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  • Rough Guides Podcast: Witchcraft in Western Iceland

    Rough Guides Podcast: Witchcraft in Western Iceland

    May 21st, 2019Aimee White
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    We’re in Iceland for episode two of the Rough Guide to Everywhere podcast. The home of monster glaciers, thunderous waterfalls and bubbling hot springs, there’s plenty to take in here, from lively Akureyri on the north coast to the ever-popular Reykjavik in the south. We’re an inquisitive bunch here at Rough Guides and wanted to…

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  • Rough Guides Podcast: travelling to a communications black hole

    Rough Guides Podcast: travelling to a communications black hole

    May 7th, 2019Aimee White
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    Would you consider travelling somewhere with no wi-fi or GPS? Or no mobile phone signal at all? How about living there? In the first episode of series four of our podcast series, The Rough Guide to Everywhere, we explore the sleepy mountain village of Green Bank, USA. This small, intriguing town in West Virginia is unlike any other: mobile phones,…

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  • Where to go whale-watching in Sri Lanka

    Where to go whale-watching in Sri Lanka

    March 22nd, 2019Aimee White
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    Crammed with fascinating ancient sites, shaded tea plantations and incredible food, it’s easy to see why Sri Lanka tops the list of so many travellers’ must-visit destinations. From palm-fringed beaches and multi-faith pilgrimage towns, whale watching to exploring luscious jungles and colourful art, this tropical island truly packs a punch that makes for a fascinating…

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  • Where to stay in Miami: An Expert Guide

    Where to stay in Miami: An Expert Guide

    February 19th, 2019Aimee White
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    Where to stay in Miami In the southeastern corner of Florida, Miami is a world of its own. Renowned for spectacular Art Deco architecture, raucous nightlife and delicious seafood, the city is incredibly diverse. A tropical paradise and an urban hub, it’s a place where you can spot alligators in the wild or knock back artisanal cocktails. There’s a burgeoning art community, growing…

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  • Exploring Hyderabad’s hip Maqtha art district

    Exploring Hyderabad’s hip Maqtha art district

    January 16th, 2019Aimee White
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    Hyderabad is one of two capitals in southern India’s Andhra Padesh and Telangana state, twinned with Secunderabad. It’s an old city – founded in 1591 – with bazaars, museums and palaces to explore, as well as a burgeoning technology scene that’s giving the area a much-needed surge of energy. Nearby is Hussain Sagar, an artificial…

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  • What to do in Hong Kong: a local’s guide

    What to do in Hong Kong: a local’s guide

    December 4th, 2018Aimee White
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    An eclectic mix of Chinese, Portuguese and British heritage, Hong Kong has a unique and proudly fierce identity. With its hi-tech infrastructure, buzzing nightlife and marvellous wildlife, there’s something for everyone in this small and mighty region. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or well-seasoned traveller, we’ve got the low down on what to do in…

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  • 11 things to see in China beyond the Great Wall

    11 things to see in China beyond the Great Wall

    November 21st, 2018Aimee White
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    From narrow hutongs to wide-flowing rivers, China is a land of opposites, superlatives and fascination. There will always be plenty to see and do here, and the likes of the Great Wall, Forbidden City, the Bund, Zhangjiajie and Terracotta Army usually take the limelight. In need of more eclectic inspiration? Look no further – here are…

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  • The Blue Lagoon in Iceland: Worth a trip?

    The Blue Lagoon in Iceland: Worth a trip?

    October 23rd, 2018Aimee White
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    The Blue Lagoon is undoubtedly one of Reykjavik’s hot spots (pun intended). Yet it can be on the receiving end of criticism: its regular coach-load drop offs and steep entrance fees (compared with other spas) isn’t necessarily what everyone envisages when it comes to visiting an Iceland lagoon. However, the Bláa lónio (its Icelandic name) shouldn’t…

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  • Rome in ruins: what to see and what to skip in the eternal city

    Rome in ruins: what to see and what to skip in the eternal city

    October 1st, 2018Aimee White
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    Roman ruins: what to see and what to skip in the eternal city. Not sure which ancient monuments are worth visiting in Rome? Aside from the obvious sites like the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona, you’ll find distinguished tombs and painstakingly detailed frescoes to take in, too. This is a city whose stories are…

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  • 5 destinations to avoid and where to go instead

    5 destinations to avoid and where to go instead

    July 31st, 2018Aimee White
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    The Bahamas’ Pig Beach, Santorini‘s whitewashed buildings and New York City‘s dazzling lights… these international travel attractions undoubtedly make for unforgettable experiences. But sheer numbers of visitors arriving have made a significant impact on environments, structures and local communities. While governments and tourist boards are introducing various policies to tackle this overtourism, we should consider…

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  • Quiz: where should you go in 2018?

    Quiz: where should you go in 2018?

    January 5th, 2018Aimee White
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    Want to plan a trip this year but not sure where to go? We’ve chosen our top 18 places to visit in 2018, so here’s a quiz to help you decide which one to tackle first.  

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  • Quiz: where should you go for an adventure in New Zealand?

    Quiz: where should you go for an adventure in New Zealand?

    December 15th, 2017Aimee White
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    With spectacular mountains, incredible lakes and sprawling national parks, New Zealand makes for the adventure of a lifetime. The locals call it “Godzone” (God’s own country), and most travellers visiting the country certainly seem to agree. In fact, our readers voted the country the ultimate solo travel destination for 2017 in our annual Reader Awards.…

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