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  • Video: a Rough Guide to Northern Cyprus

    Video: a Rough Guide to Northern Cyprus

    August 28th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Crossing into Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus feels like time travel – before the rise of jam-packed beaches, gut-wrenching prices and overcrowded landmarks. But crossing is the keyword, as Cyprus has been divided by the infamous demilitarised Green Line since 1974. We sent our videographer Colt St. George to explore all the secret beaches, laid-back villages and…

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  • Video: is Leipzig the new Berlin?

    Video: is Leipzig the new Berlin?

    July 11th, 2018Colt St. George
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    There’s been a lot of hype about Leipzig lately, with many dubbing Saxony‘s capital “the new Berlin“. But can little Leipzig honestly compete with Germany‘s largest, perennially popular city? Watch this video to find out. From the best graffiti-covered backstreets to secret beaches and sparkling lakes, here are three reasons why you need to visit Leipzig. Special thanks…

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  • Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    Video: 6 places you need to visit in Vietnam

    June 8th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Vietnam has long been a favoured haunt for backpackers – and it’s little wonder. The fragrant food markets, leafy tea plantations and generous stretches of unspoilt coastline have no trouble winning over travellers. Planning a trip? From the famous limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay to the chocolatey waterways of the Mekong Delta, here are six must-visit spots…

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  • Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    Video: 5 places you need to visit in Portugal

    April 30th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Wondering where to go in Portugal? From buzzing, up-and-coming Porto to Lisbon‘s famous nightlife and the ever-popular golden beaches of the Algarve, Portugal has something to offer any kind of traveller. Here, we list the best places to visit in Portugal.   Discover more of Portugal with The Rough Guide to Portugal. Compare flights, find tours, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget…

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  • Video: 5 reasons why travel is good for your soul

    Video: 5 reasons why travel is good for your soul

    April 2nd, 2018Colt St. George
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    When the going gets tough, a traveller’s reflex can simply be to pack up and get away from it all. While you can’t run away from every one of your problems, sometimes a little distance is the best way to see the bigger picture. Here are five reasons why travel is good for your soul – although there are certainly many more.…

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  • Video: Kurentovanje, one of Europe’s strangest festivals

    Video: Kurentovanje, one of Europe’s strangest festivals

    March 6th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Every February in Slovenia, the historic town of Ptuj hosts one of Europe’s strangest festivals: Kurentovanje. The tradition is centered on the kurent, an early Slavic god of hedonism dating back thousands of years, who comes to scare away winter and usher in spring. Masked, clad in sheepskins and brandishing a massive club, a single kurent strikes a rather intimidating figure.…

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Iceland

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Iceland

    February 27th, 2018Colt St. George
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    Iceland‘s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, with travellers from round the globe capitalising on new networks of affordable flights to Reykjavík. But with so much to see and do on this volcanic island, planning the right travel itinerary can be daunting. From the dazzling lights of the aurora borealis to therapeutic dips in piping hot geothermal pools, this 1-minute…

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

    Video: the 1 minute guide to South Korea

    February 2nd, 2018Colt St. George
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    Though it may appear deceivingly small compared to some of its gargantuan Asian neighbours, South Korea is packed full of unforgettable things to do. While the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will no doubt showcase the country’s snow sports potential, an astonishing array of geographical diversity, world-famous food and some seriously quirky festivals await travellers willing to explore further. From…

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  • Video: 10 reasons to visit Belize

    Video: 10 reasons to visit Belize

    December 21st, 2017Colt St. George
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    Belize was ranked in the Rough Guide to 2018 for good reason. Often overshadowed by its more touristed neighbours, this Central American nation remains one of the world’s least visited countries – but certainly one of its most rewarding destinations. From ancient Mayan temples to gorgeous coastline, thriving rainforests to affable locals, here are 10 reasons to visit Belize:  …

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  • Video: the 1 minute guide to Chile

    Video: the 1 minute guide to Chile

    November 30th, 2017Colt St. George
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    Chile is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise. From the parched peaks of the north’s Atacama Desert to the storied wilderness of Patagonia in the south, the nature here is nothing short of epic. That said, the country’s diverse landscapes are matched by its multitude of cultures – not to mention its top-notch city life and flourishing food scene. But with its…

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  • Video: a brief history of the American road trip

    Video: a brief history of the American road trip

    November 10th, 2017Colt St. George
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    We dug into the visual archives of yore to bring you a brief history of the American road trip. From the first coast-to-coast car voyage in the USA to today’s new wave of vanlifers, this is a reminder that whenever you hit the road, you might just be making history yourself.   Plan your own US road trip with…

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Spain

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Spain

    July 27th, 2017Colt St. George
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    From the Moorish marvels and flamenco heartland of Andalucía to Ibiza‘s bleached-sand beaches and hedonistic nightlife, Spain is a country you’ll want to visit time and time again. Wondering where to head first? Use our 1-minute video guide to help you plan your trip. Explore more of Spain with The Rough Guide to Spain.Compare flights, find tours,…

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