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  • The street-side delights of George Town, Malaysia

    The street-side delights of George Town, Malaysia

    November 12th, 2013Kiki Deere
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    Kiki Deere takes a stroll around George Town to explore the Penang street art scene and sample the city’s amazingly multicultural street food. I awake early and take a stroll around the city’s quaint alleyways. At this time of the morning, a peaceful silence envelops the streets. The musical song of the 5am call to... Read more »

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  • The revolting kings of Komodo Island, Indonesia

    The revolting kings of Komodo Island, Indonesia

    November 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    There are few expeditions more disquieting than visiting Indonesia’s Komodo Island. Approaching by boat, it appears staggeringly beautiful – the archetypal tropical hideaway. But doubts about the wisdom of what you’re about to do surface as soon as you step ashore and discover that you’re sharing the beach with the local deer population: if they’re... Read more »

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  • Five great Indian tiger safaris

    Five great Indian tiger safaris

    November 7th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Heading out on a tiger safari is one of the essential Indian experiences. Here, from the pages of Great Escapes, we present five of the best. Share your safari memories below. Corbett Tiger Reserve The first wildlife reserve in India, Corbett was responsible for launching the tiger conservation scheme Project Tiger, and is well-known for... Read more »

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  • Take a dawn laughter yoga session in Mumbai, India

    Take a dawn laughter yoga session in Mumbai, India

    November 6th, 2013Site Editor
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    As dawn breaks in India’s largest and noisiest city, there’s a hubbub on Chowpatty beach that sounds altogether stranger than the car horns, bus engines and tinny radios that provide the usual rush-hour soundtrack. Standing in a circle on the pale yellow sands of the beach, a group of men and women are twirling their... Read more »

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  • Finding the corpse flower, Indonesia

    Finding the corpse flower, Indonesia

    November 4th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    When the English naturalist Joseph Arnold smelt rotting flesh during an 1821 expedition to the steamy jungles of Sumatra, he must have feared the worst. Back then, this was cannibal country. Blood-thirsty local tribes were known to capture their most hated enemies, tie them to a stake, and start feasting on their roasted body parts.... Read more »

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  • The world’s best bars with a view

    The world’s best bars with a view

    November 1st, 2013Bar Chick
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    Wondering where in the world you can get a gorgeous view served up with your cocktail? Not to worry – Hannah Lodge from BarChick.com has done the hard work for you, rounding up the world’s best bars with a view. Sky Bar, Bangkok Sky Bar is the highest open-air drinking establishment in the world, so... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in June

    The best places to visit in June

    October 31st, 2013Site Editor
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    Whether you’re after beaches, culture or countryside, June’s glorious weather and long days make it the perfect month to travel in Europe. Elsewhere, wildlife enthusiasts can spot whales in Iceland or bears in Yellowstone, while the World Cup will be in full swing in Brazil. In a bumper round-up, Helen Abramson and Eleanor Aldridge run... Read more »

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  • 24 breaks for bookworms

    24 breaks for bookworms

    October 28th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    October 23rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    What inspires you to travel? Whether you’re looking to save the world (one eco-lodge at a time), add new destinations to your travel bucket list, or just taste the finest Belgian beers, check out this rundown of our most inspiring ideas for US travelers on RoughGuides.com: 1. Top 20 Belgian beers Beer is big business... Read more »

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  • A night in the rainforest, Malaysia

    A night in the rainforest, Malaysia

    October 23rd, 2013Site Editor
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    You probably won’t get much sleep on your first night in Taman Negara National Park – not because there’s an elephant on your chalet doorstep or the rain’s dripping through your tent, but because the rainforest is unexpectedly noisy after dark. High-volume insects whirr and beep at an ear-splitting pitch, branches creak and swish menacingly,... Read more »

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  • Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    Top 9 destinations for American travelers in 2013

    October 22nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    If you’re looking for the latest travel hot-spots, check out the top picks from US readers on RoughGuides.com. From Europe to Asia, the Americas, and Australia, here are the most popular overseas destinations for US travelers: 1. Netherlands No larger than the US state of Maryland, the Netherlands is a surprisingly diverse country for its size.... Read more »

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  • Indian visas, Bitcoin, cheaper roaming – this week’s travel news

    Indian visas, Bitcoin, cheaper roaming – this week’s travel news

    October 21st, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel news topics and unpicks the top stories of the week. Indian visas could get easier India could be about to its expand its visa on arrival scheme to visitors from around 40 additional countries, including the UK. As it stands, tourists from less... Read more »

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