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  • Hunting for bargains in Budapest, Hungary

    Hunting for bargains in Budapest, Hungary

    August 20th, 2013Jonathan Bousfield
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    One result of Eastern Europe’s economic transformation is that shopping is no longer a voyage into the unknown. Familiar international brands fill the malls, and local crafts lie hidden behind shelves of mass-produced souvenirs. Luckily, a parallel culture of flea markets and craft fairs is still going strong, and if you happen to be in Budapest over the weekend... Read more »

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  • The ruin pubs of Budapest

    The ruin pubs of Budapest

    June 17th, 2013John Malathronas
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    John Malathronas goes on a “tipsy tour” of the ruin pubs of Budapest.  One of the crazes in Budapest over the past few years has been ruin pubs. At £1.50 a pint they won’t ruin you financially, although by the end of a long evening they may well have ruined your plans for an early... Read more »

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  • Travel traumas – share your memories

    Travel traumas – share your memories

    April 12th, 2013Gemma Smyth
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    This week we’re asking you to share your own travel traumas, those memories from a life travelling you’d perhaps rather forget. Or at least when you learnt a valuable lesson or two. Here Gemma Smyth recounts her hungry odyssey on a Greek train. Share your experiences below… It’s nearing midnight and I’ve been waiting most... Read more »

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  • Formidable fortresses – 20 imposing castles

    Formidable fortresses – 20 imposing castles

    March 28th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The world’s best bars

    The world’s best bars

    June 10th, 2012Site Editor
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    If you’re bored of your local pub, why not try one of these drinking holes around the world? From kava in Fiji to caipirinhas in Rio, via the most remote beer in the world, we’ve rounded up some unique drinking experiences in our quest for the best bars in the world. Well someone had to do... Read more »

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  • Travel bargains for 2012

    Travel bargains for 2012

    February 1st, 2012Site Editor
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    This article was originally posted in February 2012 Tourism is a lifeline for so many countries, but economic crisis, civil unrest or natural disasters can suddenly pull the plug on visitor numbers. And this can be a great time to experience these countries: often many areas are still safe, locals will usually be delighted to... Read more »

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