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  • Indian visas, Bitcoin, cheaper roaming – this week’s travel news

    Indian visas, Bitcoin, cheaper roaming – this week’s travel news

    October 21st, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel news topics and unpicks the top stories of the week. Indian visas could get easier India could be about to its expand its visa on arrival scheme to visitors from around 40 additional countries, including the UK. As it stands, tourists from less... Read more »

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  • Snapshot: Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Italy

    Snapshot: Bologna & Emilia-Romagna, Italy

    October 21st, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Visiting this charming, relatively little-visited region in the north is one of the best things to do in Italy. It has a wealth of attractions and activities to entertain, from majestic cathedrals and castles, to fine food and wine. Here are seven of our favourite highlights of Bologna & Emilia-Romagna: Bologna’s restaurants: a meal out in... Read more »

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  • Box set travel – six ideas for a TV show pilgrimage

    Box set travel – six ideas for a TV show pilgrimage

    October 18th, 2013Stuart Heritage
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    In the past, nobody ever based a holiday around popular TV show filming locations. Imagine how stupid you’d have to be to spend a miserable fortnight digging around inside all the bins in Brooklyn because you’d watched Sesame Street and wanted to see where Oscar the Grouch lived. But the recent rise in box set... Read more »

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  • Airbnb: ten unusual places to stay

    Airbnb: ten unusual places to stay

    October 15th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Tired of the usual bed-in-a-box hotel rooms? As Airbnb takes over the world we had a rummage for some unusual places to stay listed on the site. Owl house, Merseyside, UK  If you like owls, you’d be wise to check out this bird-like bolthole just outside Liverpool. Built at the bottom of a garden, the eco-friendly cabin has... Read more »

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  • The best Parisian patisseries

    The best Parisian patisseries

    October 11th, 2013Helen Ochyra
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    How long is a piece of string? Asking a Parisian to name their favourite patisserie has about as many answers, from the simple shop churning our baguettes next door to the designer cake emporium they’ll cross the city to visit. On every corner in every arondissement you will find someone selling freshly baked bread, decadent... Read more »

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  • Arrivals: a travel news round up (Oct 10th)

    Arrivals: a travel news round up (Oct 10th)

    October 8th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel topics and unpicks the top stories of the week. First route to the Philippines since 1998 Philippine Airlines is about to open a new route from the UK. The flights, from London Heathrow to Manila, will be the first direct link between the UK... Read more »

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  • 11 loos with great views

    11 loos with great views

    October 8th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    White, sometimes stained floor tiles and a plain, usually graffitied grey door: I think we can all agree, this is an accurate description of your average toilet – pretty boring, no? Have you ever been having a tinkle, twiddling your thumbs and thought to yourself: “You know what this toilet needs? A good view!” Well,... Read more »

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  • 19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    October 4th, 2013Alison Roberts
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  • Teen to embark on record setting South Pole trek

    Teen to embark on record setting South Pole trek

    October 2nd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    As I walk my shoes stick to the icy ground. It’s refreshing at first – almost comforting to be so cosy inside my huge thermal jacket, and feel the contrast of the crisp air biting at my cheeks. I am standing in the ­minus-25-degree conditions of the South Pole, and I feel like I’m ready... Read more »

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  • Going downhill fast: adventure sports in Wales

    Going downhill fast: adventure sports in Wales

    October 2nd, 2013Shafik Meghji
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    The recent opening of a £2m, state-of-the-art mountain bike centre has cemented the Welsh Valleys’ burgeoning reputation as an adventure sports hub. Rough Guides writer Shafik Meghji went downhill fast as he braved the Welsh mountain bike trails. As I approached Melted Welly, a winding trail down the 491-metre-high Gethin Mountain, my biggest concern was not... Read more »

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  • The world’s strangest hotels

    The world’s strangest hotels

    September 30th, 2013James Rice
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  • Ten free things to do in Lisbon

    Ten free things to do in Lisbon

    September 30th, 2013Matthew Hancock
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    With its stunning setting, sunny climate and an alluring mixture of old world charms and hip nightlife, it is no surprise that Lisbon has moved into the top league of city break destinations. Lisbon has always been one of the most affordable of Europe’s capitals, but its rise in popularity has also seen a hike... Read more »

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