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Why go? Gone are the days when Ho Chi Minh City was synonymous with the war tourism and canonical straw hats. Vietnam’s cultural and metropolitan hub is one of Asia’s fastest growing cities boasting a dynamism that’s palpable across the region. North of the Mekong Delta, perched on the Saigon River, Ho Chi Minh City
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Travellers from Britain often choose the Mediterranean for their first cruise, not only for its convenience to the UK but also for the region’s vast range of cruise itineraries and experiences. Mediterranean cruises ply the waters of the Iberian peninsula, circumnavigate Italy, island-hop in Greece and sail east to Turkey and south to North Africa. Along
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Destination festive shopping at its best. Post-dash winter-warmers compulsory. The Angel Inn, Petworth, Sussex Best for… rustic cosiness The low-down: Nestled in the quaint market town of Petworth, stuffed to the gills with charming antique shops, The Angel Inn is a comfortable and characterful retreat. The historic coaching inn has been transformed into a luxe
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The Rhône river served as an important gateway for the ancient Greeks and Romans Credit: iStock From sun-drenched landscapes that inspired artists such as Van Gogh and Cezanne to the French food capital Lyon and world-famous vineyards of Burgundy, a Rhône river cruise is a feast for all the senses. Natural attractions along the way
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Why go? The waistline of the Americas, Panama is often overshadowed by its better known neighbours – Costa Rica and Colombia – much like a middle child sandwiched between an older and younger offspring. Yet contrary to public perception, Panama offers cruise passengers more than merely a massive canal. The central America nation serves up
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