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  • Quirky Tokyo: the top 10 things to do

    Quirky Tokyo: the top 10 things to do

    December 23rd, 2014Site Editor
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    With its sushi and sumo, pop culture and age-old tradition, serene gardens and traffic hell, Tokyo bombards the senses like no other city. Ordered yet bewildering, Japan’s pulsating capital will lead you a merry dance – but being lost has never been so much fun. The planet’s largest metropolis is Asia at its weirdest, straightest,…

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  • 6 special places to stay in Laos

    6 special places to stay in Laos

    December 19th, 2014Site Editor
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    Until the 1990s, Laos remained shut off from the outside world, and largely unknown to Western travellers. Since then, more and more visitors have come to discover that this landlocked country offers some of Southeast Asia’s most enchanting natural landscapes and a fascinating diversity of cultures. Although Laos still much less developed than neighbouring Thailand,…

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  • 15 things not to miss in Kenya

    15 things not to miss in Kenya

    December 15th, 2014Site Editor
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    From gorgeous Indian Ocean-lapped beaches to the wildlife-filled Maasai Mara, here are fifteen things you shouldn’t miss on a trip to Kenya.

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  • 20 arresting pictures of India

    20 arresting pictures of India

    December 8th, 2014Site Editor
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  • An A–Z of Turkish cuisine

    An A–Z of Turkish cuisine

    December 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    Gourmets rank Turkish food, along with French and Chinese, as one of the world’s three classic cuisines. The country’s rich and varied cooking derives from its multi-ethnic Ottoman heritage – when it was part of an empire stretching from the Middle East to the Balkans and the Caucasus to North Africa – and food is…

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  • 26 things not to miss in France

    26 things not to miss in France

    December 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the countless majestic châteaux along the Loire to the sandy, sun-kissed beaches of the south, here are 26 things you shouldn’t miss on your next trip to France: EXPLORE MORE OF THE WORLD WITH THE ROUGH GUIDES YOUTUBE CHANNEL.  Explore more of France with the Rough Guide to France. Book hostels for your trip, and don’t forget…

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  • A Rough Guide to Australian slang

    A Rough Guide to Australian slang

    December 2nd, 2014Site Editor
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    Colourful Australian slang, or strine, has its origins in the archaic cockney and Irish of the colony’s early convicts as well as the adoption of words from the many Aboriginal languages. And for such a vast country, the accent barely varies to the untutored ear; from Tasmania (“Tassie”) to the northwest you’ll find little variation…

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  • CLOSED: WIN a trip along the Portuguese Coastal Way

    CLOSED: WIN a trip along the Portuguese Coastal Way

    November 21st, 2014Site Editor
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    This competition is now closed. Always wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago but never had the time or means to do it? Now you could win a chance to walk part of this famous pilgrimage trail with the help of CaminoWays.com. Read on to find out how to enter… Rough Guides have teamed up with…

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  • Video: Things not to miss in Italy

    Video: Things not to miss in Italy

    November 13th, 2014Site Editor
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    Incredible scenery – from coast to mountain-top – amazing art and world-adored cuisine, Italy really does have it all. No matter how many times you return to Italy you’ll never be short of things to see and do. But for your first trip, here is our list of the top things not to miss in…

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  • 16 weird and spooky abandoned places around the world

    16 weird and spooky abandoned places around the world

    October 27th, 2014Site Editor
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    There are hundreds of eerily empty buildings, towns and villages across the world, some of which are open for exploration. From an old Wild West town in the USA to underground nuclear bunkers, here are 16 rather chilling abandoned places: Explore more of the world with the Rough Guides YouTube channel. Book hostels for your…

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  • 50 inspirational travel quotes to give you wanderlust

    50 inspirational travel quotes to give you wanderlust

    October 13th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the travel greats to literary legends, here are 50 famous travel quotes to get you inspired for your next trip:  Subscribe to Rough Guides on YouTube >  Try out our travel lucky dip tool, book hostels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • In pictures: the best beaches in Mexico

    In pictures: the best beaches in Mexico

    August 19th, 2014Site Editor
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