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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to France

    Video: a 1 minute guide to France

    May 17th, 2016Colt St. George
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    There’s little wonder that the land of châteaux, Champagne and croissants regularly tops lists of the world’s most visited countries. France beguiles travellers from around the globe, whether they come to laze on the beaches, ski in the mountains or soak up the culture in the capital. From the rugged coastline of Brittany to the charming villages of Provence,... Read more »

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  • Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    Split or Dubrovnik: where should you go first?

    May 17th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Split and Dubrovnik are the stars of Croatian tourism. Both have an ancient core historic enough to be listed by UNESCO yet vibrant enough to remain home to a sizeable local population. Both have beaches backed by clear waters, fresh local seafood and plentiful bars with Adriatic views. And both have appeared in Game of... Read more »

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  • An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures

    An Instagram journey through Albania: 11 beautiful pictures

    May 16th, 2016Lottie Gross
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    During two weeks researching in Albania for the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, Web Editor Lottie Gross took over our Instagram account to document her travels. Here are some of her best photos.  It’s nigh-on impossible to take bad pictures in much of Albania. There’s a wealth of natural beauty and historical charm that just... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons to love Leicester

    6 reasons to love Leicester

    May 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    In the future, British children won’t study the Biblical story of how David triumphed over Goliath with the sling of a stone. Oh no. They’ll study the shock 2015/16 English Premier League season, when underdogs Leicester City won the title despite starting the campaign with odds of 5000/1 to become champions. But there’s more to... Read more »

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  • A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    A day-by-day itinerary for the perfect weekend in Reykjavík

    May 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Reykjavík, a bustling port and the world’s most northerly capital, draws visitors from across the globe in record-breaking numbers – and its popularity shows no signs of waning. This is a city with a reputation for hedonistic revelry, where highbrow museums mix with colourful streets and buzzing nightlife. Ready to see what all the fuss... Read more »

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  • 11 tips for travelling in Greece

    11 tips for travelling in Greece

    May 6th, 2016Nick Edwards
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    Although the news has been full of negative stories about the financial and immigrant crises which have engulfed Greece in recent years, there are still many reasons to visit this delightful country. From its stunning beaches and superb mountain scenery to great food and, above all, its warm Hellenic welcome. Here, co-author of the Rough Guide to Greece,... Read more »

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  • The great British seaside: how Margate got cool

    The great British seaside: how Margate got cool

    May 3rd, 2016Rachel Mills
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    Not all that long ago Margate was a forlorn seaside town rejected by even the bucket-and-spade brigade. In a sad story echoed across England, the already struggling high street was devastated by the opening of an out-of-town shopping centre; pubs and restaurants were closing, and the future of this once thriving seaside resort looked grim.... Read more »

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  • Madrid or Barcelona: which should you visit first?

    Madrid or Barcelona: which should you visit first?

    April 27th, 2016Helen Ochyra
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    Spain’s two biggest cities have long had a friendly rivalry – and it goes far beyond football. Madrid is, of course, Spain’s capital city and as well as being more or less geographically at the centre of the country, it is also the centre politically, economically and culturally – as well as the home of... Read more »

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  • Photos: tulip season in the Netherlands is well under way and it’s gorgeous

    Photos: tulip season in the Netherlands is well under way and it’s gorgeous

    April 25th, 2016Nori Jemil
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    During a trip to Keukenhof in the Netherlands, travel photographer Nori Jemil captured Holland‘s tulip season through her lens and the results are beautiful. Here are 22 stunning images from the region’s striking tulip fields. Every spring the bulb fields of Holland’s Bollenstreek region flower in perfumed stripes as visitors flock to Keukenhof, the world-famous spring garden that’s... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Barcelona

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in Barcelona

    April 22nd, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Barcelona – Spain’s second city – sets the template for urban style, hip design and sheer nonstop energy. Where others tinker at the edges, time and again Barcelona has reinvented itself. Visit for the first time or the fiftieth, Barcelona never fails to surprise. The city’s popularity means finding a hotel vacancy at any time... Read more »

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  • You’ll soon be able to stay at the ICEHOTEL throughout the year

    You’ll soon be able to stay at the ICEHOTEL throughout the year

    April 19th, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    The ICEHOTEL, constructed from snow and ice each year, has long been Swedish Lapland’s blockbuster attraction. It features in our list of the top 21 things to do in Sweden, and crops up on bucket lists the world over. Yet when the weather warms in the spring, this extraordinary hotel just melts away. This year,... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in London

    An expert’s guide: the best area to stay in London

    April 15th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Historic, sprawling, sleepless: London is a wonderful place to visit. Monuments from the capital’s glorious past are everywhere, while you’ll also find cultural and culinary delights from right across the globe. In other words, it really is the archetypal buzzing metropolis. Accommodation in London, however, is expensive. Compared with most European cities, you pay top... Read more »

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