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Antwerp

Antwerp

Antwerp, a busy pocket-sized metropolis, has something for everyone. The city is an inspiring source of culture thanks to its impressive architecture and magnificent museums and churches. Fashionistas can explore the stores of Antwerp’s designers, whose stylish creations are revered all over the world. And foodies and people with a passion for life in general will enjoy the warm welcome of Antwerp’s cafés and restaurants. A visit to Antwerp should definitely include the new museum MAS, the Cathedral of Our Lady and the Rubens House.
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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Mizen Head, Co. Cork

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Mizen Head, Co. Cork

Ireland's most south westerly point - Mizen Head in Co. Cork.
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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork

Discover the beauty of Kinsale in Co. Cork and the magnificent Old Head.
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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts

Long known for its “old world” charm, from the historic Faneuil Hall to the Freedom Trail that celebrates Boston’s preeminent role in the American Revolution, Boston has come a long way towards staking its claim in the 21st century. With the completion of the “Big Dig,” which buried Boston’s vast network of highways underground, Boston has hit the new century running. Attractions span the old and the new, including beautiful public libraries, fascinating museums and plenty of sports. With a collection of parks set to take the place of the ungainly elevated highways, the years to come promise to see Boston grow ever more beautiful.
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Beirut

Beirut

Beirut is the perfect destination for seasoned travellers: here, East and West intertwine in intricate ways, creating a city so magnetic that few are able to resist its powerful draw. Much has changed over the latter half of the twentieth century – Beirut rising to become glitterati central in the 60s but falling from grace during the bloody Civil War – but the city is alive and kicking, enticing travellers with superb gastronomy, the Middle East's most vibrant nightlife and a close proximity to the ancient towns of Byblos and Baalbek.
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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Dursey Island, Co. Cork

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Dursey Island, Co. Cork

Discover Dursey, Co. Cork by travelling across on the cablecar, the lifeblood of the island.
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Ayia Napa – Protaras

Ayia Napa – Protaras

Once only a small fishing village, Ayia Napa has become one of the world's best travel destinations, known as a cosmopolitan resort area. Located on the eastern coast of Cyprus, it is a town of great beauty, full of history and culture, with friendly and hospitable people. Nearby Protaras is a popular resort area with some of the world's best golden beaches, crystal clear waters and lively entertainment. Whether you are looking for fascinating history, vibrant culture and nightlife, astounding natural beauty or a relaxing beach vacation, together these areas make up one of the Mediterranean's most desirable destinations.
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Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo

Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way – Downpatrick Head, Co. Mayo

Lose yourself and connect with nature at Downpatrick Head in Co. Mayo. Legends of St. Patrick, giants and many more mysteries waiting to be discovered. Feel alive as you stroll or climb some of the highest cliff walks in Europe
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Athens

Athens

Of all Europe’s historical capitals, Athens is probably the one that has changed the most in recent years. But even though it has become a modern metropolis, it still retains a good deal of its old small town feel. Here antiquity meets the future, and the ancient monuments mix with a trendier Athens and it is precisely these great contrasts that make the city such a fascinating place to explore. The heart of its historical centre is the Plaka neighbourhood, with narrow streets mingling like a labyrinth where to discover ancient secrets.
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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

The Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, is a city like no other. It has a hint of a European feel, but with a distinct Latin American flavor. It is cosmopolitan, yet autochthonous. Every street corner and narrow alleyway is teeming with art and culture, history and personality, tango, rock n' roll, and football. It is a city of museums, of galleries, of classical-style cafes and world-class steakhouses, of antique markets and bookstores, a city for screams of joy at the Bombonera Stadium and midnight strolls along the majestic River Plate.
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Aruba

Aruba

Sun-drenched beaches sit next to desert wilderness in Aruba, one of the most popular destinations in the Caribbean. With warm and sunny weather all year round, the island seems frozen in a timeless holiday atmosphere, with turquoise ocean waters washing over Aruba's soft warm sand. Nightlife bursts with Latin music and exotic sounds, and exciting shopping and dining await at every corner. Stronger waves break against the eastern coast, deserted and swept over by wind – exploring it will lead the most adventurous visitors to spectacular vistas.
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Bangalore

Bangalore

Once a sleepy regional capital, Bangalore today is a modern metropolis that will come as a big surprise to those who are visiting for the first time. Also known as Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka is the technological hub of India and the very place where the country’s new, confident and global identity is being forged. Although the city might somewhat lack in historical sites, its buzzing and liberal atmosphere provides the perfect base for exploring the beautiful temples and palaces of the Deccan.
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