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  • The most overrated places in the world – as voted by you

    The most overrated places in the world – as voted by you

    February 20th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • 20 stunning close encounters with animals

    20 stunning close encounters with animals

    February 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you like getting up close and personal with the animal kingdom on your travels, these trip ideas should appeal. From alligators to zebras – via reindeer, cheetahs, baboons and gorillas – we’ve herded together a veritable wildlife park to inspire you. See wildlife in Gabon The jungles in Gabon have the highest diversity of... Read more »

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  • Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    Seven spots for thrilling volcanic activity

    February 8th, 2013Site Editor
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    Hiking up a volcano and dunking in natural hot springs should be on everyone’s bucket list. If you’re yet to get up close and personal with lava, and the only geysers you’ve encountered are down the pub, might we suggest one of these memorable experiences? Hiking by Stromboli’s lava flows, Italy Stromboli is the most... Read more »

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  • World rituals – eight captivating celebrations

    World rituals – eight captivating celebrations

    January 14th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the great pleasures of travel is observing – and learning from – the locals. Here’s a selection of awe-inspiring rituals from around the world, that feature dancing, theatrics and a little sacrificial slaughter. Cavorting with the kukeri, Bulgaria When it comes to the rich folk heritage of Eastern Europe, few events carry the... Read more »

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  • The world’s strangest sports

    The world’s strangest sports

    June 20th, 2012Site Editor
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    For all the media’s focus on big-money events, it’s often weird local games or odd new hybrid events that really capture the joy of sport across the world. So we asked the authors of The Rough Guide to Cult Sport to select their ten favourite strange sports from the book (with apologies to the likes... Read more »

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  • Five top isolated retreats

    Five top isolated retreats

    June 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    Whether we dwell in city centre or suburb, we nearly all dream of escaping the humdrum and finding somewhere truly off the grid. As the world shrinks, more and more places that promise isolation find their offerings increasingly crowded. Here’s five destinations, drawn from Rough Guides’ Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, that... Read more »

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  • Alternative travel in Southeast Asia

    Alternative travel in Southeast Asia

    April 6th, 2012Site Editor
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    From canoeing the lakes of Vietnam to riding an elephant through the jungles of Indonesia, enjoy the journey as much as the destination with our pick of some of the most amazing alternative travel experiences in Southeast Asia. Catch a Biodiesel bus around Cambodia Visits to the temples of Angkor Wat, the Killing Fields around... Read more »

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