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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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Bluff your way through a French wine-tasting

Destination: France

There is no better way to buy French wine than direct from the maker’s vineyard. Here’s how to swill, sniff, spit and talk like an expert, and the best hotels to stay in

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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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Humayun's Tomb

A backpacker's guide to New Delhi

Destination: New Delhi

In New Delhi, India, even the culture shock of stepping from the airport can be unbearable if you have never been to Asia. This guide will help budget travellers get to grips with the Indian capital

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The Taj reflected in the waters of the garden approach

Inside the Taj Mahal: a pilgrim's guide

by kozmik

Destination: Agra

Some call it the most beautiful building on earth, the eighth wonder of the world – but without an expert's guidance, the Taj Mahal in India can leave visitors cold. Here are my insider tips

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St Mark's from S.Giorgio Maggiore

Exploring Venice on a budget

Destination: Venice

Venice, one of the world's most beautiful cities, can also be one of the most expensive. It doesn't have to be. Read my tips on where to stay, what to eat and which sights to see on a budget

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Shojoshin-in Temple, Mount Koya, Japan

A Buddhist retreat in Japan

Destination: Japan

It's a world away from frenetic Tokyo and the dash for the bullet train – the Daishi religion, and its heartland high up on Mount Koya in Japan, where visitors can stay and live like Buddhist monks

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View from the fort

Trogir: a jewel box of history and romance

Destination: Trogir

From its maze of medieval streets to its picturesque harbour setting, the Croatian town of Trogir offers a sense of solace and serenity that's a world away from sweaty flip-flop destinations

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Gondola in Venice

A bargain break in Venice

by Ejacent

Destination: Venice

Everyone agrees that Venice is beautiful - and complains about how expensive it can be. But I managed to enjoy a bargain weekend there without missing out on any of its delights. Here's how...

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The perilously-sited Civita di Bagnoregio, in central Italy

Out on a limb in Italy

Destination: Lazio

The precarious village of Cività di Bagnoregio is one of central Italy’s most arresting sights. Cross the footbridge into a fairytale place with an astonishing history.

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