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  • 41 Hamburg: Europe's green capital
    Enjoy a boat trip along the River Elbe from Hamburg to Cuxhaven on the North Sea; relax in the leafy shade of a spreading oak tree looking out over the Alster lake; take a tour of HafenCity, the modern...

  • 42 Sun, sand and... lava, in Tenerife
    In Tenerife, a land of carnival, unique history and natural wonders, a diverse landscape surrounds the volcanic mass of Mount Teide. There are volcanic beaches and fine sand beaches, waters where you can...

  • 43 Edinburgh – even better in summer
    Scotland's second most populous city lies about fifty miles north of the English border, between the Firth of Forth and the Pentland Hills. With its fine castle perched high on a rocky crag, the medieval...

  • 44 Panama, a land of abundance
    Panama owes its existence to the canal, which has marked the life and politics of the country since it seceded from Colombia in 1903, and which remains today one of its greatest assets. There's no ...

  • 45 Puerto Vallarta, a Pacific paradise
    Archaeological evidence suggests that the area was settled two and a half thousand years ago, but it's only since the Sixties that Puerto Vallarta has become more widely known outside Mexico. Famed for...

  • 46 Chicago chic
    Even those who don't know Chicago recognise its nickname 'The Windy City'. They picture it in black and white, with vintage cars driven by gangsters toting machine guns, but America's third most populous...

  • 47 Asturian beaches: something for everyone
    Spain's Principality of Asturias looks north out over the Bay of Biscay and the Cantabrian Sea, but the coast takes so many twists and turns you could find yourself looking in almost any direction. Compared...

  • 48 Oman: a country of contrasts
    A country of contrasts, the oil-rich Sultanate straddles between the sea and the desert, between ancient history and the ultra-modern. The Portuguese took and occupied Muscat – now the capital –...

  • 49 Ascot: a day at the races
    You  may have missed Royal Ascot itself, but there's no reason why you shouldn't visit the world's most famous race course for one of the other meetings and try your luck. And this year there's...

  • 50 Nhow Berlin: check in to the world of music
    Until now the NH hotels have been known for being pleasant, comfortable and functional, but perhaps just a little uninspiring. However, the most recent additions to the chain like the NH Palacio de Tepa...

  • 51 Lots to do in Los Angeles
    Los Angeles – 'the city of the angels' – the third richest city in the world, is the indisputable entertainment capital, and epicentre of the motion picture industry. It's also an international...

  • 52 Hawaii: islands and marvels
    Leave your work clothes behind. Just pack a bag with bikinis, sandals and pareos, and head west. Way out west. Hawaii may be the 50th American state, but the archipelago is actually the northernmost island...

  • 53 Everything's coming up roses in Ecuador
    They say that Ecuador is the home of the world's most beautiful roses. Whether that's true, or not, it's a fact that cultivation of flowers for export has become a major industry in the mountainous Andes...

  • 54 The natural splendour of Namibia
    Take a break from the hustle and bustle, step away from the rat race, and travel back in time to the oldest desert in the world, which stretches the length of Namibia's coastline. The unspoiled country...

  • 55 Dusseldorf: let the music begin!
    Whether it's the highlight of your year, or you think it's pure cheese, the Eurovision Song Contest must have something going for it: an estimated 125 million viewers will watch the musical extravaganza,...

  • 56 Seville - much more than oranges!
    Spain is a country of fairs and festivities: each town and village celebrates its own local patron saint in grand style as well as taking advantage of any and every opportunity for a full-blown fiesta....

  • 57 The thousand faces of Andalusia
    The birthplace of great artists such as Picasso and Velazquez, the bridge between Africa and Europe, the point where the waters of the Atlantic mix with those of the Mediterranean: Andalusia is a land...

  • 58 Plitvice, a watery paradise in Croatia
    In recent years, Croatia has changed from a relative unknown to one of the trendiest destinations in Europe. To a great extent this is due to the country's rocky littoral, which, washed by the Adriatic,...

  • 59 Yellowstone, the world's original national park
    Known and loved by many through the exploits of the cartoon character Yogi Bear, the wealth and range of Yellowstone's natural heritage is worthy of more serious consideration and puts it in high on the...

  • 60 The tulip fields of Holland
    Each year, from March to May, the Dutch countryside becomes a sea of tulips, hyacinths and all manner of other flowers. Mere photos can only give a hint of the pure explosion of colour and scent all around....



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