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Bangkok - Thailand's capital deserves attention

by Nick Boulos/The Independent
Grand Palace, Bangkok
Easy to get to and bursting with culture, Thailand's capital deserves attention

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Jakarta - The bustling Indonesian capital
The Indonesian capital with its culture, cuisine and characterful chaos

Places to visit in Budapest
Autumn is the perfect season for walks by the Danube, world-class concerts, and visits to laid back 'ruin' bars

Istanbul: This city of two cultures is alive with variety
Given its perch at the brink of two continents and its provenance as the treasured capital of two empires, Istanbul seems perpetually at a crossroads

Baltimore tourism: Salute the 200th anniversary of America’s national anthem in its home city
Baltimore, the largest city in the East Coast state of Maryland, is spread out around a colourful inner harbour


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