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  • Hiking in the Tatras, Poland

    Hiking in the Tatras, Poland

    December 2nd, 2013James Smart
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    The country’s traditional attractions – Warsaw’s lively old town and Kraków’s gorgeous squares – are worthwhile stops, but it’s easy to forget that there is another Poland, a genuine wilderness of high (and often snowbound) peaks, populated by lynx and bears. The Tatras Mountains are as beautiful as any national park in Europe, and their... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in January

    The best places to visit in January

    December 2nd, 2013Rachel Mills
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    January doesn’t have to be that depressing, post-holiday letdown month we’re all used to. There’s so much going on across the world, so whether it’s celebrating Australia Day in the sunshine or bagging bargains at the January sales in London, there are plenty of ways to banish those post-holiday blues. Here are our top places to... Read more »

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  • Rough Guides readers around the world

    Rough Guides readers around the world

    November 28th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    [<a href=”//storify.com/RoughGuides/where-you-are-in-the-world” target=”_blank”>View the story “Where you are in the world” on Storify</a>]

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  • 20 geological wonders of the world

    20 geological wonders of the world

    November 25th, 2013Alison Roberts
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  • Crossing cultural boundaries in Krakow

    Crossing cultural boundaries in Krakow

    November 25th, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    Poland’s oldest football team, Cracovia Kraków, serves as a metaphor for the multicultural history of the city. During the interwar years, Cracovia was nicknamed the “Yids” because significant members of Kraków’s Jewish community were on both the terraces and the team sheet. It also happened to be the favourite team of local boy Karol Wojtyła, who would later become... Read more »

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  • A to B by cross-country ski, Norway

    A to B by cross-country ski, Norway

    November 22nd, 2013Site Editor
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    With 30,000km of marked trails, Norway is the true home of cross-country skiing, the original and most effective means of getting yourself across snowbound winter landscapes. And it’s easier and less daunting to learn than the more popular downhill variety (well, more popular outside Scandinavia – here, everyone is a cross-country skier from the age... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in August

    The best places to visit in August

    November 21st, 2013Natasha Foges
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    With festival season in full swing, August offers no end of opportunities to party, from the off-the-wall Burning Man to the arty Edinburgh Festival; but there are plenty of options for chilled-out breaks too. Here are our tips for the best places to visit in August. Bike the Black Forest, Germany The Black Forest may... Read more »

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  • Joining the festivities on Norwegian National Day

    Joining the festivities on Norwegian National Day

    November 21st, 2013Site Editor
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    The seventeenth of May is just another day to most people, but in Oslo (and all across Norway for that matter) it’s an eagerly anticipated annual event: Norwegian National Day. A celebration of the signing of the Norwegian Constitution, National Day is a joyous and rather rambunctious affair. It has the usual parades, bands, street... Read more »

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  • Time Lord travel: 25 Doctor Who locations across the planet

    Time Lord travel: 25 Doctor Who locations across the planet

    November 20th, 2013Kerensa-Creswell-Bryant
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  • Hiking the Besseggen Ridge

    Hiking the Besseggen Ridge

    November 20th, 2013Keith Drew
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    As trekking goes, the beginning of the Besseggen Ridge is a breeze. Sitting on the bow of a little tug as it chugs along picturesque Lake Gjende in central Norway’s Jotunheimen Nasjonalpark, you’d be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about – this is, after all, Norway’s best-known day hike, in the country’s... Read more »

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  • Plunging from mountain to fjord on the Flamsbana

    Plunging from mountain to fjord on the Flamsbana

    November 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    The brakes grind then release and you’re off, squeaking and squealing down a roller-coaster-like track for what might just be the train ride of your life. This is the Flåmsbana, a shiny, pine-green pleasure train that plunges nearly a kilometre in a mere fifty minutes. The unforgettable ride takes you from the heady frozen heights of the Norwegian mountains... Read more »

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  • Cycling in the Dutch countryside

    Cycling in the Dutch countryside

    November 14th, 2013Martin Dunford
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    If you like the idea of cycling, but would rather cut off both arms and legs than bike up a mountain, then perhaps The Netherlands is the perfect place for you – especially if you’re also scared of traffic. The most cycle-friendly country in the world, Holland has a fantastically well-integrated network of cycle paths... Read more »

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