Venice Bans Kayaks and Other Recreational Boats From the Grand Canal

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The Crown season 2: Where is the Suez Canal? Why did Britain go to war over it in 1956?

The Netflix drama saw tensions between Britain and Egypt worsen with Prime Minister Anthony Eden (played by Jeremy Northam) lying to Queen Elizabeth II (Claire Foy) about his collusion in the conflict. In The Crown, the Suez Criss led to the downfall of Eden and his Conservative government and left the Queen furious.  But what […]

Great Canal Journeys review: A joyful experience that is about to end

Returning for a new series, jolly thesps Prunella Scales and Timothy West were drifting happily through the Norfolk Broads.  They’re so used to doing this show that they almost behave as if we’re not there.  That’s the secret of it.  As it began, however, Tim reminded the audience that this is “the final curtain”, something […]

Foodie walks, historical buildings and picturesque canal network: Discover Amsterdam

GETTY Amsterdam is the ultimate city break destination It’s a good thing that Amsterdam is so easy to explore on foot. I was only halfway through my foodie walking (or in my case, waddling) tour of the Jordaan neighbourhood, but I was already regretting that second helping of poffertjes (tiny pancakes drenched in advocaat, a […]