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  • The revolting kings of Komodo Island, Indonesia

    The revolting kings of Komodo Island, Indonesia

    November 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    There are few expeditions more disquieting than visiting Indonesia’s Komodo Island. Approaching by boat, it appears staggeringly beautiful – the archetypal tropical hideaway. But doubts about the wisdom of what you’re about to do surface as soon as you step ashore and discover that you’re sharing the beach with the local deer population: if they’re... Read more »

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  • Finding the corpse flower, Indonesia

    Finding the corpse flower, Indonesia

    November 4th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    When the English naturalist Joseph Arnold smelt rotting flesh during an 1821 expedition to the steamy jungles of Sumatra, he must have feared the worst. Back then, this was cannibal country. Blood-thirsty local tribes were known to capture their most hated enemies, tie them to a stake, and start feasting on their roasted body parts.... Read more »

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  • 24 breaks for bookworms

    24 breaks for bookworms

    October 28th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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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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  • Great dates and temple ceremonies, Indonesia

    Great dates and temple ceremonies, Indonesia

    September 11th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s mid-afternoon and you’re sitting in an outdoor café when suddenly the street is closed to traffic and a procession of villagers comes streaming by. Women with delicate frangipani blossoms woven into their hair balance lavish offerings of food, fruit and flowers on their heads and walk with grace and poise, while men march by... Read more »

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  • Which weird foods have you tried?

    Which weird foods have you tried?

    September 9th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    From rotten eggs in China to Canadian jellied moose nose, we’ve found some of the weirdest foods of the world, and showcased them in a rather stomach-churning gallery for your viewing pleasure. But now we want to know what weird foods you love, hate or have been brave enough to sample on your travels. It seems our... Read more »

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  • Interactive Map: The world’s best street food

    Interactive Map: The world’s best street food

    August 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of our most popular galleries recently was our round-up of street food across the globe. From bunny chow to poutine, it had a variety of suggestions for hungry travellers. Here we’ve pinned those photos to one of our world maps so you can see where to go for your next foodie fix. Where would... Read more »

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  • 20 amazing volcanoes

    20 amazing volcanoes

    July 8th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • The best street food around the world

    The best street food around the world

    July 4th, 2013Eleanor Aldridge
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  • Eight wet and wild water adventures

    Eight wet and wild water adventures

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    From rafting to swimming, snorkelling and diving, here’s a few of our favourite water-based holidays around the world. Surfing at Raglan, New Zealand Don’t be surprised if you to come to the beach town of Raglan and stay for longer than intended. Many do. Experienced surfers are drawn by the reliable swells and one of... Read more »

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  • Five great natural experiences in Borneo

    Five great natural experiences in Borneo

    March 19th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    The island of Borneo – which is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei – is home to some of the world’s best diving sites, along with a huge variety of plants, birds and mammals, some unique to the country. Yet it is also the land of the super-logger and oil-palm plantations that are eradicating the... Read more »

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  • Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    March 7th, 2013Site Editor
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    However good your intentions are, it’s often all too easy to retreat to the comfort of the hotel room and shy away from really engaging with the locals when you’re on your travels. Here’s a selection of holiday ideas that will thrust you into the heart of the community you’re visiting and foster a much... Read more »

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