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  • The best places to visit in February

    The best places to visit in February

    December 30th, 2013Olivia Rawes
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    Dark, dreary and cold in Europe and North America, February often feels like a long drag before spring arrives. Yet it’s a fantastic time to travel. Warm, balmy weather and riotous carnivals beckon below the equator, while chillier climes should be embraced for snow-fuelled activities and unique wildlife watching opportunities. Here are our tips on... Read more »

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  • All aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

    All aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express

    December 19th, 2013Stephen Keeling
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    First, tea is served. In a fancy teapot, with biscuits, by a butler dressed in pristine white uniform. You gaze lazily out of the window as porters labour in the crushing afternoon humidity, blissfully cool in your air-conditioned cabin. Then the train eases out of the station: the skyscrapers of Singapore soon fall away, and you’re across the Straits... Read more »

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  • Affordable luxury, Malaysia

    Affordable luxury, Malaysia

    December 19th, 2013Kiki Deere
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    A backpackers’ paradise, Malaysia is known for being one of Southeast Asia’s cheapest destinations. But that doesn’t mean staying in hostels and dorms; luxury in Malaysia comes with a pleasantly small price tag. While researching the upcoming Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget, Kiki Deere went in search of the best luxury hotels... Read more »

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  • How to get away from it all

    How to get away from it all

    December 17th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s one of the ultimate travel goals: how to well and truly get away from it all. Here’s ten trips, selected by the writers and editors at Rough Guides, that offer true isolation and recuperation. Share your own below. Sleep out in a remote bothy Britain may be one of the most crowded islands on... Read more »

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  • 22 stunning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

    22 stunning images from the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

    December 16th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    After a search for the most captivating, exciting and beautiful travel photography, the Travel Photographer of the Year Awards announced their final winners last week. Here is a selection of our favourite images from this set of talented photographers. Eagle hunter, Alti Region, Mongolia Pin By Simon Morris | www.tpoty.com Powell Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, USA Pin... Read more »

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  • 20 picturesque Christmas destinations

    20 picturesque Christmas destinations

    December 11th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The world’s best speakeasies

    The world’s best speakeasies

    December 9th, 2013Bar Chick
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    Why party with the masses when you can steal away with others in-the-know at an underground speakeasy, or find yourself a key to the best secret bar in the city? We know them all, but luckily for you, we’re not very good at keeping secrets; here is a BarChick rundown of the best places for... Read more »

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  • Take the Trans-Mongolian Express

    Take the Trans-Mongolian Express

    December 9th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Even after seven unbroken days on a train from Moscow, nothing can prepare you for the Chinese border. As you pull into the platform, which is lit up in neon colours, a Chinese-tinged version of the Vienna Waltz comes blaring over the Tannoy. Trying to work out the cultural relevance of this is a hopeless... Read more »

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  • Mike Spencer Bown: most travelled man retires

    Mike Spencer Bown: most travelled man retires

    December 5th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Twenty-three years, 195 countries and a single rucksack: that’s what it takes to complete a travel bucket list. We’ve all got one and most of us probably won’t be able to complete it; there are just too many incredible sights in the world. But one man has ticked of his entire list, so we called... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in January

    The best places to visit in January

    December 2nd, 2013Rachel Mills
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    January doesn’t have to be that depressing, post-holiday letdown month we’re all used to. There’s so much going on across the world, so whether it’s celebrating Australia Day in the sunshine or bagging bargains at the January sales in London, there are plenty of ways to banish those post-holiday blues. Here are our top places to... Read more »

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  • 28 interesting facts about India

    28 interesting facts about India

    December 1st, 2013Rebecca Hallett
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    Over 1.1 billion people live in India, from the deserts of Rajasthan and the blissful beaches of Goa, to the Keralan tea plantations and the metropolitan cities of Mumbai and Kolkata. With such a huge diversity of landscapes, religion and culture, India is a fascinating place to visit. Learn a little more about this enormous... Read more »

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  • Things not to miss in Japan

    Things not to miss in Japan

    November 28th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    An archipelago of 6800 islands, the land of the rising sun has a wealth of landscapes to explore. There’s skiing, beach-bumming, and mountain climbing to be done, while thousands of temples and museums cast light on the history and culture of this fascinating country. Taken from the Rough Guide, here are 24 things to do... Read more »

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