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Pudong - as viewed across the river from M on the Bund

10 things you need to know about Shanghai, China

by danstan

Destination: Shanghai

10 little nuggets of information I wish I'd known before I travelled to Shanghai

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Palace Square, St Petersburg

Russia "Lite": a city break in St Petersburg

by stokel

Destination: St. Petersburg

It is the most European of Russia's cities, a sea of designer labels and familiar Western brands. But the drab poverty is still a culture shock – and there's something you should know about hotels…

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Symphony of Lights, Victoria Harbour

Hong Kong on a tight budget

Destination: Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a unique place where east meets west and modernity subtly blends with tradition. Many of the city's attractions can be done for free and others cost just a few HK dollars

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Cooling off in the sea!

England - a thrilling weekend in Northumberland

by sbritt

Destination: Holy Island

The combination of an exciting horse ride on the unspoilt beach of Holy Island, a cosy B&B and an excellent night out proved to be a fabulous introduction to the north east of England

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Sun City

South Africa: Johannesburg and beyond

Destination: Johannesburg

If Johannesburg is your base, you could do much worse. There's plenty to see, do and experience on the doorstep and further afield. Places to eat, evening entertainment, days out and weekend visits

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50s car, Havana, Cuba

Cuba - Havana, the highlights and the hotspots

Destination: Havana

Havana is a city of crumbling elegance and restored colonial beauty. But behind the faded façade an infectious energy and rhythmic back-beat suffuses the streets of the Cuban capital

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Gingerbread house

Brilliant Basel - don't miss the Swiss

Destination: Basel

However you pronounce it, Basel in Switzerland is pretty much the perfect continental city break

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Kardamena is the word for Greece's greatest holiday

Destination: Kardamena

Want endless beaches and scenery, an ancient culture and history plus thrilling excursions and buzzing nightlife? Well, play your Kardamena right and you're guaranteed the best of both worlds

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Hotel Alta

Vibrant San Jose

Destination: San Jose

Finding interesting architecture, culture and a friendly atmosphere in the colourful Costa Rican Capital city of San José.

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