7 reasons to visit Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most beautiful towns; Kate Springer; CNN

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Set on the banks of the Thu Bon River in central Vietnam, Hoi An is easily one of the most beautiful towns in Southeast Asia. Here are the best things to do on your vacation there.

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Second Cities: Destinations to Add onto a Trip to Madrid; Lori Zaino; Points Guy

Welcome to TPG‘s newest series, Second Cities. The series is designed to help travelers find smaller or less-popular-but-equally-amazing places to visit no more than a few hours by air or land from your original destination so you can maximize your itinerary. Kicking off the series, Lori will be starting with Madrid, Spain, home of 11 …

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Exploring the birthplace of Bauhaus, a German movement that changed design; Margo Pfeiff; LA Times

Today, you can still see how modern design reflects the ideas of Bauhaus, not just in buildings but even in your kitchen. Tea infuser, anyone?

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A Guide to the UNESCO Sites in Denmark; Camila Luise Buschle; Scandinavia Standard

Find out about Denmark’s seven UNESCO heritage sites including the village of Christiansfeld, Jelling runestones, Stevns Klint, and the Wadden Sea. Learn about each site, when it was classified as a heritage site, and the history of each location.

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16 Best Things To Do In Penang Island, Malaysia; Sharon Gourlay; The Planet D

Looking for the top things to do in Penang Island so you have the best trip possible? Read this Penang travel guide and explore all the best attractions…

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This is Split, respect & enjoy: 10 golden rules for tourists; Croatia Week  

This is Split, a UNESCO site, respect and enjoy. This is the message from the city’s mayor ahead of what will be a busy tourist season in…

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Brussels: On the trail of Art Nouveau, waffles and Tintin; Sujoy Dhar; Indiablooms

BRUSSELS is often overlooked as the city of some serious diplomatic business. But if you explore beyond the city’s European Union tag, you unravel a Brussels which is the birthplace of the Art Nouveau architecture, the comic strips of Tintin and yes, it is also famous for its toothsome varieties of Belgian waffles and chocolates. Sujoy Dhar discovers all that and more in a little over 48 hours in a year the city marks 30 years of the Brussels Region and 150 years of the Brussels tram…

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‘It’s getting like Disneyland’: Bruges pulls up drawbridge on tourists; Daniel Boffey; Guardian

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The picture-perfect Flemish city is just the latest to announce a crackdown on visitor numbers. But not everyone is happy…

Source: ‘It’s getting like Disneyland’: Bruges pulls up drawbridge on tourists

‘Esplanade’s abused state is testament of its strength’; Fiona Fernandez; Mid-Day

Dr Christopher London, considered an expert on Kala Ghoda’s 147-year-old building of unique heritage value, now in controversy for IIT and MHADA’s pitch to tear it down, presents hard facts to argue why the cast-iron structure is built to survive…

Source: ‘Esplanade’s abused state is testament of its strength’

Jeddah’s Kanz Al-Balad, Al-Ozwa Street Performance enthrall visitors; Arab News

The 40-day Jeddah Season festival is currently underway, with the launch of a schedule of international shows and plays being presented for the first time in Saudi Arabia. The festival, which…

Source: Jeddah’s Kanz Al-Balad, Al-Ozwa Street Performance enthrall visitors