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Mopeds at rush hour

Saigon: history and culture in a very modern city

Destination: Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still known to most Vietnamese people, is a buzzing, modern metropolis with a fascinating but sad recent history

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View toward Wolstonbury Hill

Marvellous Mid Sussex: Windmills and Walks around Ditchling

Destination: Ditchling

Windmills, acres of space, quirky villages, numerous country pubs and miles of public footpaths are all on offer in this often overlooked part of the country.

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Olympic City 1984, surrounded city 1992-1995

The Spirit of Sarajevo: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Destination: Sarajevo

Find out about Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This cosmopolitan city has poignant reminders of a violent past, enterprising museums and a thriving social life.

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Bewitched by Jerusalem's Old City

Destination: Jerusalem

Wander the winding streets, sample delicious food, and discover the inspiring sights and sounds of one of the oldest cities in the world

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The streets of Havana

Cuba: on the trail of ‘La Revolución’

Destination: Havana

Away from Cuba's beach resorts, there are some fascinating destinations linked to the country's Communist revolution which give an insight into the island's remarkable history

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