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Hours to wait for a ferry or tunnel shuttle, or just want a short-break in France? There are plenty of attractions in and around Calais. Here are the best sights, hotels and restaurants... read more »
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Destination: Chester
Chester's not short of cool places to shop and eat - but it's really hot stuff when it comes to history. If you know where to go, you can find fascinating treasures in the most unlikely of places...... read more »
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There's nowhere quite like the Argentinian capital: if you fancy learning to tango, feasting on the best steak ever or simply snapping up a bargain leather jacket, Buenos Aires is the place to be... read more »
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Destination: Chania
Trip type: Beach, Shopping
The old Venetian seaport of Chania, on the northwest coast of Crete, oozes history - but with restaurants and clubs that are buzzing into the early hours, it's full of life, too... read more »
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Shopping, massage, henna tattoos, restaurants, yoga, romantic views… Rajasthan has it all for a group of women travellers – and a homestay, living with locals, is a safe and friendly way to see it ... read more »
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Destination: Elche
Just 10 miles from Alicante, Elche is a peaceful oasis where you can soak up the history, sit in the shade of the palm trees - and do some serious shoe shopping in the footwear capital of Spain!... read more »
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Destination: Seoul, Panmunjom
As the capital of a little country sandwiched between Japan and China, Seoul can really hold its own... read more »
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What it lacks in size, Wellington in New Zealand more than makes up for in variety. Shop at the city's version of Harrods, ride a cable car, tour historical sites and hit the beach... all in a day... read more »
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Destination: Dresden
Shaking off the dark days of wartime bombing and, more recently, floods and drought, the city of Dresden just gets better and more interesting by the day... read more »
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Destination: Istanbul
Istanbul is not just a treasure-trove of ancient wonders; it has a modern side and a vibrant art and shopping scene. The latest European Capital of Culture is a great place to spend a long weekend... read more »
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Destination: Marrakech
Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights... read more »
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Destination: Swindon
Swindon, in Wiltshire, is famous for railways and Honda cars but must have more going for it - it has just been officially twinned with Walt Disney World in Florida ... read more »
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Destination: Berlin
The reinvention of old East Berlin shows this cosmopolitan city is now giving the West a run for its money... read more »
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Destination: Vilnius
Vilnius, the pretty capital of Lithuania, has 100 types of beer and a thousand and one different events to celebrate its title of European Capital of Culture 2009... read more »
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Destination: Berlin
The German city is renowned for its world-class art and modern architecture… but did you know about its urban beaches, canals and exotic Balinese gardens? This is the fun side of Berlin... read more »
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Destination: Hiroshima
Hiroshima will never fully escape its awful history. But this ultra-modern and chaotic Japanese now city offers plenty to entice visitors seeking an exciting long-haul city break ... read more »
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Destination: Montreal
With its mixture of French and English, ancient and modern, tradition and innovation, Montréal is North America’s most cosmopolitan city – perfect for a short break... read more »
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