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hidden europe 28

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Is the Baltic the new Med? Or Bridlington the new St Tropez? Come now, we don't write about that sort of thing in hidden europe. But we do like to keep in touch with mainstream travel writing. And we find that in Britain the travel pages are full of lists.

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There was a time when travel writers would string together entire paragraphs of narrative prose. You know the sort of thing: nicely woven words that developed a theme, often with the odd literary pirouette thrown in for good measure. A little light alliteration always goes down well in such prose pieces. But skim the newspaper travel pages nowadays and they are full of lists. Europe’s ten best celebrity beaches. Moldova’s ten worst airports. One hundred bus stations to see before you die.

We have started collecting such lists. We have everything from top ten bellinis (think cocktails, not late-Renaissance art for that one) to Europe’s ten best arrival experiences.

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hidden europe

and manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

This article was published in hidden europe 28.