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UFO in Lille Flanders station (Mike Martin)

A Fantastic weekend in Lille

Destination: Lille

A silver, bulbous UFO hangs from the ceiling of the train station and a ghost train features a small girl crying over her dead badger. It can only mean one thing, the Lille 2012 festival, Fantastic.

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Nightlife in Brighton: stage, street and screen culture

Destination: Brighton

Brighton's cultural calendar features world-class comedy, music, theatre and dance. Oh yes – and the biggest annual arts festival in England. Edinburgh, eat your heart out.

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Mysore Palace at night

What to see and do in the royal city of Mysore

Destination: Mysore

Mysore, an ideal starting point for visiting the beaches and mountains of the Western Ghats, pulls off perfectly the marriage of old and new. Read on to make the most of your visit…

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Launch of Lille 3000

Lille: Paris without the attitude

Destination: Lille

If you want some French chic, culture, art and great food, you don't have to go to the capital - the answer lies an hour closer, in Lille

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A pair of Honfest hons and their four-legged friends

Big hair days in buzzing Baltimore

Destination: Maryland

The spotlight may be on Washington DC but there’s much more to discover in America’s Capital Region. Laidback Baltimore offers quirky year-round attractions and in June the buzzword is Honfest.

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The Fijian ladies at the Lautoka bus station market

Lautoka - Fiji's sweetest city

Destination: Lautoka

A holiday in Fiji tastes sweeter during Lautoka's annual Sugar Festival. Find out what else to do in Fiji's second city, where the locals sway to a Bollywood beat

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The E4 Purple Cow at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Udderbelly

Edinburgh's Classy & Stylish Hotels

by jay

Destination: Edinburgh

A guide to some of Edinburgh's better hotels, plus tips on how to make the most of your visit. Edinburgh is compact & walkable, and an ideal long-weekend destination. See the video!

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Stradun, the main street in the Old Town (© Croatia National Tourist Office)

Dubrovnik: man the ramparts!

Destination: Dubrovnik

It's hard to believe that less than 20 years ago, much of Dubrovnik's Old Town was in ruins. These days, after massive restoration, it's the perfect place for a lazy city break

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Falla monument in Plaza del Ayuntamiento

Las Fallas: Valencia's festival of fire

Destination: Valencia

Every March, Valencia's Las Fallas – with its fireworks, bonfires and blazing statues – transforms the peaceful Mediterranean city into Europe’s premier free street party. Here is a pyromaniac's guide

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Sunset over one of Finland's many lakes

Finland's friendly festival

Destination: Joensuu

If your knowledge of Finland is limited to Lordi and lakes, head for Joensuu in July to discover beautiful countryside and probably the greenest music festival ever

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