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  • 16 captivating pictures of hill tribes in Laos

    16 captivating pictures of hill tribes in Laos

    January 26th, 2016Tim Draper
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  • Seoul food: the transformation of a neighbourhood

    Seoul food: the transformation of a neighbourhood

    January 14th, 2016Amy Guttman
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    Itaewon, a neighbourhood in the South Korean capital Seoul, is on the up and food is at the forefront of its renaissance. Here Amy Guttman explores a district undergoing an exciting edible regeneration. For decades, Itaewon has largely been known for two things: the US Army stationed there since the Korean War, and seedy bars where... Read more »

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  • Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first?

    Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City: where should you visit first?

    January 13th, 2016Helen Abramson
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    Situated at the northern and southern extremes of this long, thin country, Vietnam’s two main cities lie over a thousand kilometres apart. Southern Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), formerly Saigon, was the US base during the Vietnam War and since the country’s unification has transformed into a thoroughly modern, thriving metropolis. The somewhat less modern... Read more »

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  • 11 gorgeous pictures of Cambodia

    11 gorgeous pictures of Cambodia

    January 11th, 2016Fiona Campbell
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  • An insider’s guide to Thailand: 9 tips from our author

    An insider’s guide to Thailand: 9 tips from our author

    January 11th, 2016Paul Gray
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    Having finally settled down in Thailand after twenty years of toing and froing, our author, Paul, has plenty to write home about. Here are some of his favourite experiences from the new Rough Guide to Thailand. 1. Get a traditional massage in Bangkok A good pummelling at the massage pavilions amid the historic, kaleidoscopic architecture... Read more »

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  • Hyderabad: India’s most up-and-coming city

    Hyderabad: India’s most up-and-coming city

    January 6th, 2016Nick Edwards
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    A fascinating, fast-developing city in southern India, Hyderabad is one of India’s up-and-coming tourist destinations. Co-author of the Rough Guide to India, Nick Edwards, gives us an insider’s guide. The rapidly growing metropolis of Hyderabad and its twin city Secunderabad occupy a fascinating place somewhere between India’s past and future. The old town is by far... Read more »

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  • Undiscovered India: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    Undiscovered India: 7 places to get off the tourist trail

    December 23rd, 2015Helen Abramson
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    Despite India’s vastness, foreign travellers tend to clump together in a relatively small number of well-known regions or cities, leaving plenty of destinations to the more intrepid few who are willing to take the challenge of escaping the tourist trail. Here’s a selection of our favourites: 1. Climb to spiritual highs in Palitana, Gujarat Gujarat... Read more »

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  • Andhra Pradesh: India’s unknown backwaters destination

    Andhra Pradesh: India’s unknown backwaters destination

    December 21st, 2015Nick Edwards
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    In search of somewhere a little more adventurous and lot less travelled than the famous backwaters of Kerala? Head to the Godavari Delta on the eastern coast of Andhra Pradesh, where you’ll find a rich area for exploration says Nick Edwards, co-author of The Rough Guide to India. The mighty Godavari, second only in length to the Ganges,... Read more »

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  • The stunning Philippines in pictures

    The stunning Philippines in pictures

    December 18th, 2015Kiki Deere
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  • Discover Indonesia: our film of the week

    Discover Indonesia: our film of the week

    December 16th, 2015Colt St. George
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    Searching for that daily dose of travel inspiration? Look no further, but don’t be surprised if your feet start to itch for Indonesia. This archipelago nation is vast and complex: the world’s fourth most populous country, home to roughly 700 living languages and 300 ethnicities. Its massive size is still an enigma – even in the age... Read more »

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  • Trekking in Thailand: the best routes

    Trekking in Thailand: the best routes

    December 10th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    Thailand is ripe for trekking. From its dripping, pristine rainforests to its towering, mist-enveloped mountains, there is a landscape that just begs you to get out on two feet and explore. But the real joy of trekking in Thailand here is nothing to do with the scenery, it’s the people that make every step count, from... Read more »

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  • Where to stay in Bangkok: an area by area guide

    Where to stay in Bangkok: an area by area guide

    December 9th, 2015Paul Gray
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    Bangkok is vast. There’s a population of 11 million people within its 1500 square kilometres and towering high-rise buildings of up to 304m-high. It’s a modern metropolis with frenetic markets, traditional temples and a brilliant nightlife. But where should you base yourself? Whatever kind of trip you’re planning, here’s the lowdown on where to stay... Read more »

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