Features - Weekend Away

weekend away - Petra

Petra’s rock-carved tombs, echoing canyons, and ancient temples, were once forgotten by the outside world. Now, the ‘rose-red city half as old as time’ celebrates the bicentenary of its rediscovery.

weekend away - Suzhou

Often called the ‘Venice of the East’, Suzhou is full of traditional charm with elegant Chinese gardens, stone bridges arching over tree-lined canals, and ancient city walls. Words by Fiona Reilly

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weekend away - Antwerp

Just 50km from Brussels, Antwerp maintains historic traditions of art and the opulence evident in its art, chocolate, fashion, and, of course, diamonds.

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weekend away - Sigtuna

Swedish capital in the 10th century and now a sleepy town with a delightful old-world atmosphere and superb historical buildings, Sigtuna is a picturesque country escape from Stockholm.

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weekend away - Zurich

Known as the financial and cultural capital of Switzerland, Zurich is a prime destination for shopping and relaxing. Lovely lake and mountain views add to its charm.

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weekend away - Nara

Relax in Japan’s cultural heartland, the chilled-out ancient capital of Nara.

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weekend away - Oslo

With an impressive Viking heritage, world-class galleries, and Norway’s natural wonders on its doorstep, Oslo offers the best of Scandinavia in one city.

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weekend away - Ahmedabad

The city of Ahmedabad used to be called the ‘Manchester of the East’ for its thriving textile industry. But Ahmedabad’s vibrancy beats that of any piece of cloth

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weekend away - Greek Islands

With 2,000 islands scattered across the Greek archipelago, lovers of the sun and the deep blue will be spoilt for choice.

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weekend away - Moscow

A buzzing metropolis with a medieval soul, Moscow is a city of contrasts where East meets West.

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weekend away - Shiraz

Shiraz, often called the cultural capital of Iran, certainly deserves its global reputation. The fame comes from various sources including distinguished poets and artists, impressive monuments, pleasant weather, and delicious cuisine.

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