Kazan

Trains, boats and plains

Combining Russian travel by rail and water is now on the cards with the first cruise from Moscow to Kazan, the World Heritage city 600 kilometres east of the capital.

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Gdansk

The other Europe

There's more to Europe than Paris and Prague as Ute Junker discovers with these oft-forgotten treasures.

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Travel thumbs

Writers' blocks

Literary pilgrim Stephen Phelan has explored an author's home or two. From Tolstoy to the Brontes, he shares his favourites.

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