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  • CLOSED: WIN a trip along the Portuguese Coastal Way

    CLOSED: WIN a trip along the Portuguese Coastal Way

    November 21st, 2014Site Editor
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    This competition is now closed. Always wanted to walk the Camino de Santiago but never had the time or means to do it? Now you could win a chance to walk part of this famous pilgrimage trail with the help of CaminoWays.com. Read on to find out how to enter… Rough Guides have teamed up with... Read more »

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  • Thrill-seeking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

    Thrill-seeking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

    November 16th, 2014Helen Abramson
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    It might not be at the top of the list for great skiing destinations, but perhaps it should be. Tiny Slovenia has a surprising amount to offer in the way of winter sports, from cross-country runs to great skiing resorts – all within easy reach of the capital. Rough Guides editor Helen Abramson, a seasoned... Read more »

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  • 19 places for a digital detox

    19 places for a digital detox

    November 14th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • Video: Things not to miss in Italy

    Video: Things not to miss in Italy

    November 13th, 2014Site Editor
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    Incredible scenery – from coast to mountain-top – amazing art and world-adored cuisine, Italy really does have it all. No matter how many times you return to Italy you’ll never be short of things to see and do. But for your first trip, here is our list of the top things not to miss in... Read more »

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  • Seeing orange: autumn in Slovenia

    Seeing orange: autumn in Slovenia

    November 11th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    In the final part of our four seasons in Slovenia series, we meet the orange winemakers of the Goriška region, and discover why autumn is one of the best times to visit the country. Eleanor Aldridge went to find out more. Autumn is a beautiful time to visit the far west of Slovenia. The leaves of... Read more »

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  • Memories of the Berlin Wall 25 years on

    Memories of the Berlin Wall 25 years on

    November 5th, 2014John Malathronas
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    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Rough Guides writer John Malathronas remembers his experience crossing Checkpoint Charlie. It was in August 1989 when I presented myself to Checkpoint Charlie – a bit scared, very curious, but mostly excited – and crossed to what was then East Berlin. Life in West Berlin, an... Read more »

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  • Top five things to do off the slopes in France

    Top five things to do off the slopes in France

    November 3rd, 2014Rachel Mills
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    Winter is coming. No, not an episode of Game of Thrones, just the perfect time to get excited about the white stuff. Of course, you could ski or snowboard… but why limit yourself? Rough Guides editor Rachel Mills heads to Paradiski in the French Alps to check out the top five winter activities off the slopes.... Read more »

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  • A street art tour of Shoreditch, London

    A street art tour of Shoreditch, London

    October 30th, 2014Andy Turner
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    Street art has exploded in popularity over the last few years, relying on a strong aesthetic impact to make you think, or at least raise a smile. Andy Turner takes a look at the Shoreditch scene and learns to distinguish a Banksy from a Borondo A curious thing happens when you walk south across Bishopsgate,... Read more »

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  • The best of the world’s smallest countries

    The best of the world’s smallest countries

    October 29th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • The world’s most spooky haunted places

    The world’s most spooky haunted places

    October 29th, 2014Steve Vickers
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  • Video: 18 things not to miss in Cyprus

    Video: 18 things not to miss in Cyprus

    October 27th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    From ancient ruins to beautiful beaches, Cyprus has a multitude of incredible things to see and do. Whether you’re after a challenging hike, fancy some wildlife spotting or want to go diving, this sun-kissed country will deliver. Here are our top things not to miss in Cyprus.

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  • Three essential travel photography tips I learned in the Forest of Dean

    Three essential travel photography tips I learned in the Forest of Dean

    October 24th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    Lottie Gross takes her DSLR to the Forest of Dean to learn how to take great travel pictures in beautiful but challenging surroundings. I met my photography teacher, David Broadbent, at the edge of the Severn Estuary, where an ugly mix of sand and grey water reached out to the horizon and two nuclear power stations, one... Read more »

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