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The unusual oval Roman Forum in Jarash overlooks the modern city

Touring Jordan

Destination: Amman

With a history stretching back 10,000 years, magnificent desert panoramas and the famous Dead Sea, Jordan is a fascinating place to visit, and surprisingly easy to travel round

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Dippy says hello at the entrance to the Natural History Museum

London's museum quarter: South Kensington

Destination: London

Gatekeeper to centuries of history, South Kensington is the place to explore new things and admire humankind's achievements. Here's my guide to its museums

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Lovely Ljubljana

Destination: Ljubljana

See, shop and eat is the formula for a successful city break - but not necessarily in equal proportion. Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital, has all the right ingredients

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Reading Terminal Market

Spread some Philadelphia love

Destination: Philadelphia

Stroll through the streets of Philadelphia to experience art, history, a macabre prison museum and food-filled markets

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The pleasant buzz of an evening on the riverside in Ljubljana

Slovenia: what's not to love?!

by Jimmyb

Destination: Ljubljana

I imagined that Slovenia would be an Eastern Bloc country trying to find its feet after years of Soviet abuse. How wrong I was. Stunning scenery, extreme outdoors and friendly people welcomed me

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Moscow: real Russia

by stokel

Destination: Moscow

It's the seventh largest city in the world, and it's uniquely, indescribably Russian. To visit Moscow is to experience another world - and you'll need help

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Cafe Universal by plaza Salvador

Seville’s Perfect Plazas

Destination: Seville

In Seville you can spend all day strolling round plazas, appreciating the culture, sampling the tapas, or listening to live flamenco guitarists. Some plazas are well known, but others are a secret

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Palmyra

The real Syria

Destination: Damascus

Friendly people, great food, some of the most uncrowded and beautiful sites of antiquity... all this and more awaits anyone who ventures east to Syria

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Don't miss the windows in St Thomas' church

Winchelsea weekend

by Janet21

Destination: Winchelsea

Winchelsea in East Sussex, on the brink of Romney Marsh, is a beautiful centre for anyone wanting to mix hiking and history or birdwatching and beer

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