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Explore Trinidad's colourful cobbled streets overlooked by the Sierra del Escambray mountains

Trinidad: a love affair in Cuba

Destination: Trinidad

Trinidad's alluring combination of laidback charm, cobbled streets and pastel-coloured mansions is guaranteed to steal the heart of most visitors. You have been warned...

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Street vendor, Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh City: a fresh taste of the east

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam now offers the traditional attractions of the East alongside modern restaurants, bars and accommodation, as the country bids to become the new Thailand

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Fiesta, old city, Cartagena

Cartagena: a colonial gem

Destination: Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world – go to see it now, before the secret gets out that Colombia is not that dangerous

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Spanish Gothic: Las Palmas cathedral at night

A breezy short break in Las Palmas

Destination: Las Palmas

Old world meets new in the capital of Gran Canaria. From its ornate Spanish balconies, patios and squares to its modern clubs, bars and cool urban beach life, Las Palmas thrills

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Cruising Colombia and the Caribbean

Destination: Aruba

A cruise on board Celebrity Constellation takes in lovely colonial architecture in Colombia, a fabulous beach in Aruba and the mighty locks of the Panama Canal in action

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Attendent at Ouidah Temple of Pythons

Under the spell in Benin

Destination: Benin

With sun-soaked beaches and a vibrant, voodoo-based culture, the tiny West African country of Benin is the place for off-the-beaten-track adventure at its rawest

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Phnom Penh street scene

Falling in love with Phnom Penh

Destination: Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh is attracting more and more visitors keen to spend time in this laidback country and explore both the dark and the delightful sides of the Cambodian capital

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Courtyard, Hotel Tejadillo, Havana

Our room in Havana

Destination: Havana

Havana's historic centre is the atmospheric place to stay in the Cuban capital – just don't count on a room with a view

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Spectacular Singapore

by Fez

Destination: Singapore

Singapore has a reputation for being strait-laced and worthy of little more than a stopover. But its futuristic skyscrapers, colonial history and street foods make it unmissable in its own right

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