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Puerta del Pardon, Cordoba

Golden rewards in Cordoba and Cadiz

Destination: Barcelona

A pilgrimage by train from Barcelona to the mosque at Cordoba reaps a golden surprise. Then on to Cadiz, where the gold-domed cathedral looks down over a very different city

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Palm trees and sunshine - perfect

Sunshine and sherry in Jerez

Destination: Jerez De La Frontera

The birthplace of sherry and flamenco, Jerez is a jewel in the heartland of sunny Andalucía, full of baroque grandeur, cosy bodegas and historic Moorish beauty

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The Sandeman Bodega, Jerez

Sample Spain's Jerez at Christmas - or any season

Destination: Jerez De La Frontera

In elegant Jerez instead of wine, women and song, read sherry, flamenco and dancing horses

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Tarifa beach

Spain's best-kept secret: Tarifa

Destination: Tarifa

It’s exotic yet only a three-hour flight away, the beaches are long, and the living is easy – just try not to tell anyone else about Tarifa

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The seafront at Cadiz is dwarfed by the city's great cathedral with its gleaming yellow dome

Cadiz: party capital

Destination: Cadiz

It's easy to be beguiled by Cadiz, a city of milky light and one that devotes itself to celebrating like nowhere else in Spain

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Beach at Conil de la Frontera

Ocean windsurfing near Cadiz

by revere

Destination: Conil de la Frontera

Conil de la Frontera is 60km from Tarifa, the windsurfers' mecca, and offers similar conditions without the crowds. For deserted beaches and peerless seafood, head for this idyll south of Cadiz

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Placing a single flower on the grave.

Spanish Costa de la Luz. Huelva. Jerez. Seville.

Destination: Spain

On its 70th anniversary, I visited the grave and beach where the body of Major W Martin came ashore at Huelva, Costa de la Luz. This event inspired the war time film, 'The Man That Never Was'!

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St Pancras station with Sir John Betjeman statue and a Eurostar train

To Morocco without flying

by cbaird

Destination: London

You can travel to Morocco from the UK or anywhere in Europe without the need to fly. This guide shows you how to do it from London in about two days

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Sipping sherry in Jerez

Destination: Jerez De La Frontera

Head to Jerez in Andalucia for a chance to sample the town's amber nectar and catch a splash of colour at one of the local fiestas

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