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  • Incredible forests of the world

    Incredible forests of the world

    October 3rd, 2014Alison Roberts
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  • 20 fascinating second cities

    20 fascinating second cities

    October 2nd, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • The best places to go in December

    The best places to go in December

    October 1st, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    December might be dark and chilly in much of north America and Europe, but it’s by no means a dull month to travel. There are world-class classical music events, a clutch of colourful festivals and oodles of southern-hemisphere sunshine. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in December:   DIVE THE BLUE... Read more »

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  • Ten unforgettable things to do in Namibia

    Ten unforgettable things to do in Namibia

    September 23rd, 2014Emma Thomson
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    From a deserted town to enormous sand dunes and sunset cocktails above the city, here are ten unforgettable things to see and do in Namibia. Hike Fish River Canyon Second only in size to America’s Grand Canyon, Namibia’s Fish River Canyon is one of Africa’s unsung wonders. Starting just south of Seeheim, it winds 161km... Read more »

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  • Exploring Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

    Exploring Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia

    September 18th, 2014Edward Aves
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    In preparation for the new Rough Guide to Ethiopia, the book’s editor, Edward Aves, travelled to the remote and little-visited Bale Mountains National Park.   “Another two hours? This is interminable!”, blurts out one of my fellow passengers, as frustration at the bus’s glacial progress along the single, winding dirt track begins to set in, sparking snorts... Read more »

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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • The best photography on Picfair: the locals

    The best photography on Picfair: the locals

    September 2nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    For the second piece in our “Best of Picfair” series, we take a look at locals around the world. From Haiti to Vietnam, here is some of the best travel photography from some of the top photographers on Picfair – a website that lets amateurs and professionals upload and sell their photographs for a fair price. Next month’s theme... Read more »

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  • Camel trekking into the depths of the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

    Camel trekking into the depths of the Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

    August 27th, 2014Anthon Jackson
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    Following in the footsteps of the late explorer and travel writer Sir Wilfred Thesiger, Rough Guides writer Anthon Jackson takes to the back of a camel across the Danakil Depression, in pursuit of Lake Abhe Bad on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border.  Just after dawn on our fourth day in the dusty frontier town of Asaita, Go’obo,... Read more »

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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile Pin A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up... Read more »

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  • From city slicker to castaway in Mozambique

    From city slicker to castaway in Mozambique

    August 8th, 2014Emma Thomson
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    After exploring the streets of bustling Maputo, Emma Thomson finds solace on a desert island off the coast of Mozambique.  The setting sun turns the sea copper and the black silhouettes of palm trees are stamped against a violet sky. But we’re not on our castaway island yet: we’re speeding around Maputo – the Mozambican... Read more »

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  • One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    One year on: Picfair’s best travel photography

    August 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    If you’re a keen travel photographer, amateur or professional, and you’ve not heard of Picfair you’re missing a trick. As a platform for professional photographers it’s revolutionary, allowing them to sell their pictures at a price they want. Travellers with camera can get in on the action too. Since its launch in August 2013, 5,000... Read more »

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  • Five reasons to go to Zimbabwe

    Five reasons to go to Zimbabwe

    July 30th, 2014Kris Griffiths
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    It’s been a tragedy for the people of Zimbabwe that the country has garnered so much unfavourable publicity over the last ten years, with headlines ranging from its controversial land redistribution programme to the ensuing collapsed economy. In the last few years, however, it has made a steady recovery following a new currency, a fairer... Read more »

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