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"culture" related travel guides

Map of the village of Saint Paul

Falling in love with Saint Paul de Vence, France

Destination: St-Paul-de-Vence

For fragrant romance and French style glamour, head to the historic village of Saint Paul de Vence

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Desert dreams in Nevada

Destination: Nevada

To take a trip through Nevada's Valley of Fire is to travel back in time to another world, a world of shamanic trances, plumed serpents and dancing bird men

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Historic Madrid

Time to discover the real Madrid

Destination: Madrid

There is much more to Madrid than football. Experience fine dining, great culture, glorious gardens and celebrated art that's worth even more than Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo in this vibrant city.

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Living la dolce vita in Perugia

Destination: Perugia

The Umbrian capital of Perugia is famous for Buitoni pasta, Perugina chocolate and jazz. I spent a month in the city, soaking it all up

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Dublin's hotspots

Destination: Dublin

Dublin makes for one of the most enjoyable short breaks in Europe - and now, for the first time in a decade, there are bargains to be had

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There are hidden corners everywhere in Dubrovnik, just waiting to be

Wonder walls of Dubrovnik

Destination: Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik’s walled old town may be tiny, but you’ll find enough buried in its nooks and crannies to keep you occupied for days

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Exploring Porto

Destination: Porto

A short trip to Porto is just enough time to sample the city's highlights, from tasting the wares of the port lodges to watching the world go by in the parks

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Philadelphia City Hall recently featured in Transformers 2

Get that Philadelphia feeling

Destination: Philadelphia

Often overshadowed by the bright lights and baritone of New York’s Broadway just a 90-minute train ride away, Philadelphia’s own impressive musical legacy goes largely overlooked

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A busy cyclo trickshaw

How to find your Saigon smile in Vietnam

Destination: Vietnam

Visit Uncle Ho's Palace, explore the chaotic streets and then drink a 30p beer or glass of weasel poo coffee (it's what you think it is!). Insane Saigon tantalises your senses... and your tastebuds

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Aussie icons: Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

Testing for vertigo in Sydney

Destination: Sydney

From climbing the bridge to following ghosts to sipping Shiraz, Sydney has endless ways to keep its visitors entertained

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