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Faro: Gateway to Portugal's most popular holiday area

by Harriet O'Brien/The Independent
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More than just a gateway to the beaches of the Algarve, this compact city is also about to enter festival season. So get in the spirit

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Windsurfing makes waves in Turkmenistan
Better known for its inhospitable desert plains than beach breaks, isolated ex-Soviet Turkmenistan this month welcomed an unlikely group of visitors: a sun-tanned crop of the world's top windsurfers.

Montreal moments in the French-accented Canadian city
This French-accented Canadian city sparkles in summer, with parks and river views

Fort Lauderdale
From its beaches, arts, culture and events to gondola rides on the canals, this US state of Florida is a popular tourist destination

Prague - City that bursts into life with art exhibitions and classical concerts
Summer is the best time to explore the Czech capital, as the city bursts into life with art exhibitions and classical concerts


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Bangkok and beyond
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Monaco geras up for the summer season
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Gateway to the iconic Pisa
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Where past meets present
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The magic of Mauritius
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Sydney sojourn
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Magical Malta
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A journey through Himalayan villages
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Give me Moor
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Indian expats’ bodies found in Azaiba, Oman
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