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  • Madeira: shaking off misconceptions

    Madeira: shaking off misconceptions

    November 17th, 2015Rachel Mills
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    Famous for being the birthplace of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and Madeira wine, this Portuguese island has a reputation as a holiday choice of the staid over-60s. Although it’s part of Portugal, Madeira is closer to North Africa than it is to Europe – and the island is attracting a new generation of independent travellers who know it’s not just... Read more »

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  • Travel like Harry Potter: to Scotland by train

    Travel like Harry Potter: to Scotland by train

    November 17th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Even in a country as scenic as Scotland, you might not expect to combine travelling by train with classic views of the Scottish Highlands; the tracks are down in the glens, after all, tracing the lower contours of the steep-sided scenery. But on the West Highland line, there’s a lot to take in. The scenery along this route is both epic... Read more »

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  • Azores on film: why you need to explore this amazing archipelago

    Azores on film: why you need to explore this amazing archipelago

    November 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Strung out in the mid-Atlantic, 1500km off the coast of Portugal, is a chain of nine breathtaking islands. These are the Azores, a volcanic archipelago thrust up from the seabed at the intersection of the Eurasian, North American and African plates. Home to around 250,000 people, the lush islands hide glassy lakes, towering waterfalls, bubbling hot springs and flower-filled meadows. If you’re looking... Read more »

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  • Copenhagen’s best kept secret: Retro Bobby’s arcade barbershop

    Copenhagen’s best kept secret: Retro Bobby’s arcade barbershop

    November 13th, 2015Colt St. George
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    Bobby’s mullet blows in the wind as he pilots his dinky motorcycle down Copenhagen‘s cobbled backstreets. Wobbling past kebab shops and contemporary design stores on his way to work, he looks like a living relic from a bygone era: the 1980s. A turtleneck peeks out from beneath his blue denim jacket, which perfectly matches the... Read more »

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  • Video: couple captures the romance of Norway’s wild storms

    Video: couple captures the romance of Norway’s wild storms

    November 11th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    If howling winds and unrelenting rains aren’t your idea of a romantic break, then perhaps this isn’t the trip for you. But watch this video, and it might change your mind… Norway‘s rugged coastline is battered by wild storms every winter, but that doesn’t mean adventure, and even a bit of romance, isn’t possible – as... Read more »

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  • Trail-running in the stunning Swedish countryside

    Trail-running in the stunning Swedish countryside

    November 9th, 2015Ros Walford
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    Ros Walford goes leaping over granite rocks to give you the lowdown on Sweden’s only coastal trail-running race.  What is this strangely named Icebug Xperience? It has nothing to do with ice – nor bugs, fortunately. It’s actually a three-day 74-km coastal trailrunning and hiking event organised by a Swedish company called Icebug. The event... Read more »

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  • Aarhus: a weekend in Denmark’s happiest city

    Aarhus: a weekend in Denmark’s happiest city

    November 3rd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    Copenhagen’s cool credentials are known around the world, but Denmark’s second city has so far kept just under the radar. This won’t last for long, though – people are starting to cotton on that Århus (or Aarhus) is a compact, accessible city (not to mention a young, happy and well-fed one) with more than enough... Read more »

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  • Austria’s KäseStrasse: the hike that’s a cheese-lover’s dream

    Austria’s KäseStrasse: the hike that’s a cheese-lover’s dream

    November 2nd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Despite the name, Bregenzerwald’s KäseStrasse (Cheese Street) in Austria’s Vorarlberg region is not a marked route along a specific road. Instead it denotes an association of cheese-related industries – around 200 partners in all – that are united in cultivating, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of regional cheese production. Visitors can gain insights about cheese and other regional food production... Read more »

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  • The romance of Paris captured in 18 photographs

    The romance of Paris captured in 18 photographs

    October 23rd, 2015Kaamna Patel
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    Originally from Mumbai, India, I lived in Paris for five years. Like everyone who comes here for the first time, Paris to me was the city of romance – the smell of fresh bread in the mornings, farmer’s markets on weekends, couples kissing along little cobbled streets, bicycles everywhere, plenty of sky, and that soft, yellow glow... Read more »

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  • On the trail of Klimt in Vienna: the art tour of a lifetime

    On the trail of Klimt in Vienna: the art tour of a lifetime

    October 21st, 2015Alice Park
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    Known for its lavish balls and even more lavish cakes, Vienna is overflowing with art. If there’s one image that encapsulates the city, it’s of an elegant, gold-clad muse staring out at the viewer with an unsettling beauty. No, not Conchita Wurst, but the women of Gustav Klimt’s paintings. A tour of his artworks not only takes you to Vienna’s... Read more »

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  • 20 places that look even more beautiful in winter

    20 places that look even more beautiful in winter

    October 15th, 2015Greg Dickinson
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  • 360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    360° video: up close and personal with Iceland’s Strokkur geyser

    October 14th, 2015Colt St. George
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    Feeling far away from the natural wonders of Iceland? You’re about to feel a lot closer. Welcome to 360° virtual reality, where you can look where you want, when you want, as the video plays in real time.  After hitting play, either click and drag on the video to take control of its camera (on desktop) or tilt... Read more »

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