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Camden Markets

London's Camden Markets - centre of the alternative scene

Destination: London

Camden Markets have grown to become a major London tourist attraction. Goths, Punks and alternative fashions add colour, energy and a buzz that draws in tourists and Londoners by the millions

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Windsor & its castle

Windsor: quirky and curious - the alternative tourist trail

Destination: Windsor

Windsor in Berkshire is famous for its castle - but few know of its hidden tunnels, crooked house and odd postbox. Discover the town's quirky and amusing sites with this alternative tourist guide

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Hotel Brouwer: a handsome sea captain's house dating from 1652

Five budget places to stay in Amsterdam

Destination: Amsterdam

Good-quality but affordable places to stay are in short supply in Amsterdam – but a few quirky, characterful lodgings can be found for as little as €73 a night. Here are five of my personal favourites

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Writer Reb Stevenson gets into the spirit of Pies on Parade with

Maine attraction: an insider's guide to Portland

Destination: Portland

Drop your anchor in Portland, Maine – a docile New England hub where you can beam at the pretty lighthouses, bag a robot and crack a lobster or two

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'The lines', Tblisi's smartly restored shopping district

Nice and Tblisi

Destination: Tbilisi

With the travel industry ever on the lookout for 'the new Prague’, it’s surprising that Georgia’s capital city of Tblisi hasn’t yet joined the hit list

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Classic Paris: the Eiffel Tower

Culture and chic cafes, my passionate guide to Paris, France

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

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Graffiti near the cathedral

Drink beer and eat for free in Granada

Destination: Granada Province

Granada is best known for the Alhambra and the Albayzin. But it has another big selling point, too - bet you didn't know that a night on the town would earn you a free dinner!

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Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Markets - Gluhwein, Gifts and Gingerbread

Destination: Munich

Christmas markets are a major part of the festive season in Germany and Munich is no exception. The smells of mulled wine, spicy gingerbread and hot snacks - who can resist? Come and see for yourself

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Auschwitz.

Krakow and Auschwitz. But mainly Auschwitz

Destination: Krakow

A weekend city break to Krakow confronts you with the 'A' question: should you visit Auschwitz, or not?

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The Sandeman Bodega, Jerez

Sample Spain's Jerez at Christmas - or any season

Destination: Jerez De La Frontera

In elegant Jerez instead of wine, women and song, read sherry, flamenco and dancing horses

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