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A Turkish holiday won't break the bank

Twenty ways to afford a holiday in 2010

by nick

Destination: Turkey

Seeing more of the world is a top priority for holidaymakers in 2010, as is keeping a tight grip on the budget. Follow my advice to bag a bargain and save money before and during your travels

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Inside Estadio da Luz, Benfica's stadium

Portugal - 48 hours in Lisbon

by rfield

Destination: Lisbon

Lisbon is a city famed for its sunshine, custard tarts, yellow trams and moustaches. Read on to find out how to make the most of 48 hours in the Portuguese capital

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The glorious riverside at Coimbra, with the university on the hill behind

Coimbra's a cut above

Destination: Bussaco

It may be way off the usual tourist trail but that's all the more reason to love Portugal’s ancient capital of Coimbra and its beautiful surrounding countryside

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The impressive main gate of Almeida has stood for over 200 years

Step back in history with a visit to Almeida

Destination: Almeida

Far from Portugal’s popular tourist regions lies Almeida, a land of amazing landscapes, picturesque towns, and some of the most impressive historical sites in Europe

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The views of the city and the Tagus estuary from the battlements of the castle are spectacular

Lisbon: enough to put a smile on anyone’s face

Destination: Lisbon

Explore the many sides of Lisbon’s character and you'll find this beautiful, gleaming city has plenty to cheer even the famously reserved locals

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Funchal's marina (© Madeira Promotion Bureau)

Funchal: a weekender's guide

Destination: Funchal

Clear blue waters and bountiful home-grown produce attract visitors to the Madeiran capital of Funchal all year round, but the city is in full colourful bloom during the spring months

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Viewed from the high road- the track is on the far shore

Praia de Odeceixe - a cautionary tale!

Destination: Alentejo

Odeceixe, on the border of the Algarve and the Alentejo, has a glorious beach and the cheapest accommodation I've seen in a long time. Just make sure you get that beach trip right...unlike me!

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Silves

Gentle activity's the name of the game in the Algarve

Destination: Algarve

An easy pace, uncrowded, mostly sunny - Winter and Spring in the Algarve can be the best time for getting active- walk, cycle, play golf or simply sightsee around some lovely towns and villages.

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The perfect right-hander at Cabadelo, just south of Figuera da Foz, does its thing for locals and travellers alike

Atlantic adventures in Portugal

Destination: Aveiro

With boards waxed and boardshorts packed, surfers head to Portugal’s wave-rich coast for the ultimate European surf odyssey

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Roman Temple at nightfall

Portugal - castles and culture in the Alentejo

Destination: Evora

With the opening of a new airport at Beja, the peaceful Alentejo region is all set to welcome new visitors. Share with me some reminders of a turbulent past and enjoy the serenity of the present

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