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  • Face your fears in the name of travel

    Face your fears in the name of travel

    March 17th, 2014Kia
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    From arachnophobia to fear of loneliness – Kia Abdullah explores how to face your fears and open up the world of travel. It was early morning on my first day in Cambodia that the feeling of dread descended. Trundling along in a tuk tuk, I felt something heavy land on my leg. The brown-black mass was... Read more »

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  • Discovering musical stars in rural Rajasthan

    Discovering musical stars in rural Rajasthan

    March 17th, 2014Georgie Pope
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    The state of Rajasthan – a land route for trade and culture between the Arab world and Asia – could obsess a musicologist for an entire lifetime. With the right guidance, at every five paces you can meet singing genealogists and poetic percussionists, flute-playing farmers and dancing snake priests, living alongside child stars and living... Read more »

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  • Top live music destinations

    Top live music destinations

    March 10th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • St Patrick’s Day, a different way

    St Patrick’s Day, a different way

    March 10th, 2014Site Editor
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    If you’re planning on celebrating your Irishness this next March (or getting yourself adopted for the day), the most obvious place to head is Dublin. But not everyone can get there – plus prices are high, half a million people descend on the capital for the parade, and it’s hard to find a place to... Read more »

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  • Watching sumo wrestling in Japan

    Watching sumo wrestling in Japan

    March 6th, 2014Martin Zatko
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    People tend to laugh when I tell them that sumo wrestling is my favourite spectator sport. In its Japanese homeland it’s regarded as somewhat old-fashioned, with younger folk preferring to watch mixed martial arts. Abroad, the perception can be even worse; the generic assumption holds that it’s little more than fat blokes in nappies slapping... Read more »

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  • Diving in the secret atolls of the Maldives

    Diving in the secret atolls of the Maldives

    March 6th, 2014Annie Biziou van Pol
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    Pin One of the lesser-known but largest in the Maldives, the Huvadhu atoll is home to a bounty of marine life. Away from the resorts and honeymooners, Annie Biziou van Pol enjoys a spectacular display of rays, turtles and reef sharks as she dives in the southern part of this collection of islands. Ibrahim unfurls a... Read more »

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  • Browsing English veg in the Asian hills, Sri Lanka

    Browsing English veg in the Asian hills, Sri Lanka

    February 28th, 2014Site Editor
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    Sri Lanka has many unexpected sights, but few are as surreal as early morning in Haputale. As dawn breaks, the mists that blanket the town for much of the year slowly dissipate, revealing the huddled shapes of dark-skinned Tamils, insulated against the cold in woolly hats and padded jackets, hawking great bundles of English vegetables... Read more »

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  • 20 top animal encounters

    20 top animal encounters

    February 21st, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • 10 of the world’s more unusual restaurants

    10 of the world’s more unusual restaurants

    February 17th, 2014Olivia Rawes
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  • The best places to visit in April

    The best places to visit in April

    February 17th, 2014Shafik Meghji
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    April is a fantastic month to travel. Spring in the northern hemisphere brings warmer weather, making it an excellent time to soak up the early sun in Marrakesh or take in the rhododendron displays in Sikkim. Over in Australia you can visit Uluru without the crowds, while California’s Coachella festival and Austria’s Snowbombing provide partying aplenty. Here... Read more »

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  • Slow travel – take your time on your trip

    Slow travel – take your time on your trip

    February 17th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • The best boutique hotels on a budget, Sri Lanka

    The best boutique hotels on a budget, Sri Lanka

    February 14th, 2014Emma Boyle
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    If you’re looking for a stylish holiday without maxing the plastic, Sri Lanka has a burgeoning number of chic, affordable hotels and B&Bs. Here are some our favourite boutique hotels in Sri Lanka: Casa Heliconia, Kaleliya The new highway from the airport to Colombo makes accessing this idyllic country retreat easier than ever; it takes just... Read more »

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