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  • Clearing your calendar for bacalhau, Portugal

    Clearing your calendar for bacalhau, Portugal

    December 5th, 2013Matthew Hancock
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    On Lisbon’s Rua do Arsenal, whole window displays are lined with what looks like crinkly grey cardboard. The smell is far from alluring, but from these humble slabs of cod the Portuguese are able to conjure up an alleged 365 different recipes for bacalhau, one for each day of the year. Reassuringly, none of this mummified fish dates back... Read more »

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  • Heart of stone: losing yourself in deepest Iberia

    Heart of stone: losing yourself in deepest Iberia

    December 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    The Beira Baixa is a land of burning plains and granite visions, isolated in one of the most remote corners of Western Europe, where the Spanish border blurs under a broiling sun. Here, if you search hard enough, you’ll find at least two of the most startling medieval villages in Europe: Monsanto – Mon Sanctus... Read more »

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  • Party in the sun at Boom, Portugal

    Party in the sun at Boom, Portugal

    December 3rd, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Twenty thousand revellers each year come to Boom, Europe’s greatest outdoor dance-music festival, which takes place for a week over the August full moon on a lakeside ranch about 60km from Lisbon. In true summer-of-love fashion it combines non-stop dance music with eco-idealism: here you’ll find sustainability workshops, recycling and composting bins, a permaculture garden... Read more »

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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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