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  • Things not to miss in Brazil

    Things not to miss in Brazil

    September 27th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Next year sees the World Cup gracing Rio De Janeiro‘s various stadiums, and it is expected that 600,000 foreigners will flock to the country to support their favourite teams and players in football’s biggest tournament. But there is so much more to Brazil than its status as host to the World Cup 2014. There are…

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  • Diary of a Rough Guides competition winner

    Diary of a Rough Guides competition winner

    September 26th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Earlier this year we gave one of you a chance to customise your own round the world trip and win an iPad. Now, our lucky winner Moira Ashely is back from the USA, and she kept us updated throughout her trip. Watch this interactive presentation in full screen to follow her footsteps and read all…

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  • Thoughtful travel – ten spots to remember the past

    Thoughtful travel – ten spots to remember the past

    September 17th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    There are some places in the world that you may not immediately think of visiting. Among all the favourite churches, museums and galleries lurk some more disturbing locations with morbid histories, places that represent the darker side of humanity. They may not be top of your itineraries, but they’re equally – if not more –…

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  • 23 things you never knew about Japan

    23 things you never knew about Japan

    September 13th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    This collection of islands has fascinated travellers since Japan picked itself up from World War defeat, and became one of the leading economic and technological centres of the world. Ancient gods and traditional customs sit side by side with cutting edge technologies and trendy pop culture, and there is always something new to learn about…

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  • Which weird foods have you tried?

    Which weird foods have you tried?

    September 9th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    From rotten eggs in China to Canadian jellied moose nose, we’ve found some of the weirdest foods of the world, and showcased them in a rather stomach-churning gallery for your viewing pleasure. But now we want to know what weird foods you love, hate or have been brave enough to sample on your travels. It seems our…

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  • 20 Facts about Turkey you never knew

    20 Facts about Turkey you never knew

    September 3rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    You probably didn’t know Turkey’s real name, you might have been confused about which city is the capital, and you probably thought tulips came from the Netherlands. It turns out, you were probably wrong. There is a lot more to Turkey than meets the eye – between the beaches and bustling markets lies a wealth…

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  • Things not to miss in Croatia

    Things not to miss in Croatia

    August 27th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Despite being one of Europe’s most fashionable destinations for summer holidays, Croatia still doesn’t feel like it’s been tarnished by the tourism industry. It still has charm, beauty and a huge variety of things to see and do. You can find peaceful coves and buzzing nightlife, historical sights and excellent cuisine. With more than 2000km…

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  • Top ten gap year destinations

    Top ten gap year destinations

    August 19th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    It’s that fateful A-level results day again, when hundreds of thousands of hard-working students will be taking one last trip back to school to discover the outcome of those arduous and intense exams they took at the beginning of the summer. Essentially, two years of hard work will all culminate in one single letter today,…

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  • Great Rivers of the World – The Mekong

    Great Rivers of the World – The Mekong

    August 12th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Over 4000km long, the Mekong – derived from the Khmer “Mae” meaning “big”, “mother”, or “boss” – is the 12th longest river in the world, flowing from Tibet, through China, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Navigation remains tricky along the Mekong as many rapids and waterfalls pose a risk to those who choose…

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  • The world’s craziest rollercoasters

    The world’s craziest rollercoasters

    August 6th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies, or just plain crazy – whatever you want to call us, there are millions of us around the world, looking for our next fix of terrifying twists, turns and tangled steel tracks. Whether you relish in the horror of plummeting to the ground at unnatural speeds, or – as “designated photographer”…

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  • Your top packing tips

    Your top packing tips

    July 29th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Packing: we all know the usual suspects – the sun cream, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and first aid kits – that are essential to a successful trip and a recent survey by Columbus Direct found that Brits cannot leave home without their smartphone, book or ebook reader, or sunglasses. But when we asked you what one…

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  • Beautiful Detroit: photos of the city at its best

    Beautiful Detroit: photos of the city at its best

    July 25th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Empty buildings, decrepit houses and economic decline – the newly-bankrupt Detroit has been hit by a barrage of bad press of late. The Guardian, Time and others have all run (admittedly fascinating) “ruin porn” galleries of the city’s fall from grace. We thought we’d show you some of the more beautiful sights of Detroit instead,…

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