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Opera in the 1stC Roman arena in Verona

The ultimate night out: opera in Verona.

Destination: Venice

If you think you don't like Opera - try this. A night out does not get any better. All for €20!! All easily done on a short break on a cheap flight to Milan.

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Orkney view

Summer nights in Stromness

Destination: Stromness

Go to Stromness, in Orkney, this summer and you’ll find the sun rarely sets. This is the time of the simmer-dim, when endless days and short, dusky nights make for long hours of leisure

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Pizza in the bus station

Pasta in Pescara

Destination: Pescara

Celebrate being eighteen - Italian style

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Plaza de la Virgin

Studying in Valencia

Destination: Valencian Country

I visited Valencia, Spain's third city, to learn Spanish, the world's third most spoken language. I discovered a place with sun, sea, history, food and nightlife and am looking for an excuse to return

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Kotor - view from the fortress

Kotor: medieval majesty in Montenegro

Destination: Kotor

The attractive walled town of Kotor in Montenegro, beautifully located between an alluring fjord and brooding mountains, is an absolute joy. Get there now, before the tourist hordes discover it

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Castle Square (© Polish National Tourist Office)

Weekending in Warsaw

Destination: Warsaw

Despite a turbulent past, Warsaw's restored old town and wide green spaces exude a sense of beauty that undermines the stark severity of the city’s communist structures

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Stormy Skies over Tulum

Mexico – playing in the peninsula

by Shauni

Destination: Yucatan Peninsula

So much to do so little time. A holiday in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula can be anything you want it to be, but where to start? Here is a glimpse of some of the main excursions on offer

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City view (© Croatian National Tourist Board)

Off the tourist trail in Zagreb

Destination: Zagreb

Walk the cobbled lanes of the Croatian capital, Zagreb, to discover unexpected pleasures, from baroque buildings to fascinating museums and restaurants serving great food

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Charles Bridge (© Czech Tourism)

The wonders of winter in Prague

Destination: Prague

Visit in December and raise a glass of Czech beer to the fairy tale city of Prague, where the romantic castle presides over snow-shrouded streets and cafés glow with festive cheer

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The incredible optical illusion on the ceiling of the church of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Italian road trip: Rome - something old, something new

Destination: Rome

There's something about Italy's Eternal City that draws me back again and again. But how to do the city differently?

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