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Independent Manchester: Chorlton and Didsbury

Destination: Manchester

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre, stroll alongside the River Mersey, or shop in some of Manchester’s most stylish independent shops, head south to Chorlton and Didsbury

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Agave plants growing in the Oaxacan sunshine

Crafts, churches and chocolate in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico

Destination: Oaxaca

Artisans, markets and plenty of history make Oaxaca an ideal destination for tourists who want to see a different side to Mexico

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Pescaria is still an explosion of squirming, glistening seafood - © Cleaper

Shopping in Venice: food and wine

Destination: Venice

Experience food shopping at its most Venetian while putting together a picnic. Read my guide and find out where to buy the finest cakes in Venice, excellent cheese and some perfectly quaffable wine

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Multi-coloured Burano

Shopping in Venice: fabrics and lace

Destination: Venice

At the height of Venice’s glory, the city's textile shops were so much in demand that they were open 24/7. These days, they keep more regular hours, but they are still hugely popular

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Auschwitz.

Krakow and Auschwitz. But mainly Auschwitz

Destination: Krakow

A weekend city break to Krakow confronts you with the 'A' question: should you visit Auschwitz, or not?

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Alison from South Yorkshire

Sightseeing and sampling the local food and beers in Bruges

by alison

Destination: bruges

Bruges is a very interesting historical city with UNESCO status. Dine in the local bars and drink a variety of Belgian beers

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Final preparations for Aida

Love and death on Lake Constance

by HughS

Destination: Bregenz

Follow in Daniel Craig's footsteps at the opera in Bregenz. The scenery and the drama onstage will overwhelm any cinematic experience and the beauty of Lake Constance's towns will enchant you

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Radcliffe Camera (from St Marys)

Degrees of excellence: Oxford and its literary festival

by zara

Destination: Oxford

Oxford is known for its great colleges with their beautiful quads and "dreaming spires", unique museums and water meadow rambles. Combine these with the annual literary festival for a memorable visit

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The first view of the island with the Hostellerie des Boufflers on the seafront

Ile de Gorée - Senegal's island of shame and beauty

Destination: Senegal

The tranquillity of this island is haunted by the story of one of the worst crimes ever committed against humanity - slavery. Makes an ideal daytrip to visit museums or longer for a relaxing holiday

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View of harbour at Marina di Corricella, Procida

Procida and Salina: Italian islands for film buffs

Destination: Procida

The Italian islands of Procida and Salina are individually charming, justifying their role as locations for famous romantic films such as 'Il Postino'

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