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Romania: The edge of land and sea

Romania

Romania: The edge of land and sea

On the Romanian coast, at the eastern limit of Europe, the Danube splits into a bird-filled labyrinth of lagoons, lakes and swamps, where life moves to nature’s time

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City life: Tallinn

Estonia

City life: Tallinn

A medieval treasure trove, with Soviet heritage and flashes of sleek Scandinavian design, the Estonian capital is one of Europe’s most striking cities

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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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