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Terrace bar, Aigua Blava

A winter break on the Costa Brava

Destination: Costa Brava

When the nights draw in, the Costa Brava may not seem the obvious place for a break, but believe me it still has an awful lot to offer

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Circular Quay from the bridge

A Pom's Guide to Sydney

Destination: Sydney

Vivacious and vain, breezy and blithe, posing around its shimmering harbour. Sydney is a sun-kissed show-off with a whimsical grin

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Groot Constantia

South Africa - the green side of Cape Town

Destination: Cape Town

There's so much more to Cape Town than the city and the waterfront. Travel south around Table Mountain, where a green and pleasant land of nature reserves, forests and vineyards awaits you

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Wandering through Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra: Explore Portugal beyond the Algarve and Lisbon

Destination: Coimbra

Coimbra in the centre of Portugal is an interesting and attractive old University town. Take a wander through its Moorish built narrow streets, and avoid the routine of the Algarve

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Città Alta towers above the Città Bassa below

Bergamo - an Italian tale of two cities

Destination: Bergamo

Sitting at the base of the foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is really two cities in one. The beautiful old Città Alta, with its defensive walls, towers above the modern Citta Bassa below

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Strawberry Fields

Central Park, the heart and lungs of New York City

Destination: New York City

If you're feeling exhaustion in New York - perhaps the world's busiest city - head for Central Park. There's so much to see and doing it justice will take far longer than you might think

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The Rose Garden, Cellars-Hoenhort

Two of Cape Town's most glorious gardens

Destination: Cape Town

Two world class gardens under the eastern flanks of Table Mountain; one barely ten years old, and one a century. Don't miss them

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Kirstenbosch Gardens

Cape Town Picnics you'll never forget

Destination: Cape Town

If it's summer in Cape Town, then think "picnics". You don't even need to pack your own hamper. Here's where to go to set down your rug

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The coastline near Raglan, the Waikato. Credit: Stephen Witherden

Chris Coubrough's Waikato, New Zealand

by Chris C

Destination: Hamilton

For a chef like me, the Waikato region of North Island, New Zealand, is an ideal destination. A benign climate and rich soil guarantee great produce, there's a vibrant café culture – and you can surf…

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La Concepcion

Malaga: three days, three very different things to do

Destination: Malaga

Lose yourself in Malaga's old quarter and relax in the atmospheric Arab baths before venturing to the historic botanic gardens. Here is how I would spend three days in the Costa del Sol's capital

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