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  • 10 Vietnamese foods you need to try

    10 Vietnamese foods you need to try

    April 3rd, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Vietnamese food is distinct and unforgettable. The cuisine relies on a balance of salty, sweet, sour and hot flavours, achieved through use of nuoc mam, a fermented fish sauce, cane sugar, the juice of kalamansi citrus fruit or tamarind and chilli peppers. Dishes use plenty of fresh herbs but tend not to be overly spicy, as chilli…

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  • 12 tips for backpacking through Europe

    12 tips for backpacking through Europe

    February 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Europe has it all: sprawling cities and quaint villages; boulevards, promenades and railways; mountains, beaches and lakes. Some places will be exactly how you imagined: Venice is everything it’s cracked up to be; springtime in Paris has even hardened cynics melting with the romance of it all; Oxford’s colleges really are like Harry Potter film…

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  • As seen on screen: the Rough Guides movie quiz

    As seen on screen: the Rough Guides movie quiz

    February 2nd, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    From big-screen blockbusters to cult indie flicks, many of the greatest movies to grace our screens have been filmed outside the walls of a studio. Without leaving the comfort of the cinema, we’ve been taken around the world, with places like Cambodia, Morocco, India and Italy providing the backdrop to many a box office smash.…

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  • 5 of the best drone videos

    5 of the best drone videos

    January 6th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Drone videos dominated the news last year. Capturing the world from above is the latest travel craze – and the results can be spectacular. But with more and more drones in the skies, laws are justifiably being tightened. Before drones are banished for good, we’ve rounded up our favourite bits of aerial footage. Here are…

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  • 10 new year resolutions to make in 2015

    10 new year resolutions to make in 2015

    December 24th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    It’s that time of year again. January has rolled around, and it’s time to think about setting goals for the coming twelve months. Here at Rough Guides we’re naturally focused on travel. Not settled on your new year resolutions yet? These are our top ten suggestions.  Go somewhere new each month Travel isn’t just about taking…

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  • Four Seasons in Slovenia

    Four Seasons in Slovenia

    November 26th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    Sandwiched between Italy, Croatia, Hungary and Austria, Slovenia might be small but it’s a surprisingly diverse country. Venture just an hour or so from the compact capital, Ljubljana, and you’ll find nearly 50 kilometres of sunny Adriatic coastline, tranquil wine regions and the stunning Lake Bled, backed by the soaring Julian Alps. Travel a little further and you’ll hit the dramatic Logarska Dolina,…

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  • The best Chinese food: 19 mouthwatering dishes

    The best Chinese food: 19 mouthwatering dishes

    November 21st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Seeing orange: autumn in Slovenia

    Seeing orange: autumn in Slovenia

    November 11th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    In the final part of our four seasons in Slovenia series, we meet the orange winemakers of the Goriška region, and discover why autumn is one of the best times to visit the country. Eleanor Aldridge went to find out more. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the far west of Slovenia. The leaves of…

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  • 10 eye-opening underwater videos

    10 eye-opening underwater videos

    October 14th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    The oceans cover over seventy percent of the Earth’s surface, yet when it comes to travelling most of us stick to dry land. It’s a shame, as there are some amazing experiences to be had underwater – from swimming with whale sharks to diving around World War II wrecks. Thanks to advances in camera technology,…

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  • 10 of the best GoPro videos

    10 of the best GoPro videos

    October 3rd, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    Since GoPro was founded in 2004, they’ve inspired photographers to capture the world from a new angle. Today there’s a huge range of small and versatile waterproof cameras on the market, which can be remote controlled and mounted on everything from surfboards to guitars, and the scope for invention is endless. There’s enough footage out there…

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  • The best places to go in December

    The best places to go in December

    October 1st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    December might be dark and chilly in much of north America and Europe, but it’s by no means a dull month to travel. There are world-class classical music events, a clutch of colourful festivals and oodles of southern-hemisphere sunshine. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in December: DIVE THE BLUE HOLE…

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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on…

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