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In pictures: an introduction to Guinea Bissau
In pictures: an introduction to Guinea Bissau

Sitting on the far west coast of Africa, just south of Senegal, Guinea Bissau is a small yet vibrant African nation just beginning to take its place on the tourist map. Years of colonial rule followed by decades of political instability kept this once-Portuguese outpost a secret, known only by dedicated deep-sea fishermen and a handful of…

14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam
14 photographs that show the many sides of Amsterdam

As one of Europe’s top weekend break destinations, Amsterdam features on many a traveller’s bucket list – as well as our list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2016. With three world-famous attractions – the Anne Frank Huis, the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum – it’s hardly surprising. But there are also countless pretty canals and great green spaces…

16 captivating pictures of hill tribes in Laos
16 captivating pictures of hill tribes in Laos

Professional travel photographer Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides guidebooks, visiting far-flung corners around the world. Here he shares some of his stunning shots taken in northern Laos, where he spent time with the Akha people. I‘d been trudging steadily uphill through dense jungle in heavy rain for over seven hours when I caught…

Ethiopian Christmas celebrations in pictures
Ethiopian Christmas celebrations in pictures

Today Ethiopia is celebrating Christmas. Following the Julian calendar, this East African, Orthodox Christian nation celebrates Christmas on the 7th January each year. In Lalibela, one of the holiest sites in Ethiopia, tens of thousands of pilgrims gather for mass in the town’s 12 rock-hewn churches. All through the night there’s chanting, singing, swaying and praying…

Travel photography: our top 20 Instagram posts of 2015
Travel photography: our top 20 Instagram posts of 2015

They say a picture can tell a story worth a thousand words, which is why we’re big on pictures. There’s no better way – save seeing it for yourself – to understand a brilliant travel experience than seeing it through the medium of photography. We’ve spent this year uploading stunning Rough Guides imagery on our…

The stunning Philippines in pictures
The stunning Philippines in pictures

Rough Guides writer Kiki Deere shares some of her best photographs of the Philippines from her latest trip to Southeast Asia.  Comprising 7107 islands, the Philippines boasts some of the world’s most incredibly diverse landscapes – nowhere more so than Luzon, the country’s largest island. Northern Luzon is home to the country’s remotest wildernesses, a…

Picture perfect: the best photos of 2015
Picture perfect: the best photos of 2015

As the year draws to a close, we’ve been looking back at some of the most remarkable photography we’ve published in 2015. We’re thrilled to have worked with so many fantastic photographers this year, and below is just a small selection of their incredible images. A lion takes an afternoon rest, Uganda – Clare Wise de…

19 pictures of Hong Kong that’ll have you reaching for your camera
19 pictures of Hong Kong that’ll have you reaching for your camera

Named one of the most photogenic destinations by Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper, Hong Kong in undeniably striking. Whether it’s the brilliant skyline lit up at night, the colourful street scenes or even the surrounding countryside, there’s a picture to be taken at every turn. Here are 19 gorgeous Hong Kong pictures from Picfair‘s best photographers…

20 beautiful pictures of life and landscapes in Mongolia
20 beautiful pictures of life and landscapes in Mongolia

Travel writer and photographer Nellie Huang shares her best pictures of vast and beautiful Mongolia.  Mongolia. Its name alone evokes a sense of mystery. Even in today’s highly connected world, this distant land remains relatively remote, far-flung and largely unexplored. Traditional Mongolian gers (tents) dot the vast steppes while sand dunes rise from empty deserts…

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