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Slow food along the Shannon

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Flanked by lush riverside pastures, crumbling castles, quaint villages and an increasing number of gastropubs, cruising the River Shannon is the perfect way to sit back, relax and pile on the pounds.
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Musical destinations: Lugano, Switzerland

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Since 2002, an Argentinian piano great has pitched up once a year in this beautiful city to treat its 55,000 residents to three weeks of brilliant music-making.
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How to prepare when travelling to earthquake-prone regions

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You can’t predict an earthquake, but you can protect yourself with these tips. Here’s what travellers can do to stay safe, should disaster strike.
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Pilots in India flying drunk, with fake licenses

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Two new reports have found that pilots faked license qualifications, while others flew drunk. The news questions the safety of one of the world's fastest growing airline markets.
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Lonely Planet’s top 10 Ireland for first-timers

Skip the over-hyped Guinness Storehouse and find better things to do with your lips than kiss the been-around-the-block Blarney Stone.
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Mini guide to Sydney, Australia

Set around one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world, the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and scalloped shorelines signify "Australia" to many.
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