), or Firlej at ul.

Grabiszynska 56 (www.firlej.wroc.pl).

And finally...

Warm up with hot beer, spiced honey

vodka, or grzaniec (mulled wine)!

Words Dana Dramowicz


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We believe that the dynamic

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are unique to the low-cost

sector, together with our

professional service will create

a memorable journey for all

our passengers.”


AIRBUS A320: AIRCRAFT FIGURES

Length: 37,57 m

Wingspan: 34,09 m

Height: 11,76 m

Maximum cabin width: 3,70 m

Fuel capacity: 23,859 l

Average travel speed: 850 km/h

Number of seats: 180

A MAGNIFICENT

MAKEOVER

An historic moment captured,

this is from the painting of

the very first Wizz Air airbus.

It takes over 130kg of paint for

a basic livery colour change and

just a day to cover the entire

aircraft. More specific liveries,

such as Wizz Air’s distinctive

colours, take just a little longer.

UNDER PRESSURE

The Airbus tyres must withstand huge weight

pressures and extremes of temperature, and

be ready to hit the ground running on landing.

A fully loaded Airbus can weigh over 75 tons

so you want to make sure they’re up to scratch.

Each tyre’s tread is replaced after 350 flight

cycles and the nose landing gear is inflated

to 11 bar (11 times the atmospheric pressure).

That's approximately five times more pressure

than the average car tyre.

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 97


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WIZZ AIR STAFF

NAME: ATTILA AMMERLING

POSITION: REVENUE MANAGER

What could you not

do your job without?

I couldn’t do my job without

my friendly colleagues.

What is your favourite

place in a city?

When I’m on a city break

I like to get a feel for how

locals live the city. I always

try to discover hidden places

known only to residents.

What is the best part

of your job?

Revenue management is a

complex puzzle with different

combinations of variables.

I enjoy applying the concepts

and theories that I’ve learnt

at university to my job.

Is there anywhere on the

network that you haven't

been to but like to visit?

I would like to visit Gdansk

on the Baltic coast of Poland.

When I visited Poland I really

enjoyed the rich culture, the

natural beauty and the friendly

USEFUL INFORMATION

Use the web check-in service on wizzair.com – it makes travel

more convenient by decreasing queuing at check-in.

Don’t forget that by booking additional services such as priority boarding,

extra legroom seat, SMS confirmation and airport transfer services you can

make your travel more comfortable.

If you travel with hand luggage only, make sure that it does not exceed

10kg. If you travel with checked baggage, do not forget to pay for it online:

you will be paying half the price!

people, but unfortunately I did

not get the chance to visit the

northern part of the country.

What is your favourite

route?

My favourite is the Budapest-

London route, as London

is a city where you can never

really get bored. It’s going

to be such a busy time for

the city this year and I’m really

looking forward to visiting

London to see the Olympic

Games this summer.

[ wizz air ]

NEWS

How long have you been

with the company?

I joined Wizz Air three years

ago at the company’s Budapest

headquarters. I’m now working

at the Geneva headquarters.

Which is your favourite

city and why?

Definitely Budapest, my

hometown, because besides

having my friends and family

there, it’s such an exciting and

interesting place to live or

even just to visit for a few days.

BUDAPEST REMAINS

A FAVOURITE CITY

FOR ATTILA

BAGGAGE POLICY

Wizz Air has simplified its baggage rules. We eliminated the

excess weight fees and made booking even easier. The airline

applies a single fee for a piece of checked-in baggage regardless of the

weight (up to 32kg per baggage).

Passengers are kindly reminded that the rule concerning the allowance

for carry-on luggage does not change. Wizz Air will be strictly applying

a €60 fee for oversized/overweight hand luggage at the gate and these

bags will have to be checked in.

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 101


[ wizz air ]

NEWS

NEW FOR NORWAY

WIZZ AIR HAS ANNOUNCED

that it is to open two new

routes, from Gdansk to

Trondheim and Haugesund

in Norway, starting in April.

The new services will operate

twice a week initially.

In addition, services from

Gdansk to Oslo Sandefjord

Torp will increase from three

to six times per week.

“With these additions, the

total number of Wizz Air routes

from Poland will increase

to 79 in the coming summer

season,” said John Stephenson,

Executive Vice President

of Wizz Air. “On top of this,

Wizz Air becomes the

largest carrier

between

Poland and

Norway with

35 weekly flights.

In addition,

on 1 April, we

will be opening

up the Katowice

to Stavanger

route, adding

another exciting

Norwegian

city to our

destinations.

wizzair.com

102 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

A TREAT FOR

TIMISOARA

Wizz Air is further developing

its operations in Timisoara

Airport by increasing capacity

on a number of routes.

Starting from 27 March,

Wizz Air will increase services

to Dortmund (Germany),

and from 23 June to Paris

Beauvais (France), London

Luton (UK), and Rome

Fiumicino (Rome). With these

service improvements, Wizz

Air will increase its capacity

in Timisoara by 20% next

summer and, as a result now

expected to carry over 400,000

passengers to and from the

airport in 2012.

WIZZ FACEBOOK

By logging on to our dedicated

Facebook page, you can see all

of our Wizz Air Ambassadors,

get the latest company info,

and with the addition of the

new Wizz place application,

you can recommend cities,

venues and traveller’s tips

to others in the Wizz Air

community. Recent passenger

tips include Bulgaria’s stunning

natural Belogradchick rock

formations, Warsaw’s best

shopping streets and Verona’s

romantic hotspots!

www.facebook.com/wizzaircom

WIZZ FACTS

WIZZ AIR CARRIED

OVER 11 MILLION

PASSENGERS IN 2012

THERE ARE 15 BASES IN

EIGHT CEE COUNTRIES:

KATOWICE, WARSAW, GDANSK,

POZNAN, WROCŁAW, BUDAPEST, SOFIA,

BUCHAREST, CLUJ NAPOCA, TIMISOARA,

TIRGU MURES, KIEV, PRAGUE,

BELGRADE, VILNIUS

WE OFFER MORE THAN

200 ROUTES

WIZZ AIR’S TEAM IS MADE

UP OF MORE THAN 1500

DEDICATED EMPLOYEES

OUR FLEET WILL CONSIST OF 35

AIRBUS A320 AIRCRAFT AT THE END

OF FEBRUARY. WITH AN AVERAGE

AIRCRAFT AGE OF LESS THAN THREE

YEARS, THIS MAKES US ONE OF THE

MOST MODERN AND EFFICIENT

FLEETS IN THE INDUSTRY

MOST 10.000

FORINTOT ÉR

A FEDÉLZETI

AJÁNLÓ KÁRTYA!

Új akciót indít az Erste Bank és a Wizz Air a budapesti

járatain. 2012 februárjától három hónapig értékes ajánló

kártyát osztanak a légiutas-kísérők. A kártya hasznos

információkat tartalmaz a Wizz Air Hitelkártyáról,

valamint további kérdések esetén az utaskísérők is segítik

a tájékozódást már a fedélzeten. Ha szeretne igényelni egy

hasznos hitelkártyát, amivel minden vásárláskor Wizz Air

repülőjegyre és egyéb utazási szolgáltatásokra beváltható

pontokat gyűjthet, most egyszerűen megteheti. Keressen

fel egy magyarországi Erste Bank fiókot és adja le az ajánló

kártyát igénylése mellé! Az akciós időszakban, 2012. május

15-ig akár 10.000 forinttal közelebb kerülhet következő úti

céljához és az új hitelkártya (főkártya) birtokosok még egy

WIZZ pólót is kapnak ajándékba.


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Intézze vásárlásait Wizz Air Hitelkártyával, és minden elköltött

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nemcsak vásárolhat, de Wizz Air repülôjegyre, és egyéb

utazási szolgáltatásokra beváltható pontokat is gyûjthet.

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Erste Bank fiókba, így ha sikeresen igényel Wizz Air Hitelkártyát

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Részletek a www.erstebank.hu vagy a wizzair.com oldalon.

THM: 44,74% *

*A Teljes Hiteldíj Mutató (THM) az Erste Bank Hungary Zrt. 2011. december

16-ától hatályos Lakossági Hitel Hirdetményében meghatározott aktuális feltételek,

illetve a hatályos jogszabályok figyelembevételével történt, a feltételek és

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és egy éves futamidô figyelembevételével történt.


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Café//Boutique

Our extensive range of

onboard perfumes, accessories and gifts

//WIZZ AIR GIFTS

FEEL LIKE A MILLION EUROS

For all the latest fragrances and stylish accessories

HUNGRY?DRINKS, SANDWICHES AND

SNACKS ON THE NEXT PAGE

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FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 105


€2

BUY 2

CANS

OF BEER

FOR €5

NESTEA

PRODUCT MAY VARY

€3

JUICES

PRODUCT MAY VARY

COCA-COLA / COCA-COLA

LIGHT / SPRITE

0,33 L

SAVE

€1

BEER

0,33 L

PRODUCT

MAY VARY

€3

106 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

€3

PREMIUM

FRENCH

WINES

€2

MINERAL WATER

sparkling / still 0,5 L

€4

BURN ENERGY DRINK

0,187 L RUM / VODKA

/ WHISKY

0,05 L

BUY ANY TEA

OR COFFEE

AND A BOTTLE

OF WATER AND

GET A TWIX/

SNICKERS FREE

=

NEW

€4

+

€3

OR FREE


CAPPUCCINO

HOT CHOCOLATE E

BAKE ROLLS

garlic / pizza

€3

TRIANGLE/BAGUETTE E

SANDWICH*

€2

€1

COFFEE

DECAFFEINATED

€4

SALTED, CRUNCHY

PEANUTS

25g

€2 €2

€3

WARNING: CONTENTS WILL BE HOT

VIGYAZAT: AZ ITAL FORRÓ

UWAGA: ZAWARTO ´ SĆ BEDZIE GOR ˛ACA

€1

SNICKERS

PRINGLES

PRING

43g

TWIX

HOT TEA

€1

€3

SOUP

FOOD & DRINK

€3

BUN/CIABATTA

SANDWICH*

* WE HAVE SELECTED A VARIATION OF FILLINGS

FOR OUR SANDWICHES, PLEASE ASK THE CREW

WHAT IS AVAILABLE ON TODAY’S FLIGHT.

* OFERUJEMY WIELE RODZAJÓW KANAPEK.

NASZA ZAŁOGA Z PRZYJEMNO´SCI ˛A UDZIELI

PAŃSTWU INFORMACJI, CO JEST DOSTE˛ PNE

PODCZAS DZISIEJSZEGO LOTU.

CROISSANT

M&M’s

125g

SIZE MAY VARY

€2

€2

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 107


FRAGRANCES

WOMANITY

A fragrance with a hint

of sweet fig and subtle

caviar overtones.

EDP 50ml

High Street Price €69

Save €29

108 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

€40

TRAVEL

RETAIL

EXCLUSIVE

€52

GIVENCHY

Very Irresistible

EDT 50ml +

15ml FREE

CALVIN KLEIN

CK One

EDT 100 ml

High Street Price €46

Save €8

€38

UNISEX


CREDIT

PACO RABANNE

LADY MILLION

EDP 50 ml

High Street Price €61

Save €9

NEW

€52

€39

PACO RABANNE

1 MILLION

EDT 50ml

High Street Price €49

Save €10

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 109


FRAGRANCES AND WIZZ AIR GIFTS

CALVIN KLEIN

CK Men’s miniatures Obsession

Coffret, Eternity, CK Free,

Euphoria, CK One

EDT 5x5ml

NEW

TRAVEL

RETAIL

EXCLUSIVE

PREMIERE COLLECTION

COFFRET MINIATURES

6 miniatures: Paloma Picasso, Miracle, Trésor,

Anais Anais, Loulou and Lauren

€30

TRAVEL

RETAIL

EXCLUSIVE

€37

110 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012


WIZZ AIR

MODEL AIRCRAFT

€14

€10

WIZZ AIR

PLUSH AIRCRAFT

KEY RING AND FRIDGE

MAGNETS SET

REMOTE

CONTROLLED

PLANE

€19

€12

€15

MONEY BOX

€11

INFLATABLE

AIRCRAFT

€9

FUN PLANE AIRPORT SET

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 111


112 WIZZ MAGAZINE // FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012

KOLORIMAGE KIT

€12

€13

TEDDY BEAR

WIZZ SWEETWHEELS

€11

SMALL

SHELLY

TURTLE

TRAVEL

RETAIL

EXCLUSIVE

€5


TRAVEL

RETAIL

EXCLUSIVE

ELLA MORISSA

i

€39

Magic Box

Selection of four pairs of dual tone earrings

and matching necklaces with zircons,

two red pouches offered.

BREO

CHILDREN, WATCHES & JEWELLERY

Trendy watch made

with a material called

Tourmaline, which is a

mineral widely used as a

semi-precious gemstone.

High Street Price €20

Save €8

NEW

€12

PRODUCT SELECTION

Due to limited space onboard, we apologise if your choice is no longer available when you order your preferred

food and beverages. Product selection may vary from country to country.

PAYMENT

We are accepting the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard. In case of credit card payment, passenger must provide proof of identification.

Cash payment can be made in Euro (bank notes and coins €1 and €2).

Other Currencies(Bank note only): British pound (excluding Scottish pound), Bulgarian Leva on Bulgarian flights,Czech Kroner on Czech Flights, Hungarian

Forints on Hungarian flights, Lithuanian Litas on Lithuanian flights, Polish Zloty on Polish flights, Romanian Lei on Romanian flights, Serbian Dinar on Serbian

flights, and Swedish Kroner on Swedish flights.

All prices are quoted in Euro as the base currency. Return change will be given in Euro unless local currency is available. Passengers are prohibited from

consuming alcoholic beverages which they have supplied themselves. Please make sure that you receive a receipt for your purchase.

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2012 // WIZZ MAGAZINE 113


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CZWARTY ROK Z RZĘDU

NUMEREM 1!

Światowej sławy ekspert whisky – Jim Murray

(twórca legendarnej Whisky Bible), już po raz 4

z rzędu nagrodził whisky Ballantine’s Finest numerem 1

w kategorii „Best Blended Scotch Standard of the Year”

(2009,2010,2011,2012).

Przekonaj się sam!

No. 1 for the fourth

year in a row!

The world famous whisky expert - Jim Murray

(author of the legendary Whisky Bible), again for the fourth year in a row

awarded Whisky Ballantine’s Finest as the number 1 in the category of

“Best Blended Scotch Standard of the Year” (2009, 2010, 2011 & 2012).

Find out yourself!

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