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Langkawi: Rocket man

Malaysia

Langkawi: Rocket man

From ocean-plunging human Catherine wheel to rocket-powered superhero — strapping on the X-Jets Jetboard proves thrilling, hilarious and transcendental

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Neighbourhood: Paris

France

Neighbourhood: Paris

Paris is a great city to wander around, but some areas deserve special attention — there’s the former marsh reborn as a party town; the once gritty suburbs that gave us Edith Piath; or the…

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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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