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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.

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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24 Hours in Seoul

June might be the best time of year to visit Seoul. The summer’s heat has yet to emerge in full force, trees are lush with leaves, and the city is ready to party.

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24 Hours in Miami

Often referred to as ‘The Capital of Latin America’, Miami boasts the largest Spanish-speaking population in the USA, with its every corner emanating a Latin buzz. Couple that with year-round temperate weather (thanks to the Gulf Stream ocean current), and you have the ideal place for a US vacation.

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s a rare character – both instantly loveable and fascinatingly complex. Age has bestowed distinguished handsomeness rather than decay, and there’s a learned air to the city.

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24 hours in Istanbul

In March, Istanbul awakens with a spring in its step. The sun is stronger. Evenings are longer. And the city’s 15 million residents spill outdoors to sip tea al fresco on both banks on the Bosphorus. Alas, that traditional watery divide between European and Asian shores is no more.

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24 Hours in Oslo

Oslo is surrounded by the fjord on one side and by the green hills of Oslomarka Forest on the three others. This proximity to nature is in the very soul of the citys residents.

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24 hours in Malé

In contrast to the pristine beaches and idyllic turquoise lagoons of the resort islands, is the Maldives’ frenetic yet fascinating capital city. Tourism is the biggest economy in this Sunni Muslim society (the country welcomes almost a million visitors per year); fishing is the second-largest economy. Speedboats carrying tourists to resorts criss-cross over the channel, iPhones buzz in the coffee shops, scooters weave through the narrow streets, and colourful fishing boats chug in and out of the harbour. The Maldivians have a vibrant heritage and are believed to originate from India, Sri Lanka, Africa, and Arabia. Ancient mosques and souvenir shops selling traditional handicrafts stand alongside glittering high-rise offices on this compact 2.2km2 island.

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24 Hours in Hangzhou

Once one of the largest cities in the world, today Hangzhou is not only an economic powerhouse but also one of China’s most popular tourist destinations. The ancient city has seduced travellers for centuries, including Marco Polo and Moroccan explorer Ibn Battuta, who visited in 1345, when many Arab traders lived in this important port city. Renowned for its stunning West Lake and its tranquil gardens, Hangzhou was the imperial capital of both the Southern Song Dynasty and the invading Mongols. Modern Hangzhou is home to nearly seven million people and is one of the most important high-tech and manufacturing hubs in eastern China, but travellers are still drawn to its eclectic history, its rich culture, and the waters of ancient West Lake.

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