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Osorezan: the other-worldly side of Japan

by Mary K

Destination: Japan

In the northernmost reaches of Japan lies Osorezan, or "Fear Mountain". Here, you can picnic with the dead and meet shaman priestesses, many of them blind, who commune with spirits

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Steppin' it up, Tropea-style

Tropea: secret southern jewel

Destination: Tropea

It might not be brimming with Renaissance art or cultivate world-class wines, but the southern Italian city of Tropea offers a pretty, down-to-earth charm even its northern neighbours can’t deny

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New York: live the lifestyle

by stokel

Destination: New York City

New York is a uniquely idiosyncratic city - and it's almost impossible to chart in a simple travel guide. The only advice? Make sure you know Fifth and Seventh Avenues!

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The pleasant buzz of an evening on the riverside in Ljubljana

Slovenia: what's not to love?!

by Jimmyb

Destination: Ljubljana

I imagined that Slovenia would be an Eastern Bloc country trying to find its feet after years of Soviet abuse. How wrong I was. Stunning scenery, extreme outdoors and friendly people welcomed me

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Time for a tipple

Sail with me to majestic Mull

Destination: Isle of Mull

All at sea on the west coast of Scotland...what a wonderful place to be. The short break teeming with wildlife, walking, great food, equally great company and the best bit of all - relaxation

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Typical baroque balconies

More to moorish Malaga, Spain

Destination: Malaga

For most, Malaga is simply a stepping stone to the busy resorts of the Costa del Sol. But take some time out in this magnificent city for a taste of the real Andalusia and the real Spain

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Palio of Siena

Destination: Siena

Forget the Grand National - when it comes to horse racing, Siena's the place to be, as it has been since the Middle Ages

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The quirky Utter Inn in Vasteras

Vasteras: tails of the unexpected

Destination: Vasteras

From frolicking ponies to inquisitive fish and a ghostly house, there’s plenty to sharpen your senses in the Swedish hideaway of Vasteras

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