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  • Indonesia beyond Bali: 7 places off the tourist trail

    Indonesia beyond Bali: 7 places off the tourist trail

    May 16th, 2017Daniel Stables
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    Bali’s beautiful beaches and shimmering rice paddies have made it a justifiably famous tourist destination – but there’s so much more of Indonesia waiting to be explored. The world’s largest archipelago, with a huge 17,000 islands, Indonesia is home to ancient ruins, world-class diving and incredible wildlife, including the critically endangered orangutan and fearsome Komodo dragon. Here,... Read more »

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  • A Rough Guide to: the Japanese tea ceremony

    A Rough Guide to: the Japanese tea ceremony

    May 15th, 2017Ros Walford
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    Hushed voices, the scratch of a bamboo whisk, then a bow, a nod and a bowl of steaming matcha is handed around. Any delicate sounds in the room are amplified by the formality of the occasion – so quiet you can hear people holding their breath – which heightens the sense that something very important is... Read more »

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  • Video: the essence of India

    Video: the essence of India

    May 5th, 2017Colt St. George
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    When Paris-based production company Bed & Breakfast reached out to us with a video that so perfectly captured the essence of India in all but a minute, we couldn’t help but share it. Whether you’re feeling nostalgic about your past adventures around the subcontinent or are simply looking for some serious travel inspiration, this video... Read more »

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  • Should Sihanoukville be your next beach escape?

    Should Sihanoukville be your next beach escape?

    May 2nd, 2017Meera Dattani
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    Sihanoukville, in southwest Cambodia, is an oft-misunderstood town. Seen as sleepy by day and seedy by night, this coastal bolthole has earned itself an undeservedly bad reputation. But Sihanoukville should not be overlooked – and with tourist numbers once again on the rise and a constant threat of further development, the time to go is... Read more »

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  • Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park: Vietnam’s last paradise?

    April 18th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    Planning a trip to Vietnam and keen to explore some of its most spectacular scenery? A little north of the 17th parallel – the demarcation where Vietnam was once divided into north and south – lies Phong Nha-Ke Bang: 885 square kilometres of unspoilt jungle, caves and underground rivers squeezed between the Laos border and South... Read more »

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  • 7 places to get off the tourist trail in Vietnam

    7 places to get off the tourist trail in Vietnam

    April 4th, 2017Rachel Mills
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    The verdant limestone stacks of Ha Long Bay and the bustling streets of Hanoi are well established (and essential) stops along Vietnam’s tourist trail. But the traveller who ventures beyond the hotspots will be rewarded with secluded bays, picturesque villages and delicious farm-to-fork food. Here are seven ideas for an adventure off the beaten track.... Read more »

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  • Eating Kyushu: a guide to Japan’s secret foodie hotspot

    Eating Kyushu: a guide to Japan’s secret foodie hotspot

    March 29th, 2017Ros Walford
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    Kyūshū, the most southerly of Japan’s four main islands, is pretty much left alone by tourists. Yet, the island – only a bullet-train ride from Tokyo – is one of the country’s culinary hotspots. Proximity to mainland Asia and historical legacies from trade with the British, Dutch and Portuguese has led to a fusion of styles.... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the little-visited treasures of South India

    In pictures: the little-visited treasures of South India

    March 7th, 2017Lottie Gross
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    After a week-long whistle-stop tour of central India‘s least-visited attractions, travel writer and photographer Lottie Gross shares her favourite photos. India is undoubtedly a beautiful country. It presents such an array of interesting scenes and stunning landscapes, taking pictures is irresistible. But this vast country also poses great challenges for photographers: there are so many... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Hong Kong

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Hong Kong

    February 28th, 2017Rough Guides Editors
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    Hong Kong floats between old China and the west; its futuristic harbour has become one of Asia‘s most famous views but you’ll also find pockets of traditional culture dotted between the skyscrapers. From the glossy heights of Central to the streets and alleys winding through Kowloon, there are culinary, shopping and cultural delights to be found across the... Read more »

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  • 7 of the most remote places in Southeast Asia

    7 of the most remote places in Southeast Asia

    February 22nd, 2017Helen Ochyra
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    Southeast Asia: steamy rainforests, sleepy rice paddies, endless beaches – and crowds of backpackers, hawkers and tourists? Southeast Asia may have some of the most blissful destinations in the world but it also has some of the planet’s most frenetic cities, its most popular backpacker haunts and some seriously crowded sands. We’ve been far off the... Read more »

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  • Indian trains: a traveller’s survival guide

    Indian trains: a traveller’s survival guide

    February 9th, 2017Freya Godfrey
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    Pin The Himalayan Queen, the Grand Trunk Express, the Deccan Odyssey… the very names of India’s trains are evocative of timeless style and old-school adventure. Introduced by the British East India Company, tracks were first laid across the country in the late 1800s to transport troops. Only after independence in 1947 did the focus switch to... Read more »

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  • The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    The 10 most beautiful places in Vietnam – as voted by you

    January 27th, 2017Rachel Mills
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