Baking Around Europe: Portugal

Flag of PortugalWhen we think of Portugal, mostly what springs to mind are seafood dishes and desserts made of eggs and almonds. Having spoken to a couple of friends with Portuguese roots, in preparation for this article, we also learnt how important a good strong cup of coffee is. It’s a country packed full of flavour, and the locals are proud of this. Having visited Nando’s on a number of occassions, a certain dessert also sprang to mind, when thinking about Portugal’s most famous treats, which is where we’ve decided to begin this week’s article… Continue reading

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Competition – Tag Insure My Villa in Your Halloween Photos

1.This competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom only.

2.It is a condition of entry to the competition that these rules are accepted as final and that the entrant agrees to abide by these rules.

3.Entrants must be aged 18 or over.

3.1.Entrants can enter via Instagram, Twitter and/or Facebook. Entrants must follow the Insure My Villa page (@instamyvilla for Instagram, @Insure_My_Villa for Twitter, @InsureMyVilla for Facebook) and also tag Insure My Villa on their Halloween photo submission, for their entry to be accepted. The competition entry period begins on 15.10.18 at 09:00 and runs until 02.11.18 at 17:00. Only those entries made within the designated entry period will be considered. Any form of entry other than as described in these Terms and Conditions is void.

3.2.One prize will be offered to our favourite photo – a Hotel Chocolat Halloween Hamper. The winner will be announced 05.11.18.

3.3.In order to qualify, the winner must not be a spam account, work for the group, or be associated in any way to an employee of the group.

4.Multiple entries allowed. No purchase necessary to enter the competition. Entry constitutes full and unconditional acceptance of these Terms and Conditions. Insure My Villa is not responsible for lost, corrupted or delayed entries, and reserves the right to disqualify anyone who violates these Terms and Conditions.

5.Insure My Villa will not share your information with companies outside the group nor use your information for marketing purposes.

6.Entries that are found to contravene these Terms and Conditions shall be null and void, regardless of the stage of the competition. In the event that the entry of a winner is declared null and void, an alternative winner will be selected.

7.The prize is not transferable. No cash alternatives are available. Insure My Villa reserves the right to substitute the prizes with prizes of equal or greater value. Insure My Villa will send the prize no later than 14 days after the competition has ended and is subject to stock availability. Substitutes may be given.

8.The winner is required to confirm acceptance of the prize, and their contact details and postal address to Insure My Villa when contacted. In the event that the winner does not accept the prize, or does not comply with these conditions, Insure My Villa reserves the right to select an alternative winner.

9.Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible, due to reasons beyond the control of Insure My Villa and, accordingly, Insure My Villa may, at its discretion, vary or amend the competition and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to Insure My Villa as a result thereof.

10.This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Hotel Chocolat.

Insure My Villa’s registered office is: 30-34 Hounds Gate, Nottingham, NG1 7AB.

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Costa del Sol – A Place of Sun, Sea and Cultural Experiences

Costa del SolOverall, Spain is the go-to choice for many travellers and holidaymakers. Whether you’re just passing through, or visiting your holiday home, it draws in tourists from around the world.

However, there are many areas to choose from, each with their own unique attractions. Today we want to focus the spotlight on the Costa del Sol, and why this is a great choice for those seeking new cultural experiences. Continue reading

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Baking Around Europe: France

flag of FranceIn our opinion, France is one of the richest countries, when it comes to food. There are many dishes loved around the world, which are well known to be of French origin.

We are especially grateful for the desserts. From mille-feuille to crème brulee, life wouldn’t be the same without them! With some deliberation, we chose the following to discuss for this week’s Baking Around Europe article: Continue reading

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Consider Corsica when Planning your next Visit to Europe

CorsicaDid you know that Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, after Sicily, Sardinia and Cyprus? In such a list, it’s refreshing to have a break from the alliteration! More than three million people visit Corsica each year. The mild climate and diverse landscapes make it a popular choice. Here are just a few examples of what to expect whilst you’re there: Continue reading

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Baking Around Europe: Cyprus

CyprusMany Brits love to visit Cyprus, and it’s a popular place for holiday homes. If you are one of these fans, then you are probably aware of the delicious local food available.

With this in mind, we were interested to learn more about how traditional Cypriot dishes differ from what you may typically find in the UK: Continue reading

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Baking Around Europe: Monaco

flag of MonacoThis week, we have turned our attention to the Principality of Monaco!

A mixture of French and Italian origins have resulted in an area that has put its own spin on some much-loved dishes, creating a unique cuisine that its locals are proud of:




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5 European Cities to Escape to this Autumn

autumn travelThe sun may be bedding down for the year, but that doesn’t mean we’re done holidaying! There’s plenty going on throughout Europe during the cooler months that will give you a break from your everyday life, making for great opportunities to try something new and create unique memories with friends and family.

Here are our top five choices of where you should visit for a weekend away, this autumn: Continue reading

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Baking Around Europe: Gibraltar

Flag of GibraltarNext on our list of European countries to explore is Gibraltar, although, technically, it is a British Overseas Territory. The people of Gibraltar have made the peninsula their own, especially when it comes to food… Continue reading

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Spain has more to offer than just sun, sea and sand!

VillajoyosaWe all love a holiday in Spain, am I right? But lets be honest, the majority of us go for a top up of vitamin C and a good tan top-up. Knowing that you have a holiday home to turn to and escape the dreary British weather is definitely a comfort, but what about Spain’s cooler months?

It’s a shame to not make the most of your home abroad all year round, but beyond making a trip to go soak up the sun, you may have found yourself thinking, what else is there to do out there? Continue reading

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