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Zahara de los Atunes: sun, sea and seafood in southern Spain

Big chill … the beach at Zahara de los Atunes, southern Spain. Photograph: Getty Images/Flickr Open She is Sahara of the Tuna, and you come for her deserted beaches and crowded fish restaurants, and for her beach shack chiringuitos in which to boogie the hot night away. Here in Cadiz province, Zahara de los Atunes

Travel news round-up: Britain’s best urban beaches and escape to a Portuguese forest

Eco cabins at Pedras Salgadas nature park, Portugal Escapism In pine and cedar woods in the Pedras Salgadas natural park in northern Portugal, these new self-catering eco-houses are perfect for outdoorsy families. There’s a boating lake, outdoor pool, mountain bikes, a restaurant and a spa that uses thermal spring water. Two futuristic treehouses have just

Cool holiday cottages on Englands Jurassic coast

Portland House, Weymouth This large National Trust-owned villa looks more hacienda than seaside cottage. Overlooking Portland harbour, it was built in a frenzy of inter-war glamour in 1935. Now Grade II-listed, it has parquet flooring, jewel-coloured bathrooms and art-deco furniture, and makes a dazzling holiday base. Take day-trips along the Jurassic coast and enjoy evening

Channel Islands idyll: family holidays on Alderney

Up in the air … a view from a Trislander plane of Alderney and its forts. Photograph: Neil Howard/Getty Images/Flickr What we take to be a ship’s horn resounding across the expanse of water turns out to be a bugle summoning us to dinner. Our eldest son, who is 10, is already in full military

Are more people getting drunk and disorderly on planes?

It all starts with a drink: intoxicated passengers are a significant concern for aviation authorities Photograph: Picturenet/Blend Images/Corbis In one of the more bizarre stories to make the news this week, a flight to Edinburgh was forced to make a diversion after a drunk passenger attacked cabin crew with her prosthetic leg. While this incident

Summer in Weymouth – in pictures

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Figures released by the Met Office show that this July is likely to go down as one of the warmest and sunniest on record. Matt Cardy from Getty Images joins the crowds of holidaymakers in the traditional seaside resort of Weymouth in Dorset Continue reading… Travel | The Guardian Read

Summer sessions: a sun-drenched mixtape from Paris-based DJs Secousse

Étienne Tron de Bouchony (left) inside Le Comptoir Général – a bar, club and “ghetto museum” that he co-founded in Paris. Photograph: PR Just behind Canal Saint-Martin in Paris, behind a discreet doorway, is the unusual venue Le Comptoir Général. Dedicated to the promotion of “ghetto culture” this bar, club and museum – the building

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42nd Bach Dang Traditional Swimming Festival

42nd Bach Dang Traditional Swimming Festival

On the morning of May 22nd, the 42nd Bach Dang Traditional Swimming Festival (hosted by Quang Ninh Newspaper) and 22nd Dong Trieu Traditional Swimming Festival took place in Dong Trieu district with the participation of 130 athletes. Athletes at the starting line Athletes of the 42nd Bach Dang Traditional Swimming Festival, hosted by Quang Ninh

The cloud valley in Hoa Binh

The cloud valley in Hoa Binh

Located at an altitude of 1,200m above sea level, Lung Van is covered by cloud all year round. It is surrounded by the mountains of Trau (Buffalo), Po and Tien (Fairy) so it is known as Thung May (Cloud Valley). About 40km from downtown Hoa Binh City, Lung Van valley in Tan Lac district is