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The Blue Mosque is the most distinctive feature of Istanbul's skyline

Istanbul - Byzantium of old is now a cool capital of culture

Destination: Istanbul

Istanbul is not just a treasure-trove of ancient wonders; it has a modern side and a vibrant art and shopping scene. The latest European Capital of Culture is a great place to spend a long weekend

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Mountain Flowers

La Seu d'Urgell, Catalonia: a walking holiday in Spain

Destination: La Seu d'Urgell

The Spanish Pyrenees are a walker's paradise during the summer months and La Seu d'Urgell is a perfect base offering spectacular views, an abundance of wild flowers and crystal clear rivers and lakes

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Swindon Outlet Shopping Centre

England - Swindon: a surprisingly interesting place

Destination: Swindon

Swindon, in Wiltshire, is famous for railways and Honda cars but must have more going for it - it has just been officially twinned with Walt Disney World in Florida

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Ranger at Turtle Island Marine Park

Sandakan: Borneo in a nutshell

Destination: Sabah

Get up close and personal with Borneo's wildlife. Then discover Sandakan's fascinating history

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Palma from Bellver Castle

Enjoy a weekend break in Majorca's fascinating capital Palma

Destination: Palma

Most visitors to Majorca’s capital, Palma are pleasantly surprised by its cosmopolitan and upmarket feel. With the feel of a sanitised Barcelona, Palma is a easy city to explore and enjoy.

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The Galway Hooker - Eyre Square

Top tips for a grand weekend in Galway City

Destination: Galway

Galway - steeped in music and history; filled with friendly folk, festivals and crammed with cosy pubs, culture and craic. Get yourself to Galway; City of Tribes, Vibes and the time of your lives....

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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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Malmo's liberator King Carl X Gustav

Malmö - a hop over the sea from Copenhagen, by train!

Destination: Malmo

Fabulous architecture, a castle, pavement cafes, great pubs and restaurants, Malmö - where old conflicts have given way to the modern vision of European cooperation

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Durbar Square is at the heart of Kathmandu

A day in Kathmandu, Nepal

Destination: Kathmandu

Chaotic but colourful and vibrant, the very name of Kathmandu conjures up images of a mystical and alluring city. Here are just some of the not-to-be missed sights in the Nepali capital

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