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Belfast: Brave new world

United Kingdom

Belfast: Brave new world

Few would have bet on it, but Belfast has traded the Troubles for a breathtaking city upgrade. From the spectacular Titanic Belfast to the revitalised Cathedral Quarter — there’s never been a better time to…

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Hamburg: A head for heights

Germany

Hamburg: A head for heights

I’ve been to the top of the Empire State Building, crossed the glass floor in Toronto’s CN Tower and bungeed from the 134m Nevis in New Zealand. So why am I baulking so badly, and…

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Ireland: The curse of Inis Cealtra

Ireland

Ireland: The curse of Inis Cealtra

Zipping across Lough Derg on a tiny dory boat, I thank my stars that I’m not a woman. Local historian, folklorist and boatman Gerard Madden (pictured) is manning the tiller, and he’s just told me…

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