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24 hours in Auckland
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest, most vibrant, and most cosmopolitan city, enlivened by a multicultural population, impressive café and restaurant scene, and fine museums and attractions. Yet nothing beats its harbour-hugging location: the city is surrounded by a superb backyard of water vistas, volcanic landscapes, and offshore islands.
24 Hours in Helsinki
Finland celebrates 100 years of independence in 2017, but its dynamic capital is a joy at any time. Brisk in winter, flooded with light in summer, Helsinki spills across Baltic islands and promontories, and a hint of the sea is always in the air.
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24 Hours in Krabi
Surrounded by towering outcrops of karst limestone, Krabi is a major jumping-off point to some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, such as Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. Most visitors breeze straight through town, but it’s worth pausing here to soak up the spectacular setting and experience authentic Thai culture.
24 hours in Shanghai
Shanghai, a gateway to China built around the Yangtze River Delta. A historical and cultural disorientation in the heart of China’s biggest city and economic epicentre. Thanks to its fascinating colonial past, neon-lit mismatched architecture, and neck-achingly high skyscrapers (it’s home to the second tallest in the world), Shanghai is a must-see destination.
24 hours in Pisa
Erected where the Arno River once flowed into the Tyrrhenian Sea, this ancient maritime republic was a fierce competitor with other sea powers, including Venice, Genoa, and Amalfi. Now nestled on the river’s alluvial plain, Pisa is no longer the home of a seafaring empire, but it has never lost its cultural and artistic splendour.
24 hours in Marrakech
Marrakech, the crimson heart of Morocco, is a 1,000-year-old city with an unseen water supply that has allowed it to flourish. Above Marrakech are the marching peaks of the High Atlas mountains, often snowy, a contrast with the city’s celebrated redness, adding freshness to the air. The weather is welcoming almost year-round, with a near-ideal combination of sunny warmth and cool, alleviating evenings.
24 hours in Sarajevo
Narrow streets interwoven with mosques, madrassas, and historic caravanserais juxtaposed against Habsburg-era boulevards express Sarajevo’s cultural and religious diversity.
24 Hours in Larnaca
Dotted with palm trees and glorious golden beaches, the port city of Larnaca is a beacon on the south coast of Cyprus for discerning travellers, and with a 6,000-year heritage it is renowned as one of Europe’s oldest cities. Visitors can enjoy a fantastic variety of sights, sounds, and tastes that are unique to this exciting coastal city, and in under an hour can enjoy world-class diving and snorkelling at Cape Greco.
24 Hours in Yerevan
Yerevan, Armenia’s capital, is a charming blend of European and Soviet-era architecture, oriental hospitality, and unique local traditions – and all this comes with almost 300 sunny days a year! Don’t worry if your trip schedule is tight: compact and tourist friendly, the city can be explored in just 24 hours, if you plan well. Just follow the guidelines suggested by Yerevan-based travel blogger Sirvard Amatuni, and relish every moment of your trip.
24 Hours in Atlanta
Atlanta is a vibrant metropolis, home to a burgeoning culinary scene, shopping to suit every taste, and myriad opportunities to be outdoors. While a day merely scratches the surface, with insider knowledge of where to go and what to explore, you’ll get a taste of the city’s charms – and its signature Southern hospitality.
24 Hours in Ras Al Khaimah
Nestled below the picturesque Hajar Mountains, Ras Al Khaimah – which forms the northernmost Emirate in the United Arab Emirates – is a fascinating contrast between rich Arabian culture and rapid modernisation. Its many captivating museums and ancient forts allow glimpses into its intriguing past. Today, it is known for its iconic world-class hotels and resorts.