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  • Video of the week: Vive le Maroc

    Video of the week: Vive le Maroc

    April 21st, 2015Lottie Gross
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    YouTube and Vimeo are a treasure trove of stunning travel video. From round-the-world epics to underwater exploration, you can visit almost anywhere in the world at the click of a button. Each week, we’re going to highlight one of our favourite videos from the moving image ether. First up, we’ve been whisked away to Morocco... Read more »

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  • 9 of the world’s best white­water rafting spots

    9 of the world’s best white­water rafting spots

    April 20th, 2015Helen Abramson
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    Rough Guides’ adventure sports expert Helen Abramson gives us her top tips on some of the world’s best adrenalin­-pumping whitewater rafting. Rapids are classified from I–VI, where grade VI is “un-runnable”, so the Grade V rivers listed here are essentially as thrilling as it gets. 1. Zambezi River, Zimbabwe Africa’s most exhilarating rafting is found on... Read more »

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  • Chefchaouen: Morocco’s best-kept secret

    Chefchaouen: Morocco’s best-kept secret

    April 15th, 2015Greg Dickinson
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    Morocco’s tourist track isn’t well-beaten, it’s been thumped flat. Ask anyone who has been and the chances are they’ll have visited some combination of Marrakesh, the Sahara Desert, the Atlas Mountains and Essaouira – and they’ll probably have a small stuffed camel and a leather purse to prove it. These are all worthwhile destinations in... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    Quiz: can you name these famous sights?

    March 20th, 2015Jessica Sinyor
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    Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls? Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge? We’ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe-inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test. Can you identify the famous sight from the picture? Be warned, sometimes places can look surprisingly similar…

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  • 12 captivating pictures of Egypt

    12 captivating pictures of Egypt

    March 16th, 2015Anthon Jackson
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    Rough Guides author and photographer Anthon Jackson has travelled to over eighty countries, from Morocco to Indonesia and Ethiopia to India, capturing many of his experiences through photography. Here, he shares some of his favourite pictures of Egypt. “I’d been to Egypt a few times before getting into photography, including one stint studying Arabic, so I wasn’t completely... Read more »

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  • 20 seriously weird places around the world

    20 seriously weird places around the world

    March 12th, 2015Rachel Mills
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  • Quiz: can you identify the country from its outline?

    Quiz: can you identify the country from its outline?

    March 2nd, 2015Ed Wright
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    Are you a cartographic clever-clogs or due a geography refresher course? We’ve compiled the outlines of ten different countries – large and small – without any rivers, seas, mountains or cities to help you. Can you deduce the country from its shape alone? Take the quiz to find out…

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  • 8 off-the-beaten-track experiences in The Gambia

    8 off-the-beaten-track experiences in The Gambia

    February 27th, 2015Lynn Houghton
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    Think of The Gambia and sun, sea and sand package holidays might spring to mind, but visitors are starting to explore beyond the beaches. Lynn Houghton tells us eight of the best ways to get off the beaten track. The tiny West African country of The Gambia is dissected by its namesake, the River Gambia.... Read more »

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  • 7 unforgettable places to go trekking in Morocco

    7 unforgettable places to go trekking in Morocco

    February 25th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Few countries boast such impressive natural diversity as Morocco. From its balmy coastline to the remote landscapes of its interior, the country offers visitors everything from relaxed beach breaks through to mountain escapes. Yet trekking in Morocco remains the highlight for many. Beginners will enjoy gentle forays into the Atlas Mountains in summer, while tacking some of Africa’s toughest terrain in the... Read more »

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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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  • 7 places to sample Cape Town’s hedonistic nightlife

    7 places to sample Cape Town’s hedonistic nightlife

    January 30th, 2015Site Editor
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    Whatever your scene, from sweaty electronic music dancefloors to open-air beer gardens, Cape Town has it all. Being a hedonistic city – especially in the summer – Cape Town has plenty of great bars where you can drink and party, especially on Long and Bree Streets where it’s safe and busy, and there are taxis to... Read more »

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  • Video: things not to miss in Morocco

    Video: things not to miss in Morocco

    January 29th, 2015Site Editor
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    Trekking in the Atlas Mountains, traversing the Sahara on camel-back, or surfing along the Atlantic Coast: Morocco offers a plethora of things to do and places to explore. Here are 26 of our favourites.

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