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  • Dublin: what to see in the Year of Irish Design

    Dublin: what to see in the Year of Irish Design

    March 6th, 2015Helen Ochyra
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    This is the year to discover the Irish capital’s burgeoning creative scene. The country’s designers are stepping into the limelight to celebrate the Year of Irish Design, and Dublin is taking centre stage as 2015’s World Design Hub. Visitors already arrive in their droves for the city’s the literary connections, the Guinness and that intangible... Read more »

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  • Video: 24 things you shouldn’t miss in Wales

    Video: 24 things you shouldn’t miss in Wales

    March 5th, 2015Site Editor
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    Once voted one of the world’s most beautiful countries by Rough Guides readers, Wales has something for everyone. From the mountains to the stunning coastline, here are our top things not to miss in Wales. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • Video: 17 things you shouldn’t miss in Iceland

    Video: 17 things you shouldn’t miss in Iceland

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    One of the world’s most beguiling countries, Iceland offers endless vistas of volcanic landscapes, black beaches, snow-topped mountains and one of the coolest cities in Europe. Here, we’ve compiled 17 things not to miss. Explore more of the world in video with the Rough Guides YouTube channel >

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  • Through the looking glass: find the real Alice in Wonderland

    Through the looking glass: find the real Alice in Wonderland

    March 2nd, 2015David Atkinson
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    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. That means Mad Hatters and Cheshire Cats will be everywhere from London to Manchester this spring. But Alice’s story finds its heartland in the villages of Cheshire, where the author was born, and in a seaside resort in... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you identify the country from its outline?

    Quiz: can you identify the country from its outline?

    March 2nd, 2015Ed Wright
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    Are you a cartographic clever-clogs or due a geography refresher course? We’ve compiled the outlines of ten different countries – large and small – without any rivers, seas, mountains or cities to help you. Can you deduce the country from its shape alone? Take the quiz to find out…

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  • A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    February 27th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Sex museums are nothing new. Dozens were erected across Europe during the Swinging Sixties when the sexual revolution was in full swing. These days the orgy of sex museums has slowed to a mere mouthful, though they have been stimulated by a new breed of ‘erotic’ museum that aims to steer more towards art than... Read more »

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  • The Rough Guide to Czech beer

    The Rough Guide to Czech beer

    February 25th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the new Rough Guide to Prague, here’s our guide to Czech beer – and where to drink it. The Czechs drink more beer than any other nation, downing approximately a pint a day for every man, woman and child in the country – in fact, more beer is drunk here than water. Czech beer (pivo)... Read more »

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  • How many of these funny place names are real?

    How many of these funny place names are real?

    February 23rd, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Do you know your Bottom Flash from your Cock Alley? Have you ever taken a trip down Fanny Hands Lane? The UK has a plethora of rude, silly, strange and downright funny places names. You might not believe it, but Shingay cum Wendy is a real parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, and the village of... Read more »

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  • Why Reykjavík makes the perfect weekend break

    Why Reykjavík makes the perfect weekend break

    February 17th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    Iceland might not be the first place that springs to mind when you’re planning a weekend away. The obvious cities like Paris, Berlin or Budapest would probably occur to you well before Reykjavík becomes an option. But after a four-night jaunt across some of Iceland’s impressive landscapes, including the Golden Circle and Reykjanes Peninsula, Lottie... Read more »

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  • 12 tips for backpacking through Europe

    12 tips for backpacking through Europe

    February 16th, 2015Eleanor Aldridge
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    Europe has it all: sprawling cities and quaint villages; boulevards, promenades and railways; mountains, beaches and lakes. Some places will be exactly how you imagined: Venice is everything it’s cracked up to be; springtime in Paris has even hardened cynics melting with the romance of it all; Oxford’s colleges really are like Harry Potter film... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    February 12th, 2015Lottie Gross
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