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  • Lessons from the road: what it was like to write the first ever Rough Guide to India

    Lessons from the road: what it was like to write the first ever Rough Guide to India

    November 14th, 2016David Abram
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    With tales of parties, pristine beaches and pilgrims, David Abram tells all about what it was like to write the first edition of one of our longest-standing titles: The Rough Guide to India. How did you come to work on the first ever Rough Guide to India? I answered an ad in The Guardian, believe…

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  • The Western Ghats: one of India’s least-explored regions in pictures

    The Western Ghats: one of India’s least-explored regions in pictures

    November 8th, 2016David Abram
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    The Western Ghat mountains shadow India’s southwest coast, extending for a thousand miles from Gujarat down to the southern tip of Kerala. Despite running through one of the most densely populated countries on the planet, the range is amazingly empty and wild for much of its course. There are good reasons for this. In the…

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  • In Buddha’s footsteps: 15 evocative pictures of faith in Myanmar

    In Buddha’s footsteps: 15 evocative pictures of faith in Myanmar

    October 28th, 2016David Abram
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    Buddhism has ancient roots in Myanmar, and its influence is all pervasive – arguably more so than in any other Southeast Asian country. Everywhere you go you encounter monks and nuns in the streets, often marching around neighbourhoods and markets on their daily rice round collecting alms from local householders. During a research trip in…

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  • Beyond the Jade Dragon mountain: stunning pictures of Yunnan, China

    Beyond the Jade Dragon mountain: stunning pictures of Yunnan, China

    October 18th, 2016David Abram
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    After a few weeks exploring the region, Rough Guides travel writer and photographer David Abram shares some of his favourite images of Yunnan Province, China.  Little more than a decade ago, the province of Yunnan in southwest China was one of those infrequently visited parts of Asia anyone who had been there spoke about in…

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