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Switzerland: Moving at the speed of a glacier

Switzerland

Switzerland: Moving at the speed of a glacier

With an average speed of just 24mph, the Glacier Express bills itself as the world’s slowest express train. And when your route is dotted with gorges, mountains, vineyards and spa towns, there’s really no need…

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Prague: Party for one

Czech Republic

Prague: Party for one

What’s it like to be the only guest in a one-room five-star hotel? We check in to Prague’s Žižkov Television Tower

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City life: Prague

Czech Republic

City life: Prague

The Czech capital is revealing a mischievous side — having fun with its history, royal good looks and its sacred Pilsner

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France: The waterless wonder

France

France: The waterless wonder

The Bassin de Saint-Ferréol was part of one of the most remarkable engineering achievements of pre-revolution France — but time your visit carelessly and you may find a surprise in store

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Lisbon: Football fever

Portugal

Lisbon: Football fever

A scarlet vortex of whirling scarves, SL Benfica’s Estádio da Luz is a monument to the beautiful game, and the perfect place to get to know the locals

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Jungfrau: Onwards & upwards

Switzerland

Jungfrau: Onwards & upwards

Take on the mountain trails of the Jungfrau Region. From waterfalls and Alpine valleys to glacier gorges and some of Europe’s most famous peaks, this is Switzerland at its spectacular, scenic best

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Sri Lanka: Hide and seek

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: Hide and seek

Situated on opposing sides of the teardrop island of Sri Lanka, the Wilpattu and Yala national parks are wonderfully unspoilt areas of lowland jungle known for their bears and birds, elephants and crocodiles, and a…

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Croatia: Easy rider

Croatia

Croatia: Easy rider

Explore the Dalmatian coast on a sail-and-cycle island-hopping tour of southern Croatia. Take in some verdant scenery — not to mention the limestone citadel of Dubrovnik and the birthplace of one of history’s most famous…

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Vietnam: Among the mountain people

Vietnam

Vietnam: Among the mountain people

A hundred miles from hectic Hanoi, a journey along Vietnam’s mountainous Northwest Loop reveals the country’s rich diversity and the lesser-known people of Uncle Ho

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