Moscow

Moscow might be plunged into a deep freeze in winter, but Christmas lights, decorations and festivities bring sparkle and a warm atmosphere to the Russian capital.
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Valkenburg

We’re passing the green hills of Limburg, the most southern province of the Netherlands. Belgium and Germany are nearby. The train stops at the town of Valkenburg, situated in a valley cut out by the small river Geul.
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Chiang Rai

In the year 1262, King Mangrai of Ngoenyang unified the disparate city-states over which he ruled into a single kingdom, birthing the city of Chiang Rai in the process.
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Shanghai

At the first flush of dawn, the air rising up the slopes of 720m-high Mt Mogan carries a heady fragrance of bamboo and tea. The soft contours of the Tianmu Mountains extend towards the horizon in a misty sea of green and blue, while the occasional thwack of a bamboo cutter plying his tools reverberates around the surrounding slopes. Two hours from the glass and steel towers of Shanghai and there isn’t a single building in sight.
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Seychelles

The Seychelles have long been synonymous with luxury travel, but there’s a wilder side to these idyllic islands that most visitors never take the time to discover.
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