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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.

Recent articles in Amazing Cities

  • 18 Apr 2019
  • Travel Advice
  • Claire Boobbyer
The world is my oyster

Cienfuegos celebrates her 200th birthday

Cienfuegos, brimming with pastel columns, fancy buildings, and founded by the French, celebrates her 200th birthday this year. This southern Cuban city, set in the embrace of a vast bay on the Caribbean coast, plans a programme of events from next month. And, for the first time, local artists will stage performance and installations for Havana’s famous art fair, the Bienal, during April and May.
  • 01 Nov 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Kiri Nowak
Selfies around the world

Brightly coloured houses, rooftop views for days and pretty purple trees - Girls' holiday in Lisbon

I've just returned from Lisbon, Portugal. Find out why it's such a great destination for girls' holidays and what we got up to on our trip, as well as where I might be going for next year's adventure.
  • 01 Oct 2018
  • Travel Story
  • Caroline Howley
The world's longest out of office

Getting lost in seductive Havana: Rum, cigars and classic cars

After having read so much about Havana in the novels of my favourite authors, would the reality of visiting this truly unique and exuberant city live up to my lofty expectations?
  • 21 Mar 2018
  • Travel Advice
  • Lucy Grewcock
Always adventuring

Three ways to experience Singapore

An island state in the heart of Southeast Asia, Singapore is unlike anywhere else in the world. Before I visited last year, I imagined a clean and orderly city with Western-style modernity, high-tech industries and air-conditioned malls. But, what I hadn't realised, is that Singapore offers so much more besides.
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