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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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The beautiful domes of the Blue Mosque in the heart of Istanbul's Old City

Istanbul on a budget

Destination: Istanbul

Not only is Istanbul the only metropolis in the world to straddle two continents, it's also a city where you don't have to spend a fortune to have a great time

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Menton: a Cote d'Azur gem

Destination: Menton

Not as famous as nearby Cannes and Nice, but no less glitzy and grand, the French Riviera town of Menton makes for a stunning, sunny break

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Surprising Frankfurt – more than simply a business city

Destination: Frankfurt

With its high-rise buildings and business buzz, it would be easy to dismiss Frankfurt as boring. But that would be wrong: take time to explore properly and you may even fall in love with the place

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Aerial view of Calais town hall

Calais: more than just a Channel port

Destination: Calais

Hours to wait for a ferry or tunnel shuttle, or just want a short-break in France? There are plenty of attractions in and around Calais. Here are the best sights, hotels and restaurants

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