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Looking for places to visit in Vietnam? Ditch the well-trodden tourist spots and head for some of the more unusual sights with our quick guide. 

5 weird and wonderful places to visit in Vietnam

Looking for places to visit in Vietnam? Ditch the well-trodden tourist spots and head for some of the more unusual sights with our quick guide. 

Looking for some memorable places to visit in Thailand?

5 weird and wonderful places to visit in Thailand

Looking for some memorable places to visit in Thailand? Here are five of the best that eschew the more popular tourist traps. 

Kaindy Lake: the eerie idyll of Kazakhstan’s best kept secret

This luscious planet is crammed with astonishing wonder. If you’ve an appetite for natural beauty, then how about this otherworldly lake just off the beaten track? 

Enjoy lunch on Pescherie Vecchie street near the famous italian food markets and shops in the center of old town Bologna.

Ancient cities of Europe that lie off the beaten track

Think of ancient Europe. Admit it. You’re thinking of Athens and Rome, aren’t you? No doubt they’re fabulous cities. But if you want to avoid the tourists, selfie sticks and wild prices, they may not be your best bet. So …

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Some people believe the name Easter harks back to German pagan traditions celebrating the goddess Eostra. She was revered for bringing spring and fertility on the spring equinox, with rabbits used to symbolise her.

Where does the Easter bunny live? (It’s closer to home than Santa.)

You know where St Nicholas lives. That’s well documented. As for the Easter Bunny? Hmm, that’s a tough one. But we’ve got a hunch - and it’s closer to home than Lapland. Let’s take a look at the evidence...

A new EU initiative has been announced to give up to 20,000 18-year-olds European interrail tickets for free. It gives you the chance to discover a whopping thirty countries across an entire continent without paying a penny for the journey. Not bad for something worth around £415. 

How to get a free interrail ticket for your 18th birthday

A new EU initiative has been announced to give up to 20,000 18-year-olds European interrail tickets for free. It gives you the chance to discover a whopping thirty countries across an entire continent without paying a penny for the journey. …

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5 of the world’s most spectacular wetlands

5 of the world’s most spectacular wetlands

Early February marked World Wetlands Day, a day that recognises the 1971 Convention on Wetlands in the Iranian city of Ramsar. Since then governments and local groups have used the date to bring awareness and education to their respective nations …

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Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year 2018

Everything you need to know about Chinese New Year 2018

Chinese New Year 2018 is upon us. But what is it? How is it celebrated? And are you among the unlucky few who should be worried about the Year of the Dog? 

Cities with Beaches: Six of the Best

Cities with Beaches: Six of the Best

There is something really special about a city that’s on the sea. You get the best of both worlds, with beach life jamming straight up against city life, and the two melding perfectly together. You can be shopping one minute …

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What is Burns Night – and why does it matter?

What is Burns Night – and why does it matter?

It’s one of the biggest nights in the Scottish calendar. But what is Burns Night – and why has it been celebrated so passionately for more than 200 years?