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  • 20 top animal encounters

    20 top animal encounters

    February 21st, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • A night out in Independence Street, Turkey

    A night out in Independence Street, Turkey

    February 20th, 2014Site Editor
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    You’ve had a satisfying day or two’s heavy sightseeing in Istanbul’s historic Sultanahmet district. You’re culturally replete – but have a nagging feeling that you’ve missed something. The locals. Just what the hell do they do in this metropolis of fifteen million souls? To find out, head across the Golden Horn to Independence Street (İstiklal Caddesi), the nation’s liveliest... Read more »

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  • How I spent two months camping in Spain for €19

    How I spent two months camping in Spain for €19

    February 19th, 2014Hayley Spurway
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    Sea-view dining, sleeping to the sound of the waves and bagging beachside accommodation needn’t cost the earth. Hayley Spurway finds some of the best free camping locations across Spain and Portugal. Over two months on the road in the camper van our accommodation costs came to grand total of €19. That’s pretty impressive for a... Read more »

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  • Ten reasons to explore Poland

    Ten reasons to explore Poland

    February 19th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Poland has always been the Doctor Who of the European continent, undergoing successive bouts of regeneration in response to the challenges of war, revolution or regime change. For the traveller, many of the old clichés about this country’s grim post-communist cities can be safely thrown out of the window – in fact, there’s hardly a single... Read more »

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  • Beach bar-hopping in Hamburg, Germany

    Beach bar-hopping in Hamburg, Germany

    February 19th, 2014Site Editor
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    Move over Paris Plage. Although media reports heap praise upon its strip of sun, Seine and sand, the North European city that has a better claim to be the spiritual home of the urban beach is Hamburg. Every April tens of thousands of tonnes of sand are imported as miniature seaside paradises appear in the... Read more »

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  • Ten things to do in Madrid for free

    Ten things to do in Madrid for free

    February 18th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Sophisticated, globally minded and perfect for late-night parties – Madrid can be an expensive place to enjoy. So if you want to see the sights on a budget, timing is crucial. Many of the city’s best museums, galleries and historic buildings are free to visit but only for a few hours at a time, so... Read more »

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  • 10 of the world’s more unusual restaurants

    10 of the world’s more unusual restaurants

    February 17th, 2014Olivia Rawes
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  • The best places to visit in April

    The best places to visit in April

    February 17th, 2014Shafik Meghji
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    April is a fantastic month to travel. Spring in the northern hemisphere brings warmer weather, making it an excellent time to soak up the early sun in Marrakesh or take in the rhododendron displays in Sikkim. Over in Australia you can visit Uluru without the crowds, while California’s Coachella festival and Austria’s Snowbombing provide partying aplenty. Here... Read more »

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  • Slow travel – take your time on your trip

    Slow travel – take your time on your trip

    February 17th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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  • The most beautiful country in the world – as voted by you

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

    February 13th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Drink to quirky history in the best Oxford pubs

    Drink to quirky history in the best Oxford pubs

    February 11th, 2014Ben Lerwill
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    Oxford’s history is a gloriously prismatic thing, full of the characters and creative minds that have called the city and its colleges home. Its older pubs, as a result, are places with more personality than most – wherever you drink, stories appear. So where to go in search of an atmospheric pint or two? Here... Read more »

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  • Ten reasons why you should visit Lviv, Ukraine

    Ten reasons why you should visit Lviv, Ukraine

    February 7th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
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    Home to a burgeoning café scene and an ever-growing stock of backpacker hostels, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv (Львів) represents the country at its most tourist-friendly. A top pick in Rough Guides’ top ten cities for 2014 list, it’s certainly the Ukraine’s biggest surprise, a former outpost of the Habsburg Empire whose elegance and charm will challenge... Read more »

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