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  • The best places to go in autumn – the editors’ picks

    The best places to go in autumn – the editors’ picks

    September 24th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Great rivers of the world – China’s Yellow River

    Great rivers of the world – China’s Yellow River

    September 24th, 2013Katy de Beer
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    The Yellow River, or Huang He, is the second longest river in China stretching almost 5500km through nine provinces, making it the sixth longest river in the world. Its nickname, the “Mother River”, is apt as these snaking waters have sustained Chinese civilizations since ancient times. There is an abundance of sights, sounds and smells to experience along the Yellow River’s course, from the thousand-year-old Xiaoji mountainside statues in Bingling, to the collection of... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in October

    The best places to visit in October

    September 23rd, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    As autumn looms in the north and spring is blossoming in the south, October is a beautiful month around the world. From the last of that European sunshine, to the wacky festivities of Halloween in the USA, here are the best places to visit in October. Watch nature’s giants, Península Valdés, Argentina Every year, between... Read more »

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  • Snapshot: Myanmar (Burma) Highlights

    Snapshot: Myanmar (Burma) Highlights

    September 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    Myanmar (Burma) is a beautiful and culturally rich country, but has been cursed for decades with a brutally oppressive regime. Now, following the softening and then removal of the 15-year-long tourism boycott, tourist numbers have swollen. This is a fascinating time to discover Myanmar’s temples, rice fields, and mountains, and meet the people eager to... Read more »

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  • Thoughtful travel – ten spots to remember the past

    Thoughtful travel – ten spots to remember the past

    September 17th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    There are some places in the world that you may not immediately think of visiting. Among all the favourite churches, museums and galleries lurk some more disturbing locations with morbid histories, places that represent the darker side of humanity. They may not be top of your itineraries, but they’re equally – if not more –... Read more »

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  • Arrivals: a travel news round up (September 16)

    Arrivals: a travel news round up (September 16)

    September 16th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel topics and unpicks the top stories of the week. Thousands apply for one-way trip to Mars More than 200,000 people have applied for the chance to help colonise Mars. Just four of the applicants will be picked for the first one-way mission being... Read more »

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  • 23 things you never knew about Japan

    23 things you never knew about Japan

    September 13th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    This collection of islands has fascinated travellers since Japan picked itself up from World War defeat, and became one of the leading economic and technological centres of the world. Ancient gods and traditional customs sit side by side with cutting edge technologies and trendy pop culture, and there is always something new to learn about... Read more »

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  • The world’s only sun bear sanctuary, Borneo

    The world’s only sun bear sanctuary, Borneo

    September 11th, 2013Anna Kaminski
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    On a visit to see orangutans Anna Kaminski is confronted with bears instead. With the world’s only sun bear sanctuary opening to the public next year, she joins an exclusive tour of the centre and meets some of the adorable creatures who have been rescued by the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Polar bears are renowned... Read more »

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  • Great dates and temple ceremonies, Indonesia

    Great dates and temple ceremonies, Indonesia

    September 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s mid-afternoon and you’re sitting in an outdoor café when suddenly the street is closed to traffic and a procession of villagers comes streaming by. Women with delicate frangipani blossoms woven into their hair balance lavish offerings of food, fruit and flowers on their heads and walk with grace and poise, while men march by... Read more »

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  • Which weird foods have you tried?

    Which weird foods have you tried?

    September 9th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    From rotten eggs in China to Canadian jellied moose nose, we’ve found some of the weirdest foods of the world, and showcased them in a rather stomach-churning gallery for your viewing pleasure. But now we want to know what weird foods you love, hate or have been brave enough to sample on your travels. It seems our... Read more »

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  • Ten things to do in Tokyo for free

    Ten things to do in Tokyo for free

    September 9th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    With sublime sushi, soaring skyscrapers and vending machines that churn out everything from eggs to ice cream, Tokyo is the planet’s most mind-boggling metropolis. Wandering its neon-lit streets can easily eat up your time, and put serious pressure on your wallet. But as this round up of the free things to do in Tokyo shows,... Read more »

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  • 17 weird foods of the world

    17 weird foods of the world

    September 6th, 2013James Rice
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