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A sweet second chance

Berna Cox’s honeymoon in London 20 years ago was ruined when a drunk man barged into her hotel room.

Looking all over the world at home

She hasn’t been there yet, but still Berna Cox thinks America needs a bit of work to bring it up to the mark — or at least that how she sees it on Google maps.

Diary of a Frenchwoman in Dublin

Marie-Catherine Mousseau compares Dublin and Paris from a French point of view, and tells us she is still in shock from seeing people queue at cash machines.

Liaisons in lost property

Berna Cox is delighted and flattered that she still has what it takes to make hotel staff think the worst of her and her husband.

Tracing the footprints of history

Dr Mícheál Fanning writes about a memorable trip to Israel and Palestine — a part of the world steeped in history and yet also changing with the times.

Follow the stars to the sunny Côte d’Azur

Dr John Wallace reports on the beauty and culture of the French Riviera and finds out why many of the glitterati and literati have flocked there in their search for inspiration.

The hidden charms of this Belgian beauty

Nollaig Rowan recalls her days as a student in Bruges and is glad that a recent film has not revealed to the wider world her favourite places in the Belgian town.