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City life: Glasgow

United Kingdom

City life: Glasgow

Big, bold and imposing, Glasgow is nevertheless a city full of flair, its hard-nosed image increasingly eclipsed by its ever-growing reputation for creativity

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Neighbourhood: Lisbon

Portugal

Neighbourhood: Lisbon

A shop selling nothing but colourful tins of fish; streets where revellers rest their drinks on car roofs; a bar whose wine list is a pair of binoculars... Lisbon is eccentric, unpredictable and, most of…

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City life: Portland

USA

City life: Portland

What the leafy city lacks in wow-factor landmarks it makes up for in quirky individuality, with the DIY vibe spanning everything from beer and coffee to food trucks and craft shops

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Neighbourhood: Toronto

Canada

Neighbourhood: Toronto

Toronto doesn’t like to brag, yet the modest Canadian city has plenty to shout about — from a culturally diverse neighbourhood that’s now a hybrid cuisine hotspot to an arts hub that’s thriving due to…

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City life: Cape Town

South Africa

City life: Cape Town

Is there any city on Earth with as many different faces as Cape Town? It can be gritty, chic, gregarious, refined, wild, or, if you're very lucky, all of the above

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City life: Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates

City life: Abu Dhabi

An intriguing mix of global influences, Abu Dhabi is the desert city with several centres — from the cultured Saadiyat Island and its frenetic alter ego, Yas Island, to the unexpected serenity of the wildlife-rich…

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World of pain: David Whitley

Columns

World of pain: David Whitley

It doesn’t matter how well travelled you are — finding a holiday destination that suits both of your parents is the stuff of nightmares

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