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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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The Gates of Dawn in Vilnius

A midsummer night's dream in Vilnius

Destination: Vilnius

Vilnius, the pretty capital of Lithuania, has 100 types of beer and a thousand and one different events to celebrate its title of European Capital of Culture 2009

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Explore Trinidad's colourful cobbled streets overlooked by the Sierra del Escambray mountains

Trinidad: a love affair in Cuba

Destination: Trinidad

Trinidad's alluring combination of laidback charm, cobbled streets and pastel-coloured mansions is guaranteed to steal the heart of most visitors. You have been warned...

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Street stall in Genoa's medieval quarter

Genoa: a city on the up

Destination: Genoa

Edgy and elegant, Genoa is for travellers who like their Italian destinations less than perfect

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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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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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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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