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  • The best places to visit in October

    The best places to visit in October

    September 23rd, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    As autumn looms in the north and spring is blossoming in the south, October is a beautiful month around the world. From the last of that European sunshine, to the wacky festivities of Halloween in the USA, here are the best places to visit in October. Watch nature’s giants, Península Valdés, Argentina Every year, between... Read more »

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  • The world’s most fascinating streets

    The world’s most fascinating streets

    July 16th, 2013Lottie Gross
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  • Exploring an eerie old penal colony in Argentina

    Exploring an eerie old penal colony in Argentina

    June 25th, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    Popular with tourists for its access to the “end of the world” at Argentina’s southern tip, Ushuaia was once inhabited by mass murderers, anarchists and pirates after the Argentine government set up a penal colony in 1896. Ushuaia draws hordes of tourists eager to visit Tierra del Fuego and experience life at the “end of... Read more »

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  • 20 wonderful wine regions

    20 wonderful wine regions

    June 14th, 2013Lucy Kane
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  • Try a Buenos Aires tango, Argentina

    Try a Buenos Aires tango, Argentina

    June 10th, 2013Site Editor
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    When it first emerged in the city’s brothels and slums sometime in the 1890s, the world’s sexiest ballroom dance, the tango, horrified the genteel residents of Buenos Aires. Some of the city’s more liberal-minded upper-class youths fell in love with tango, though, and brought it to Paris, where the dance’s characteristic haunting melodies, seductive gazes... Read more »

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  • Swinging sticks at the Argentine Polo Open

    Swinging sticks at the Argentine Polo Open

    June 10th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s the most prestigious polo club tournament in the world. But unlike similar sporting events elsewhere, there’s no snobbery involved in the invitations. Turn up at the ground in Buenos Aires’ leafy Palermo district, hand over less cash than you’d spend on a beer in an upmarket London pub, and you’ll find a seat in... Read more »

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  • Brave the devil’s throat at Iguazú Falls

    Brave the devil’s throat at Iguazú Falls

    May 20th, 2013Andrew Benson
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    Upon first seeing Iguazú Falls, all Eleanor Roosevelt could manage was “Poor Niagara”. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors from around the world try to evaluate the sheer dimension of this natural miracle – a collection of more than two hundred cascades thundering over an 80m cliff – and usually fail. However you spell it – Iguazú, Iguaçu... Read more »

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  • Six fitness holidays with a difference

    Six fitness holidays with a difference

    May 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Heli-hiking on Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand After the thwump-thwump sound of the helicopter has receded down the glacier, I’m left standing in a beautiful white silence. With half a dozen others and a guide I’ve got the next couple of hours to explore the upper reaches of Franz Josef Glacier, one of a pair... Read more »

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  • Glacier-hopping in Patagonia

    Glacier-hopping in Patagonia

    May 9th, 2013Andrew Benson
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    Pure air, tranquility and glacier-chilled cocktails – Andrew Benson sees Patagonia‘s icy wilderness in style. An immense shield of pristine ice crowns the southernmost peaks of the Andes, where the Americas funnel down towards Antarctica. From this Southern Patagonian ice field gigantic glaciers toboggan into fjords and turquoise inlets set among the barren badlands of... Read more »

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  • On the trail of Bruce Chatwin in Patagonia

    On the trail of Bruce Chatwin in Patagonia

    April 19th, 2013Stephen Keeling
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    The Polish woman grins as the car ferry to Tierra del Fuego crashes over the Magellan Strait. The bus groans and moves very slightly forward, grazing the truck in front of us. I grip my chair. She waves a book at me. “Have you read our excellent Podróże Marzeń guide to Chile?” She smiles again... Read more »

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  • 20 world class walks

    20 world class walks

    March 11th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Top skiing and snowboarding destinations

    Top skiing and snowboarding destinations

    February 15th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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