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  • Five essential homestays around the world

    Five essential homestays around the world

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the best ways to truly get to know a destination is to chat to the locals, and one sure fire way to become an instant expert on a place is to go a step further and spend a night or two with them. So leave behind the comfort zone of the international hotel... Read more »

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  • Ten great places to see animals up close

    Ten great places to see animals up close

    April 15th, 2013Site Editor
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    There’s few more thrilling travel experiences than getting up close and personal with animals in their natural environment. Here, taken from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, are ten ideas for nature lovers around the world. Whether it’s wolves in Wyoming or jellyfish in Palau, there’s all kinds of experiences... Read more »

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  • Five awe-inspiring religious ceremonies

    Five awe-inspiring religious ceremonies

    April 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    Catching a religious event or gathering in another country can be an exhilerating experience. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present five spectacular declarations of faith from all over the globe. Easter in Seville, Spain Pin “Semana Santa” (or Holy Week) is the most spectacular of all... Read more »

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  • The travel bucket list

    The travel bucket list

    February 8th, 2013Tim Chester
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    If you’re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list, look no further. With some help from our authors, editors and other travel experts, we’ve run-down 30 of the most incredible sights and activities around the world. Whether you want to embark on an epic journey, encounter some of the world’s most fascinating... Read more »

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  • What’s the best festival you’ve been to?

    What’s the best festival you’ve been to?

    February 1st, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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    While February might not spring to mind as a time of celebration, some of the world’s greatest festivals are going on this month – not least the Kumbh Mela, rumoured to be the largest gathering on earth, and the infamous Rio Carnaval. Elsewhere, with ten days until Chinese New Year, cities across China and the... Read more »

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  • Why you should visit Southern Brazil

    Why you should visit Southern Brazil

    January 29th, 2013Stephen Keeling
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    Brazil’s booming southern states – Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul – are often strangely absent on tourist itineraries of the country. The cities of Curitiba and Porto Alegre will host 2014 FIFA World Cup matches, and the region is already a huge draw for Brazilian, Argentine and Uruguayan tourists. Yet it can... Read more »

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  • Great rivers of the world – the Amazon

    Great rivers of the world – the Amazon

    January 16th, 2013Tim Chester
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    The Amazon is a land of true superlatives. The biggest river system in the world, it features eight of its top twenty longest waterways across 80,000 square kilometres of navigable passages, and churns a fifth of the globe’s fresh water through the largest rainforest on the planet. Spanning seven countries – Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador,... Read more »

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  • Show no restraint at Rio Carnival, Brazil

    Show no restraint at Rio Carnival, Brazil

    January 5th, 2013Site Editor
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    Brazil might not have a monopoly on exhibitionism, but it comes pretty damn close. There’s no other country on the planet where the unbridled pursuit of pleasure is such a national obsession, transcending race, class and religion. Brazilian bacchanal reaches its apogee during Carnaval, when the entire country enters a collective state of alcohol-fuelled frenzy.... 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 Pin Sani Lodge comprises ten lakeside, thatch-roofed cabañas owned and operated by the Sani Isla... Read more »

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  • The world’s best bars

    The world’s best bars

    June 10th, 2012Site Editor
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    If you’re bored of your local pub, why not try one of these drinking holes around the world? From kava in Fiji to caipirinhas in Rio, via the most remote beer in the world, we’ve rounded up some unique drinking experiences in our quest for the best bars in the world. Well someone had to do... 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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  • Our top 30 holiday destinations

    Our top 30 holiday destinations

    June 6th, 2012Site Editor
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     To celebrate Rough Guides reaching the grand old age of 30 this year, we’ve asked some of our writers, editors and staff members to nominate their favourite holiday destinations across the world. Be prepared for some acute pangs of wanderlust… Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast James Smart, Senior Travel Editor, Rough Guides The sandy, snorkel-friendly Corn Islands... Read more »

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