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Fiesta, old city, Cartagena

Cartagena: a colonial gem

Destination: Cartagena

Cartagena is one of the best-preserved colonial cities in the world – go to see it now, before the secret gets out that Colombia is not that dangerous

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Enjoy the view of Lake Pichola at sunset (© Gareth Lofthouse)

Live the life of a maharaja in Rajasthan

Destination: Jodhpur

You don’t need a bank account at Coutts to live like a royal – just head to Rajasthan, where you can hop from one regal palace to the next

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Amelienbad Swimming pool

Time for a new view on Vienna

Destination: Vienna

“You must go to Vienna – it’s like Paris, but without the French!” So says the David Frost character in the film Frost/Nixon. But is he right?

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The impressive main gate of Almeida has stood for over 200 years

Step back in history with a visit to Almeida

Destination: Almeida

Far from Portugal’s popular tourist regions lies Almeida, a land of amazing landscapes, picturesque towns, and some of the most impressive historical sites in Europe

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The colourful façades of the iconic ‘Cases de l’Onyar’ in Girona’s old town are reflected in the river

Girona: a year-round delight

Destination: Girona

Often overlooked in the Barcelona rush, Girona, the medieval second city of Catalonia, is a bustling cultural centre with a lively and creative attitude

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Porthmeor Beach, St Ives

A revitalised St Ives

Destination: St Ives

There are three very good reasons to visit St Ives right now: the ailing pound against the euro, a great new luxury place to stay, and a fantastic exhibition at the Tate

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Cruising along the Gota Canal (Rederiaktiebolaget Gota Kanal)

Midnight sun on a Swedish canal trip

Destination: Gothenburg

The canals that link Gothenburg and Stockholm, the North Sea and the Baltic, come alive when turn-of-the-century boats cruise along them, in a river trip unlike any other in Europe

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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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The ruins of Pompeii with Mount Vesuvius lurking menacingly in the background

Pompeii: a city risen from the ashes

Destination: Pompeii

Nowhere else on earth gives as vivid an insight as Pompeii into how ordinary people lived 2,000 years ago - or shows so graphically how they died

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Toledo's cathedral dominates the old city

Toledo: city of steel with a soft centre

Destination: Toledo

It's well worth going on a quest to unearth the ‘real’ Toledo hidden behind a breathtaking collection of tourist-trap monuments

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