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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  • Marvel at the pyramids of Giza, Egypt

    Marvel at the pyramids of Giza, Egypt

    April 20th, 2020Lottie Gross
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    The pyramids of Giza are one of the wonders of the world. We've chosen them as one of the top things to do before you die. See the full list here.

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  • Follow the oyster trail in Galway, Ireland

    Follow the oyster trail in Galway, Ireland

    April 20th, 2020Lottie Gross
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    Galway, Ireland is one of the best places to eat oysters in the world. It's one of our top 50 things to do before you die. See the full list here.

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  • Rage wine war in La Rioja, Spain

    Rage wine war in La Rioja, Spain

    April 20th, 2020Lottie Gross
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    Wage wine war in La Rioja, one of the top 50 things to do before you die. Explore the full list here.

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  • Get lost for words at the Grand Canyon

    Get lost for words at the Grand Canyon

    April 20th, 2020Lottie Gross
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    Taken from the new edition of Make the Most of Your Time On Earth, Rough Guides names the Grand Canyon the top thing to do before you die.

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  • Where to stay in Dubai

    Where to stay in Dubai

    February 28th, 2020Lottie Gross
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    Dubai, the sparkling city that rises from the sand, can be a little overwhelming for first-time visitors. Choosing where to bed down can be equally tricky, but Rough Guides’ low-down on where to stay in Dubai should help you decide. Whether you want big, brash, luxurious hotels or a more low-key break in the UAE, this neighbourhood and…

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  • Where to stay in Munich

    Where to stay in Munich

    October 4th, 2019Lottie Gross
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    Consistently voted one of Germany’s most liveable cities, Munich is a wonderful place for a weekend break. Its old town oozes Bavarian charm, the museums and galleries are world-class, and it’s home to the hedonistic, overindulgent Oktoberfest celebration. If you’ve booked a trip but you’re not sure where to stay in Munich, use our guide to…

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  • Where to stay in Dublin

    Where to stay in Dublin

    August 30th, 2019Lottie Gross
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    The Irish capital has an infectious frivolity about it. There’s the wild nightlife of Temple Bar, the glorious Victorian park that is St Stephen’s Green and the River Liffey. By its banks, bars and restaurants overlook the water and watersports happen right in the city centre. Here is the Rough Guide to where to stay…

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  • 13 iconic Edinburgh sights that are even better during the festivals

    13 iconic Edinburgh sights that are even better during the festivals

    June 26th, 2019Lottie Gross
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    Edinburgh is a stunning city at any time of year. Whether you’re blown away by the view over the city from Arthur’s Seat, or simply enjoying the gorgeous architecture in the Old Town, there’s something to please everyone here. But it’s during the festivals that Edinburgh really comes into its own, and those iconic attractions…

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  • 12 extraordinary experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh, the Festival City

    12 extraordinary experiences to enjoy in Edinburgh, the Festival City

    June 7th, 2019Lottie Gross
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    Most of us have heard of the Edinburgh Fringe, the Military Tattoo and the International Festival. But did you know there are 11 different festivals throughout the year in Scotland’s capital? It’s the ultimate festival city, with everything from science experiments to storytelling evenings happening year-round. Here are 12 things not to miss in Edinburgh,…

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  • August in Edinburgh: How to Spend 48 hours in the Festival City

    August in Edinburgh: How to Spend 48 hours in the Festival City

    May 31st, 2019Lottie Gross
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    August in Edinburgh is simply thrilling. The Festival City’s busiest period, you won’t be left wanting for things to do. In fact, it might all seem a bit overwhelming, what with five festivals taking place throughout this one month and literally thousands of events, from plays to parades, to attend. There’s the world-famous Fringe, the…

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  • Go beyond gorillas: why golden monkeys are Uganda’s wildlife highlight

    Go beyond gorillas: why golden monkeys are Uganda’s wildlife highlight

    May 13th, 2019Lottie Gross
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    Uphill has never been my favourite direction to walk. But on the this particular trek, as Otis Clay sang, the only way is up, baby. I’m on a relentlessly steep, well-trodden path in the wilds of Mgahinga National Park, the Ugandan side of a huge forest that also stretches beyond the borders of the Democratic…

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  • Vietnam or Thailand – which one should you visit first?

    Vietnam or Thailand – which one should you visit first?

    April 12th, 2019Lottie Gross
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    Whether you’re backpacking around Southeast Asia or you’re planning a holiday to the region, Vietnam and Thailand are likely to feature on your hit list. Both destinations offer variety of pleasures, from fabulous coastlines with idyllic islands to mountainous regions and breathtaking natural wonders. But when it comes to exploring Vietnam or Thailand, which one…

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