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Olympic City 1984, surrounded city 1992-1995

The Spirit of Sarajevo: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Destination: Sarajevo

Find out about Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. This cosmopolitan city has poignant reminders of a violent past, enterprising museums and a thriving social life.

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Christ Church College, Oxford

The best of Oxford: town and gown

Destination: Oxford

Honey-coloured college quads, bicycling students in gowns and punts on the river – explore the stereotypes and more in Oxford, a great weekend break or a must-see on a trip around England

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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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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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Kong Temple

Penang - colonial splendour and tropical diversity

Destination: Penang

The island of Penang combines the diverse cultures of China, Malaysia and India with the history of the British Empire among beautiful architecture and sandy beaches.

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The Lead Station

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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