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India: No fairer land

India

India: No fairer land

With hospitable locals, verdant mountains, miles of coastline and India’s very own silicon Valley, Karnataka is ready for its moment in the sun

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City life: Moscow

Russia

City life: Moscow

With a resurrected trainline, a high-concept park, edgy art spaces and changing attitudes, in Moscow old and new are starting to dance — and it’s a fascinating show to watch

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City life: Addis Ababa

Ethiopia

City life: Addis Ababa

Lofty and leafy, with ancient sprawling markets and shiny modern skyscrapers, Ethiopia’s capital is a surprise package with a curious past

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City life: Berlin

Germany

City life: Berlin

In a tale familiar to Londoners, the once mighty West Berlin has been overshadowed by the recent rise of the hip and trendy East. But while it may have lost some lustre, it remains full…

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Ibiza: Somewhere beyond the sea

Spain

Ibiza: Somewhere beyond the sea

To glimpse the soul of Ibiza leave the throbbing coastal strips and head inland, where hamlets nestle unnoticed between fig trees and citrus groves, and fine wines are savoured in preference to cocktails

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City life: Beirut

Lebanon

City life: Beirut

An alluring coastal capital with an endearingly split personality, Beirut is the thriving Arabian port city on the Med that refuses to be defined by its recent past

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