List: Maribor, Kazakh Stars, Intersky

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photograph courtesy of  Andrey Terekhov
photograph courtesy of Andrey Terekhov

Here are a few things we’re anticipating excitedly.

1. Maribor. Yesterday Ryanair announced that they’ll begin flying from London Stansted to Slovenia’s second city (see above) in early June. Maribor, which sits on the Austrian border, is a very charming place. Its Old Town is quintessentially Mitteleuropa and it’s a great place to do some serious wine drinking, to boot.

2. Kazakhstan‘s stars. Wallpaper’s April issue, out March 15, promises “real” Borats—namely, an overview of Kazakhstan’s domestic celebrities. We can’t wait. We’re anticipating a mix of stern ex-Soviet newscasters and insanely cool architects and graphic designers.

3. Intersky‘s Friedrichshafen-Dresden €19.98 fares. Through Sunday, the low-cost carrier with the best brand name around is hawking tax-inclusive fares between their Friedrichshafen base and the Saxon city of Dresden. There are only 999 flights available at this fare, good for travel between March 21 and July 31.

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Alex Robertson Textor

About the author: Alex Robertson Textor is a London-based travel writer and editor. He has written for Rough Guides, the New York Times, and Public Books, among other publications; he also guided the tablet magazine Travel by Handstand to two SATW Foundation Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism awards. With Pam Mandel, he writes copy and generates ideas as White Shoe Travel Content. He is on Twitter as @textorian and maintains his own blog,

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