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  • 9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    9 new tourist attractions to visit in 2015

    January 7th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    With a whole host of new attractions opening this year, from world-record-beating skyscrapers to whacky amusement parks, there’s plenty to get your teeth into. To help you decide where to visit, we’ve picked the top 9 new tourist attractions around the world.  Shanghai Tower, China A better symbol of China’s continuing march forward would be harder to... Read more »

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  • Thailand: 10 tips for first-time travellers

    Thailand: 10 tips for first-time travellers

    January 2nd, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    Thailand remains one of the first ports of call for first-time backpackers. But don’t be fooled – though travelling here means following a well-beaten tourist trail, there’s no denying that this beguiling country can take a while to get to grips with. To make sure you hit the ground running on your first visit, follow... Read more »

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  • Quirky Tokyo: the top 10 things to do

    Quirky Tokyo: the top 10 things to do

    December 23rd, 2014Site Editor
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    With its sushi and sumo, pop culture and age-old tradition, serene gardens and traffic hell, Tokyo bombards the senses like no other city. Ordered yet bewildering, Japan’s pulsating capital will lead you a merry dance – but being lost has never been so much fun. The planet’s largest metropolis is Asia at its weirdest, straightest,... Read more »

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  • 6 special places to stay in Laos

    6 special places to stay in Laos

    December 19th, 2014Site Editor
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    Until the 1990s, Laos remained shut off from the outside world, and largely unknown to Western travellers. Since then, more and more visitors have come to discover that this landlocked country offers some of Southeast Asia’s most enchanting natural landscapes and a fascinating diversity of cultures. Although Laos still much less developed than neighbouring Thailand,... Read more »

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  • The best aerial views in the world

    The best aerial views in the world

    December 17th, 2014Olivia Rawes
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  • The best of traditional Indian food

    The best of traditional Indian food

    December 11th, 2014Keith Drew
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  • 20 arresting pictures of India

    20 arresting pictures of India

    December 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    A land of countless colours, intriguing cultures and scores of delicious foods, India is an exciting and beautiful travel destination. To inspire you to jump on that plane, we’ve selected 20 pictures of India to take you from the backwaters of Kerala to Ladakh’s soaring mountain passes. Palace of the winds (Hawa Mahal), Jaipur, Rajasthan... Read more »

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  • The best photography on Picfair: urban scenes

    The best photography on Picfair: urban scenes

    December 8th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    This month’s Picfair travel photography round up takes a look at some of their best urban shots. From London and New York to Shanghai and Delhi, we’ve picked our favourite images of the world’s sprawling metropolises. Next month’s theme is ‘winter’, so sign up to Picfair and upload your images, tagged with RGwinter, for a chance to... Read more »

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  • Kashmir: paradise with imperfections

    Kashmir: paradise with imperfections

    December 3rd, 2014Nick Edwards
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    After an unforgettable first trip to Kashmir, India, in 1990, Nick Edwards returned to research the area for recent editions of the Rough Guide to India and found some things unchanged, while others quite different. Ever since being mesmerised by the symphonic juggernaut of Led Zeppelin’s epic track in the mid-seventies, the name Kashmir held a... Read more »

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  • The unexpected highlights of northwest Pakistan

    The unexpected highlights of northwest Pakistan

    December 1st, 2014Riazat Butt
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    Returning to her Pakistani roots, Riazat Butt visits her home country as a tourist and discovers the unexpected highlights of Pakistan’s northwest. It takes four buckets of water and half a bottle of shampoo to wash the Hindu Kush out of my hair. I’ve come from Chitral, across the icy and rugged wilderness of the... Read more »

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  • Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    Weird world fashion: around the world in 20 costumes

    November 28th, 2014Alice Park
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  • Video: 27 things not to miss in India

    Video: 27 things not to miss in India

    November 25th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Whether you want to fill your belly with delicious Punjabi dinners, relax on a sandy Goan beach or explore the Hindu temples of Tamil Nadu, India has something for everyone. Here are our top tips on things to do in India.

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