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The view from the top of the giant big wheel is worth the €6 fare!

Nice: nice town!

by jon

Destination: Nice

Nice is a city of contrasts with ultra-modern touches and a fascinating history. You can easily spend money in the city's tempting shops and restaurants but read my guide to make your money go further

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Nanjing Road

Shanghai Noon

Destination: Shanghai

Explore new and ancient locations hidden within the chaotic and fascinating metropolis that is China's Shanghai

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The old Market Square is the heart of Warsaw’s reconstructed centre

Wonders of Warsaw

Destination: Warsaw

Poland is a country that has one of the most diverse and interesting characters in Europe, and the area around Warsaw, the capital, is both beautiful and surprising

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Belvedere Palace

The revamping of Vienna

Destination: Vienna

Discover a new vibe in this old city. Forget café culture - Vienna is now dancing to a new tune where modern art, innovative music and fusion cuisine take centre stage

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Café culture on Tallinn’s Old Town Square

Tallinn’s stunning Old Town

Destination: Tallinn

In 1997 UNESCO added the historic centre of Tallinn to its World Heritage Site list. Visiting today it is easy to see why: this well-preserved Old Town is one of Europe’s most charming

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Old town

Spotlight on Rimini

Destination: Rimini

Golden beaches, sparkling Adriatic waters and a rich Roman history. No wonder home-grown director Fellini immortalised the popular seaside resort of Rimini in his films

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Enjoying the lounge car

Taking the overnight train to Scotland

Destination: Pitlochry

My account of a delightful budget break in Scotland featuring a journey on the Caledonian sleeper train and short stays in Inverness and Pitlochry

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Canal St Martin, Paris

Waterside Paris

Destination: Paris

Cool off in the sticky Parisian summer by exploring one of the French capital’s historic waterways or relaxing by a 19th-century pleasure lake

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Rue du Cherche Midi

Paris: The Stylish Sixth

Destination: Paris

Boutique hotels, shops and bistros make the sixth arrondissement one of the most stylish parts of Paris for a short break. Here are six reasons why.

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Cafe Universal by plaza Salvador

Seville’s Perfect Plazas

Destination: Seville

In Seville you can spend all day strolling round plazas, appreciating the culture, sampling the tapas, or listening to live flamenco guitarists. Some plazas are well known, but others are a secret

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