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24 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city proud of its past, with a rich history built on maritime trade and a long tradition of excellence in the arts, especially painting. Yet the Dutch city is also a forward-looking place, full of hot young designers, recently redeveloped museums, and progressive ideas. Quirky, innovative, and fun, Amsterdam is best enjoyed with a slow pedal by bicycle, a stroll along its canals, or an hour spent on a café terrace watching the world go by.

24 hours in Jakarta

Known as the ‘Big Durian’, Jakarta is a hot, bustling, eclectic cultural melting pot of a metropolis, with a smorgasbord of choices to indulge the intrepid traveller. Packed with skyscrapers juxtaposed with street vendors, Jakarta is a city of traditions and contrasts. You will find five-star restaurants to satiate your culinary demands alongside behemoth malls filled with designer shops, and markets where you can haggle over a rupiah or two.

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24 Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is nestled snugly between pine-clad hills and the twinkling embrace of the Mediterranean Sea.

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24 Hours in Chicago

In 2015, all eyes are on the USA’s new ‘It’ city: Chicago. The ‘Second City’ (behind New York) has seen an influx of trendy restaurants, luxury shops, and swanky high-rise skyscrapers recently. But where Chicago shines is its down-to-earth, everyman sensibility mixed with its unabashed lifelong love for architecture, urban planning, and design. When winter whips in off icy Lake Michigan, tough Midwesterners just throw on an extra layer or head inside those beautiful buildings.

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24 Hours in Shanghai

Shanghai may be known as China’s second city, but when it comes to fun, fashion, and attitude it’s most definitely in first place. Shanghai’s boom years came at the turn of the 20th century, resulting in incredible art deco architecture that’s still visible all over the city. The legendary Bund waterfront, quaint former French Concession, and futuristic Lujiazui districts all add up to a city of contrasts that’s just bursting with promise.

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24 Hours in Sofia

A historical gem at the junction of Asia and Europe, Sofia has the creative energy of an up-and-coming destination city. Signs of ancient Rome and Thrace are on display alongside influences from the Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian empires, as well as the 50-year period of communist rule.

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24 Hours in Phuket

A tropical haven in the south of Thailand, Phuket’s idyllic beaches, rich, vibrant culture, and ever-smiling locals ensure its spot on the bucket list of travellers from across the globe.

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24 Hours in Hong Kong

A shopping and foodie haven famed for its towering skyscrapers and frantic crowds , Hong Kong is a city that has a little something for every traveller.

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24 Hours in Dallas and Fort Worth

One of the best times to visit Dallas-Fort Worth is September. The scorching summer heat is slowly subsiding and the legendary State Fair of Texas begins. Autumn means football in the Lone Star state, and the beloved Dallas Cowboys are back on the gridiron. Known jointly as the Metroplex, Dallas and Fort Worth have their own identities. The Big D has a diverse, international, and cosmopolitan vibe, while Cowtown offers a traditional Texas feel, mixed with a world-class cultural scene. By exploring both Dallas and Fort Worth, visitors experience the best of both worlds.

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24 Hours in Bali

For such a small island  approximately 145 x 80km  Bali boasts a surprising number of highlights. With lush rice paddies, mystical temples, white-sand beaches, and misty volcano treks, it is easy to see why the island of Gods is Indonesia’s most popular tourist destination. Check out the cultural heritage of Ubud, bask in the sophistication of Seminyak, or simply relax at the mellow beachside towns of Lovina and Amed. Whatever you do, rest assured that this paradise island will leave you with a bounty of lasting memories.

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24 Hours in Philadelphia

Qatar Airways introduction of Philadelphia to its destination list on April 2 has opened up access to one of the United States great cities, rich in history as the centre of the US fight for independence while undergoing a seemingly perpetual modernisation through ambitious boutiques, top-class restaurants, and an energy buoyed by an influx of transplants priced out of nearby New York City and Washington DC.

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