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A budget guide to London

Destination: London

Worried that taking a short break in London could cost you a fortune? Check out these insider tips on where to go and what to do, and you can enjoy the capital to the full without breaking the bank

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Northwest India: a whirlwind tour

Destination: India

In one trip, you can take in Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur and the Taj Mahal. Be prepared for sensory overload as you explore the forts, temples and busy streets of Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle

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Magritte Museum, Brussels

Brussels: a surreal weekend with Magritte

Destination: Brussels

Brussels has always had plenty to interest the art historian and art lover. Now, it has the most exciting opening in a long time – a new museum dedicated to the famous Belgian surrealist René Magritte

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The new Hergé Museum

Homage to a famous Belgian

Destination: Belgium

In Louvain-la-Neuve, a university town near Brussels, fans of the Tintin comic books can get their fix of nostalgia at a gleaming new purpose-built museum dedicated to their creator, Hergé

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Palace Square, St Petersburg

Russia "Lite": a city break in St Petersburg

by stokel

Destination: St. Petersburg

It is the most European of Russia's cities, a sea of designer labels and familiar Western brands. But the drab poverty is still a culture shock – and there's something you should know about hotels…

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Budget London: a cheapskate's guide

Destination: London

It is one of the world's most expensive cities, but a holiday in London doesn't have to cost the earth. There are plenty of cheap ways to eat, drink, travel and absorb the culture of the UK capital

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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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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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Wind your way around ancient villages dating back more than 2,000 years!

Yemen: a living fairy tale

by rwicks

Destination: Sanaa

There were plenty of people who warned us off going to Yemen, but we chose to ignore them - and discovered an architectural wonder forgotten by time, plus a whole lot of fun

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