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You have a pathological distaste for anything new and think civilisation reached its zenith before the collapse of the Roman Empire in 476 AD.
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Istanbul is one of the most magical cities on the planet, but Cappadocia and the beautiful Aegean coastline are both well worth exploration as well.
The river Nile has always been the lifeblood of Egypt, flowing as it does from south to north for the entire length of this otherwise barren country.
The city of Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi Province, was the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, along which cultural and economic exchanges flowed between east and west for centuries. It served as the imperial capital for over a millennium, and retains a number of important historical attractions, foremost of which is the extraordinary Terracotta Army, a world heritage site.
A 45-minute flight from Guatemala City to Flores in the steamy Petén region of northern Guatemala, Tikal’s 3,000 temples, shrines, ceremonial platforms, ball courts and plazas lie in the heart of the jungle.
Few, if any, destinations have had as significant an impact on the Western psyche and vocabulary as the Peloponnese peninsula in south-western Greece.
The highlight of many visits to Peru, Machu Picchu combines easily with Cusco and the fertile Sacred Valley of the Incas.
An extraordinary diversity of sights in one small area, from the classical ruins and beaches of Sicily to the volcanic outcrops of the Aeolian Islands.
Five hours west of the mainland, the island home of the giant moai statues is more Polynesian than Chilean.
For a small country, Jordan packs an impressive punch in terms of history, culture and scenery, and the proximity of its key sights makes a holiday to Jordan ideal for the time-pressed traveller.
The ancient capital of Morocco is one of the most atmospheric cities in the world.