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  • Video: 5 incredible views of London from above

    Video: 5 incredible views of London from above

    November 27th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    As far as capital cities go, London is big. It’s the largest capital in Europe and has land mass of over 1500 square kilometres. Within that space, over 8.5 million people from all over the world live, work and play, and a further seventeen million people visit the city each year. Those are big numbers... Read more »

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  • Your Europe itinerary: 10 routes to explore the continent

    Your Europe itinerary: 10 routes to explore the continent

    November 18th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    You can’t expect to fit everything Europe has to offer into one trip and we don’t suggest you try. For those taking a big, extended trip around the continent you could join a few countries together. Pin Each of these itineraries could be done in two or three weeks if followed to the letter but don’t... Read more »

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  • All change: the railway in Budapest that’s run by children

    All change: the railway in Budapest that’s run by children

    November 18th, 2015John Malathronas
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    Trains are a fascination in many a child’s life – from the shrill blow of the commanding whistle to the clunky levers used to stop and go. Today, in Budapest, kids don’t have to dream about becoming the next train conductor, they can simply join the Children’s Railway. Rough Guides writer John Malathronas went to find out... Read more »

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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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