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Best new literary locations

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Best new literary locations

From spending the night in an icon’s home to rare first editions on display, there’s a slew of new literary locations for bookworms

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City life: Bordeaux travel guide

France

City life: Bordeaux travel guide

Bordeaux had long been France’s Sleeping Beauty, snoozing in its southwestern corner. But after years of sprucing up, the wine capital of the world is wide-awake and ready for a close-up

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Japan: The ninja new wave

Japan

Japan: The ninja new wave

Long veiled in intrigue, one of Japan’s most renowned cultural icons is undergoing a renaissance, bringing ninja history to the 21st century

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City life: Quito

Ecuador

City life: Quito

With a UNESCO-listed city centre, gilded churches and vibrant cuisine, the high-altitude Ecuadorian capital is breathtaking in more ways than one

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Ancient Egypt: The King Tut Tour

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Ancient Egypt: The King Tut Tour

From the world’s largest archaeological museum to a showcase of artifacts from King Tut’s tomb, ancient Egypt has been given a new lease of life

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Top 5: Desert festivals

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Top 5: Desert festivals

Winter blues? Fear not: there’s plenty of desert decadence to melt them away — these festivals amid the sand dunes feature everything from yoga at sunset to camel racing

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