Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary.

Group think and goulash

Supping on hearty stew and history, Nadia Jamal is happy to let others lead the way through the stunning cities of the east.

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Old world ... the Alcazar de Segovia's East Tower offers a sweeping view of the landscape.

Fast track to stardom

High-speed rail and budget airlines are bringing new destinations into the spotlight, writes David Whitley.

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