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When you have limited time in a city full of things to do, it can be hard knowing where to start and how to make the most of it. Here you’ll find a host of handy guides on the best ways to spend your extra time in a range of vibrant cities across the globe.

Extra time in Istanbul, Turkey

With remnant of its illustrious past juxtaposing with modern day life, Istanbul is a wonderful and exciting place to explore. Whether you have a few hours or a couple days to spare in this intoxicating city, there is plenty to see … Continue reading

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Beijing by night

  Come nightfall the streets of Beijing undergo a transformation, the hubbub of the day settles down and monuments are illuminated against the night sky. Our very own Ann Amies has just returned from a trip to China and enlightens … Continue reading

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Exploring the Golden Temple of Dambulla – Sri Lanka

The Golden Temple of Dambulla is situated in the central area of Sri Lanka and was named a World Heritage Site in 1991. The beautifully designed temple can be seen from afar as it stands 100-150m above the road and … Continue reading

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Exploring Chichen Itza – Mexico

Chichen Itza is the Mayan capital in the Yucatan region of Mexico and has been labelled a World Heritage Site. Its name, Chichen Itza, literally means ‘at the mouth of the well of Itza’. The heritage site hosts one of … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is filled with beautiful places and incredible scenery, Hoi An Ancient Town is no exception to that rule. The town’s name translates as “peaceful meeting place”, and it’s just that as it exudes an idyllic charm. What to do … Continue reading

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Extra time in Antigua, Guatemala

The beautiful city of Antigua is bordered by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Its Spanish colonial-style architecture and cobbled streets provide fantastic photo opportunities at every corner. The city is world-renowned for its local crafts, from terracotta and ceramics … Continue reading

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Exploring the sacred city of Kandy

The sacred city of Kandy is the second largest in Sri Lanka, behind the capital Colombo. From an ancient indigenous kingdom to a British colonial outpost Kandy has a long and rich history. The UNESCO World Heritage city has had … Continue reading

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Highlights of India: Fatehpur Sikri

You may be aware that Uttar Pradesh is one of India’s most historic and exciting regions, the home of the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Uttar Pradesh offers culture vultures a vast treasure chest of history and architecture. If … Continue reading

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Exploring the spectacular Iguaçu National Park

Travelling is all about making memories and having experiences you’ll never forget and a trip to the stunning Iguaçu National Park in South-West Brazil, which is home to the impressive Iguaçu Falls, will certainly provide that. Situated on the Iguaçú … Continue reading

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Extra Time in San José, Costa Rica

The Costa Rican capital of San José is scenically located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mighty peaks. The city is home to some of Central America’s best museums, as well as good shopping, excellent restaurants and a busy nightlife. … Continue reading

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