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For your whole life, Stanfords has been selling maps and travel guides from its tall, handsome headquarters in Long Acre, central London.  Edward Stanford, cartographer to Queen Victoria, opened the doors of the Covent Garden location in 1901. Illustrious customers include Florence Nightingale, Ernest Shackleton and Michael Palin (though not on the same shopping expedition).  It
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Salzburg is a city of music: the birthplace of Mozart, the backdrop for The Sound of Music and the stage for the Salzburg Festival. Even if you’re not a music lover, Salzburg still has the power to seduce with its narrow cobbled streets, home to centuries of history, an Alpine landscape and the 1,000-year-old Hohensalzburg Fortress. Explore the city’s
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Now in its 30th year, World Aids Day aims to promote awareness and combat discrimination surrounding the disease. While huge strides have been made in treating HIV since it reached epidemic proportions in the early 1980s, attitudes to the condition vary around the globe. Here is a guide to the countries that currently restrict travel for those suffering from HIV. Watch more
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Choosing a hotel in Venice can be a labyrinthine process. An annual influx of 28 million tourists (compared to just 55,000 locals) means the calli are crammed with hotels, B&Bs, Airbnbs and self-catering options. Some are mind-blowing, others distinctly mediocre. How to sort the wheat from the chaff? Let me help. I’ve been staying in Venice hotels
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Travellers to Greece have been warned of a near-total shutdown of terrestrial transport because of a 24-hour general strike. The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE), representing 83 trades unions, has called a stoppage against cuts to pensions and holiday allowances. Other demands include a higher minimum wage, measures to tackle unemployment, and a ban
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