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  • Subterranean wonders

    Subterranean wonders

    June 10th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Eight amazing canoeing and kayaking trips

    Eight amazing canoeing and kayaking trips

    June 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    Kayaking with seals at Walvis Bay, Namibia Most people come to Swakopmund, a Bavarian-style town surreally out of place on the edge of the Namib Desert, to explore the vast dunes. Few who visit know that the sandy Atlantic shallows of nearby Walvis Bay are also home to 2500 cape fur seals – one of... Read more »

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  • 20 great lost cities

    20 great lost cities

    May 31st, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Overlooked World Heritage Sites

    Overlooked World Heritage Sites

    May 23rd, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Ten beautiful time-lapse videos

    Ten beautiful time-lapse videos

    May 23rd, 2013Tim Chester
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    Time-lapse photography, where multiple images are captured and played back at an increased speed, can portray the world in unusual and awe-inspiring ways. Here’s a look at ten of the best clips we’ve seen, featuring Yosemite National Park at night, a flight across the USA, and the northern lights. Yosemite Range of Light This clip,... Read more »

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  • Gorillas, gunfire and great coffee in Rwanda

    Gorillas, gunfire and great coffee in Rwanda

    May 20th, 2013Martin Zatko
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    “Isn’t it dangerous?”, “Isn’t there a war going on there?”, and “Aren’t there better places to spend your holiday?” are questions you may have to field when telling people you’re off to Rwanda. Even typing the country’s name into Google will instantly bring up the term “genocide”. The horrific events of 1994 cannot, and should... Read more »

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  • Great Rivers Of The World – The Nile

    Great Rivers Of The World – The Nile

    May 20th, 2013Tim Chester
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    The Nile is often associated with bad puns and Egypt, but the world’s longest river actually stretches over ten countries and assumes a variety of identities along its 4,130 mile course. Taking in (deep breath) Sudan, South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and of course Egypt, it’s a magnificent stretch... Read more »

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  • Tourist tricks and scams – what are your worst?

    Tourist tricks and scams – what are your worst?

    May 15th, 2013Tim Chester
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    They come in many guises and we’ve all been prey – or at least witness – to some of them at some time or another. Cheap tricks and scams surround tourists and travellers like trinket peddlers round an air conditioned coach, and much of your time in many places will be spend trying to dodge... Read more »

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  • The ten best treks in Southeast Asia

    The ten best treks in Southeast Asia

    May 13th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Southeast Asia offers some wonderful treks, allowing you to spend days walking through dense rainforests, spotting spectacular wildlife, learning about the cultures of the many different tribes who live in the remoter areas, and often staying with them in their homes and sharing their meals. The following ten treks are highly recommended, and also ensure... Read more »

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  • The best cycling holidays in the world

    The best cycling holidays in the world

    May 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    As any cyclist will tell you, there’s few better ways to see the world than on two wheels. From Armenia to Vermont, here’s some of our favourite bike trips across the globe. Let us know your own favourite cycling holidays below. Mountain biking at Coed Llandegla Forest, Wales Coed Llandegla is a purpose-built mountain-biking centre,... Read more »

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  • The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    May 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re looking to combine your next trip with a world-class festival or a mind-blowing carnival, then look no further. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present ten of the best parades, parties and processions across the world. Walking on the wild side at the Sydney Mardi... Read more »

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  • Five essential homestays around the world

    Five essential homestays around the world

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the best ways to truly get to know a destination is to chat to the locals, and one sure fire way to become an instant expert on a place is to go a step further and spend a night or two with them. So leave behind the comfort zone of the international hotel... Read more »

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