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The City of Lights from on high, and more of your travel images

PUSHKAR, INDIA

Visitor numbers swell in Pushkar during the Camel Fair and a range of small businesses cater for the influx of people to the Rajasthani town

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EDITOR’S LETTER
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REGULARS
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POSTCARDS
WHERE YOU’ VE BEEN AND WHAT YOU ’ VE SEEN
Each month, we ask our Instagram followers to share their best shots on a travel theme; we print our favourites here. Want to get involved? Follow us at @lonelyplanettraveller
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Most attempts to import the seasonal traditions of our northern
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THIS MONTH... follow Harry Potter to Liverpool, discover Riga before anyone else does, and enjoy the last of the sun in North Cyprus and the first of the snow in Austria
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Merseyside stars this month as a wizardly 1920s Manhattan
A slender finger pointing to the easternmost end of the
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Cast off the cheap tonic and limp slice of lemon
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BEST IN TRAVEL 2017
More than 100 years since pioneers struck it rich in Canada’s Yukon, the remote territory remains home to those who answer the call of the wild
Start in the capital, Bogotá, before striking north to the higgledy-piggledy colonial towns of Boyacá state. Once you’ve had your caffeine-kick in the coffee heartland of Zona Cafetera, relocate to the Caribbean to explore the shady squares of Cartagena and the sandy shores of Tayrona National Park
In 2017, the land of wood, water and vowels celebrates a centenary of independence – a perfect excuse to head to Helsinki and Finland’s wild lakeland region to try your hand at nine quintessentially Finnish experiences
Strike out across the planet in the coming year for pink sand beaches, underground trampoline parks, solar eclipses and much, much more
PHOTOGRAPHER’S STORY
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MINI GUIDES
Once home to Rubens, now home to the world’s highest concentration of diamond dealers, Belgium’s second city and biggest port is a hive of architectural and cultural contrasts
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Winter tourism continues to rise in Mallorca, and though the beaches may be out of action, the island’s stunning topography, monuments and thriving food scene make up for it
In Colorado’s central mountains, glam resorts and historic towns are strung out like pearls amid the peaks, and there’s plenty of culture and après-ski to round out a winter getaway
A metropolis rammed with cheap thrills, Hong Kong’s classic experiences are not expensive shops, but pokey cafés, lively street markets and incense-laced temples
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