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Sakura season in Kyoto

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Cherry blossom season is a national obsession, with crowds gathering to see the blooms that line Kyoto’s canals and transform gardens into blankets of fairy floss.
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Guyana’s path to paradise

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The country’s muddy beaches have helped preserve Guyana’s interior, an unspoiled slice of Amazon rainforest.
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Art in Berlin goes back to school

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A former Jewish girls' school has been given a five million euro facelift by well-known Berlin gallerist Michael Fuchs, thus becoming the city's most idiosyncratic cultural venue.
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Kyoto’s sacred spots

Religious sites are the main draw for many visitors to this Japanese city, and its 1,000 temples and 400 shrines are among the best examples of religious architecture on earth.


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Eating vegetarian food in Paris

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The French capital has a handsome selection of veggie-friendly restaurants that are so good they are also drawing in the carnivores.
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Kyoto on a budget

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Despite the recent strength of the yen, Kyoto is a bargain compared to cities like London, Paris, New York or Sydney.
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