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"market" related travel guides

Food hub: the newly opened Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

Market forces: a gourmet tour of Madrid

Destination: Madrid

The Mercado de San Miguel is a magnet for foodies in the Spanish capital. Sample the mouthwatering fare of its food stalls, then set off on a tapas crawl of Madrid or join an evening wine tasting

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Studio flat, Champs Élysées

Living like a local in Paris

Destination: Paris

Why be just another tourist in a hotel when you could rent a Montmartre loft flat or Left Bank penthouse and experience Paris like a native? Here's how to live la vie parisienne - at least briefly...

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Overview of the city centre, with Papal Palace dominating

Aix-en-Provence vs Avignon

Destination: Avignon

Avignon has culture, history, good food and beautiful women. So does Aix-en-Provence. How on earth are we to choose? Allow me to explain

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Charming old town, Teguise

Luxury and lunar landscapes in Lanzarote

Destination: Lanzarote

Forget about package holidays and crowded beaches - discover the other side of Lanzarote, with its diverse and dramatic landscapes, rugged coastline and pretty whitewashed houses

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County Cork in five glorious sights

Destination: Cork

Beautiful beaches, stunning cliff walks and some fine traditional food are among the highlights of a visit to Cork, one of Ireland’s real beauty spots

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On the culture trail in Madrid

Destination: Madrid

If you're looking for a cultural weekend break, look no further than Madrid. Boasting over 70 museums, 30 theatres and 50 music venues, the Spanish capital has plenty to offer the art enthusiast

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The textile souk, down in the Bastakiya area by the Dubai Creek

Shopping in Dubai: the souks

Destination: Dubai

Shopping in Dubai isn't all about absolutely enormous shopping centres (but only just). We've also a got a few traditional-ish Arabian souks worthy of an afternoon's wander

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Florence for foodies

Destination: Florence

Florence is home to some fabulous places to eat, but they're not always easy to find. To save you valuable time and effort, here are my tips on the best places to head for guaranteed good food

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Panino con lampredotto

Shopping in Florence: for foodies

Destination: Florence

This walk is designed to inspire the foodies among you, which is not hard in Florence, a food and wine-lovers' dream where opportunities to shop for edible and drinkable goodies lurk on every corner.

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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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