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  • An arranged marriage in Tajikistan – via MMS

    An arranged marriage in Tajikistan – via MMS

    August 22nd, 2013Kiki Deere
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    Driving through the city of Panj, Tajikistan, Rough Guides writer Kiki Deere meets an ex-Soviet-soldier-turned-teacher who has discovered a new way of arranging a long-distance marriage. Our heavy-footed driver swerved to avoid a series of large rocks that had crumbled from the mountainside above. A muddy crimson river swept through the valley below: the Panj,... Read more »

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  • Interactive Map: The world’s best street food

    Interactive Map: The world’s best street food

    August 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of our most popular galleries recently was our round-up of street food across the globe. From bunny chow to poutine, it had a variety of suggestions for hungry travellers. Here we’ve pinned those photos to one of our world maps so you can see where to go for your next foodie fix. Where would... Read more »

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  • The 20 best islands in Thailand

    The 20 best islands in Thailand

    August 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    Thailand is home to an astonishing array of islands offering all manner of diving, swimming and sunbathing opportunities all year round. The hardest part for any visitor is singling out the best. Here are 20 of our favourites, taken from the Rough Guide to Thailand’s Beaches & Islands. Scroll down to see them placed geographically on... Read more »

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  • Top ten gap year destinations

    Top ten gap year destinations

    August 19th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    It’s that fateful A-level results day again, when hundreds of thousands of hard-working students will be taking one last trip back to school to discover the outcome of those arduous and intense exams they took at the beginning of the summer. Essentially, two years of hard work will all culminate in one single letter today,... Read more »

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  • Creepiest places around the world

    Creepiest places around the world

    August 15th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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    There is something alluring about the eerie, macabre side of life (or death, for that matter), so it’s not surprising that plenty of sinister, chilling places in history have become popular tourist attractions. From Western Europe to Asia, there are some truly creepy places to visit around the world – here are a few that... Read more »

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  • 20 great things to do as the sun rises

    20 great things to do as the sun rises

    August 13th, 2013Olivia Rawes
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  • Great Rivers of the World – The Mekong

    Great Rivers of the World – The Mekong

    August 12th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Over 4000km long, the Mekong – derived from the Khmer “Mae” meaning “big”, “mother”, or “boss” – is the 12th longest river in the world, flowing from Tibet, through China, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Navigation remains tricky along the Mekong as many rapids and waterfalls pose a risk to those who choose... Read more »

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  • Interactive map: 20 best places to pitch your tent

    Interactive map: 20 best places to pitch your tent

    August 1st, 2013Site Editor
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    Picking the best place to pitch up for the night is an art that requires precision. Rocky terrain makes for an uncomfortable sleep; hard ground means battling with those tent pegs; and soft spots mean you might fly away. Put all these concerns aside for a moment though, and imagine waking up in the shadow... Read more »

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  • 40 film locations around the world

    40 film locations around the world

    July 30th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Your top packing tips

    Your top packing tips

    July 29th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Packing: we all know the usual suspects – the sun cream, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and first aid kits – that are essential to a successful trip and a recent survey by Columbus Direct found that Brits cannot leave home without their smartphone, book or ebook reader, or sunglasses. But when we asked you what one... Read more »

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  • Things not to miss in India

    Things not to miss in India

    July 23rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    From the white, snowy tops of the Himalayas, to the greenery of Kerala and then the sands of Goa, India is a hugely diverse, intense but addictive country. It has deserts, rainforests, rural settlements and big cosmopolitan cities – some will love it, and a few will hate it, but with such variety there is... Read more »

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  • Go on a Dive Safari in The Red Sea, Egypt

    Go on a Dive Safari in The Red Sea, Egypt

    July 23rd, 2013Richard Hammond
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    Packed with coral reefs, abundant tropical fish and an assortment of World War II wrecks, there is something for every diver in the Red Sea. Yet if you go to many of the popular offshore sites you can find them swamped with dive boats, while below water there can often be more divers than fish.... Read more »

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