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Thailand - Phuket Sailing

When you’ve been in the din of Bangkok for a week, with its crowded night markets and revving tuk-tuks, the silence of the seas at the base of Koh Phi Phi Leh’s towering limestone cliffs is almost deafening.

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24 hours in Kolkata

Widely considered the cultural capital of India, Kolkata is situated on the banks of the river Hooghly in the eastern state of West Bengal. Rich in colonial charm, it houses two landmark bridges, noteworthy palaces, and cathedrals, as well as bustling markets and a colourful tramline. Historically, it has always been at the forefront of modern thought and creativity. In recent years, this has given birth to a new breed of designers and artists who are taking the entire country by storm. Heritage structures, public festivals, and indigenous cuisine all compete for attention in this artistic city.

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weekend away - Bali

Bali’s busy south has its attractions – hip eateries, cosmopolitan hotels – but travellers seeking to uncover the island’s best treasures need only head just an hour or two further afield.

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Diving in the Philippines

Deep shipwreck diving instructor and Philippines resident Andy Davis shares his experiences of the incredible variety of world-class scuba diving opportunities available for visitors to this tropical paradise.

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fine food - Sala Rattanoksin

Looking to impress? Then try the supremely seductive new riverside restaurant at Sala Rattanoksin. With twinkling candles, mellow music, and Wat Arun glowing gloriously in the background, this is a terrace made for romance.

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luxe - Chedi Club, Tanah Gajah, Bali

Discerning travellers seeking a more authentic Bali and quintessential rural scenes without foregoing luxury or good taste  should retreat to Ubud's magnificent Chedi Club.

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Chengdu - Tea Time

With Qatar Airways launching flights to Chengdu this month, Chinese travel writer Wang Yuanchang touches down at Chengdu Shuangliu Airport – the fourth-largest airport in China – to savour all the city has to offer. Starting with a cup of tea.

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experience - Street Art, Melbourne

Melbourne is known for its galleries and prestigious art programmes that draw students and authorities from around the globe. Yet it is street art, in its many guises, that really makes this city stand out.

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24 hours in Muscat

Stretched over 70 km between the magnificent Hajar Mountains and the turquoise Indian Ocean, Muscat is a picturesque city that has stayed true to its Arabian heritage.

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weekend away - North Luzon

The northern half of the Philippines' largest island offers a range of rewarding getaways: from island hopping and laid-back surf resorts to one of the country's most historically rich towns.

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