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Neighbourhood: Amsterdam

Netherlands

Neighbourhood: Amsterdam

So red lights are out and speciality coffee is in? Well, not quite, but Amsterdam is certainly cleaning up its image, and with it have come quirky new attractions. But don’t worry, it’s lost none…

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City life: Madrid

Spain

City life: Madrid

Bullfighting, long lunches and late nights — Madrid may be just how Hemingway left it, but change is also in the air

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Catalonia: Wind of change

Spain

Catalonia: Wind of change

A growing appetite for independence means these are interesting times for Catalonia. A journey through this proud corner of Spain, from snowy peaks to sandy shores, reveals a defiant, charismatic spirit

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Long weekend: Tenerife

Spain

Long weekend: Tenerife

Go beyond the resorts to the pretty coastal towns and verdant hills of the north for raucous fiestas, starry skies and wild open spaces

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City life: Bruges

Belgium

City life: Bruges

A new breed of creative entrepreneurs and chefs are adding contemporary flair to Bruges — yet the city’s medieval charm endures

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Sleep: Amsterdam

Netherlands

Sleep: Amsterdam

From retired ferries to converted cranes, Amsterdam’s latest crop of hotels includes some genuine oddities. We pick out the best beds in neighbourhoods new and old

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Lunenburg: The Al Capone trail

Canada

Lunenburg: The Al Capone trail

When Al Capone visited Lunenburg, he was a furniture salesman. At least that’s what his business card said. But what was the gangster really up to in this sleepy town? Trouble, that’s what.

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