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  • Middle East and North Africa: 10 spectacular sights off the beaten track

    Middle East and North Africa: 10 spectacular sights off the beaten track

    March 27th, 2018Gavin Thomas
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    The Middle East and North Africa have plenty of world-famous attractions – Petra and the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings and the souks of Marrakesh, the minarets of Istanbul and the skyscrapers of Dubai – but there are so many other spectacular sights, a little further off the beaten track, which still receive only a... Read more »

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  • 7 amazing African journeys

    7 amazing African journeys

    July 6th, 2016Harriet Constable
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    Africa is a continent of wild open savannahs, terracotta sunsets, thousands of vibrant green hills and rugged coastlines. Here, you can be chugging along on a rickety old railway one day and standing atop a crescent-shaped, rust-coloured sand dune the next. As American author John Hemingway once said, “If I have ever seen magic, it... Read more »

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  • 12 captivating pictures of Egypt

    12 captivating pictures of Egypt

    March 16th, 2015Anthon Jackson
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    Rough Guides author and photographer Anthon Jackson has travelled to over eighty countries, from Morocco to Indonesia and Ethiopia to India, capturing many of his experiences through photography. Here, he shares some of his favourite pictures of Egypt. “I’d been to Egypt a few times before getting into photography, including one stint studying Arabic, so I wasn’t completely... Read more »

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  • Video: things not to miss in Egypt

    Video: things not to miss in Egypt

    January 13th, 2015Site Editor
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    The oldest tourist destination on Earth, Egypt has a multitude of things to see and do. There are ancient pyramids, crumbling temples and vast deserts to explore – on foot or by camel – not forgetting the great river Nile. Find the top things not to miss in Egypt for your next trip.

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  • Nile be back: why it’s time to return to Upper Egypt

    Nile be back: why it’s time to return to Upper Egypt

    December 12th, 2014Keith Drew
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    On a cruise from Luxor to Aswan, along a stretch of the Nile lined by some of the world’s most impressive ancient monuments, Keith Drew makes the most of Egypt’s greatest sights while they’re still crowd free.  “Come closer, my dear family,” says Addy, our Orbital guide, “you need to see this.” We gather round like wide-eyed school... Read more »

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  • Cairo through the ages

    Cairo through the ages

    November 27th, 2014Keith Drew
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    As visitors slowly return to Egypt after years of political instability and unrest, Keith Drew traces the history of Cairo, the largest city in the Arab world.  Midan Tahrir was strangely peaceful. A handful of tourists milled around waiting for the Egyptian Museum to open its doors for the day. Taxis, trucks and donkey carts... Read more »

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  • The world’s most spooky haunted places

    The world’s most spooky haunted places

    October 29th, 2014Steve Vickers
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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... Read more »

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  • The most spectacular deserts around the world

    The most spectacular deserts around the world

    June 16th, 2014Helen Abramson
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  • Slow travel – take your time on your trip

    Slow travel – take your time on your trip

    February 17th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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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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  • 24 breaks for bookworms

    24 breaks for bookworms

    October 28th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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