Analysis of 30 popular city-break destinations shows eight Asian cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Bangkok, are among the 10 cheapest in which to spend 24 hours. Photo: Alamy

Cheap city breaks: Bangkok, Shanghai, New Delhi, and even Singapore ranked among 10 lowest cost destinations for a weekend holiday

  • Eight of the 10 best-value cities for a weekend getaway are in Asia, including Seoul, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur; Chinese cities are cheapest places for a beer
  • As well as the price of a pint, metrics used to determine the rankings included the cost of a hop-on, hop-off tour bus and the number of free attractions
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Analysis of 30 popular city-break destinations shows eight Asian cities, including Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Bangkok, are among the 10 cheapest in which to spend 24 hours. Photo: Alamy
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The Reichstag, in Berlin. The German parliament building was firebombed by the Nazis and damaged by Allied bombers during World War II but was later reconstructed. Photo: Alamy

Berlin: the good, bad and ugly sides to German capital for tourists

  • There is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to tourist attractions, not least the excellent Christmas markets
  • However, high crimes rates, filthy streets, rude locals and dismal airports have contributed to one newspaper describing the German capital as a ‘failed state’
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The Reichstag, in Berlin. The German parliament building was firebombed by the Nazis and damaged by Allied bombers during World War II but was later reconstructed. Photo: Alamy
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