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Situated on the Flemish Coast, the North Sea gem of Ostend effortlessly combines rustic charm with palatial splendour, as well as first-rate seafood and impressive art galleries... read more »
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Encircled by mountains, islands and fjords, Bergen, Norway’s scenic second city, is home to a thriving port and cutting-edge cultural centre and is a seafood-lover’s paradise... read more »
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Clear blue waters and bountiful home-grown produce attract visitors to the Madeiran capital of Funchal all year round, but the city is in full colourful bloom during the spring months ... read more »
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The second largest city in the region of Dalmatia, Split offers an abundance of Roman ruins, beautiful beaches and Croatian seafood dishes, fresh from the Adriatic... 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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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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Situated in the north of Denmark, the relatively undiscovered city of Aalborg is rich with Viking and Renaissance history, restaurants and bars, and the ubiquitous drink, akvavit... read more »
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Set amid vine-ribboned countryside, the regional capital of Bordeaux attracts visitors with its waterfront promenade, pretty gardens and delicious local vinous offerings... read more »
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Visit in December and raise a glass of Czech beer to the fairy tale city of Prague, where the romantic castle presides over snow-shrouded streets and cafés glow with festive cheer... read more »
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Despite a turbulent past, Warsaw's restored old town and wide green spaces exude a sense of beauty that undermines the stark severity of the city’s communist structures... read more »
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Siena is one of Italy’s most enchanting Tuscan cities, with a medieval centre that's filled with majestic buildings and a grand piazza – the setting for the biannual world-famous Palio... read more »
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Thousands embark on a pilgrimage to the medieval city-shrine of Santiago de Compostela every year, but behind the religious fervour is a beautiful and engaging destination that demands exploration... read more »
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The historic Greek capital of Athens is an increasingly exciting destination, with a sophisticated restaurant and café scene to match its stunning ancient archaeological monuments... read more »
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Enjoy fiestas, siestas and your fair share of tapas in the thriving Andalucían city of Seville, with its Arab ancestry keenly evident in the iconic cathedral and grand palaces ... read more »
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Mosques, minarets, mosaics and mezze make the ancient city of Istanbul one of Europe’s most alluring destinations – the ultimate east-meets-west experience on the Bosphorus... read more »
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From experimental art and architecture and sandy urban beaches to an enticing late-night dining scene, you can feel the energy coursing through the streets of Barcelona... read more »
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Oslo is a city brimming with cultural and artistic attractions. Explore the galleries and museums of the Norwegian capital before taking time out in one of its elegant green spaces... read more »
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Soak up Berlin's compelling atmosphere and take in countless historic sights before hitting the trendy bars and restaurants for cocktails and cabaret in this coolest of cities... read more »
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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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Destination: Amsterdam
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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