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1 CHASE SUN­RISE AND SUN­SET

Catch Mother Na­ture in all her glory at least once in ev­ery coun­try you visit. Find a comfy spot (wrap up warm, sun­rise can be a chilly af­fair) and wait for the firey glow of the sun to emerge, then savour the shades all around you as the sky bright­ens up and vicin­ity awak­ens. Sun­set too is a sight to be­hold.

2 PEO­PLE WATCH

Whether you opt for a spot of café cul­ture, sip­ping a cap­puc­cino al­fresco in a town square or pre­fer to go on a stroll – keep your eyes open for local fash­ion. There are many des­ti­na­tions syn­ony­mous with their char­ac­ter-filled fash­ions, like the quirky rain­bow-hued Hara­juka district in Ja­pan to the lesser-known hill tribes of North­ern Thai­land where vi­brant tra­di­tional wo­ven fab­rics char­ac­terise the wardrobes of lo­cals.

3 SEARCH OUT STREET ART

Ur­ban artists have long de­fined the char­ac­ter of an area. Ob­serve bold colours jux­ta­posed against strik­ing il­lus­tra­tions and look closely at the shapes and shades of fonts. Des­ti­na­tions worth seek­ing out are Beth­le­hem where the area around Banksy’s The Walled Off Ho­tel is rife with po­lit­i­cal grafitti, Rio De Janeiro in Brazil, home to the largest street mu­ral in the world and Shored­itch, in London.

4 WAN­DER LOCAL MAR­KETS

An es­sen­tial part of any trip, vis­it­ing a mar­ket will in­vig­o­rate all your senses – sights, sounds and smells. Whether you find a fruit and veg­etable mar­ket piled high with a mul­ti­tude of colour­ful pro­duce, or seek out a tra­di­tional crafts mar­ket, you’ll find cre­ative in­spi­ra­tion in ev­ery cor­ner. Ex­plore the bustling souks of Mar­rakech, Morocco where you can marvel at the spice mar­kets and take a trip to the Grand Bazaar in Is­tan­bul, one of the old­est mar­kets in the world and home to a mul­ti­tude of pat­terned ce­ram­ics.

5 AR­CHI­TEC­TURE AND BUILD­INGS

In­creas­ingly des­ti­na­tions are gain­ing a rep­u­ta­tion for their In­sta­gramma­bil­ity, thanks to their cu­ri­ous ar­chi­tec­ture. Tober­mory in Scot­land be­came fa­mous af­ter its rain­bow houses in­spired the chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion se­ries Balam­ory. In Italy colour­ful ar­chi­tec­ture draws hoards of blog­gers to the rain­bow streets of Bu­rana, while Tai­wan is home to a Rain­bow Vil­lage. If blue is a favourite pig­ment of yours then add th­ese to your buck­etlist: Jodh­pur in Ra­jasthan, In­dia; Che­fchaouen in Morocco; and the Span­ish town of Juz­car, known as The Vil­lage of the Smurfs.

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