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The London Eye gives you spectacular views right to the distant downs

A boat trip on the River Thames reveals the real London

by kozmik

Destination: London

Spend a few days exploring the River Thames and you will get to know the true London from a unique perspective as unknown sides to the capital become gloriously clear.

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Geisha at the tea party

Kyoto: a fascinating base from which to explore Japan

Destination: Kyoto

Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world but with a few tips on saving money under your belt, you can still experience all the amazing culture on offer without breaking the bank

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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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Town band, Corso Umberto

Taormina: a marriage made in heaven

Destination: Taormina

With its romantic setting high above popular Sicilian beaches, Taormina is Italy’s favourite wedding destination. Its medieval charm, restaurants and views of Moun Etna are a winning formula

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Durham Cathedral

Durham: a jewel in the north's crown

by Glynis

Destination: Durham

With fascinating sights and friendly people, wild landscapes and a warm welcome, the compact city of Durham has more than enough to keep you entertained on a weekend away

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Temple of Bel

A romantic desert adventure in Palmyra

Destination: Palmyra

Watching the sun set over the vast ruins of Palmyra, an ancient wonder miles from anywhere, in the middle of the Syrian desert, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience

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The regal Roman Baths

A short break in England to beautiful Bath and beyond

Destination: Bath

Bath is ideal for a weekend break, with great food, relaxing spas and interesting historical sights. It's also the perfect base for exploring the surrounding countryside and nearby charming villages

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Delft

Culture, cycling and cafes on a citybreak to Delft, Holland

Destination: Delft

A typical Dutch city, Delft is full of historical charm, pretty canals, medieval churches and lively café culture - and as an ex-resident, I know just the right places to go when you're there

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Sing a song of Avignon

Destination: France

Savour the South of France on a trip to Avignon on the banks of the Rhone - a magical medieval town famed for its seven popes, ancient architecture and a beloved children's rhyme you may recall

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Rustic and relaxed Trastevere, one of Rome's most charming areas to explore

Why Rome is a heaven-sent city

by KatyS

Destination: Rome

When it comes to architecture, Italy's capital isn't just Roman ruins. As the birthplace of the Baroque art movement, it boasts 900 of Europe's most beautiful churches. Here's three you must see

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