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Cruising on the Queen Mary 2

Destination: Gibraltar

Now the QE2 is being converted into a Dubai hotel, Cunard Line’s Queen Mary 2 is the only oceangoing liner - and this ship does cruises too

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Málaga: pretty as a picture

Destination: Malaga

Málaga may be reinventing itself as a cultural destination but there’s a lot more to this unfairly overlooked Spanish jewel

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Malaga: a short break gem

by danholl

Destination: Malaga

The Spanish city of Malaga has everything for a perfect short break - easy transfer from the airport, one of the best climates in Europe, culture, bars and restaurants aplenty and an enormous beach

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One of Andalucia's pueblos blancos

The beauty of Andalucia's pueblos blancos

Destination: Andalusia

In the south of Spain, the white towns of Andalucia are so stunning even vertigo-sufferers find it's worth overcoming their fear of heights

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The art of Malaga

Destination: Malaga

More familiar as the gateway to the Costa del Sol, the breezy Mediterranean port of Malaga is also a perfect spot for art-lovers to while away a weekend

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Ojen seen from the Mirador

Ojén: hidden away in the hills of Marbella

Destination: Marbella

Thousands of tourists visit Marbella and the Costa del Sol each year but few venture into the hills. Unfortunately they are missing one of the most beautiful, traditional villages of Spain: Ojén

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View of Caletilla beach from Balcon

Nerja: the Costa del Sol's hidden gem

Destination: Nerja

Whether you're looking for a bit of culture with your sun and sand, a base for family days out or just fancy sampling some Spanish food, Nerja's the place to go

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Malaga: three days, three very different things to do

Destination: Malaga

Lose yourself in Malaga's old quarter and relax in the atmospheric Arab baths before venturing to the historic botanic gardens. Here is how I would spend three days in the Costa del Sol's capital

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Ronda is spectacularly located on a clifftop overlooking plains

Postcard from the edge in Ronda

Destination: Ronda

Test your head for heights during a stroll round the picturesque and historic streets of dramatically located Ronda, in southern Spain

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Málaga’s cathedral

Make for Malága

Destination: Malaga

Málaga is often considered little more than a gateway airport to the sunny beaches of the Costa del Sol, but there's more to it than that - this is a city that oozes culture, history and Spanish style

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