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We’re passing the green hills of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Belgium and Germany are nearby. The train stops at the town of Valkenburg, situated in a valley cut out by the small river Geul. On entering the railway station, built in the shape of a small castle, I find a pleasant [...]

November 29, 2018

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by: danang

Ipoh got rich quick thanks to its tin reserves. Though the mining industry is long gone, the one-time El Dorado is capitalising on other treasures: its rich heritage and happening foodie scene. Nestled snugly among limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, Ipoh is two hours north of Kuala Lumpur on the epic railroad that runs [...]

October 3, 2018

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by: danang

There has been an evolution in the heart of Southeast Sulawesi, transforming a hidden port into a modern city with iconic architecture nestled around a bay. I stopped by to witness the Kendari dynamic. A decade after my first visit, the face of Kendari has truly changed. Then, the views across most of the city [...]

August 31, 2018

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by: danang

India’s greatest metropolis is a riot of experiences crammed into one of the world’s densest, most vibrant urban cores. Discover how to make the most of a threeday stay in Mumbai – and you’ll be sure to find yourself coming back for more. Three days is not enough for Mumbai. Three years is not enough [...]

August 30, 2018

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by: danang

For anyone with a liking for art, music, dining, festivals and the good life lived 24 hours a day, the Spanish city of Barcelona is irresistible – especially in summer. Although Barcelona has a 2,000-year history, it presents itself as a progressive, confident and contemporary city of sunlit waterfronts, kilometers of beaches, excellent restaurants and [...]

July 31, 2018

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by: danang

With its picture-postcard beaches, stunning harbour and almost year-round perfect weather, Sydney has something of a reputation as a relaxed destination, free from airs and graces. While that is certainly true, remember this is also the city where properties regularly go under the hammer for AU$30 million (US$22.3 million) plus, and requests for elite services [...]

July 29, 2018

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by: danang

An island community where exceptional blown glass has been produced for more than seven centuries, Murano is a haven of tranquillity minutes from the busiest attractions of Venice. You cannot say that you know Venice without ever having seen it from the water. While tourists jostle to enjoy the picture-postcard scenes at the bustling Piazza [...]

July 2, 2018

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by: danang

Step inside fabulous old buildings and look upwards: you might see medieval beams, art nouveau friezes or a madness of baroque plasterwork. This magnificent muddle of styles is hardly surprising. Brussels is a city of mixed identities: a former medieval trading powerhouse, the modest capital of a small nation and the bureaucratic epicentre of the [...]

April 30, 2018

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by: danang

Germany’s capital was once known primarily for its Cold War stand-offs, with the Berlin Wall looming as a potent symbol of all that was bad about East–West relations. Then the Wall came down and Berlin was reunited. It now has one of Europe’s most buzzing arts, cultural and media scenes and boasts a host of [...]

March 1, 2018

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by: danang