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The Cloth Hall in Market Square. Noworolski's is under the arches!

Krakow: past and present

Destination: Krakow

We did know a little about Krakow before booking a break there, but I have to admit that we didn’t really know about its history or that it had one of the largest Jewish communities in pre-war Europe.

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Valparaiso view from The Yellow House

The ups and downs of Valparaíso, Chile

Destination: Valparaiso

It's described as the Jewel of the Pacific, but you will need strong shoes, a head for heights and help from an unusual means of transport – the 'ascensores' – to get up Valparaíso's 42 hills

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Classic Paris: the Eiffel Tower

Culture and chic cafes, my passionate guide to Paris, France

Destination: Paris

Paris evokes images of l'amour, romantic dinners, strolls along the Seine, fine wines... and far too much to see and do. To make the most of a short city break, follow the tips of one who is smitten

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Chester: top spots and hidden gems

Destination: Chester

Chester's not short of cool places to shop and eat - but it's really hot stuff when it comes to history. If you know where to go, you can find fascinating treasures in the most unlikely of places...

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Graffiti near the cathedral

Drink beer and eat for free in Granada

Destination: Granada Province

Granada is best known for the Alhambra and the Albayzin. But it has another big selling point, too - bet you didn't know that a night on the town would earn you a free dinner!

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Falls of Dochart, Killin

Cycling the Lochs and Glens of Scotland

by jillap

Destination: Glasgow

When exploring the spectacular Trossachs National Park by train and bike, you can have your cake and eat it. In Aberfeldy and Glasgow, reward yourself in some of Scotland's best cafés

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Sun, sea and serenity in North Cyprus

Destination: Kyrenia

If your image of Cyprus is all rowdy holidaymakers and late-night clubbing, think again: head north rather than south and you'll find it is possible to have peace and quiet along with your sun

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The iconic Auditorio de Tenerife

Sun, sand and shopping in Santa Cruz

Destination: Santa Cruz de Tenerife

This port city of Tenerife is the place to go for winter sun, nightlife and tax-free shopping – plus a pristine stretch of tropical beach. In Santa Cruz, you get two short breaks for the price of one…

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Holy cows are everywhere in Jaipur.

The tastes, sights and sounds of Jaipur

by rwicks

Destination: India

It is Rajasthan’s most colourful city, guaranteed to leave your senses smitten. To navigate your way through the confusion, follow my advice on where to stay, what to eat and where to rest your soul

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The colourful Cours Saleya market. Picture credit: Hugues Lagarde

The French Riviera: Nice and easy

Destination: Nice

A must-read guide to the hottest spots in Nice, the jewel of the French Riviera

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