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Boracay

Palm trees swaying in the wind, crystal turquoise seas and seemingly endless stretches of talcum-powder-fine-white sand beaches, plus a distinctively laid-back way of life characterise this beautiful island. Boracay offers everything from golf, trekking, sailing and water sports – such as windsurfing and scuba diving – to great hotels, gourmet restaurants and festivals. Plus, of course, its fabulous beaches – including White Beach, voted among the finest in the world. By night, it turns into one big tropical party venue, with nightclubs vying for attention and discos held directly on the beach.

Jakarta

Indonesia’s sprawling capital is one of the fastest-growing, most chaotic and most exciting places in South-East Asia. It is the gateway to a vast, vibrant and varied island nation that’s home to dozens of fascinating cultures. Formerly the colonial capital of the Dutch East Indies – when it was known as Batavia – Jakarta has grown from its original seaport district into a huge modern conurbation of high-rise hotels and apartments, thronged shopping malls and wide, crowded avenues.

The London Story - Famous Londoners

We asked some of the capital's favourite famous Londoners to tell us their London Story. Sharing their passion and top tips for the city are Mayor of London Boris Johnson, actress Joanna Lumley, chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay, model and actress Twiggy and the Royal Ballet's Principal Dancers, Thiago Soares and Marianela Nunez. Discover more London stories www.visitlondon.com/story

Kalamaja - bohemian & trendy

The trendy and upcoming wooden architecture area of Kalamaja or "fish house" in English has changed most dramatically over the past few years. The bohemian and hip Kalamaja is known for its many eateries, little pubs and bars as well as design and crafts shops. It is also home to Seaplane Harbour and Tallinn's first "smart" street formerly known as Culture kilometre.

Riviera Maya

Few destinations on earth cause as much amazement as Riviera Maya. What makes this destination special is the privileged location on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea embrace the powdery white sand of the beaches that cover the coastline. The 120 km of Caribbean coast that stretches the length of Riviera Maya exudes the multifaceted spirit of the destination. Sun and Sand, Mayan Culture, zip lining, cenotes, diving and snorkeling, shopping and nightlife are just a few of the many exiting options Riviera Maya offers to provide their guests with a truly unique and marvelous experience. Welcome to Riviera Maya!

How To Do London: The Basics

Whether it's your first time visiting London, or if you've been before, learn how to do London like a local. From how to use an oyster card to travel around the city, to ideas for things to do including how to beat the queues, we've got it covered.

How to Do London: Eating Out

London is home to some of the best cuisine from around the globe...as well as the fish and chips it's famous for! From budget eats to 63 Michelin-starred restaurants and everything in between, you'll find the perfect dining experience.

Dhaka

Hectic, bustling, chaotic, Dhaka is an enormous city of endless possibilities with energy to spare. Though it can seem a bit overwhelming at first, visitors who take take the time to explore all it has to offer will find the experience most rewarding. Delicious food, bustling markets, serene parks and gardens, lazy river cruises and death-defying rickshaw rides, fascinating museums and captivating history, temples and mosques to ease the soul, and tantalising musical and dance performances; all this and more awaits the adventurous traveler who dares to venture into this unique city.

Timisoara

Lying near the Hungarian and Serbian borders, Timisoara is the gateway to the West and has a long history of cosmopolitan multiculturalism. Furthermore, it is famous today as the birthplace of the 1989 Romanian Revolution that ended the Ceauşescu dictatorship, an important centre in recent Romanian history.It is a green, pleasant and walkable city with cosy cafes, lively markets and interesting museums, offering plenty of entertainment to fill your time, whether you are visiting for a day or a week.

Hanoi

If Saigon is the frenetic, commercial heartbeat of Vietnam then gentle, verdant, historic Hanoi is the sedate, intellectual soul of the country. Its leafy boulevards, serene lakes and sweeping white French colonial architecture set the scene as tourists and locals alike seem to go about their business at a pleasingly civilised pace. The city is the administrative capital of the country and its political metronome still beats to communist time, but with a distinctly modern nod towards welcoming tourists from all over the world to enjoy its rich and varied heritage.

Kaunas

Formerly the capital of Lithuania, Kaunas impresses today’s visitor. The city welcomes the visitor with statues of freedom fighters, poets, and grand dukes. The city's heroic past is present in the remnants of a castle. The fact that Kaunas was Lithuania's capital during the 1920s and 1930s has left the city with many architectural gems of that period. Many universities make Kaunas a city that is pulsing with the energy of youth. Now, clearly looking to the future, it has a vibrant, welcoming vision ready to share its once hidden charms and designed to meet every visitor’s needs. So, do come and visit Kaunas -you will find more than you expected.

The Palm Beaches

Discover The Palm Beaches - where genuine hospitality is a way of life and breathtaking beauty occurs naturally. Beautiful beaches stretching 47 miles along the Atlantic Ocean, lakes and Everglades coupled with year-round warm weather attract visitors from around the world, and recreational pursuits are unmatched. The Palm Beaches are an exciting collection of 15 distinct districts with luxury resorts, boutique and trusted-brand hotels, innovative culinary landscapes, trendy shops and designer boutiques of world-wide fame, and where nightlife thrives year-round. Experience captivating culture, awesome outdoor adventure, great golf and exciting entertainment. Come alive in The Palm Beaches with our magical collection of small cities and towns that deliver . . . deliver the best way to experience Florida.

Matsuyama

Matsuyama is the biggest city on the island of Shikoku, Japan. It's also the capital of Ehime Prefecture. Matsuyama is a vibrant city of living traditions, set against a backdrop of historical buildings, where haiku poetry is still enjoyed as a part of daily life. A full calendar of seasonal festivals means that there's always something eye-catching going on. The city is served by a network of vintage trams and steam trains, so getting about is easy. Matsuyama also has miles of sandy beaches in this city framing the beautiful, island-studded, Seto Inland Sea.

Brno

With a skyline dominated by the imposing Špilberk Castle and the soaring twin-spires of Peter and Paul Cathedral, Brno has an attractive and historic city centre. The name, Brno, might sound like a crossword anagram, but the Czech Republic’s second largest city and capital of Moravia is a vibrant, yet traditional, place. Brno has stunning architecture, great museums, a creepy crypt, a gorgeous lake – just a tram ride away – and an exciting, beer-filled bar scene without heaving crowds.