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Camel's head on a butcher's hook, Fes souk

Fes and Beyond: Apes, Romans and Giant Swimming Pools

Destination: Fes

An amazing city break in its own right, Fes can also act as a base for a week unearthing the mixture of history and landscapes nestling in the foothills of the Middle Atlas

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St Isaac's Cathedral, the largest in Russia - now a museum

St Petersburg - Romanovs, Rasputin and Revolution

Destination: St. Petersburg

Enduring despotic rulers, revolutions, Nazi siege and the rise and fall of Communism, Russia's former capital has had more than its fair share of murder and mayhem and some good eating places too

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Bordeaux horses on Quinconces Square

Two budget Bordeaux hotels and eating cheaply in the city

Destination: Bordeaux

You love France and want to explore the city of Bordeaux for a short stay and you need somewhere nice to stay without a big price tag.You won't be bored in Bordeaux and it needn't cost the earth!

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Beaches on the Bay of the Somme

WAR AND PEACE - IN PICARDY

Destination: Amiens

New this year, 'Phantoms and Nightmares' exhibitions give further insight into WW1 - and Bay of the Somme has been recognised as one of the most beautiful in the world.

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Dumfries and Galloway: the 'Cornwall of the North'

Destination: Kirkcudbright

Palm trees growing in a mild climate, superb local and traditional food, and a fantastically warm welcome in some truly special hotels and B&Bs. Welcome to Dumfries and Galloway

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Covent Garden, great atmosphere.

Clowns and classical music at London's Covent Garden Market

Destination: London

For centuries the site of an important market Covent Garden has been transformed into a modern, major tourist attraction where street entertainers and musicians add to the bustling market atmosphere.

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Emu cooking at a bush tucker session

Canberra with kids: culture, coffee and cakes

Destination: Canberra

Having recently had a four-month stint in Canberra with my children but without even the distraction of school, allow me to rave about the many and varied delights of this family-orientated city

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Honfleur's historic port, the Vieux Bassin

Honfleur: history, art and gastronomy in Normandy

Destination: Honfleur

The charming harbour town of Honfleur has attracted artists since the Impressionists, and is just as popular with food lovers. Join them for a short break or a stopover on a trip to southern France

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Mortsafe for protection from graverobbers - National Museum of Scotland

Edinburgh - In the footsteps of Dr Jekyll, Rebus and Holmes

Destination: Edinburgh

Come with me through the dark side of Scotland's capital and follow in the tracks of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Deacon Brodie, Burke and Hare, Sherlock Holmes and Inspector Rebus

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Stockholm from the Water

Stockholm – Cool, Clean and very Green

Destination: Stockholm

Summer in Stockholm is a breath of fresh air. This beautiful city on the water with its clean, crisp air and long summer days will leave you feeling invigorated and revitalised...

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