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A cholita minds her stall

Highlights of La Paz

Destination: La Paz

Potions and ponchos, bowler hats and beer, entertaining festivals and a stunning natural setting - all part of the heady mix that makes Bolivia's capital of La Paz such a fascinating destination

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Handel House bedroom - photographer: Dalton

London's historical homes

Destination: London

A great number of significant historical figures have lived in London over the years. Many of their homes are now open as small museums - providing a fascinating insight into the past inhabitants

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Coppersmiths at work, Aleppo souk, Syria

Hitting the souks in Syria

Destination: Aleppo

Stretching over 40 kilometres, the Aleppo souk in Syria is one of the largest covered markets in the world. Here's how to find the best buys...

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Hitting the right note in Verona

Destination: Verona

You don’t have to be an opera buff to enjoy the pageantry of an open-air performance in Verona’s historic amphitheatre - the home city of Romeo and Juliet makes for a perfect romantic weekend

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Will the real Holland please stand up?

Destination: Rotterdam

Those who seek a bona fide representative of the modern Holland, a hotspot of culture, history and post-post-modern architecture, should head straight to Rotterdam

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Sherlock and I

Sherlock Holmes' Meiringen

Destination: Meiringen

Considering that it is just a town where a fictional character didn’t actually die, Meiringen certainly makes the most of its singular literary connection

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The Ngong Ping cable-car to the Big Buddha

Tai O: Hong Kong's hot tub time machine

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Destination: Hong Kong

Go back in time by staying in an authentic fishing village, before checking into a boutique B&B and chilling out in its rooftop jacuzzi under the stars

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Bright lights on the Champs-Elysees

What's hot in Paris

Destination: Paris

Gourmet restaurants, amazing architecture and quirky spas - when it comes to luxurious short breaks, the French capital ticks all the right boxes

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The cascade at Peterhof Palace

The imperial splendour of St Petersburg

Destination: St. Petersburg

St Petersburg has well and truly shaken off its dowdy Soviet past and reinvented itself as a vibrant city with a glittering history

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View of Gordes hilltop village (© Adam Batterbee)

Linger in the Luberon

Destination: Luberon

Spring and autumn are the best times to wander through Provence’s best-known regional park and enjoy the lush landscapes and pleasant market towns of the Luberon

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