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Destination: Varanasi
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural
Often cited as one of the oldest cities in the world, the winding alleys and menagerie of inhabitants skulking through Varanasi sum up the very essence of the subcontinent... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Montmartre is just a mile from the Gare du Nord where the Eurostar train will deposit you for a weekend of frankly shocking exuberance. There's a new dance in town which is not for the faint-hearted... read more »
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4
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Destination: Hampi, Hospet
It is a little like Kathmandu used to be, before the tourist numbers swelled. In Hampi, southern India, a laid-back, easy-going welcome awaits travellers at what is now a World Heritage site... read more »
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3
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Destination: London
Trip type: Activity, Cultural, Family
What better place to celebrate the year's big holiday than in the English city that has it all? Forget charades and the Queen's speech; wrap up warm and enjoy everything festive London has to offer...... read more »
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Destination: London
Gatekeeper to centuries of history, South Kensington is the place to explore new things and admire humankind's achievements. Here's my guide to its museums... read more »
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3
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Destination: Leeds
A well-worn Londoner has the name of every department store, boutique and latest pop-up shop at their fingertips, but why not escape the capital's crowds for a more relaxed spending spree in Leeds... read more »
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3
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Destination: Agra
Some call it the most beautiful building on earth, the eighth wonder of the world – but without an expert's guidance, the Taj Mahal in India can leave visitors cold. Here are my insider tips... read more »
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3
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A driving tour of the Mediterranean's biggest island is a challenging but rewarding way to get under the skin of Sicily's stunning scenery. Grab a map and get on the road... read more »
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3
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An artistic weekend in Amsterdam designed to give you a taste for continental living. And how! Prepare to lose a few clothes and inhibitions along the way...... read more »
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3
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Destination: Prague
It is one of Europe's best preserved medieval city centres, with a touch of Bohemian fantasy. If you have ever wondered what it's like to travel back in time, Prague is your kind of place... read more »
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3
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You can tour the White House and Michelle Obama's vegetable patch if you wish, but there is more to Washington than political life – museums, art galleries and colonial Georgetown, for a start... read more »
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2
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Destination: London
Spend a few days exploring the River Thames and you will get to know the true London from a unique perspective as unknown sides to the capital become gloriously clear. ... read more »
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The wild coast of California, with its long white sands, surfers and never-ending breakers, is familiar from song lyrics and movies. To experience it for real, check out these four San Diego beaches... read more »
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With its 60 miles of coast, Goa in India has a beach (and a hotel) to suit every taste, from budget to super-luxury. It's not quite like the old days, but there are spots where you can truly chill out... read more »
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4
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Destination: Mysore
Mysore, an ideal starting point for visiting the beaches and mountains of the Western Ghats, pulls off perfectly the marriage of old and new. Read on to make the most of your visit…... read more »
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Destination: India, Mumbai (Bombay)
Trip type: Adventure, Cultural
You'd be forgiven for having somewhat mixed feelings about hitting one of the world’s most populated metropolises. But dive right in – it might just be one of the best decisions you ever made.... read more »
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