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  • An atmospheric side street. Image: Laura Holt

    City life: Palermo

    The Romans, Arabs and Normans all left their mark on the picturesque Sicilian capital, where boisterous back streets and open-air markets collide to create a joyous sense of anarchy Read More»

  • Millennium Park Cloudgate by Anish Kapoor, popularly nicknamed 'The Bean'. Image: Lucy Hewett

    City life: Chicago

    An extensive post-millennial facelift turned Chicago into one of the world’s most dazzling cities. But in the original home of the Yuppie, change has become a way of life Read More»

  • The Englischer Garten. Image: Getty

    Neighbourhood: Munich

    Far from being all beer halls and bawdiness, the Bavarian capital has a much softer side, with hippy hang-outs, plenty of green space and a laid-back LGBT scene Read More»

  • Bar Gonzalo. Image: Nori Jemil

    City life: Seville

    Layers of history are writ large across the Andalusian capital, and at its heart you’ll still find the true spirit of flamenco Read More»

  • Graffiti in Avenida de Mayo. Image: SuperStock

    City life: Buenos Aires

    Stunning, old-fashioned, haughty and with a lot of heart — just don’t let anyone tell you Buenos Aires is the Latin American Paris Read More»

 

City breaks

Millennium Park Cloudgate by Anish Kapoor, popularly nicknamed 'The Bean'. Image: Lucy Hewett

USA

City life: Chicago

An extensive post-millennial facelift turned Chicago into one of the… Read More»

The Englischer Garten. Image: Getty

Germany

Neighbourhood: Munich

Far from being all beer halls and bawdiness, the Bavarian… Read More»

Bar Gonzalo. Image: Nori Jemil

Spain

City life: Seville

Layers of history are writ large across the Andalusian capital,… Read More»

Enjoying the green space outside City Hall. Image: Chris Copeland

Ireland

City life: Belfast

With its creative, entrepreneurial streak bubbling underneath, Belfast’s revitalisation as… Read More»

 

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Where to stay

View from Mount Eden over Auckland. Image: Getty

New Zealand

Sleep: Auckland

Its hotel scene was once stuck in the past, but… Read More»

Grand Canal, Venice. Image: Getty

Italy

Sleep: Venice

This Italian city may be well trodden by tourists, but… Read More»

Corniche bay, Abu Dhabi. Image: Getty

United Arab Emirates

Sleep: Abu Dhabi

Whether you stay in a grand palace in the shadow… Read More»

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South Africa

Sleep: Cape Town

From caravans on a rooftop to restored Dutch farmhouses, Cape… Read More»

Indonesia

Sleep: Bali

From boutique surf shacks and secluded jungle retreats to boho… Read More»

Austria

Sleep: Vienna

For a right royal experience, a stay in Vienna is… Read More»