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  • 20 alternative commutes to work

    20 alternative commutes to work

    April 4th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Best places to visit in July

    Best places to visit in July

    April 2nd, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    July doesn’t have to mean fighting for space on packed European beaches, dodging flocks of school children and gritting your teeth at peak prices. Winter in the southern hemisphere promises cheap flights and fantastic skiing, while elsewhere July is packed with unusual festivals, wild celebrations and some of nature’s most spectacular events, giving you a... Read more »

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  • Ten central & Eastern European sites to mark the WWI Centenary

    Ten central & Eastern European sites to mark the WWI Centenary

    April 2nd, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Most of us know that World War I started with the assassination of an Austrian Archduke in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo. For the English-speaking world, however, the subsequent history of the conflict largely focuses on the Western Front, Gallipoli and other theatres where British, Commonwealth and American forces saw action. It is often forgotten... Read more »

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  • Map: beer from around the world

    Map: beer from around the world

    March 31st, 2014Charles Parkes
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    Beer-lovers rejoice: the British Government recently announced that a pint of beer in the UK will be a whole one penny cheaper than before. Not exactly saving a fortune, but why would that matter when you have thousands of alternatives from around the world? From the Belgian Chimay to the Turkish Efes, Europe alone has much... Read more »

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  • Eight of our favourite places in Berlin

    Eight of our favourite places in Berlin

    March 31st, 2014Gemma Smyth
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    When Gemma Smyth visited Berlin she decided to take a new approach to trip planning by asking Rough Guides’ Facebook fans and Twitter followers for their recommendations. With three full days at her disposal she endeavoured to visit a mixture of well known tourist sites and hidden gems, some recommended, some found along the way... Read more »

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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    March 28th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    Our favourite spectator spots for the Grand Départ 2014

    March 27th, 2014Charles Parkes
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    It’s less than 100 days until the Tour de France begins, and the organisers of the opening stages are already gearing up for the Grand Départ with the announcement of 17 spectator hubs earlier this week. The race begins in Yorkshire, making it the first time the Tour has ever visited the north. Prepare yourself... Read more »

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  • On the Welsh whisky and wine trail

    On the Welsh whisky and wine trail

    March 26th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    English vineyard tours have been making headlines for years, and the internet is awash with excitement about London’s first whisky distillery, yet Welsh wine and whisky have so far remained under-appreciated. Today, the tide is finally turning. We sent Eleanor Aldridge on a road trip around the Welsh countryside to find out more. Welsh wine... Read more »

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  • Pirates in China and the “joy of missing out” – this month’s travel news

    Pirates in China and the “joy of missing out” – this month’s travel news

    March 25th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Our writer Steve Vickers brings you the latest from the world of travel, including news of direct flights from Europe to Indonesia and an update on the surf park that’s making waves in northern Spain. Pirate films inspire Chinese theme park More details are beginning to emerge about the new Shanghai Disney Resort, and there’s... Read more »

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  • Gorging on Portuguese food in alluring Alentejo

    Gorging on Portuguese food in alluring Alentejo

    March 21st, 2014Neil McQuillian
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    Alentejo is huge and Alentejo is gorgeous. The Portuguese food is excellent, the wine arguably even better; it’s cheap, it’s quiet and it’s wild. And for now at least, besides a handful of the rich and famous who own houses here, you can have it largely to yourself… Neil McQuillian takes a rather delicious tour... Read more »

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  • In photos: 4000-year-old forest discovered in Ireland

    In photos: 4000-year-old forest discovered in Ireland

    March 21st, 2014Lottie Gross
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    The first few months of 2014 brought gale-force winds and record amounts of rain to Ireland and much of the UK. Homes were flooded and many lived without electricity for months. These recent storms reached the southwestern Atlantic coast of Ireland and have shifted sands, moved boulders and changed the face of the coastline. It... Read more »

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  • The best cuisine in the world – as voted by you

    The best cuisine in the world – as voted by you

    March 20th, 2014Lottie Gross
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