Machu Picchu, Peru

High in the Peruvian Andean mountains, Machu Picchu was built around 1450 as a royal estate with hundreds of servants on site permanently to ensure the ruler was kept in comfort all year round. Although the palace was not far […]

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houses in Reykjavic

Reykjavik, Iceland

The capital of Iceland has grown in popularity over the years despite being the most northerly capital city in the world. Just south of the Arctic circle, the warm Atlantic currents mean that temperatures are actually fairly mild even in […]

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Antigua, Caribbean

Antigua in the Caribbean has a great mix of history, fantastic food, beautiful scenery and enough beaches to keep even the pickiest sunbathers happy. The island has a well developed tourist infrastructure, with regular flights and a huge number of […]

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Budapest, Hungary

Cut in two by the Danube river, Budapest is actually 3 cities combined into one. Buda, Pest and Óbuda united in 1873 to form the capital of Hungary. With a fascinating history, great food and a bustling cafe culture, Budapest […]

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Hiroshima, Japan

The casual visitor to Hiroshima, Japan, would never guess the tragic past of this thriving city with great food and fantastic nightlife. For many, Hiroshima is forever associated with the atomic bomb that exploded over the city on August 6th […]

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Miami Beach, Florida. USA.

Miami, USA

Few cities can claim to be as photogenic as Miami, Florida. Built on a series of islands connected by bridges, with fantastic beaches, quirky art deco buildings and fabulous nightlife, Miami is a must see. If you’re after some Miami […]

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Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar.

Doha, Qatar

Doha, the capital of Qatar, is a waterside city built on reclaimed land in the Persian Gulf. Originally developed as a centre for pearls, the city is currently booming on the back of oil wealth in the region. After Qatar’s […]

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Havana, Cuba

For many travelers, Cuba is something of a forbidden fruit. Isolated from much of the world due to its close links with Soviet Russia, Cuba has slowly moved away from hardline Communism and is developing a better relationship with the […]

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Giraffes in Nairobi.

Nairobi, Kenya

Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and is most often a stopover on the way to a safari. However it’s worth staying a bit longer to explore this slice of urban African life. Nairobi was established as part of the […]

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Suzhou Canals

Suzhou, China

Near China’s east coast and bordering Shanghai, Suzhou is a contradiction of classical gardens and ancient canals, next to modern offices and residential developments. However Suzhou’s history of attracting great artists, writers and scholars has made it a cultural hub […]

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