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The hipster Johannesburg

Johannesburg may be Africa’s most visited city but it’s also got a bad reputation. Now a largescale renewal project is changing that – and making it cool!

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The melody of Barcelona

The Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe song, Barcelona, is as relevant today as it was twenty years ago. It still captures the mood of the city.

san telmo market

The bohemian sanctuary from modernity

The oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, puts its charm on display at a market and street fair each week. True treasures are hard to find, though.

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Hutong Clan

What happens when hipsters clash with the old-timers in the backstreets of Beijing…