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Amazing Cities

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The world is full of wonders and many of those wonders are only found within cities of exceptional historical, cultural and natural value. Right at the heart of every nation, many of the world's capitals and are a wonder in their own right, one to be seen and admired from more than one angle. But also there are many cities that despite not being the economic or political driving force of a nation are nevertheless the highlight of any visitor to the country.

In this section of our blog, we aim to inspire you with some of the most amazing cities we've discovered, from the perspective of travel experts who've been there and done that, who have an authority to decide which ones you really shouldn't miss out on and why.

Find what it is that makes a place in the world distinctive, be it for its political, economic or cultural background, for its unique history, for its rich past of for its inspiring present (or even its promising future). Here we take you on a journey of discovery along the globe's most exciting cities everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.

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  • 26 Dec 2017
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Santiago de Cuba - what's new in Cuba's second city

Famous for its hypnotising, percussive music, and its unique take on Cuban history, the city of Santiago in Cuba has had a makeover. Founded by Spanish colonists in 1515, who laid a tangle of narrow streets, climbing up from the Bay of Santiago, the city pulled out all the stops for its 500th anniversary in 2015, and the sprucing up has made this city - 540 miles east of Havana - a much more attractive and lively place to visit. And, since late last year it has a new ‘site' for visitors - the tomb of Fidel Castro - which authorities acknowledge has driven tourist traffic to the city.
  • 06 Dec 2017
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  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Exploring the secrets of Matanzas

Not many know it but Matanzas once was one of Cuba's most avant-garde and rich regions. It's the birthplace of Cuban rumba as we know it, with a French accent in some areas, American in others and an architecture that whilst somewhat neglected is worthy of admiration. Here I give you the main reasons why you mustn't overlook this Cuban city while on your way to Varadero's dreamy beaches. Matanzas is experiencing a revival, now is the time to get to know it.
  • 04 Dec 2017
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  • Kiri Nowak
Selfies around the world

Returning to Singapore - My travel plans to Singapore and beyond

Find out what I've got planned for my second trip to Singapore and the destinations nearby I plan to visit and why. I had an incredible time the first time around, and I intend to see and do even more on my next trip to this multicultural city.
  • 18 Aug 2017
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  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Incredible Ayutthaya - a daytrip from Bangkok

Ayutthaya was once one of the world's wealthiest cities. Founded in 1350, it was capital of Siam for more than 400 years and was home to more than a million citizens. In the 16th 17th centuries, merchants from across the globe were in awe of this major international trading port, with its 400-plus gilded temples and elaborate palace buildings.
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