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  • The world’s most epic cycle routes

    The world’s most epic cycle routes

    April 15th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Best places to visit in July

    Best places to visit in July

    April 2nd, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    July doesn’t have to mean fighting for space on packed European beaches, dodging flocks of school children and gritting your teeth at peak prices. Winter in the southern hemisphere promises cheap flights and fantastic skiing, while elsewhere July is packed with unusual festivals, wild celebrations and some of nature’s most spectacular events, giving you a... Read more »

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  • Top live music destinations

    Top live music destinations

    March 10th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • Old cars and cigars: a Cuban road trip

    Old cars and cigars: a Cuban road trip

    January 20th, 2014Alasdair Baverstock
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    From the enchanting streets of Havana to the luscious green town of Viñales – Rough Guides writer Alasdair Baverstock finds out why road tripping is one of the best things to do in Cuba. By the time we left Havana I’d run out of cigars. I had puffed away my last Churchill the night before... Read more »

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  • Meet the people of Cuba

    Meet the people of Cuba

    July 31st, 2013Site Editor
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    With his sticking-out ears and Groucho Marx moustache, Lucio Parada Camenate makes an unlikely revolutionary hero, but as the face of Fruit Passion, his mugshot appears on juice cartons across the world, wherever Fair Trade products are marketed – much to the evident amusement of his colleagues, who tease him mercilessly for being famoso. Lucio... Read more »

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  • Land of the midnight son, Cuba

    Land of the midnight son, Cuba

    July 30th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s a sweltering Saturday night in Santiago de Cuba, and the entire barrio seems to be packed into La Casa de las Tradiciones. A mist of rum, beer and sweat fills the air of the much-loved club, while dozens of pairs of feet pound the flexing plywood floors. The wail of a trumpet rides above... Read more »

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  • Taste Havana’s battered city glamour, Cuba

    Taste Havana’s battered city glamour, Cuba

    July 9th, 2013Helena Smith
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    First-time visitors to Havana can feel they are in a dream, coasting through a fantastic cityscape of colonial fortifications, Art Deco towers and Fifties hotels, uncluttered by advertising but punctuated by the bold colours and lines of painted propaganda. Part of their character comes from their decay, from the peeling layers of lemon-yellow and sea-green paint, chipped tiles and... Read more »

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Mix it up with the locals in the Caribbean

    Mix it up with the locals in the Caribbean

    July 5th, 2012Jeremy Smith
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    Away from its sun-drenched beaches, palm-adorned resorts and colourful reefs, the real pulse of the Caribbean is found in the homes of the locals, and on the sometimes sleepy, sometimes vibrant streets. The following five experiences will give you a little taster of Caribbean life. Root veg and culture, Jamaica Pin There are carnivals and... Read more »

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