An Illustrated Look At 5 Inspiring Chinese Proverbs

The most time-honoured and popular Chinese proverbs are seen to present wisdom or a concept in a short pithy idiom. Many have just four Chinese characters, however when translated; just how can these inspire us? Here's an illustrated look at 5 inspiring Chinese proverbs: ...

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Top Living Rooms From Around The World

A room where relaxation and socialising go hand in hand, the living room can be the most functionally diverse room in a house. From hosting parties and entertaining friends to being a bubble of warmth and cosy nights in, living rooms are an essential part of our everyday living. We’ve taken eleven of our...

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What is your perfect winter break destination? [Quiz]

Don't let the chill fool you, winter is a great time to travel. As the scenery transforms with the weather, some cities gain a very distinct feel. Restaurants change their menus for seasonal warmers, attractions get covered in festive lighting and fashion accommodates the cold by introducing some...

The World’s Deadliest Creatures

When you think about dangerous animals, you probably think of things such as lions, tigers and sharks, right? Well, they’re certainly up there, but some of the world’s deadliest animals might not be what you’d expect. Here are the biggest killers from seven countries and continents around...

The Very Best Of The UK’s Christmas Markets: When And Where

There is no better antidote to not feeling festive than visiting a Christmas Market. Even if you are not in the mood for shopping, wandering around decorated huts, listening to Christmas songs and sipping mulled wine are guaranteed to spark a festive glow in even the...

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What type of Mancunian are you? [Quiz]

Rather you are a local or a visitor, there is no denying Manchester is a wonderful city. With an industrial past that has now been transformed into trendy bars, restaurants and retail boutiques, the city lends itself well to the contrasting alternative and glamorous lifestyles...

A Look At Holiday Trends By Generations [Infographic]

The way we travel has changed a lot throughout the years, and older generations have had a much different experience than millennials have. We’ve taken a look through the stats to see how travel has changed throughout the years, and how the different generations travel in...

Around The World In 15 Abandoned Cities [Infographic]

Whether a place has been abandoned as a result of disaster, migration or maybe even never populated in the first place, there is something both fascinating and eerie about a town or city with no inhabitants. Here are 15 of the most fascinating ghost towns from...

The Best Alternative Attractions in Europe [Infographic]

We all know the ‘must do’ attractions in Europe which everybody from your nan to your hairdresser is telling you to visit. And while we can’t deny the beauty of the Roman Colosseum or the great views from the top of the Eiffel Tower, there has...

2017 Best UK City Festivals

As the weather gets warmer, Britain becomes the destination for festivals and events of all sizes and genres. You will have heard of the most famous ones, Glastonbury and the V Festival, but for those not so keen on camping or unable to fork out...

Lost In Translation: 21 Idioms Which Literally Make No Sense When Translated [Infographic]

Idioms are probably the biggest quirk in any language, and every language has them. But when translated into English, some foreign idioms are confusing, if not downright hilarious. Here, we’re bringing you 21 idioms which literally make no sense when translated! Fancy sharing our infographic? <img src="https://www.citybaseapartments.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/idioms.jpg"...

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Your Favourite City Break Destinations by Drone

Whether you need inspiration on where to go for a city break, have booked a getaway and can’t wait to get there, or simply want to escape the rat race for a couple of minutes of travel-dreaming, walk this way. Here are your favourite city...

The World’s Tallest Wonders: Man Made vs Natural [Infographic]

As it stands, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the world’s tallest building, standing at an impressive 828m, although the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, due to be completed in 2020, will eclipse it at 1,008m. But even this megastructure pales into comparison with the world’s...

Citybase Apartments: thoughts on the serviced apartment industry.

  Citybase Apartments' Operations Director, Imogen Brettell, shares her thoughts on the serviced apartment industry. Imogen Brettell: Thoughts on the Serviced Apartment Industry: Transcription On awareness My first impressions of the industry after only three months, initially it's the awareness of serviced apartments as an accommodation option in the...