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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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A taste of Peles castle

Transylvania: castles, culture and fang-free fun!

Destination: Transylvania

Transylvania: it's not all about Dracula, darkness and danger, you know! Visit during any season for a cultural and historical heaven - with some amazing scenery thrown in.

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Piazza Anfiteatro - Lucca

Leisurely Lucca and Northern Tuscany

Destination: Lucca

There is a timeless quality to atmospheric Lucca. Perhaps it is the narrow street plan, unchanged since Roman times, complete with forum and amphitheatre footprint

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Ancient buildings on Godalming's quaint High Street

Godalming – much more than street lighting and The Pepperpot

Destination: Godalming

There are few more quintessentially English towns than Surrey’s Godalming that are also within easy striking distance of London, and so perfect for a day trip or weekend break

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View toward Wolstonbury Hill

Marvellous Mid Sussex: Windmills and Walks around Ditchling

Destination: Ditchling

Windmills, acres of space, quirky villages, numerous country pubs and miles of public footpaths are all on offer in this often overlooked part of the country.

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Cala Bosc Lago

Sun, Surprises and Solitude in Western Menorca

Destination: Minorca

It’s the surprises that make Western Menorca special – the secret is knowing where to look.

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Kravice waterfalls

Bosnia and Hercegovina's Mostar: life beyond the bridge

Destination: Mostar

Find out about Mostar's famous bridge, bridge-jumping, historic buildings and gastronomic treats. Then discover the outlying villages and natural sights

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Photo: Borusan Centre for Culture and Arts

Nightlife in Istanbul: concerts and cultural events

Destination: Istanbul

Enjoying art openings, concerts, film screenings, and theatre in Istanbul

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The meadows where it all starts - Christoph Lingg/Archiv Bregenzerwald Tourismus

Schubert, cheese and hiking in Bregenzerwald, Austria

Destination: Bregenz

The connection between the music of Schubert, cheese making and hiking may not, at first, be obvious. A visit to Bregenzerwald in western Austria reveals that there is a strong connection

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Cafe Royal bar never this quiet!

Nightlife in Edinburgh: traditional bars, music and dancing

Destination: Edinburgh

Real bars. No themes. No DJs. Just locals chatting with great beer, some live Scottish music and wild Scottish dancing.

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