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  • 5 reasons why Ladakh offers the best trekking in India

    5 reasons why Ladakh offers the best trekking in India

    March 10th, 2015Nick Edwards
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    Co-author of the Rough Guide to India, Nick Edwards, explains why the trekking in Ladakh is among India’s finest. Ladakh is quite unlike any other region of India, both geographically and culturally. A rugged and arid high-altitude desert, set between the mighty Karakoram and Great Himalaya ranges, its very name means “the land of high... Read more »

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  • In pictures: Holi Festival 2015

    In pictures: Holi Festival 2015

    March 9th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Last week saw India celebrate Holi Festival, one of the most well known and colourful festivals in the annual Hindu calendar. Powdered paint of all colours was hurled between friends, families and worshippers across the country as they celebrated the beginning of spring. We’ve scoured GettyImages for the best shots to show you Holi Festival 2015 in pictures. View image... Read more »

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  • An introduction to Nepal: 9 things to do in Kathmandu

    An introduction to Nepal: 9 things to do in Kathmandu

    March 4th, 2015Helen Abramson
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    Nepal’s energetic capital is the entry point for most travellers who come to this mountainous and culture rich country. Foreigners tend to apply a “get in and get out” policy to the sometimes overwhelmingly chaotic city, sunk in the basin of the Kathmandu Valley. There are, however, plenty of remarkable sights in the metropolis to... Read more »

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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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  • A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    February 27th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Sex museums are nothing new. Dozens were erected across Europe during the Swinging Sixties when the sexual revolution was in full swing. These days the orgy of sex museums has slowed to a mere mouthful, though they have been stimulated by a new breed of ‘erotic’ museum that aims to steer more towards art than... Read more »

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  • Northern Thailand: the railroad less travelled

    Northern Thailand: the railroad less travelled

    February 19th, 2015Alex Robinson
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    Tourists are visiting Thailand in increasing numbers, but some communities remain stuck in a time long passed. In pursuit of the “old Thailand”, Alex Robinson shuns the tour buses and takes local’s route, the train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai. We’re waiting on the road, huddled together with locals who’ve risen in the pre-dawn dark.... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    February 12th, 2015Lottie Gross
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  • Video: 13 things not to miss in Cambodia

    Video: 13 things not to miss in Cambodia

    February 12th, 2015Site Editor
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    It’s not just temples and tuk tuks, Cambodia has so much to offer travellers. From the delicious cuisine to floating villages, here are the top things not to miss on your trip to Cambodia. For more inspirational travel videos, subscribe to the Rough Guides Youtube channel >

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  • Baba-Nyonya cuisine: 6 dishes you need to try in Malaysia

    Baba-Nyonya cuisine: 6 dishes you need to try in Malaysia

    February 6th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Rough Guides author Kiki Deere delves into Malaysia‘s unique Baba-Nyonya (Peranakan) community and introduces us to their unforgettable cuisine. The delicious hybrid cuisine of Malaysia’s Baba-Nyonya is one of southeast Asia’s finest. Like the community from which it takes its name, the cooking style is a unique hybrid of Chinese and Malay culture – a... Read more »

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  • Video: 17 things not to miss in Singapore

    Video: 17 things not to miss in Singapore

    February 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Singapore has many sides. You can take in Little India, Arab Street and Chinatown before heading for a cosmopolitan night out hosted by some of the world’s top DJs, or delve into the wild at a rainforest nature reserve and search for inner peace at holy temples. These are the top things not to miss... Read more »

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  • The Andaman Islands: India’s far flung string of pearls

    The Andaman Islands: India’s far flung string of pearls

    February 3rd, 2015Nick Edwards
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    Longstanding author of the Rough Guide to India, Nick Edwards, explains how the remote Andaman Islands have been slowly increasing their tourist profile but still reward the adventurous traveller with natural splendour unlike anywhere on the mainland.  The long emerald necklace of the Andaman Islands – an archipelago lying over a thousand kilometres out in the Bay of... 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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