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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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Dublinbikes station

Ireland: Discover Dublin on a €2 bike

Destination: Dublin

Explore Dublin via the pick up/drop-off bike scheme - the perfect way to discover the Irish capital on a short trip

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Albania's dramatic coastline

Albania - Hot Tip for 2011?

Destination: Albania

Venture out to Albania and you'll find a country only just opening up to tourism and alive with Roman and Greek history

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Alcatratz

24 hours of family fun on a short break to San Francisco

Destination: San Francisco

Even if your time in San Francisco is seriously limited, you can still get a real flavour of this vibrant, cultural city. Here's how to cram maximum action into just one day by the bay...

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Boston and the Charles River (© Greater Boston CVB)

Boston in 48 hours

Destination: Boston

As well as being the birthplace of the American Revolution, Boston has always influenced much of the USA’s way of life, from politics to music

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Montréal from the St Lawrence River (© Perry Mastrovito/Québec Tourism)

Montréal in 48 hours

Destination: Montreal

With its mixture of French and English, ancient and modern, tradition and innovation, Montréal is North America’s most cosmopolitan city – perfect for a short break

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Sofia: a weekend break with a difference

Destination: Sofia

Bulgaria’s capital will dispel a few misconceptions and is the best place to buy a vintage typewriter

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The perilously-sited Civita di Bagnoregio, in central Italy

Out on a limb in Italy

Destination: Lazio

The precarious village of Cività di Bagnoregio is one of central Italy’s most arresting sights. Cross the footbridge into a fairytale place with an astonishing history.

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The Gates of Dawn in Vilnius

A midsummer night's dream in Vilnius

Destination: Vilnius

Vilnius, the pretty capital of Lithuania, has 100 types of beer and a thousand and one different events to celebrate its title of European Capital of Culture 2009

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Baku's Icheri Sheher, viewed from Maiden's Tower

March to a different beat in Azerbaijan

Destination: Baku

Azerbaijan’s oil wealth is transforming the little-known former Soviet republic, but behind Baku’s modern façade lies a traditional heart best explored through a long musical heritage

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