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Wind your way around ancient villages dating back more than 2,000 years!

Yemen: a living fairy tale

by rwicks

Destination: Sanaa

There were plenty of people who warned us off going to Yemen, but we chose to ignore them - and discovered an architectural wonder forgotten by time, plus a whole lot of fun

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Cafe in Elche

Elche: a Costa Blanca gem

Destination: Elche

Just 10 miles from Alicante, Elche is a peaceful oasis where you can soak up the history, sit in the shade of the palm trees - and do some serious shoe shopping in the footwear capital of Spain!

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Atlas Mountains and Berber villages - a spectacular sight.

Buying a slice of culture in the souks of Marrakech

Destination: Marrakech

Morocco's spicy city can serve up a short break crammed with colour, culture, caleches and consumer delights

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Passion: street tango in La Boca

A passion for Buenos Aires

Destination: Buenos Aires

There's nowhere quite like the Argentinian capital: if you fancy learning to tango, feasting on the best steak ever or simply snapping up a bargain leather jacket, Buenos Aires is the place to be

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Lion's Mount, Mont St-Jean, Waterloo

Waterloo: a trip back in time

Destination: Waterloo

Many people remember learning at school about Waterloo and the battle that made Wellington a British hero - but a visit to the actual battlefield in Belgium brings the historic event vividly to life

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Rustic and relaxed Trastevere, one of Rome's most charming areas to explore

Why Rome is a heaven-sent city

by KatyS

Destination: Rome

When it comes to architecture, Italy's capital isn't just Roman ruins. As the birthplace of the Baroque art movement, it boasts 900 of Europe's most beautiful churches. Here's three you must see

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The bright red Riesenrad in Prater Park

Have a whirl around Vienna's architectural sights

by Lucy C

Destination: Vienna

Take a walk around the streets of Vienna combining flamboyant architecture with modern art and lively cafés. You might even bump into Mozart!

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Sunset from The Black Horse at Amberley

A long weekend in Stroud and the Cotswolds

Destination: Stroud

While in Stroud, discover the foodie heaven that is the farmers' market, observe beautiful views over five valleys, eat until you burst at gastro-pubs and stay in historic boutique hotels

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Scotland - a short break in Angus

Destination: Angus

Often overlooked by holidaymakers intent on discovering the grander landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, the ancient county of Angus has lots to offer visitors at any time of the year

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Cahors from the River Lot

France: Cahors - a haven in the midi-Pyrenees

by malabar

Destination: Cahors

A short break in the French town of Cahors offers a glimpse into another age, pleasing scenery, great food, vineyards and a wonderful feeling of being included. What's not to like?

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