Ugly can be beautiful, you just need to look beneath the surface. Here are some great cities that aren't pretty.
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Marina Bay Sands is a textbook illustration of the notion bigger is better.
The American whisteblower could use some tips on wasting time in airports.
If you've questioned that old saying about the best things in life, The Tripologist Michael Gebicki has proof that it's actually, well, on the money.
P&O and Viking River Cruises are building new ships and that means more choice for passengers.
Launceston has a sparkle in its step, thanks to all the delicious sparkling wines on the nearby Tamar trail.
Some cities take a while to reveal their charms - but these are the ones I loved as soon as I arrived.