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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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If you're looking for a holiday that offers more than just sun, sea and sand (although you can expect plenty of those, too), head to Ghana, a little-visited gem on the west African coast... read more »
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Friendly people, great food, some of the most uncrowded and beautiful sites of antiquity... all this and more awaits anyone who ventures east to Syria... 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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4
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Destination: Vienna
Take a walk around the streets of Vienna combining flamboyant architecture with modern art and lively cafés. You might even bump into Mozart!... read more »
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Destination: Bethlehem
Bethlehem is best known as the setting for the Christmas story, but this ancient city is also home to modern, vibrant culture, great (and ethical) shopping and good food... read more »
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4
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Destination: Mexico City, Oaxaca
Trip type: Activity, Eco, Gap Year
Ever wondered what Mexico is like beyond the tourist traps of the Yucatan Peninsula? On my ten day trip I found out - rich in history, colourful in culture, and spectacular in nature... read more »
#12/23
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3
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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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3.333335
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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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3
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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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2.5
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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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The Umbrian capital of Perugia is famous for Buitoni pasta, Perugina chocolate and jazz. I spent a month in the city, soaking it all up... 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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