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  • Dinosaur hunting in Sucre, Bolivia

    Dinosaur hunting in Sucre, Bolivia

    June 17th, 2013Site Editor
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    It may be famed for its salt flats and Lake Titicaca, but the unsung hero of Bolivia is an experience like no other. Just over 5km from the city of Sucre, on the Altiplano’s eastern edge, you can walk among dinosaurs without the aid of CGI or a celebrity voiceover. Here, on a near-vertical wall... Read more »

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  • Finding the Garden of Eden in Bolivia

    Finding the Garden of Eden in Bolivia

    June 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    You can’t buy a return ticket to the Garden of Eden, but if you could, your final destination would almost certainly be the Middle East. Colonial Spain begged to differ; according to Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, one contemporary account located the biblical garden in the heart of the Amazon basin. It’s the... Read more »

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  • Traversing the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni

    Traversing the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni

    June 6th, 2013Keith Drew
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    Driving across the immaculate white expanse of the Salar de Uyuni, you’d think you were on another planet, so alien and inhospitable is the terrain. Some 3650m above sea level in the remote Andes of southwest Bolivia, the Salar is the largest salt flat in the world, a brilliantly white and perfectly flat desert that stretches over 10,000 square... Read more »

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  • Six fitness holidays with a difference

    Six fitness holidays with a difference

    May 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Heli-hiking on Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand After the thwump-thwump sound of the helicopter has receded down the glacier, I’m left standing in a beautiful white silence. With half a dozen others and a guide I’ve got the next couple of hours to explore the upper reaches of Franz Josef Glacier, one of a pair... Read more »

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  • The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    May 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re looking to combine your next trip with a world-class festival or a mind-blowing carnival, then look no further. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present ten of the best parades, parties and processions across the world. Walking on the wild side at the Sydney Mardi... Read more »

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  • Santa Cruz: gateway to an alternative Bolivia

    Santa Cruz: gateway to an alternative Bolivia

    April 22nd, 2013Neil McQuillian
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    A new direct flight route from Europe to Santa Cruz de la Sierra in Bolivia could open up another side to the country writes Neil McQuillian. Travellers setting off on a South American tour rarely make Bolivia their first port of call. But as non-stop flights between Europe and the county restarted again last November (with Air Europa),... Read more »

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  • Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    March 7th, 2013Site Editor
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    However good your intentions are, it’s often all too easy to retreat to the comfort of the hotel room and shy away from really engaging with the locals when you’re on your travels. Here’s a selection of holiday ideas that will thrust you into the heart of the community you’re visiting and foster a much... Read more »

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  • Travelling for the first time

    Travelling for the first time

    February 18th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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    We’ve just published new editions of The Rough Guide to First-Time Europe and The Rough Guide to First-Time Around the World, and they’ve got us thinking about the advice we wish we’d been given before our first big trips abroad. Travelling for the first time can be daunting. Do you go alone? What do you... Read more »

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  • Six real life film sets

    Six real life film sets

    February 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    From The Beach to The Great Escape, here’s six destinations that doubled as dramatic sets for big screen movies. Let us know your own favourite film set spots below. The great escape, Poland At first sight the area of pine forest stretching south of Żagań betrays few signs of the iconic place it occupies in... Read more »

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  • The top five extra-terrestrial landscapes

    The top five extra-terrestrial landscapes

    July 5th, 2012Site Editor
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    Things aren’t always as they seem and although you may feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of a sci-fi movie, these extra-terrestrial looking landscapes are set firmly on our planet. Feel like you’ve been transported to a whole new world in these five striking, stunning and perhaps even a little bit spooky landscapes… Salar... Read more »

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  • The 10 best jungle lodges in the Amazon

    The 10 best jungle lodges in the Amazon

    July 4th, 2012Richard Hammond
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    Stretching across thousands of miles and several countries, the Amazon basin is home to an almost endless number of jungle lodges.We’ve picked out our ten best in the region, but let us know your own favourites below. Sani Lodge, Ecuador Sani Lodge comprises ten lakeside, thatch-roofed cabañas owned and operated by the Sani Isla community... Read more »

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  • The spirit world – top five places to get a glimpse of the other side

    The spirit world – top five places to get a glimpse of the other side

    June 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    Communing with an Amazon Shaman, Peru Psychedelic tourism isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there is nowhere on Earth where so many shaman serve such magical brews as they do in Peru. The typical setting for a session with an ayahuasquero or jungle shaman, is to meet him at a rainforest lodge on the edge... Read more »

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