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  • Nanyuki: the Kenyan town where your Valentine’s roses are grown

    Nanyuki: the Kenyan town where your Valentine’s roses are grown

    February 10th, 2016Kiki Deere
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    When you receive your Valentine’s bouquet this year, will you wonder where it came from? Probably not, but it’s possible your flowers are better travelled than you. Sitting just below the horn of Africa, Kenya is the largest exporter of flowers to the European Union, meaning your pretty petals may have crossed equators and oceans…

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  • 10 new tourist attractions to visit in 2016

    10 new tourist attractions to visit in 2016

    January 4th, 2016Kiki Deere
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    Want to travel somewhere new this year? There’s plenty to discover in 2016. Take a look at these new attractions opening around the globe for inspiration for your next trip. 1. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hollywood, USA On April 7 2016, Universal Studios Hollywood will mark the much-anticipated opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.…

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  • The stunning Philippines in pictures

    The stunning Philippines in pictures

    December 18th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    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…

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  • 24 pictures that will make you marvel at northern Italy

    24 pictures that will make you marvel at northern Italy

    September 8th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    After a two-and-a-half-month research trip for the next edition of the Rough Guide to Italy, Kiki Deere shares some of her stunning pictures of northern Italy.  My trip took me across northern Italy, from the Western Alps to the Slovenian border. In Piedmont I strolled the pretty Baroque streets of Turin, and sampled some of the…

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  • A Journey into the world’s deepest canyon

    A Journey into the world’s deepest canyon

    July 9th, 2015Kiki Deere
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  • Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    May 25th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Kiki Deere, co-author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines, heads off the tourist trail to Batanes. This cluster of islands, located almost 150km off the northernmost tip of Luzon in the Philippines, sees just thirty or so foreign visitors a year. “Batanes? Batanes? Up there?” was the reaction of most Filipinos when I told…

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  • In pictures: around Italy in 16 foods

    In pictures: around Italy in 16 foods

    April 9th, 2015Kiki Deere
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  • In pictures: meet the people of Peru

    In pictures: meet the people of Peru

    March 27th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Rough Guides writer and photographer Kiki Deere shares with us some pictures of Peru from her latest research trip across the country. “My research for the new edition of the Rough Guide to Peru took me to remote corners of the country, from the little explored Cotahuasi Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the…

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  • 13 striking pictures of Venice Carnival

    13 striking pictures of Venice Carnival

    February 10th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    With the 2018 carnival season about to kick off, Rough Guides author and photographer, Kiki Deere, revisits one of Europe’s most colourful festivals: Venice Carnival. Venice‘s tradition of Carnival was only revived in 1979 after falling out of fashion for a number of years, but Venetian masks have a long and intriguing history – thanks to a rigid caste system and a desire…

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  • Baba-Nyonya cuisine: 6 dishes you need to try in Malaysia

    Baba-Nyonya cuisine: 6 dishes you need to try in Malaysia

    February 6th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Rough Guides author Kiki Deere delves into Malaysia‘s unique Baba-Nyonya (Peranakan) community and introduces us to their unforgettable cuisine. The delicious hybrid cuisine of Malaysia’s Baba-Nyonya is one of southeast Asia’s finest. Like the community from which it takes its name, the cooking style is a unique hybrid of Chinese and Malay culture – a…

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  • Top ten things to do in Estonia

    Top ten things to do in Estonia

    August 6th, 2014Kiki Deere
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    From the cultured capital of Tallinn to the winter-playground that is Otepää, here are ten of our favourite things to do in Estonia.  Admire the beauty of Alatskivi Castle Originally dating back to the sixteenth century, Alatskivi Castle was rebuilt between 1876 and 1885 by Baron von Nolcken who was inspired by the royal residence…

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  • Top 10 things to do in Manaus, Brazil

    Top 10 things to do in Manaus, Brazil

    May 23rd, 2014Kiki Deere
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    Brazil’s World Cup city Manaus will have far more than just football to offer this year. Here are the top ten things to do in Manaus while you’re there. See Italian architecture at the Manaus Opera House Completed in 1896 at a total cost of over two million dollars, the Manaus Opera House was built…

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