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  • Getting the inside track on Hanoi

    Getting the inside track on Hanoi

    April 29th, 2013Alex Whittleton
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    The best way to explore Vietnam’s beguiling capital is to get a local to give you the inside track, says Alex Whittleton. I arrived at my hotel in Hanoi’s brash and beautiful old town in a state of bleary-eyed excitement. My flight had been long and sleepless, but I’d just had one of the most entertaining taxi rides of…

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  • Top ten new city breaks for 2013

    Top ten new city breaks for 2013

    February 26th, 2013Alex Whittleton
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    With a long winter behind you and a post-Christmas paycheck or two in the bank, it’s time for a well-earned break. But where should you go? Exciting new destinations are emerging all the time, and the sheer number of options can be bewildering. Below is a selection of top city breaks for 2013, combining the…

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