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Disneyland Paris - travelers think is a real island

Travellers believe Disneyland Paris is a real Island

Leger Holidays have recently revealed the silliest travel inquiries that they have ever heard - including some from holidaymakers who seem to believe Disneyland Paris is a real Island.

Would you like a kitten with your coffee?

Vienna welcomes Europe's first cat café

Sonja, Thomas, Moritz, Luca and Momo are the hosts of a new 50 seat cafe, which opened in Vienna earlier this month. But they aren't people - they're cats.

Asparagus shortage ruins quirky British festival

British Asparagus festival cancelled due to asparagus shortage

The weather has been dampening British spirits for two weeks - and now it's even struck the British Asparagus Festival, which had to be cancelled due to an asparagus shortage - brought on by incessant rain and flooding.

More quirky events for Diamond Jubilee

See Queen's ‘Jubilade’ fizzy drink at Royal exhibition

A sliver jubilee fizzy drink called 'Jubilade' is just one of the quirky souvenirs visitors can see at the Jubilee Souvenir Exhibition - part of the Thames Diamond Jubilee Festival.

Who would your dream weekend away be with?

Top 5 dream package tours, that should exist but don't

If you could choose anyone in the world to guide you around Europe, who would it be? In honour of Travel Talk on Twitter this week, we’ve rounded up the top five people we’d most like to have as a package tour guide on the ultimate weekend away.

Holiday romance as KLM launch travel dating app

Love is in the air, as travellers admit to sky-high romance

Six per cent of loved up travellers admit to meeting on flights, as KML announces the launch of a 'Mile High' Facebook app, aimed at connecting travellers in the sky.

Waht's the weirdest thing you've packed in your holiday luggage?

Traveller tries to bring crab through customs

What's the weirdest thing you've ever tried to sneak through airport security? Travellers have been caught with everything from crustaceans, to live goldfish according to officials at London Stansted Airport.

Air Guitar - a weird offerings from Finland

Finland offers mix of weird and wonderful

Finland, like most Scandinavian countries, is that superb mix of the weird and the wonderful. 2011 is no different and provides visitors to Finland the perfect opportunity to find out just how weird and how wonderful the country really is. With a wide and diverse range of events and festivals taking place, why not make Finland your ideal short break destination this year.

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Coffee with a local in Amsterdam


This week IdealShortBreaks.co.uk is in Amsterdam drinking strong black coffee with local Machteld Ligtvoet, who gives us tips on some of his favourite local haunts – including where you can go to find one of the best views of the city.

Top five alternative Christmas markets

Alternative Christmas markets

Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?