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The colourful façades of the iconic ‘Cases de l’Onyar’ in Girona’s old town are reflected in the river

Girona: a year-round delight

Destination: Girona

Often overlooked in the Barcelona rush, Girona, the medieval second city of Catalonia, is a bustling cultural centre with a lively and creative attitude

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Touring Jurmala’s huge beaches and dense forests on board a big old quad bike

A weekend in regal Riga

Destination: Riga

Tired of too many tourists and escalating prices? Head north for a weekend break in one of Europe’s most captivating and under-explored capital cities

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The regal Roman Baths

A short break in England to beautiful Bath and beyond

Destination: Bath

Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages

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Delft

Culture, cycling and cafes on a citybreak to Delft, Holland

Destination: Delft

A typical Dutch city, Delft is full of historical charm, pretty canals, medieval churches and lively café culture - and as an ex-resident, I know just the right places to go when you're there

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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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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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Siltanen bar

A short break guide to city life in Helsinki

Destination: Helsinki

Helsinki's cool bars and restaurants are waiting to be discovered. Finnish style prevails, but it doesn't have to be exclusive or expensive.

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La Grande Plage, Biarritz

France - bitesize Biarritz: a short break guide

by deeda

Destination: Biarritz

Biarritz on the French Atlantic Coast is the perfect weekend get-away. For what to do during a three day break to make the most of this beautiful town (without spending a fortune), read on

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Relaxation at The Scarlet Hotel

Cornwall - a green and friendly corner of England

Destination: Cornwall

Cornwall is taking the lead when it comes to being green. Eco-friendly hotels and restaurants serve walkers, surfers, cyclists and those visitng the superb beaches and cultural offerings

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96 Winery Road

Cape Town and the World Cup = a match made in Heaven

Destination: Cape Town

Where African Jackass Penguins play among Southern Right Whales. Where the Atlantic meets the Indian Oceans. Where fine foods accompany fine wines. Where old meets new. Where else but Cape Town?

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