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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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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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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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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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Free Hugs in Myeung-dong

Seoul: perfect for a Korea break

Destination: Seoul

As the capital of a little country sandwiched between Japan and China, Seoul can really hold its own

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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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Taybeh beer

Bethlehem: a warm welcome in the birthplace of Christ

Destination: Bethlehem

Bethlehem is best known as the setting for the Christmas story, but this ancient city is also home to modern, vibrant culture, great (and ethical) shopping and good food

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Cologne Cathedral

How to spend a weekend in Cologne

by Monique

Destination: Cologne

With friendly people, cheap beer and the rushing river Rhine, don’t overlook Cologne when planning a German weekend away

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