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Long weekend: Southern Jutland

Denmark

Long weekend: Southern Jutland

Enjoy the fruits of the great outdoors in Denmark’s historic borderland, where the shores are full of oysters and the skies are stained black by flocks of starlings

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Long weekend: Krakow

Poland

Long weekend: Krakow

While it still bears the scars of WWII, the sobering tale of Kraków’s Jewish communities is being expertly told in sites across this beguiling and resilient city

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City life: Stockholm

Sweden

City life: Stockholm

Spread over 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, Stockholm is a pastoral, watery cluster of villages that has somehow morphed into a cutting-edge, cultural powerhouse and one of Europe’s most scenic capital cities

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Stockholm: Sticky business

Sweden

Stockholm: Sticky business

If there’s one thing that unites the people of Stockholm, it’s their obsession with the sweet, fragrant cinnamon buns that are found all around the city

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Like a local: Helsinki

Finland

Like a local: Helsinki

Once content to leave the limelight to its flashier Scandinavian sister cities, Helsinki is a capital that’s finally found its voice. Feted for its architecture and design, the city is developing a creative edge, spearheaded…

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Eat: Seoul

South Korea

Eat: Seoul

The Korean capital is a pulsating vision of the future, but when it comes to food, tradition is everything. Think time-honoured techniques and loyally respected dishes, such as crunchy kimchi and BYO barbecues

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Newquay: Hitting the waves

United Kingdom

Newquay: Hitting the waves

The surf might be up, but I’m more concerned about staying up. Standing composed on a narrow strip of foam firing across tumultuous waters is tough. I’m having more success face-planting into the choppy Atlantic…

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Kenya: Running the Lewa Marathon

Kenya

Kenya: Running the Lewa Marathon

Marathon junkies seeking a new challenge are spoilt for choice when it comes to races overseas. But nothing tests endurance quite like Kenya’s annual Safaricom Marathon, pushing runners across the undulating hills of the Lewa…

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