TRAVEL FEATURES

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Alternative city breaks: UTRECHT

‘Lombok is home to the Utrecht Central Mosque (affectionately known as “the techno mosque” for its gigantic neon-lit minarets).’

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Alternative city breaks: Łódź

‘The city’s regeneration from crumbling post-Soviet backwater to modern European city is celebrated whenever possible.’

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Alternative city breaks: GENOA

‘Above the counter at the ancient Antica Farmacia S. Anna a cherub holds a sign reading: “We can give you medicine, but only God can give you health.”’

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Alternative city breaks: Malmö

“In Stockholm most of the things that make that city vibrant are a trend but in Malmo people are super-real and that’s what I love about the place.”

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Jazz, fire and fairy chimneys in cappadocia

‘If you haven't consciously seen photographs of Cappadocia’s otherworldly landscapes, you almost certainly have without realising it.’

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A local’s guide to
Kadikoy-moda, Istanbul

‘Kadikoy-Moda has become a haven for progressive, liberal-minded Turks opposed to their country’s increasingly authoritarian political climate.’

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music in europe:
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"We live in the shadow of Amsterdam but I think the feeling we have to fight a bit against our big brother has actually been great for the spirit of the place recently."

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Georgia on our mind, and not the American one

‘Tskaltubo Spa Resort is a series of dazzlingly white, colonnaded buildings and fountains where Stalin came to take the weight off during his reign.’

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Culture, clubbing and chaos in Beirut

‘Beirut’s clubs also act as a sanctuary for LGBTQ people in a city where holding hands on the wrong street can still lead to harassment or even arrest.’