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The restaurant at Petersham Nurseries

London's top 10 restaurants

Destination: London

London claims to have the best restaurants in the world. It also has some of the most expensive. So before you splash the cash, check out this guide to 10 places that are definitely worth it

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Ho Chi Min Mausoleum

Vietnam in 10 days for the Discerning Traveller

Destination: Hanoi

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Min City - Phu Quoc

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Cocktails with a view at Cafe Sydney

A foodie's guide to tourist Sydney

Destination: Sydney

Can sightseeing and good food go hand in hand? Find out how you can enjoy some of Sydney's best cuisine, without straying away from the tourist trail

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loch-ness-waterfall

A different view of the Highlands

Destination: Loch Ness

What are the ingredients for the perfect weekend break? Excellent food would be high on the list, cooked with finesse and elegance, with a strong wine list to match. Loch Ness Lodge has it all.

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Plaza Risorgimento, Alba

Truffles and other delights of the Italian Piemonte

Destination: Alba

Would you buy a much sniffed at truffle? Well no, nor would I, but many flock to the Piemonte each autumn to do just that. But truffles aren't the only gourmet delight this beautiful area has to offer

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The Cathedral Close

Exeter: history, shopping and eating

Destination: Exeter

Exeter, the historic capital city of Devon, has so much going for it that any visitor would be hard pressed to exhaust all the options during a weekend, or even a week. Read on for my recommendations

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Primate's Palace

Bratislava - the little 'big' city

Destination: Bratislava

Bratislava is a charming city and has enough attractions to keep a visitor busy for a couple of days. Visit the place before mass tourism invades the city and destroys its quaint medieval charm

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Cafe Allard

From chic to cheap, my favourite restaurants in Paris

Destination: Paris

It's easy to work up an appetite strolling around the alluring city of Paris, but difficult to know where to eat. Read my guide to my favourite quaint and quirky eateries

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The coastline near Raglan, the Waikato. Credit: Stephen Witherden

Chris Coubrough's Waikato, New Zealand

by Chris C

Destination: Hamilton

For a chef like me, the Waikato region of North Island, New Zealand, is an ideal destination. A benign climate and rich soil guarantee great produce, there's a vibrant café culture – and you can surf…

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Mother and baby statue, Toulouse centre

Toulouse: the pink city

Destination: Toulouse

Take a free-range tour of Toulouse, a marvellous French city where the spirit of free enterprise lives alongside antiquity and heritage

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