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The Cathedral Close

Exeter: history, shopping and eating

Destination: Exeter

Exeter, the historic capital city of Devon, has so much going for it that any visitor would be hard pressed to exhaust all the options during a weekend, or even a week. Read on for my recommendations

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Toronto beaches set on Lake Ontario

Toronto: sleeping, eating and shopping

Destination: Toronto

Toronto is the hub of the east coast of Canada and it can be used as a base to explore the rest of Ontario. It is multicultural, lively, interesting and, most importantly, easy to travel around

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Valletta, from Sliema (taken n my 23rd trip to Malta!)

Holiday on the island of Malta and make your own discovery

Destination: Malta

The guidebooks have got it wrong about Malta - discover the island for yourself (with a little help from me!)

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Font Magica, a relic of the city's 1929 international exhibition, it comes to life at night with a spectacular light and music show

Barcelona, Spain - the good, the bad and the downright ugly

Destination: Barcelona

Richard Baker visited the Catalan city and seaport, and saw the best and the worst it has to offer - including a near mugging!

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War Cemetery in Normandy

Tasting Champagne in Reims and Epernay, France

Destination: Reims

Wanting to get away for the weekend from the UK, but don't want to break the bank? Take a drive down to Reims and Epernay in the Champagne region and get to try lots of Champagne too

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Mountain villages on Santo Antao Island

Exploring Cape Verde and meeting the Sheriff of Nottingham

Destination: Sal

Island-hopping and trekking in the Cape Verde Islands: a funky fusion of African hospitality, Latin American music, Caribbean-style beaches and Portuguese heritage

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French Cuisine:  Escargot

Surprising Strasbourg: eating, drinking and exploring

Destination: Strasbourg

Strasbourg is probably the ultimate European City, combining French and German cultures. Fine dining, fine wine and fine buildings are on offer

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Central High School

Arkansas and the rock of Little Rock

Destination: Little Rock

Find out how former President of the US (and Arkansan) Bill Clinton oversaw a transformation of the state capital, proving to be a rock for Little Rock. Then discover what you can do in the city

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Strawberry Fields

Central Park, the heart and lungs of New York City

Destination: New York City

If you're feeling exhaustion in New York - perhaps the world's busiest city - head for Central Park. There's so much to see and doing it justice will take far longer than you might think

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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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