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  • 18 brilliant pictures of life in Cuba

    18 brilliant pictures of life in Cuba

    December 9th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    It has been a big year for Cuba. After US-Cuba relations were improved in summer 2015, an influx of tourists started to head to the country – the first half of this year saw an 11.6% rise in visitors on the previous year. Then, in late 2016, the former President Fidel Castro passed away, after years of…

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Thailand

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Thailand

    December 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Consistently voted as one of the best places to travel by our readers – most recently as one of the world’s friendliest countries and one of the best places to travel solo – Thailand is an ever-popular destination. Whether you’re planning a two-week holiday or an epic backpacking trip, there’s plenty to explore. From Chiang Mai‘s fun festivals and Bangkok‘s brilliant…

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Berlin

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Berlin

    November 21st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Of all Europe’s capitals, Berlin carries the biggest buzz. In the two decades or so since it was reunified, the city has developed into a heady meld of grit and glamour that’s vastly different from anywhere else in Germany – or the rest of the world for that matter. Today, this is a city of…

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  • Quiz: where should you go backpacking next year?

    Quiz: where should you go backpacking next year?

    November 15th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    If you’re hankering after another backpacking trip, or perhaps planning your first, we’ve devised this quiz to help you figure out where to go. Featuring our readers’ pick of the best backpacking destinations in the world, there’s somewhere to suit every traveller here, whether you want beaches, brilliant food or mindblowing landscapes.

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  • Video: a 2 minute guide to India

    Video: a 2 minute guide to India

    November 15th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    India has been captivating travellers for centuries – and it continues to enchant to this day. It’s a country that has it all: rainforest, desert, pretty beaches and impressive cityscapes. But where should you start? The Subcontinent is vast, and it can be difficult to decide how to tackle this fascinating country. We’ve put together…

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  • Where to stay in Tokyo: an area by area guide

    Where to stay in Tokyo: an area by area guide

    November 11th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    As the biggest city in the world, it’s unsurprising that Tokyo is crammed full of different places to stay – and with each district boasting its own character, it’s important to consider which part of the city to use as your base. Are you after the full Tokyo experience, with a view from a glittering…

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  • The most generous countries of 2016 have been announced

    The most generous countries of 2016 have been announced

    November 4th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    The Charity Aid Foundation have released their annual World Giving Index, naming the world’s most generous countries of 2016. This year Myanmar has officially been ranked the most generous country in the world, speaking to the nation’s strong Buddhist traditions. As for Europe the UK came out on top, whereas Kenya was revealed to be the most generous in…

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  • Middle Eastern majesty: 17 beautiful pictures of Jordan

    Middle Eastern majesty: 17 beautiful pictures of Jordan

    October 31st, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    We chose Jordan as one of the top destinations to visit in 2016, and after looking at these stunning photographs from Picfair‘s best photographers, you’ll understand why. From the wonders of the ancient city of Petra to the barren desert and vast Dead Sea, it’s a beautiful country to explore. Here are 17 stunning pictures to inspire your…

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  • Quiz: where should you go in January?

    Quiz: where should you go in January?

    October 20th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    When January rolls around we’re all a little tired – the festive season is over and we’ve all probably over-indulged. It’s the perfect time for a break – but where should you go? Take this quiz to find out the best destination for you to visit in January.

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  • An expert’s guide: where to stay in Venice

    An expert’s guide: where to stay in Venice

    October 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Venice has been depicted and described so often that on arriving in the city you might have the slightly anticlimactic feeling that everything looks exactly as expected. Any sense of familiarity quickly fades, however, as you start to look around: seeing a stack of furniture being hoisted from a barge up to a top-floor window,…

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  • 9 of the best pousadas in Portugal

    9 of the best pousadas in Portugal

    October 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    From Gothic monasteries and riverside palaces, to Moorish castles that loom over terraced hillsides, Portugal has a good deal of striking places to stay. Its chain of pousadas have converted historic properties across the country, turning them into dramatically sited, stunningly reimagined hotels. Whether you fancy unwinding with a spa session in an old chapel, sleeping in…

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  • 16 pictures that will make you want to go to Romania

    16 pictures that will make you want to go to Romania

    October 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    With its dark forests and gorgeous mountain scenery, Romania is destination bound to awe. But it’s not just the countryside that can impress: elaborate castles are dotted throughout the country, then there’s the colourful citadel of Sighișoara and the imposing Stalinist architecture of the capital, Bucharest. If you’ve not thought about visiting Romania before, you certainly will…

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