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  • 14 unforgettable Indonesian islands

    14 unforgettable Indonesian islands

    May 19th, 2014Site Editor
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    There are over 13,000 islands in the 5200-kilometre-long archipelago of Indonesia. With so many to choose from, we’ve whittled it down to 20 of our favourites from the Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget: Bali With its pounding surf, emerald-green rice terraces and exceptionally artistic culture, the small volcanic island of Bali –... Read more »

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  • How to escape the intensity of Shanghai

    How to escape the intensity of Shanghai

    May 12th, 2014Jamie Fullerton
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    Not far from the taxi horn-laden bustle of Shanghai, Moganshan is a bamboo-adorned retreat perfect for a weekend visit. Jamie Fullerton heads into the trees. Exciting, exhilarating, intense, pungent – Shanghai is many things, but peaceful it is not. Those visiting the city who crave to crank down the ever-present car honks have few options... Read more »

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  • A crazy 24 hours in Tokyo

    A crazy 24 hours in Tokyo

    May 2nd, 2014Martin Zatko
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    “The city that never sleeps” is a hackneyed phrase uttered about metropolises from London to New York, but the Japanese capital of Tokyo is perhaps the finest embodiment of the cliché. To test this out, Martin Zatko and his friends decided to spend a full 24 hours finding great things to do in Tokyo: a... Read more »

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  • The most stunning rivers in the world

    The most stunning rivers in the world

    April 28th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • Travel news: the rise of virtual tourism?

    Travel news: the rise of virtual tourism?

    April 25th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides author Steve Vickers takes a look at the latest travel news and weirdness, including a new, Ferrari-branded theme park and the rise of virtual tourism. No more battling to see the Terracotta Army In 1974, farmers discovered thousands of life-sized soldier statues buried in the dirt near Xi’an, in central China. Forty years... Read more »

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  • The world’s best boozy breaks

    The world’s best boozy breaks

    April 22nd, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • 12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    April 22nd, 2014Zora O'Neill
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    The whole world loves a party, and a good one provides a great excuse to travel. Here’s a whole twelve months of some of the more interesting ways people celebrate during festivals around the world. January: World Buskers Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand Clever street performers: they head to the southern hemisphere this month, where they can... Read more »

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  • The world’s most epic cycle routes

    The world’s most epic cycle routes

    April 15th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Five ways to live like a local in Mumbai

    Five ways to live like a local in Mumbai

    April 14th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The chaotic mix of people, colonial buildings and honking vehicles can be daunting to those unfamiliar with the Indian city of Mumbai. Coupled with the heat and humidity of this south western region, it can be an exhausting pursuit just looking for breakfast – knowing what to order is a whole other kettle of fish.... Read more »

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  • Indian cooking in Kerala

    Indian cooking in Kerala

    April 9th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    In a four-day endeavour to master Indian cooking with her mother in south India, Lottie Gross learns so much more than just how to serve up the best masala… “You know why I call this a cooking holiday? Cooking for you, holiday for me!” Jacob laughs as he watches me squeeze out rice noodles through... Read more »

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  • 24 striking pictures of Pakistan

    24 striking pictures of Pakistan

    April 8th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Professional photographer Ghulam Rasool has spent his life documenting nature, culture and landscapes throughout his home country Pakistan. Here are a selection of his incredible pictures of Pakistan. An ox race, Lahore Pin Shandur Lake, 12,000 feet above sea level Pin A villager and his yaks, Khaplu Town Pin Tawar Chacha & his wife in their... Read more »

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