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  • 20 unforgettable places to stay in Great Britain

    20 unforgettable places to stay in Great Britain

    July 8th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    If you didn’t know that the “Great” in Great Britain was strictly a geographical term (it refers to the largest island – containing England, Scotland and Wales – of the British Isles), you’d be tempted to give Britain the accolade anyway. From dynamic London to misty Scottish mountains, there’s enough to see and do here to... Read more »

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  • Passport to write: the runners-up!

    Passport to write: the runners-up!

    July 3rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    After weeks of deliberation, we’re thrilled to announce the results of the Rough Guides and Journeys are made @gapyear.com writing competition. The winning piece can be read here, but we’ve also picked two fantastic runners-up.  Kyle Cunningham chose the theme “my greatest adventure”, writing about several days of searching for the rare silky sifaka in the lemur-filled jungles... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • Life on GMT: Gozo Maybe Time

    Life on GMT: Gozo Maybe Time

    July 2nd, 2015Juliet Rix
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    It starts as soon as the ferry pulls away from the quay. Heading out from the bustle of the main island of Malta into the shimmering blue waters of the Gozo Channel, the Mediterranean sun warm on your skin, tensions just ebb away. Sliding past the tiny island of Comino, its solitary defensive tower giving... Read more »

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  • Budapest: the perfect summer break

    Budapest: the perfect summer break

    July 1st, 2015Norm Longley
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    Essentially two cities in one – Buda and Pest – Hungary’s magnificent capital is now firmly established as one of Europe’s most enticing destinations. Its dramatic setting astride the Danube is reason enough to visit, but the city packs in a multitude of things to see and do. First and foremost, no visitor to Budapest... Read more »

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  • Bratislava: it’s high time you discovered Slovakia’s capital

    Bratislava: it’s high time you discovered Slovakia’s capital

    June 29th, 2015Alice Park
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    “Little Big City” proclaims the sign on the side of Bratislava’s trams. It’s certainly right about the first, Slovakia’s capital is dinky compared with its neighbours on the Danube – Vienna, the grand old dame of European capitals, ninety minutes to the west by boat, and exuberant Budapest, three hours to the southeast by train.... Read more »

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  • Rome with kids: a different kind of mini-break

    Rome with kids: a different kind of mini-break

    June 25th, 2015Monica Woods
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    Having visited Rome no less than four times, Monica Woods decided it was time to see it with a fresh pair of eyes: those of her four-year-old son. Here she discovers what Rome has to offer for a family holiday. Early spring in the eternal city. A weekend escape, a chance to get reacquainted with... Read more »

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  • 9 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

    9 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

    June 25th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    It’s tempting to say that there’s nowhere quite like Barcelona. As cool and hip as they come, this is Catalunya’s elegant and self-confident modern capital. It’s no wonder, then, that the city is also one of the most exciting places to eat in Spain. From the Pocket Rough Guide to Barcelona, this is our pick of the best... Read more »

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  • The world’s longest pizza has been baked in Milan

    The world’s longest pizza has been baked in Milan

    June 23rd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    Proving that revenge doesn’t taste sweet so much as tomatoey, Italy has officially reclaimed the title of “World’s Longest Pizza” from previous record-holders Spain. They took the title at the Expo Milano 2015 by baking a 1596.45m-long pizza – that’s nearly a mile of doughy, cheesy goodness. The massive margherita comes with some impressive stats: 1.5... Read more »

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  • 15 amazing pictures of London

    15 amazing pictures of London

    June 22nd, 2015Nick Jackson
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    Professional landscape & wildlife photographer Nick Jackson shares some of his favourite pictures of London.  “I’ve lived in London for 15 years now, never intending to stay for anywhere near that long. This seems to be a common mindset amongst Londoners and particularly photographers, because every time it feels right for a change, the city itself changes... Read more »

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  • Inside Europe’s most expansive cave system

    Inside Europe’s most expansive cave system

    June 22nd, 2015Norm Longley
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    Of Slovenia’s many show caves, none has quite the pulling power of Postojna, located in the heart of the country’s beguiling Karst region. And, at more than 20km long, it is Europe’s most expansive cave system. Writing about Postojna in the seventeenth century, the great Slovene polymath Janez Vajkard Valvasor remarked: “in some places you... Read more »

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  • You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    You can now travel by dragon in Wales

    June 19th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Who wants to drive for hours on winding Welsh roads, or take one of those tiny local stopping trains, when you could hop on the back of a dragon and make the journey between Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons in just 32 minutes? No, the Queen of Dragons from Game of Thrones hasn’t taken over Wales (although we’re... Read more »

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