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mahabis travel // best european squares

  All across Europe, towns and cities boast squares or piazzas where locals flock to sit al fresco and relax, whilst tourists swarm to admire the architecture. This culture of lounging in chairs outside cafes watching the world go by is quintessentially continental, associated with a slower pace ...

mahabis travel // short breaks in the uk

  You don’t have to go abroad to experience a relaxing city break. We've pulled together Sunday Guides to three UK cities to demonstrate how you can relax and unwind amidst the hustle and bustle of city life.      Manchester It may not be the first place that you consider for a relaxing weekend ...

five scandinavian foods to try

  When the world outside is stark and white with skeletal trees and frozen lakes; nothing can compare to curling up beneath a blanket and indulging in pure comfort food until Spring. Fortunately, Scandinavia knows how to whip up wonderful feasts from foraged berries, the land and the sea. Read on...

five scandinavian habits worth adopting

  With Scandinavian countries consistently topping the lists of 'happiest residents' and 'quality of life' it seems only pertinent that we take a closer look at what they are doing so right.      // diet Due to the location of many of the scandinavian countries, and their proximity to highly f...

mahabis guide // creating a work-life balance when working from home

    Working from home isn’t all lie-ins and lounging in comfortable clothes. In some ways, it can be more stressful and tiring that working a traditional nine-to-five, where you at least have a clear boundary of where work finishes and your downtime begins. Read on to discover our thoughts on cr...

mahabis guide // how to embrace the greek concept of volta

  If you’ve been stuck at a desk all day, then a relaxed stroll around town can be a great way to de-stress in the evening.  The Greeks take this one step further with the concept of volta, a word with no direct English translation. Volta involves taking a leisurely stroll along the main prome...

sit less. stand more.

  In today's world of ongoing technological advances, an average of 70% of people sit for most of the working day. More technology inevitably means more work enabled by computer, and less manual, physical work necessary to get us out of our chairs.   However, the effects of a sedentary lifesty...

mahabis travel // lofoten, norway. by warwick cairns.

  Last week we caught up with Warwick Cairns, the celebrated writer and author of The Master Thief, who shared with us details of his past trip to Lofoten in Norway. Read on for some Scandinavian holiday inspiration.       "Way up North in Lofoten, in the Arctic North of Norway, they call it Pol...
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