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  • Slow travel: exploring Catalunya’s back roads

    Slow travel: exploring Catalunya’s back roads

    August 4th, 2016Ros Walford
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    Barcelona is one of the world’s most visited cities, but relatively few tourists venture beyond the suburbs. Yet, just a couple of hours’ drive from the metropolis, there’s a relaxed region that’s ready to be explored at your own pace: the province of Girona, a jewel in the Spanish crown. The best way to experience... Read more »

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  • 5 reasons why Seville is the quintessential Spanish break

    5 reasons why Seville is the quintessential Spanish break

    August 2nd, 2016Olivia Rawes
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    Seville is Spain undiluted. Every image that springs to mind when you think of Spain, Seville not only provides, but revels in with theatrical abundance. There are sun-drenched plazas, outbursts of flamenco, dusty barrelled sherry, all-night fiestas and orange tree-lined streets tangling beneath sharp, clear skies. Clichéd? Yes. Over-the-top? Of course. But if you’ve ever... Read more »

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  • Meet Norway’s new ambassadors: 4 sheep named Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari

    Meet Norway’s new ambassadors: 4 sheep named Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari

    August 1st, 2016Eleanor Aldridge
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    This summer, the Norwegian tourist board have taken a new approach to sharing their country’s magnificent landscapes. They’ve shunned slick ad campaigns in favour of enlisting the help of four woolly friends. Erik, Frida, Lars and Kari are four sheep who’ve just landed the job of a lifetime – and their own Instagram account. Roaming free in... Read more »

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  • 6 reasons why Sarajevo is the coolest city in the Balkans

    6 reasons why Sarajevo is the coolest city in the Balkans

    July 27th, 2016Norm Longley
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    For many visitors, Sarajevo means two things: the setting for the outbreak of WWI, and, from 1992–95, being subjected to the longest siege in the history of modern warfare. The city’s recent, traumatic history is of course well documented, but what is perhaps less well known is what a warm, welcoming and fabulously cool destination... Read more »

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  • The 10 best scenic train rides in Europe

    The 10 best scenic train rides in Europe

    July 21st, 2016Mary Novakovich
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    Easier than a car and more comfortable than a bus, taking the train is one of the best ways to experience Europe’s most picturesque regions. Sit back and admire spectacular mountains, lakes, rivers and incredible feats of engineering – here are 10 of the best scenic train rides across the continent. 1. West Highland Line, Scotland Settle... Read more »

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  • Croatia’s 5 best honeymoon destinations

    Croatia’s 5 best honeymoon destinations

    July 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    With its breathtaking beaches, dramatic sunsets and palm-fringed ports, Croatia has never been short on romance. Transforming these raw materials into the holiday of a lifetime however necessitates meticulous planning, much of which can go to waste if the destination disappoints once you get there. Happily, Croatia is currently emerging as one of Europe’s best... Read more »

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  • 22 incredible pictures of Corsica

    22 incredible pictures of Corsica

    July 14th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Just off the south of France, and closer to the coast of Italy, the small, mountainous island of Corsica lies in wait for the three million tourists that visit its shores each year. Few places in Europe have such varied landscapes, from sweeping white-sand beaches and deep gorges, to towering mountains and otherworldly coastal cliffs. Corsica might... Read more »

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  • Video: a 1 minute guide to Croatia

    Video: a 1 minute guide to Croatia

    July 12th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    Croatia is one of Europe‘s most popular summer destinations, thanks to its superb food, fun festivals and string of beautiful islands. Whether it’s beaches, natural beauty or a laid-back old town you’re after, you’ll find it here. Deciding where to start is the hard part, so use our 1 minute guide to help plan your... Read more »

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

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

    July 5th, 2016Rough Guides Editors
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    If one city could be said to encapsulate the essence of Italy it might well be Florence (Firenze in Italian), the first capital of the united country. The modern Italian language evolved from Tuscan dialect, and Dante’s Divina Commedia was the first great work of Italian literature to be written in the vernacular. But what... Read more »

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  • Why Pula should be your next Croatian city break

    Why Pula should be your next Croatian city break

    July 1st, 2016Edward Aves
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    So you’ve circled Dubrovnik’s city walls and wandered the ancient alleys of medieval Split? Then the laidback and cosmopolitan city of Pula, home to some of the most impressive Roman ruins outside Italy, should be next on your list. While some Croatian destinations along the glittering Adriatic coast can sag beneath the weight of the... Read more »

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  • 33 astonishingly beautiful pictures of North Wales

    33 astonishingly beautiful pictures of North Wales

    June 28th, 2016Kris Williams
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    Landscape photographer Kris Williams shares his best pictures of North Wales.  North Wales has a fantastic variety of mountains and coastlines. As a landscape and night-scape photographer it offers me everything I want within a short distance, whether its Anglesey surrounded by its stunning coastal views, lighthouses and medieval churches, or the diversity of Snowdonia National... Read more »

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  • Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

    Where to eat the best pizza in Rome

    June 27th, 2016Natasha Foges
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    Naples may be the birthplace of pizza, but the Roman version is just as tasty. A thinner crust than the doughier Neapolitan pizza, and the addition of olive oil in the dough – not used by the purist Neapolitans – make for a crunchier finish. A handful of historic pizzerias are a must on any... Read more »

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