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  • Simon Reeve on India and penis soup

    Simon Reeve on India and penis soup

    February 5th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    As the face of travel on the terrestrial television, Simon Reeve has presented a number of BBC travel series, from exploring where our tea and coffee comes from, to travelling the entire Tropic of Cancer. Having just returned from filming a new series in India, Simon talks to Rough Guides about adventure, muppetry and a better…

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  • The top 10 cities to visit in 2014

    The top 10 cities to visit in 2014

    February 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Each year, we compile a list of the best places for you to visit in the next twelve months. This year, we’ve gone all out and written a comprehensive guide to travel in 2014 – including which city deserves your attention next. The Rough Guide to 2014: top ten cities From the USA to Sweden…

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  • The top countries to visit in 2014

    The top countries to visit in 2014

    February 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Officially, there are around 200 countries in the world – that’s a lot of ground to choose from when booking your next trip, so how do you decide? Luckily, the Rough Guide to 2014 is out to help you whittle your choices down to ten. The Rough Guide to 2014: top ten countries From Africa,…

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  • The best-value destinations for 2014

    The best-value destinations for 2014

    February 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Education should be free for all, and what better way to learn than travelling the world? Unfortunately, this doesn’t often come free but you shouldn’t let cash hold you back from discovering new cultures, exploring an ancient settlement or discovering the contours of a mountain range. That’s why, in our Rough Guide to 2014, we’ve…

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  • Which is the world’s most beautiful country?

    Which is the world’s most beautiful country?

    February 3rd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Whether it’s soaring mountains or open seas, vast deserts or thick green rainforests, religious rituals or warm hospitality, there are a countless number of beautiful sights across the world. Sometimes it’s a personal experience that blows you away, and others it’s the sheer physical splendour of a vista laid out in front of you. We…

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  • Things not to miss in Vietnam

    Things not to miss in Vietnam

    January 30th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    From the chaotic motorbikes of Hanoi to the floating markets on the Mekong Delta, Vietnam is an ever popular backpacking destination. With great links by bus and rail across the entire country, it’s easy to tick off all of these amazing things to do in Vietnam: Music: Crossing the Valley by Huong Thanh, available on the Rough…

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  • 18 facts you didn’t know about Thailand

    18 facts you didn’t know about Thailand

    January 29th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Sixteen million tourists fly into Thailand each year, and despite the influx of visitors, this country’s cultural integrity remains relatively intact. From the idyllic islands to the bustling cities, there are 77 provinces housing 63 million people across mountains – so if you’re thinking about visiting, why not clue up on a few of these…

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  • The best places to visit in 2014 – as voted by you

    The best places to visit in 2014 – as voted by you

    January 23rd, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • A retreat with Catholic Nuns in Norfolk

    A retreat with Catholic Nuns in Norfolk

    January 22nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    There may be no better way to unwind than staying at the Quidenham Carmelite Monastery: a convent of Catholic nuns who have pledged a vow of silence. In the midst of the stress of a university dissertation, Lottie Gross escaped from the world and learned what it’s like to live the quiet life – literally.…

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  • Snapshot: Dubrovnik and around, Croatia

    Snapshot: Dubrovnik and around, Croatia

    January 16th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Huddled at the base of a rugged mountainside, the elegant city of Dubrovnik is Croatia’s irresistibly beautiful star attraction. Lapped by the glittering Adriatic Sea, its sturdy walls encircle white marble streets and Baroque churches; off the coast lie wooded islands with extensive, rocky beaches and crystal-clear seas. Taken from the Rough Guides Snapshot, these are…

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  • A month-by-month guide to 2014

    A month-by-month guide to 2014

    January 15th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Wondering where to go for a weekend away in March? Perhaps you want an adventure in April? Or even a relaxing week away in November? The Rough Guide to 2014’s month-by-month guide will answer all your questions on where to travel this year. The Rough Guide to 2014: a month-by-month guide June is particularly pleasant…

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  • Win the ultimate iPhonography starter kit

    Win the ultimate iPhonography starter kit

    January 9th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    This competition is now closed.  Whether this is the height of the “iGeneration” or just the beginning, it’s true that over half of us are still attached to our smartphones and tablets while abroad – clearly we just can’t get enough of tweeting those beautiful beaches to make our friends and colleagues jealous. That’s why…

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