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Cafe Central

Austria - a coffeehouse tour of Vienna

by jillap

Destination: Vienna

Winter is the perfect time to relish coffee as it was meant to be enjoyed: in the grandeur of Vienna's legendary coffeehouses

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Helsinki at night (© VisitFinland.com)

Helsinki: a delightful city on the sea

by gill19

Destination: Helsinki

Small and sparklingly clean, with air as fresh as a newly-picked daisy: that's Helsinki. Finland’s capital city, it's also super-efficient, and a symphony of spires and Art Nouveau facades

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The Seine at sunset

A walk through literary Paris

by stokel

Destination: Paris

Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Jack Kerouac and F Scott Fitzgerald were among the writers who lived in Paris. Their spirit lives on in the bookshops, cafés and streets of the Left Bank

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The Kabukiza, Ginza

Traditional Tokyo: a photographer's guide

Destination: Tokyo

According to the Japan National Tourism Organisation, Tokyo boasts seven of the country's 10 most popular sights - making the city a treasure trove for avid SLR enthusiasts and holiday snappers alike

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Friendly little Alvin...

Samode Bagh - a Rajasthani secret garden

by rwicks

Destination: Rajasthan

In the most beautiful garden I've ever seen, the emerald feathers of a squawking parrot catch my eyes as I lift them from my notepad. I'm in India, in a place called Samode Bagh...

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Lagoon view, Venice

Simple pleasures on a citybreak to Venice, Italy

Destination: Venice

One of the most popular cities in the world, Venice is more than a collection of famous sights to tick off - it's the perfect place to sit at a cafe, sipping a coffee and watching the world go by

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Lake Bled

Slovenia: a day trip out of Ljubljana

Destination: Slovenia

Castles, caves, culture, great food, bewitching scenery, colourful markets… and the best hot chocolate in the world. Slovenia has everything its European neighbours have – apart from the crowds

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Geisha at the tea party

Kyoto: a fascinating base from which to explore Japan

Destination: Kyoto

Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world but with a few tips on saving money under your belt, you can still experience all the amazing culture on offer without breaking the bank

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Sing a song of Avignon

Destination: France

Savour the South of France on a trip to Avignon on the banks of the Rhone - a magical medieval town famed for its seven popes, ancient architecture and a beloved children's rhyme you may recall

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Stop in Stoupa to discover a gentle side of Greece

Destination: Stoupa

Hidden on the southern tip of mainland Greece is the stunning resort of Stoupa; a traditional fishing village that simply oozes personality and charm.

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