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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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Statue of Lions, Plaza de Vazquez, Ubeda

Renaissance palace and churches in Ubeda, Jaen Province

Destination: Ubeda

UNESCO city Ubeda boasts Spain's finest Renaissance monuments. Stroll among the lion statues, sandstone monuments and refresh yourself with free tapas and cold beer

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Vigelandsparken

Oslo's museums - culture and history in Norway's capital

by APrice

Destination: Oslo

Vikings, wars with Denmark and the Nobel Peace Prize. Immerse yourself in a spot of Norwegian history and culture at some of Oslo's best museums

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Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls

Waterfalls, wineries and boat rides at Niagara Falls

Destination: Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls, on the Canadian and American border, are surely one of nature's wonders. However, with a lovely old town and great wineries in abundance there's more to see than huge waterfalls

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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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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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The old cathedral in Fréjus next to the Town Hall

Discovering the old and new Fréjus

by alicia

Destination: Frejus

There's lots to see and do here as well as the beach. Fréjus is a great place to stay while discovering the rest of the Côte D'Azur and the kids won't complain about "another quaint litle village"

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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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