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#1/15
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5
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Spain - a tour around the top tapas bars uncovers the best of Barcelona’s gastronomic scene, which tantalises the taste buds while you mingle with the locals... read more »
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Destination: Paris
Paris by day is a wonderful place, but after dark the 'city of light' comes to life. The Eiffel Tower sparkles, the Seine is illuminated and the streets seem to glow as cosy cafés and bars beckon... read more »
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5
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Forget Majorca's package-holiday image - the island's capital, Palma, makes a decidedly chic choice for a short break, with a lovely old town, great bars and restaurants, and even a crowd-free beach... read more »
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Barcelona has something for everyone - families, food-lovers, culture buffs, beach babes, romantic couples, or anyone who just wants a short break somewhere exciting, vibrant and very European... read more »
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4
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Destination: Paris
It's easy to work up an appetite strolling around the alluring city of Paris, but difficult to know where to eat. Read my guide to my favourite quaint and quirky eateries ... read more »
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Destination: Delft
A typical Dutch city, Delft is full of historical charm, pretty canals, medieval churches and lively café culture - and as an ex-resident, I know just the right places to go when you're there... read more »
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Destination: Bath
Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages... read more »
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4
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Times may be tough - but there are bargains to be had, even at the luxury end of the market. Here are my tips for top hotel breaks in Ireland that won't break the bank... read more »
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4
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Melbourne might have a chilled mellow exterior, but this city takes its food seriously. Dig a little deeper and you will discover a melting-pot of exciting flavours and a vibrant exciting food scene... read more »
#10/15
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4
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A charming small city in the northern Veneto, Treviso is the ideal destination for a quiet getaway or romantic weekend in a tranquil location - and Venice is just a day trip away... read more »
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4
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Destination: Rome
In Rome for another day, or on a return visit? Read my ideal itinerary for seeing the cultural sights, art and amazing architecture of the Eternal City – and sampling its foodie delights... read more »
#12/15
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3.5
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Destination: Paris
Paris evokes images of l'amour, romantic dinners, strolls along the Seine, fine wines... and far too much to see and do. To make the most of a short city break, follow the tips of one who is smitten... read more »
#13/15
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3
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Destination: Rome
The glorious city of Rome might not actually have been built in a day, but if you know where to go and what to see, you can certainly see the best of the eternal city in a day ... read more »
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3
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For most, Malaga is simply a stepping stone to the busy resorts of the Costa del Sol. But take some time out in this magnificent city for a taste of the real Andalusia and the real Spain... read more »
#15/15
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3
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One of the most popular cities in the world, Venice is more than a collection of famous sights to tick off - it's the perfect place to sit at a cafe, sipping a coffee and watching the world go by... read more »
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