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Cape Town

Sun-seekers, who head south in their droves over Christmas and New Year, love Cape Town for its flat-top mountain and bounteous vineyards. But there’s plenty more to see off-piste, says Tim Butcher, an author and long-time Cape Town resident

Off the edge of the world

Daniel Defoe’s novel about a ship-wrecked sailor has fascinated readers for centuries. Simon Willis got a taste of Robinson Crusoe’s life when he visited its island inspiration

Like the wind

There is a village on the Turkish coast designed for keyif – pleasure. Jason Goodwin samples the good life in Alacati

The heart of Brussels

To the outside world it is portrayed as a place of red tape and bombs. But there is much to savour in Brussels, as William Cook found when he returned to his favourite city