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Houses in Erfurt Thuringia
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Finding hidden gems in Thuringia: Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha

In Thuringia, part of the cultural heart of Germany, there is plenty of hidden gems to discover in cute cities such as Erfurt, Weimar and Gotha.
Views from Buonconsiglio Castle
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Things To Do in Trento, Italy’s Perfect-Sized City Break

Fringed by mountains and lakes, the city of Trento in northern Italy is cute and compact. Here's what to do in Trento on a weekend visit.
Loch Awe
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Must Visit Places on a Scotland Road Trip

When it comes to incredible green landscapes, historic ruins, friendly locals and some damn good whisky, nothing really compares to Scotland. Take a road trip through the northern gem of the UK and don't miss these ten outstanding places.
Sunrise at Lake Caldonazzo
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Escape to the lakes of Valsugana, Italy’s water sport heaven

When looking for things to do in Trentino, a weekend in Valsugana of watersports at Lake Levivo and Lake Caldonazzo coupled with mountain hikes is a dream.
Dresden by night
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Things To Do in Dresden: How to spend a Weekend in Saxony’s Showstopper

Dresden is the perfect weekend city break. Discover the city's many things to do, from vineyards on the Elbe to Baroque treasures.
Hong Kong
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Beijing to Hong Kong with G Adventures: Should you take a tour in China?

Travelling mainly by train, I explored Beijing to Hong Kong with G Adventures, one of their many China tours. This is my review of travelling China with G Adventures.
Xian
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Walls and warriors: Beijing to Xian, exploring North China’s must visits

The North of China has some of the countries most famous day-trips, the Great Wall of China from Beijing and the Terracotta Army from Xian, all stops on my recent two-week tour through the country.
Princess Cruises
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Cruising Scandinavia, St Petersburg and the Baltic Sea with Princess Cruises

What was cruising going to be like? Would I love it or hate it? Was it going to feel like a vacation or an adventure? Here is how my 11 day Scandinavia, St Petersburg and Baltic Sea cruise went down...
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Two Perfect Days in St Petersburg, Russia; Cruise Itinerary Without a Visa

Visiting St Petersburg or Russia in general can be a bit of a hassle with visa paperwork and costs, but if you arrive by cruise ship and book an excursion you can avoid this. Here is how I spent a perfect two days exploring St Petersburg with Princess Cruises.
Shanghai
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The contrast of China: Suzhou to Shanghai, traditions and towers

Suzhou was one of the best cities I visited in China and I don't think a day trip to Suzhou from Shanghai would do it justice, let me tell you why....
Chinese language app
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Chinese countryside and futuristic skylines: Longji, Yangshuo and Hong Kong

The incredible Karst mountain region of Yangshou, coupled with the rolling rice terraces of Longji make for an amazing nature escape from Hong Kong.
Tallinn Estonia
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One day in Tallinn, Estonia Cruise Itinerary

Tallinn old-town is about as quaint as Europe can get, but with just one day here you'll still have ample time to explore its modern, creative quarter which captures the essence of this ever-evolving digital nation.
A luxury stay at Mauritius' Trou aux Biches Beachcomber
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Mauritius in photos: 35 postcards from an Indian Ocean escape

If you are looking for paradise with a slice of adventure thrown in, these 50 reasons will have you booking a ticket to Mauritius in no time at all!
Mauritius Cultural Dance
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More to Mauritius: Unearthing adventures beyond the beaches

I expected soft white sands. I expected azure waters lapping at my feet. I expected luxury resorts akin to a windows desktop screensaver. But, what I didn’t realise was how much more there is to Mauritius.
One day in Helsinki
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One day in Helsinki, Finland Cruise Itinerary

Helsinki, the cute and compact capital city of Finland has a gem of a position on the ocean making cruising, market-hopping and historic building visiting a must on your day trip.
One day in Oslo Norway
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One day in Oslo, Norway Cruise Itinerary

The capital of Norway can be pricey and I'm a firm believer most of its highlights can be ticked off in one day before venturing into the beautiful countryside, so here is how to make the most of your time without draining your wallet.
Princess Cruises Helsinki
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Cruise FAQs, Myths, and Tips to Make Cruising More ‘Intrepid’

Would I have booked a cruise if I hadn't been invited as a guest by Princess? Probably not. Would I take another cruise? Also, probably not. Still, I realised I had a lot of misconceptions that were proved wrong. Here's how.
Old meets new in Manchester
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Why you should visit buzzing Manchester, England’s new global gateway

If you think Manchester is just football, pubs and shopping malls you have it all wrong. From free museums to theatre trips with a side of culinary, cultural and historic highlights thrown in, Manchester is literally buzzing right now.
Nice Cannes Monaco
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How to Splurge on a Nice Weekend in the French Riviera

Gather the squad, book a flight to Nice get ready to gamble, booze and eat your way through the South of France like a baller.
The Lares Trek, Peru
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The Lares Trek and Machu Picchu (Daily Breakdown + Video)

The Lares Trek and Machu Picchu are two incredible experiences in the Cusco region of Peru. Here's a rundown of what to expect.
New Zealand Hidden Gems
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11 New Zealand north island hidden gems

Waterfalls, beaches down dirt tracks, Japenese style gardens, and the movie stand in for Mount Fuji, don't miss these New Zealand North Island secret gems.
Machu Picchu seen from above
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Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu by train

Taking the train from Cusco or Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is one of the most incredible journeys in the world. Passing mountains, rivers, and Inca ruins don't miss this when you visit Peru!
Peru
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Peru in photos: 20 postcards from Cusco and Inca culture

For years I had this idea I would take an instant camera to the Andes in Peru and explore the incredible Inca history and culture so I did, here is what I discovered on the Lares Trek.
The Dambulla Caves
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Top ten things to do in Sri Lanka

From pristine empty beaches, taking an elephant safari or exploring lush tea plantations. The top 10 things to do in Sri Lanka in photo form.