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  • Eat the original: five places for authentic food

    Eat the original: five places for authentic food

    February 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    After a long time on the road, menus – especially on the budget end – start to blur together into a mix of familiar fast-food staples, whether you’re in France or the Philippines. It’s easy to forget that some of the foods people the world over eat with gusto are actually based on a single…

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  • La Tomatina: the greatest tomato fight on Earth

    La Tomatina: the greatest tomato fight on Earth

    February 19th, 2012Site Editor
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    “You are the smartest person I know.” The girl seemed serious in her praise, but I couldn’t help but doubt her accuracy – after all, I was wedged in the middle of a crowd of 45,000 other people, waiting to throw tomatoes around for an hour, and she was talking about the fact that I’d…

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  • The best places to visit in Europe in 2012

    The best places to visit in Europe in 2012

    February 5th, 2012Site Editor
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    London might get all the press as the world floods in for the Olympics, but elsewhere in Europe plenty of intriguing destinations are on the rise, either due to special events planned for this year or new attractions that are just beginning to draw visitors. So what are Europe’s best holiday ideas in 2012? We’ve…

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  • Travel bargains for 2012

    Travel bargains for 2012

    February 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    This article was originally posted in February 2012 Tourism is a lifeline for so many countries, but economic crisis, civil unrest or natural disasters can suddenly pull the plug on visitor numbers. And this can be a great time to experience these countries: often many areas are still safe, locals will usually be delighted to…

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  • Six up-and-coming destinations to consider

    Six up-and-coming destinations to consider

    January 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    Sometimes visiting the world’s best-known destinations can be a little tiring – so many people, piling in and out of attractions, keen to see, do and experience the same things. Almost anywhere can feel like a tourist trap at the wrong time of year. So if you’ve decided to spend your next trip feeling a…

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  • A new side to the Czech Republic – five marvels of Moravia

    A new side to the Czech Republic – five marvels of Moravia

    January 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    The word’s been out for some time now: the Czech Republic does not begin and end with Prague. A little further over to the east, for example, the region of Moravia stands out for having all the rural Czech hallmarks you could possibly hope for – while at the same time still being within easy reach of…

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  • New Zealand’s birds and wildlife

    New Zealand’s birds and wildlife

    January 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    With all manner of bungee jumps, white-water rafting trips and tandem skydives, New Zealand has a well deserved reputation for adventure activities set against a magnificent backdrop. But there’s considerably more to this curious geologically-young land where birds have occupied the ecological niches normally occupied by mammals. Getting intimate with New Zealand’s birds and sea…

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  • Eight ways to make money travelling

    Eight ways to make money travelling

    January 5th, 2012Site Editor
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    It’s the ultimate dream: travel not just for a few weeks of vacation each year, but for months or years. But what to do about cash? Fear not, even if you’re not a millionaire, it’s doable with careful planning and the occasional money making scheme along the way. Here are a few ideas for injecting…

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