Lottie Gross

Lottie is an experienced, UK-based travel writer who explores the world in search of fascinating people and unusual tales, from Uganda to India to the USA. Follow Lottie on Twitter: @lottiecgross

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  • Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    October 22nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    If you’re looking for the latest travel hot-spots, check out the top picks from US readers on RoughGuides.com. From Europe to Asia, the Americas, and Australia, here are the most popular overseas destinations for US travelers: 1. Netherlands No larger than the US state of Maryland, the Netherlands is a surprisingly diverse country for its size.…

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  • Snapshot: Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Italy

    Snapshot: Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Italy

    October 21st, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Visiting this charming, relatively little-visited region in the north is one of the best things to do in Italy. It has a wealth of attractions and activities to entertain, from majestic cathedrals and castles, to fine food and wine. Here are seven of our favourite highlights of Bologna & Emilia-Romagna: Bologna’s restaurants: a meal out in…

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  • 11 loos with great views

    11 loos with great views

    October 8th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    White, sometimes stained floor tiles and a plain, usually graffitied grey door: I think we can all agree, this is an accurate description of your average toilet – pretty boring, no? Have you ever been having a tinkle, twiddling your thumbs and thought to yourself: “You know what this toilet needs? A good view!” Well,…

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  • Snapshot: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia highlights

    Snapshot: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia highlights

    October 8th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Everything about Kuala Lumpur – widely known as KL – is a mash-up of cultures and styles. The earliest grand buildings are an eccentric fusing of influences from across the British Empire, now overshadowed by towering modern skyscrapers, and the people make up a fantastic diverse cultural scene, from Malay, to Chinese and Indian. It’s…

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  • 21 things you never knew about Brazil

    21 things you never knew about Brazil

    October 2nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    As it prepares to play host for next year’s World Cup, and the 2016 Olympic Games, we thought you ought to get familiar with this enormous and electrifying country. So without further ado, here are 22 facts about Brazil you might not know. Brazil’s coastline is longer than the distance from London to New York City.…

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  • Teen to embark on record setting South Pole trek

    Teen to embark on record setting South Pole trek

    October 2nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    As I walk my shoes stick to the icy ground. It’s refreshing at first – almost comforting to be so cosy inside my huge thermal jacket, and feel the contrast of the crisp air biting at my cheeks. I am standing in the ­minus-25-degree conditions of the South Pole, and I feel like I’m ready…

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  • The world’s most honest cities

    The world’s most honest cities

    September 27th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Losing your wallet or purse while travelling is often a painstaking mistake. We keep so much of our lives in there: cash, plastic, drivers’ licence, ID cards. When all of those things go missing together, it can be a costly process to get them back. If you’re prone to losing your wallet, dropping things or…

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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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    Japan has been captivating travellers since it first opened up to international trade in 1853. While its many traditions and cultural landmarks persist, Japan is also 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…

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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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  • 15 Facts about Turkey you never knew

    15 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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