Breaking Bad cafe opens in Istanbul

Walter and Jesse? Is that you?

Breaking Bad fans, we hope you're sitting down for this because it's the best news you will receive this year.

A stay in a fairytale castle

Chateau et la Chapelle.

Stay in a billionaire's 11th-century storybook turreted French castle. It doesn't get more fairytale-like than this.

The devastated city that now rivals Europe's best

Rotterdam skyline at sunset.

It was devastated by bombing during WW2 but the city has rebuilt itself, resulting in astonishing design.

Treasures of the River Seine

Normandy countryside. Copyright Nikki Macdonald. Single use only, for 2015 travel feature about cruising up the Seine. Not to be onsold.

Discovering picturesque Normandy from a floating hotel.

A taste of Normandy

Copyright Nikki Macdonald. Single use only - for 2015 travel feature. Not to be onsold.

Gooey cheese and apple brandy, cider and soul-warming calvados. Who could ask for more?

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A stay in a fairytale castle

Chateau et la Chapelle.

Stay in a billionaire's 11th-century storybook turreted French castle. It doesn't get more fairytale-like than this.

Treasures of the River Seine

Discovering picturesque Normandy from a floating hotel.

A taste of Normandy

7 hidden gems of Paris

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On the fast track in Rome

quiet early morning at St. Peter's Cathedral, before the crowds arrive. (Steve Haggerty Photography/Colorworld/TNS)

Want to see the sights of Rome without the queues? Buy an all-inclusive pass.

'The Eden of Italy'

Majestic gardens and amazing views await those who make the trip to Lago Maggiore.

Hiking in the hills provides amazing views of Vernazza, one of the five towns known as the Cinque Terre.

Hiking the Cinque Terre

This beautiful region in Northern Italy is all about walking, relaxing and soaking up the views.

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Beyond Oktoberfest: Munich's other famous side

Radishes act as a palate cleanser for an informal meat platter sourced from market stalls.

There's so much more to Munich than just Oktoberfest.

The ultimate shopping destinations

The world's mega-malls have plenty to offer, but real shopping is found elsewhere.

The trail runs past the town hall on the bridge in Bamberg, Germany.

Gears and beers in Bavaria

A cycling trip through Bavaria is a journey of liquid temptation.

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