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  • Travel News: the new Everest railway & Icelandic volcanoes

    Travel News: the new Everest railway & Icelandic volcanoes

    August 26th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Steve Vickers checks in with another suitcase full of travel stories, including news of free wi-fi on London’s red buses and the new ‘roof of the world’ railway line that’s bringing tourists closer to Mount Everest. More on Myanmar visas Last month we reported that Myanmar (Burma) was about to introduce a new e-visa that would... Read more »

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  • Shipwreck diving in Bali, Indonesia

    Shipwreck diving in Bali, Indonesia

    August 21st, 2014Jeroen van Marle
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    While researching the Rough Guide to Bali & Lombok, Jeroen van Marle took some time out to explore an underwater shipwreck in east Bali. We waded into the warm sea from the black sand beach, slipped on our flippers, did a last safety check and then dived down. Our dive master Wayan had only led our small group of... Read more »

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  • From mountains to markets in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    From mountains to markets in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    August 21st, 2014Jamie Fullerton
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    Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s second largest city, is a tropical gateway to one of the region’s main surfing areas, Kenting. But it’s also well worth a visit in its own right. Jamie Fullerton finds some of the top things to do in Kaohsiung. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan and most travellers’ gateway to the island that is... Read more »

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  • The sex theme park that’s helping Koreans loosen up

    The sex theme park that’s helping Koreans loosen up

    August 20th, 2014Nelson Groom
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     In amongst blushing couples and giggling grannies, Nelson Groom gets a sex education at Jeju Loveland, South Korea.  South Korea has a prudish past. It was only in the 70s that police were patrolling the streets with rulers, measuring the length of ladies’ skirts. Gauging from my time there, South Koreans remain vastly conservative, especially... Read more »

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  • Motorbiking from Australia to Estonia

    Motorbiking from Australia to Estonia

    August 18th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    After motorcycling from Australia to Istanbul, Kickstarter-funded traveller Tyson Cable told Lottie Gross about his exploits around the world on two wheels.  Over a crackly line from his hotel room in Istanbul, Tyson Cable introduced himself to me as a traveller first and foremost, and a photographer second. He is the creator of the Adventure... Read more »

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  • The untouched coast of southern Myanmar (Burma)

    The untouched coast of southern Myanmar (Burma)

    August 18th, 2014Jo James
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    While researching the new Rough Guide to Myanmar (Burma), Jo James discovered the Tanintharyi Division – a blissful corner of the country that has only recently opened up to travellers. As we coasted downhill towards the village I tried, briefly and unsuccessfully, to suppress a grin. The road ahead curved along a soft sweep of sand.... Read more »

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  • Funeral season in Sulawesi, Indonesia

    Funeral season in Sulawesi, Indonesia

    August 15th, 2014Anthon Jackson
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    Motorbiking around Sulawesi in search of one of the island’s famed funerals, Anthon Jackson attends an intense and bloody ceremony to bid farewell to the deceased. Leashed to a stake in the ground, the buffalo’s entire body squirmed as its broad throat was slit, its knees buckling and its huge torso collapsing onto the grass.... Read more »

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  • Stunning Sri Lanka in pictures

    Stunning Sri Lanka in pictures

    August 14th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Described as the “finest land of its size in the world” by Marco Polo, Sri Lanka attracts thousands of visitors each year. Sitting just above the equator it’s a hot and humid place, brimming with exciting food, colours and culture. Travel photographer Andrew Lever shares his beautiful Sri Lanka images with us. Travel photographer Andrew Lever... Read more »

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  • In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    In pictures: the world’s most photogenic countries

    August 13th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper reveals his top ten most photogenic countries in the world. From his home country, England, to the depths of Vietnam and Slovenia, Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides throughout his career as a professional travel photographer. After starting out on the Rough Guide to England, he went... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in India

    The best beaches in India

    August 6th, 2014Site Editor
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    With 7500 kilometres of coastline to explore, good beaches in India aren’t hard to come by. From the party sands of Goa to the bustle of Marine Drive in Mumbai, here are some of the best beaches in India.  Chakratirth Beach, Gujarat The larger Chakratirth Beach, overlooked by a high bound, is a little to... 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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  • Diving with the wow factor: the Raja Ampat islands

    Diving with the wow factor: the Raja Ampat islands

    August 3rd, 2014Andy Turner
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    During ten days living on a boat, drifting around the Raja Ampat islands, Andy Turner finds more than just a diver’s playground in Indonesian West Papua.   “Ladies and gentlemen we have begun our descent to Sorong”. Flicking up the airline window blind I’m greeted with an almost comical vision of paradise. Pink candyfloss clouds... Read more »

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