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  • The best wine bars in London

    The best wine bars in London

    April 25th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    It’s an exciting time for wine lovers in London. Drinking culture in the capital has shifted: wine has become cool.  Gone are the days of directory-sized wine lists, haughty sommeliers and fusty cellars, the new breed of London wine bar is laidback, stripped down and unpretentious. Young Londoners are popping corks with abandon. “Events such as... Read more »

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  • Travel news: the rise of virtual tourism?

    Travel news: the rise of virtual tourism?

    April 25th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides author Steve Vickers takes a look at the latest travel news and weirdness, including a new, Ferrari-branded theme park and the rise of virtual tourism. No more battling to see the Terracotta Army In 1974, farmers discovered thousands of life-sized soldier statues buried in the dirt near Xi’an, in central China. Forty years... Read more »

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  • Amongst monks on Mount Athos, Greece

    Amongst monks on Mount Athos, Greece

    April 25th, 2014Marc Perry
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    In search of the spiritual side of Greece – and perhaps himself – Marc Perry discovers the trials and tranquility of the lives of Mount Athos’s monks. The ferry to Mount Athos is a serene, sedate affair. Women are left behind, as black-clad, bearded monks and priests finger rosary beads and contemplate the steep rise... Read more »

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  • Vienna remembers the Great War

    Vienna remembers the Great War

    April 23rd, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    If there is one European city that seems particularly focused on the World War I centenary then it is the Austrian capital Vienna, where a host of war-themed exhibitions will be opening over the course of the year. Such attention may come as something as a surprise when one considers that the Austro-Hungarian Empire was... Read more »

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  • Stunning Slovenia in pictures

    Stunning Slovenia in pictures

    April 23rd, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Slovenia is a small but surprisingly varied country. From the wine regions in the east to the famous lakes in the west, there are countless wonderful views across the country. Photographer David Fajula took some time to photograph Slovenia in all its beauty and this is the result of his project. Bovec town beneath the... Read more »

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  • The world’s best boozy breaks

    The world’s best boozy breaks

    April 22nd, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • 12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    April 22nd, 2014Zora O'Neill
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    The whole world loves a party, and a good one provides a great excuse to travel. Here’s a whole twelve months of some of the more interesting ways people celebrate during festivals around the world. January: World Buskers Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand Clever street performers: they head to the southern hemisphere this month, where they can... Read more »

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  • The world’s most epic cycle routes

    The world’s most epic cycle routes

    April 15th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    April 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the shores of Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the post-Mardi Gras partying in New Orleans, our editors give you their picks for the best places to go in spring time: Cornwall, England Pin Becca Hallett, Editorial Assistant: Cornwall has plenty of activities to help burn off all the delicious seasonal food available, like a wander... Read more »

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  • Natural beauty and outrageous luxury in Switzerland

    Natural beauty and outrageous luxury in Switzerland

    April 7th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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    In 2014 Switzerland’s Graubünden region celebrates its 150th anniversary as the birthplace of winter tourism. Although much has changed since then, Neil McQuillian finds plenty of old-school luxury – and some pleasing eccentricities. My guide John and I were about to be shown round the spectacularly sited Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl, and had just met the... Read more »

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  • Incredible photos of the world’s rarest tribes

    Incredible photos of the world’s rarest tribes

    April 4th, 2014Lottie Gross
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    There are places in the world where little sign of western development exists, but it still threatens to change traditions and beliefs forever. Jimmy Nelson found and documented 31 of these traditional isolated communities in his quest to photograph the “purity of humanity”. “I wanted to witness their time-honoured traditions, join in their rituals and... Read more »

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  • The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    The world’s most impressive cityscapes

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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