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Food hub: the newly opened Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid

Market forces: a gourmet tour of Madrid

Destination: Madrid

The Mercado de San Miguel is a magnet for foodies in the Spanish capital. Sample the mouthwatering fare of its food stalls, then set off on a tapas crawl of Madrid or join an evening wine tasting

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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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Spanish Gothic: Las Palmas cathedral at night

A breezy short break in Las Palmas

Destination: Las Palmas

Old world meets new in the capital of Gran Canaria. From its ornate Spanish balconies, patios and squares to its modern clubs, bars and cool urban beach life, Las Palmas thrills

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A taste of old Shanghai

Destination: Shanghai

Shanghai's well on its way to becoming another Manhattan or Hong Kong - so you’d better be quick if you want to catch the more historic side of the city

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Sofia: a weekend break with a difference

Destination: Sofia

Bulgaria’s capital will dispel a few misconceptions and is the best place to buy a vintage typewriter

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Apfelstrudel and other pastries: Vienna's great delight

A foodie break in Vienna

Destination: Vienna

The Austrian capital of Vienna has a lot more to offer the gourmet than schnitzel, sausage stands and strudel - and the homegrown wine is as stupendous as the sophisticated cuisine

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Donkey laden with leather, Fes

A feast for the senses in Fes

Destination: Fes

There's more to Morocco than Marrakech. Fes is largely ignored by British tourists, yet spending a few days here is a fascinating experience, like travelling back in time to the Middle Ages

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A cheap weekend in Gdansk

Destination: Gdansk

There is more to the charming Polish city of Gdansk than being the birthplace of Solidarity

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A perfect Hong Kong stopover

Destination: Hong Kong

Break your jouney to Oz with a stopover in the vibrant city of Hong Kong, where there's a wealth of experiences to be had, foods to be tasted and stunning landscapes to explore

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Seville Courtyard in Cordoba

A weekend in Seville

Destination: Seville

Spring and autumn are the perfect times to visit the Andalucian city of Seville and explore the real Spain

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