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Leith has been Edinburgh’s seaport since the 14th century, but it fell into decay following WWII. It is now undergoing a steady revival, with old warehouses turned into luxury flats and a lush crop of trendy bars and restaurants sprouting up along the waterfront leading to Ocean Terminal, a huge new shopping and leisure complex, and the former Royal Yacht Britannia.

Royal Yacht Britannia (Click here)

Fishers Bistro (Click here)

Martin Wishart (Click here)

The Kitchin (Click here)

Plumed Horse (Click here)

Shore (Click here)

Kinloch Anderson (Click here)

Bus Lothian Buses 10, 12, 16 and 22 run from Princes St down Leith Walk to the junction of Constitution and Great Junction Sts; from here 10 and 16 go west to Newhaven; 22 goes north to The Shore and Ocean Terminal. Buses 11, 34, 35 and 36 also terminate at Ocean Terminal.

Begin your day with a stroll along The Shore (Click here; pictured left), Leith’s original waterfront. Cross the Water of Leith and follow Ocean Dr to Ocean Terminal (Click here), where you can spend the rest of the morning aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia (Click here); don’t forget to take tea and scones in the ship’s Royal Deck Tea Room.

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     Les Saintes



     La Désirade

     Understand Guadeloupe

     Survival Guide

Guadeloupe is a fascinating archipelago of islands, with each island offering travelers something different while retaining its rich Franco-Caribbean culture and identity. Guadeloupe’s two main islands look like the wings of a butterfly and are joined together by a mangrove swamp. Grande-Terre, the eastern of the two islands, has a string of beach towns that offer visitors marvelous stretches of sand to laze on and plenty of activities, while mountainous Basse-Terre, the western of the two, is home to the wonderful Guadeloupe National Park, which is crowned by the spectacular La Soufrière volcano.

South of the ‘mainland’ of Guadeloupe are a number of small islands that give a taste of Guadeloupe’s yesteryear. Ranging from sheer relaxation on La Désirade to the charmingly village-like atmosphere of Les Saintes, the smaller islands each have their own character and round out the long list of ingredients that make up Guadeloupe.

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Regions at a Glance

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Built right up to the shores of the Indian Ocean, Colombo faces west into the setting sun. Many evenings begin with an explosion of magenta and purple on the horizon that you can share with others at a hotel bar or with the real people along the shore.

The first time you almost get run down by a madman with a cart full of goods in the markets of Pettah, you may regret your decision to come. But soon you’ll be in the chaotic thick of things and on the ride away, you’ll be urging your three-wheeler driver to go faster, faster!

From artwork to tea, you can find unique and desirable goods and gifts in Colombo, especially along the leafy streets of Cinnamon Gardens.

(Click here)

From all-inclusive package-tour resorts to former hippy hangouts and little-visited sands, the beaches of the west coast span all the spectrums and keep everyone happy.

Ride the waves and dive the reefs of Hikkaduwa, birdwatch on the marshes, explore the back blocks and see the dolphins in the north and get pampered in a spa and take a boat safari around Bentota.

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Bosnia & Hercegovina

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Understand Bosnia & Hercegovina

Survival Guide

This craggily beautiful land retains some lingering scars from the heartbreaking civil war in the 1990s. But today visitors will more likely remember Bosnia and Hercegovina (BiH) for its deep, unassuming human warmth and for the intriguing East-meets-West atmosphere born of fascinatingly blended Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian histories.

Major drawcards are the reincarnated antique centres of Sarajevo and Mostar, where rebuilt historical buildings counterpoint fashionable bars and wi-fiequipped cafes. Elsewhere Socialist-era architectural monstrosities are surprisingly rare blots on predominantly rural landscapes. Many Bosnian towns are lovably small, wrapped around medieval castles and surrounded by mountain ridges or cascading river canyons. Few places in Europe offer better rafting or such accessible, inexpensive skiing.

AprJun Beat the heat in Hercegovina; blooming flowers in Bosnia; peak-flowing rivers.

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Top Sights: Gatorland

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With no fancy roller coasters, drenching water rides or 3-D entertainment, this c 1949 mom-and-pop park harkens back to old Florida. It’s small, it’s silly and it’s kitschy with, you guessed it, plenty of gators. A splintery wooden boardwalk winds past hundreds of alligators in the breeding marsh and you can buy hot dogs to feed them. Allow time to see all the park’s three rather tongue-in-cheek shows, charmingly free of special effects, dramatic music and spectacular light design.

u Ten miles east of Walt Disney World® Resort. Take FL-417 toll road to Orange Blossom Trail (SR 441) and head south one mile.

g Lynx 108

% 407-855-5496 ; www.gatorland.com ; 14501 S Orange Blossom Trail/Hwy 17 ; adult/child $27/19 ; h 10am-5pm ; c ; g Lynx 108

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