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A child in one of Cambodia's slums

Sew and reap in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Destination: Siem Reap

Despite mass tourism overrunning Siem Reap, the province is still one of the poorest in Cambodia. Now several hotels have pledged to help communities fight back against poverty

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The Cathedral Close

Exeter: history, shopping and eating

Destination: Exeter

Exeter, the historic capital city of Devon, has so much going for it that any visitor would be hard pressed to exhaust all the options during a weekend, or even a week. Read on for my recommendations

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Pillow fight with a bull !

To Bayonne and beyond: Aquitaine, France

Destination: Bayonne

The Basque capital city of Bayonne offers you a fantastic location with great food, drink, architecture and culture; and probably one of the best parties you are ever likely to experience

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Toronto beaches set on Lake Ontario

Toronto: sleeping, eating and shopping

Destination: Toronto

Toronto is the hub of the east coast of Canada and it can be used as a base to explore the rest of Ontario. It is multicultural, lively, interesting and, most importantly, easy to travel around

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French Cuisine:  Escargot

Surprising Strasbourg: eating, drinking and exploring

Destination: Strasbourg

Strasbourg is probably the ultimate European City, combining French and German cultures. Fine dining, fine wine and fine buildings are on offer

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Central High School

Arkansas and the rock of Little Rock

Destination: Little Rock

Find out how former President of the US (and Arkansan) Bill Clinton oversaw a transformation of the state capital, proving to be a rock for Little Rock. Then discover what you can do in the city

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Strawberry Fields

Central Park, the heart and lungs of New York City

Destination: New York City

If you're feeling exhaustion in New York - perhaps the world's busiest city - head for Central Park. There's so much to see and doing it justice will take far longer than you might think

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Esfehan

Iran - Persepolis, Esfehan and the road less travelled

Destination: Shiraz

The ancient city of Persepolis, 'half the world' in Esfehan, and some of the friendliest people in the world await the intrepid visitor to ancient Persia

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Valletta is encased in medieval fortress walls (© Malta Tourism Authority)

Soak up sun and culture in Valletta

Destination: Valletta

Bursting with baroque architecture, Valletta, the beautiful and compact capital of Malta, offers rich Mediterranean cuisine and a unique mix of Arab and European influences

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Christmas market

Cologne: city of carnival, Christmas and cafe culture

Destination: Cologne

Head to Cologne in winter, when this stylish, cultured city turns its attention to bustling Christmas markets, dazzling decorations, pretzels and hearty glasses of Kölsch

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