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  • 25 breaks for bookworms

    25 breaks for bookworms

    October 28th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Airbnb: ten unusual places to stay

    Airbnb: ten unusual places to stay

    October 15th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Tired of the usual bed-in-a-box hotel rooms? As Airbnb takes over the world we had a rummage for some unusual places to stay listed on the site. Owl house, Merseyside, UK  If you like owls, you’d be wise to check out this bird-like bolthole just outside Liverpool. Built at the bottom of a garden, the eco-friendly cabin has... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in October

    The best places to visit in October

    September 23rd, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    As autumn looms in the north and spring is blossoming in the south, October is a beautiful month around the world. From the last of that European sunshine, to the wacky festivities of Halloween in the USA, here are the best places to visit in October. Watch nature’s giants, Península Valdés, Argentina Every year, between... Read more »

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  • Santiago out of the shadows

    Santiago out of the shadows

    July 15th, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    New boutique hostels, quirky nightlife and a medley of world cuisines are making Santiago stand out among the crowd of popular Latin American capitals. After spending a long time in the shadows of its more illustrious South American neighbours like Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, Santiago is finally coming into its own. The Chilean... Read more »

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  • The rise and fall of Valparaíso

    The rise and fall of Valparaíso

    July 8th, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    In a tour of the city’s cultural and architectural legacies, Shafik Meghji discovers that it’s not just the steep hills and ancient elevators that rise and fall in Valparaíso, Chile. In the mid nineteenth century Valparaíso lived up to its nickname of “The Jewel of the Pacific”. It was one of the world’s most important... Read more »

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  • 20 amazing volcanoes

    20 amazing volcanoes

    July 8th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Five unmissable sights on easter island

    Five unmissable sights on easter island

    July 2nd, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    Easter Island is one of the remotest places on Earth – its nearest inhabited neighbour, Pitcairn Island, is 2250km away in the South Pacific Ocean – and is less than half the size of the Isle of Wight. Despite its diminutive size, this triangle-shaped island (known locally as Rapa Nui) is packed with truly unique... Read more »

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  • Star-gazing at Mamalluca, Chile

    Star-gazing at Mamalluca, Chile

    June 17th, 2013Andrew Benson
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    In the northern half of Chile, the driest place on Earth, clouds are virtually unknown and the skies are of the brightest blue. At night, far away from the lights of major settlements, you can look up at a dark vault simply shimmering with stars. The near-perfect visibility almost every night of the year makes... Read more »

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  • 20 wonderful wine regions

    20 wonderful wine regions

    June 14th, 2013Lucy Kane
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  • Indulging in a Welsh tea feast in Patagonia

    Indulging in a Welsh tea feast in Patagonia

    February 6th, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    By Shafik Meghji In 1865, 153 Welsh men, women and children boarded a tea-clipper, the Mimosa, in Liverpool and set out on an 8,000-mile journey to what they hoped would be their Promised Land. Fleeing cultural and religious persecution in the UK, the pioneers wanted to create a “little Wales beyond Wales” – a place... 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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  • Responsible travel – a green stay in Patagonia

    Responsible travel – a green stay in Patagonia

    July 4th, 2012Richard Hammond
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    Enjoy a more eco-friendly stay in Patagonia with our green guide to the region, taken from travel bible Great Escapes. Stay in an eco camp Ecocamp is a remote, futuristic camp in Chile’s Parque Nacional Torres del Paine. Tucked up in an igloo-like geodesic dome (made from sturdy galvanized iron and raised above the ground... Read more »

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