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Gate and camellia at Tregothnan

A garden tour of Cornwall

Destination: Cornwall

A tea plantation, swaying palms, giant banana trees… who knew Cornwall was so exotic? Welcome to a magical tour of the southwest's horticultural highlights

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Al Bicerin, doyenne of Turin's coffee shops

Turin: a tasty town

Destination: Turin

Turin is a fine baroque city that offers lovers of good food and wine a wealth of gastro treats to choose from

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View of the port from the citadel, Calvi (© Adam Batterbee)

A taste of the high life in Corsica

Destination: Calvi

Calvi’s citadel gives you a soaring view of the sea and more than a glimpse of the rugged mountainous interior that helps to define the real character of Corsica

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Surprising Frankfurt – more than simply a business city

Destination: Frankfurt

With its high-rise buildings and business buzz, it would be easy to dismiss Frankfurt as boring. But that would be wrong: take time to explore properly and you may even fall in love with the place

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A traditional side of Bangkok

Destination: Bangkok

Bangkok may be a modern, bustling city but it's still a good place to observe the ancient early-morning ritual of Buddhist monks collecting alms from the faithful

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Magritte Museum, Brussels

Brussels: a surreal weekend with Magritte

Destination: Brussels

Brussels has always had plenty to interest the art historian and art lover. Now, it has the most exciting opening in a long time – a new museum dedicated to the famous Belgian surrealist René Magritte

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The new Hergé Museum

Homage to a famous Belgian

Destination: Belgium

In Louvain-la-Neuve, a university town near Brussels, fans of the Tintin comic books can get their fix of nostalgia at a gleaming new purpose-built museum dedicated to their creator, Hergé

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Palace Square, St Petersburg

Russia "Lite": a city break in St Petersburg

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Destination: St. Petersburg

It is the most European of Russia's cities, a sea of designer labels and familiar Western brands. But the drab poverty is still a culture shock – and there's something you should know about hotels…

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Budget London: a cheapskate's guide

Destination: London

It is one of the world's most expensive cities, but a holiday in London doesn't have to cost the earth. There are plenty of cheap ways to eat, drink, travel and absorb the culture of the UK capital

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The Musée National du Moyen-Age, Paris’s most overlooked major museum (© Paris Tourist Office/Amélie Dupont)

A perfect day in Paris: the Latin Quarter

Destination: Paris

With its monuments, Gothic churches and bookshops, the old university district of Paris is a tourist trap. Delve deeper, and find a place where Parisians actually live. Here’s how to enjoy it in a day

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