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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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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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Buchanan Street at night

Glasgow - City of style, culture and food

Destination: Glasgow

Scotland's Glasgow is emerging from its dark past into an era of stylish shopping, trendy designers, fantastic Victorian buildings and some top-notch food

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Brindisa

Spanish food, wine and culture in London

Destination: London

Celebrate London’s trend for all things Spanish by trying out some of the best cultural and foodie experiences the city has to offer

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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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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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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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