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  • Simon Reeve on India and penis soup

    Simon Reeve on India and penis soup

    February 5th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    As the face of travel on the terrestrial television, Simon Reeve has presented a number of BBC travel series, from exploring where our tea and coffee comes from, to travelling the entire Tropic of Cancer. Having just returned from filming a new series in India, Simon talks to Rough Guides about adventure, muppetry and a better... Read more »

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  • Pure indulgence in Perth’s Valley of Taste

    Pure indulgence in Perth’s Valley of Taste

    January 20th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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    With over 150 wineries, breweries, chocolate factories and honey houses, exploring the Valley of Taste is probably one of the most indulgent things to do in Perth. Following a scenic 32km cycling trail, Rough Guides writer Greg Dickinson took on the summer heat to discover Western Australia’s oldest wine-growing region on two wheels. Perth has its fair... Read more »

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  • On the beer and cider trail in the Yarra Valley, Australia

    On the beer and cider trail in the Yarra Valley, Australia

    January 8th, 2014Justine de Jonge
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    Australia‘s Yarra Valley, best-known for its slew of award-winning wineries, is now capitalising on its lesser-known history of beer and cider making. Aficionados are flocking to its microbreweries, and a road-trip along the valley’s burgeoning booze trail offers a new way to explore the region. Justine de Jonge went in search of the perfect pint.  Beer-making in the... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in March

    The best places to visit in March

    January 7th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Whether you fancy an Aussie music festival, a literary break in England or sake and sakura in Japan, March is an excellent month to travel. Spring breathes new life into the northern hemisphere, while riotous festivals take place everywhere from Ireland to Brazil. Here are our tips on the best places to visit in March. See... Read more »

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  • 20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    January 6th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Whale watching at Booderee National Park

    Whale watching at Booderee National Park

    January 3rd, 2014Sara Chare
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    Perched on the edge of Booderee National Park’s spectacular cliffs, the ruins of Cape St George Lighthouse offer an excellent vantage point for spotting whales and dolphins in the waters below. Rough Guides writer Sara Chare went in search of nature’s elusive giants. Standing on the viewing platform at the Cape St George Lighthouse in Booderee... Read more »

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  • 7 useful pronunciation rules for travellers

    7 useful pronunciation rules for travellers

    January 1st, 2014Adrian-L
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    During World War II, Dutch Resistance fighters exposed infiltrators by asking them to pronounce Scheveningen; with its two subtly different gutturals, it was a trick only native speakers could pull off. The stakes of course aren’t so high when you’re on holiday in a new place, but there is some satisfaction in not immediately revealing... Read more »

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  • Kings Canyon, Australia: an alternative to Uluru

    Kings Canyon, Australia: an alternative to Uluru

    December 27th, 2013Ben Lerwill
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    If you’re after a spectacular panorama of the Australian Outback, there’s an alternative to scaling Uluru. Not only does Kings Canyon offer those same spellbinding vistas, but a climb here respects the wishes of the local indigenous population. Rough Guides writer Ben Lerwill strapped on his hiking boots to conquer the canyon rim.  The morning is still cold and dark when... 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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  • Outback adventures in Broken Hill, Australia

    Outback adventures in Broken Hill, Australia

    December 6th, 2013Sara Chare
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    A remote mining town in Outback New South Wales, Broken Hill nestles up against the South Australian border, 1150km by road from Sydney. Visitors that make the effort to get here will discover a thriving art scene, eerie mine tours and some of Australia’s best desert vistas. Rough Guides writer Sara Chare explains why this town is top for... 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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  • Snapshot: Auckland, New Zealand

    Snapshot: Auckland, New Zealand

    November 25th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Auckland is New Zealand‘s biggest city and with the site of a major international airport, it’s often a visitor’s first view of this diverse country. Being one of the least densely populated cities in the world – at twice the size of London but with only 1.5million inhabitants – it’s a pleasure to stroll around.... Read more »

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