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Sleep: Shanghai

China

Sleep: Shanghai

Step back in time to the Roaring Twenties; stroll down a traditional lilong; ride in a pink London taxi. One thing’s for sure — there’s more to Shanghai’s hotels than lofty rooms in Pudong skyscrapers

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Cuba: Habana Deco

Cuba

Cuba: Habana Deco

The iconic Bacardi Building is the start of an eye-opening tour of Havana’s Art Deco masterpieces

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Cuba by horseback

Cuba

Cuba by horseback

Cowboys, cigars and classic cars, all served with a swig of rum. Saddle up and explore the bucolic, tobacco-rich Pinar del Río Province, for a taste of the Wild West, Cuban style

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Scotland: Take the high road

United Kingdom

Scotland: Take the high road

A home-spun take on Route 66, the scenic new North Coast 500 Highland route boasts everything from salmon rivers and soaring cliffs to sea caves and secluded, sandy bays

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City life: St Petersburg

Russia

City life: St Petersburg

Peter the Great’s Baltic metropolis remains Russia’s ‘window on the West’ — a magical city of palatial architecture and Soviet relics, bone-numbing cold and toasty saunas

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Norway: A wolf at the door

Norway

Norway: A wolf at the door

With the aim of educating both locals and visitors about Arctic animals and the value of preserving Norway’s natural heritage, Bardu's Polar Park offers encounters with hand-reared wolves

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Sleep: Moscow

Russia

Sleep: Moscow

It might have a reputation as a hugely expensive destination, but Moscow’s sumptuous sights are matched by an affordable range of hotels and hostels that enable you to gorge on history-laden culture, iconic architecture and…

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