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Málaga: pretty as a picture

Destination: Malaga

Málaga may be reinventing itself as a cultural destination but there’s a lot more to this unfairly overlooked Spanish jewel

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Catholicism holds firm in Flores, alongside old animist beliefs, Flores

Lombok: a dragon apparent

Destination: Lombok

From man-eating Komodo dragons to Mount Kelimutu’s coloured crater lakes, a speculative sea voyage from Lombok to Flores demands a sense of humour as well as stout sea and land legs

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Plaza Mayor, hub of much of Madrid's nightlife

A night on the tiles in Madrid

Destination: Madrid

Glazed tiles are a fine Madrid tradition – every bar worth its salt has a tiled façade or interior. Eat, drink, and learn Spanish culture the easy way by visiting the best tiled bars in town

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Semi-wild horses spend the summer months grazing up in the mountains

Ariège: a hidden gem in southern France

Destination: Midi-Pyrenees

Spending time in this beautiful, tranquil corner of France is guaranteed to soothe away 20th-century stress

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A typically lavish performance of Turandot at the lakeside Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago

Hit a high note on Tuscany’s Puccini trail

Destination: Tuscany

For opera buffs, following in Puccini's footsteps around Tuscany and watching his works performed under the stars in Torre del Lago makes for a blissful break

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Interior view of Canterbury Cathedral (© Britain On View)

Canterbury: a pilgrim's place

by Lyn.Eyb

Destination: Canterbury

With cobbled streets, a beautiful cathedral, and a fine castle just down the road, history comes alive in the city of Canterbury

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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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Baku's Icheri Sheher, viewed from Maiden's Tower

March to a different beat in Azerbaijan

Destination: Baku

Azerbaijan’s oil wealth is transforming the little-known former Soviet republic, but behind Baku’s modern façade lies a traditional heart best explored through a long musical heritage

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Prenzlauer Berg

Prenzlauer Berg: a slice of gentrified Berlin

Destination: Berlin

Since the Berlin wall came down, Prenzlauer Berg has been transformed into a happening hub of hip bars, cool boutiques… and trendy young families

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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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