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  • Baikal: exploring Siberia’s epic frozen lake

    Baikal: exploring Siberia’s epic frozen lake

    May 12th, 2015Anita Isalska
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    Anita Isalska explores the frozen surface of the epic Lake Baikal in Russia.  During Siberian winters, the mercury drops as low as minus 35ºC (minus 95ºF). Brightly painted houses in central Russia’s villages groan under the weight of snow. The surface of vast Lake Baikal freezes. But as I stand its shore, I see an... Read more »

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  • 18 beautiful pictures of Finland

    18 beautiful pictures of Finland

    May 12th, 2015Tim Bird
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  • What it’s like to be a pilot for a day

    What it’s like to be a pilot for a day

    May 11th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    It was a beautifully clear evening; the sun was sinking below the horizon and the runway at Heathrow stretched ahead in neat rows of orange lights. The cars on the access road were getting closer and closer, their headlights sweeping across the road in the early evening light. “One hundred”, the automated voice said. I... Read more »

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  • A foodie pilgrimage along the Camino del Norte

    A foodie pilgrimage along the Camino del Norte

    May 7th, 2015Ros Walford
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    After a foodie pilgrimage along the northern Spanish coast, Ros Walford shares some of her edible highlights of the Camino del Norte. There’s something magical about entering a city on foot. First, you see a rash of buildings in the distance; some hours later, you finally reach the centre, where, stomach rumbling, you follow your... Read more »

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  • Stunning video shows why you should travel at home

    Stunning video shows why you should travel at home

    May 6th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    In this week’s featured video “adventure is on our doorstep” is the message from Sebastian Linda from Saxony, Germany. “We travel to far away places because we expect holidays, recovery, adventure and new experiences. But is that always necessary?”, he asks. In this visual tour of his home state, Sebastian explores it all from the city of... Read more »

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  • Hamburg: Germany’s second city is hotting up

    Hamburg: Germany’s second city is hotting up

    May 6th, 2015Stuart Forster
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    Most travellers thinking about a weekend break in Germany overlook Hamburg and put Berlin and Munich at the top of their wish lists. Yet within Germany, the nation’s second city proves a popular draw thanks to nightlife, shopping and museums. Stuart Forster, a regular visitor to Germany, finds out what Hamburg has to offer. Why... Read more »

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  • You can now zip line through Wales at 100mph

    You can now zip line through Wales at 100mph

    May 1st, 2015Rachel Mills
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    If you’ve ever dreamed of flying through the air at high speed, or wondered what it might be like to jump off a large metal platform and leave your fate in the hands of some rope and wires, then Zip World Titan is for you. Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills visited the disused quarry in... Read more »

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  • 13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    13 crazy new British beers you need to try

    April 30th, 2015Daniel Neilson
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    It’s an utterly sparkling, adventurous and intoxicating time for beer right now. The number of British breweries is pushing 1400, and there are 70 in London alone – in 2006 there were only two in the capital. Hundreds of small, highly experimental craft brewers have sprung up in garages and industrial estates using borrowed, begged... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Crete, Greece

    The best beaches in Crete, Greece

    April 23rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Crete has easily the longest summers in Greece, and there are plenty of beaches with which to fill those long, lazy summer days. Whether you’re into watersports, skinny dipping or good old-fashioned sunbathing, the island almost certainly has a stretch of sand to suit your tastes. Elafonísi Elafonísi Beach comes as an exotic shock. The... Read more »

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  • 6 enticing alternatives to Italy’s big sights

    6 enticing alternatives to Italy’s big sights

    April 20th, 2015Natasha Foges
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    You’ve hiked the Cinque Terre, gondola’d down Venice’s Grand Canal and got Renaissance art fatigue in Florence’s Uffizi. So what’s next? Italophile Natasha Foges picks six less-known places that offer all the charm of Italy‘s big sights. If you like Lake Como try… Lake Iseo Of the six Italian Lakes, it’s Garda and Como –... Read more »

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  • 9 of the world’s best white­water rafting spots

    9 of the world’s best white­water rafting spots

    April 20th, 2015Helen Abramson
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    Rough Guides’ adventure sports expert Helen Abramson gives us her top tips on some of the world’s best adrenalin­-pumping whitewater rafting. Rapids are classified from I–VI, where grade VI is “un-runnable”, so the Grade V rivers listed here are essentially as thrilling as it gets. 1. Zambezi River, Zimbabwe Africa’s most exhilarating rafting is found on... Read more »

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  • A giant underground trampoline has opened in a cave in Wales

    A giant underground trampoline has opened in a cave in Wales

    April 17th, 2015Rachel Mills
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    Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills goes deep underground in the heart of Snowdonia National Park to discover the latest, and craziest, adventure activity in North Wales. A Victorian slate mine close to the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog was once where miners wielded hammers and chisels to eke out a hard living from the rock. Today, it’s... Read more »

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