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Worth a detour

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Many classic guide book publishers, going back to nineteenth century, have used star ratings to grade sights. But is Antibes really only "interesting" and not "worth a detour"?

Snickelways may offer welcome short cuts when navigating the back streets of York. But sometimes the best part of a journey is the detour. When the Russian poet and essayist Joseph Brodsky turned up in Stockholm to collect his Nobel Prize for Literature in December 1987, he commented that the shortest distance between two points had long since lost any attraction for him. The best elements of many journeys are the detours.