Features - 24 hours


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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24 Hours in Adelaide

Adelaide’s graceful colonial-era buildings are elegantly laid out in leafy parkland beside the River Torrens, but its small-city charm can be deceiving: the capital of South Australia has a vibrant multi-ethnic population, a liking for pop-up shops and experimental festivals, and a thriving live music scene. Its inner-city laneways buzz with restaurants and cafés, while good museums prove the city’s cultural bent. This is one of Australia’s most agreeable urban destinations, made for laid-back lingering.

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24 Hours in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has so much visual ambition it’s hard to know where to start. The dream-like hotels and restaurants of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. The impossible rides and theme-park attractions of Universal City and Anaheim. The unrivalled Pacific-coast sunsets from the palm tree-lined hills of Griffith Park. It’s a city to be savoured, rather than rushed around, revealing its very best only when you know where to go.

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24 Hours in Edinburgh

Crime fiction writer Ian Rankin once described Edinburgh as “a city the size of a town that feels like a village”. Certainly, this UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site offers both the cool cosmopolitan delights of a capital city – a hub for culture, education, and high-tech start-ups – alongside more low-key aspects of village life. It’s also an eminently walkable city in terms of scale – as long as you don’t mind climbing steep hills, that is!

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24 Hours in Durban

The biggest city in the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is a melting-pot of rich and diverse cultures. The Zulu name for Durban is eThekwini, which is derived from itheku, meaning ‘bay’ or ‘lagoon’. A major centre for manufacturing and tourism, and the busiest port in South Africa, Durban is also home to many coffee shops, art galleries, markets, beautiful beaches, and wonderful weather – it’s perfect to visit all year round.

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24 Hours in Boston

Home to some of the USA’s best seafood, universities, and sports teams, Boston is both a cosmopolitan hub and an unimposing small town. Walkable from end to end in just a couple of hours, the city is divided into several distinct neighbourhoods, each with its own flair. While the North End is home to the city’s vibrant Italian population, the South End is where the city’s arts community chooses to roost.

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