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  • Visiting the Pueblos Mancomunados, Mexico

    Visiting the Pueblos Mancomunados, Mexico

    October 25th, 2013Richard Hammond
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    Pine forests, wild mushrooms and a sunrise above clouds: not what you might associate with Mexico, better known for beaches, colonial cities and Aztec ruins. The mountains of the Sierra Norte, two hours’ bus journey north of Oaxaca, are home to a cluster of villages, a semi-autonomous community known as “Pueblos Mancomunados” (meaning “united villages”),... Read more »

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  • Taking a dip in the Yucatan’s cenotes, Mexico

    Taking a dip in the Yucatan’s cenotes, Mexico

    October 24th, 2013Zora O'Neill
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    The Yucatán Peninsula can be unpleasantly muggy in the summer. At the same time, the low-lying region’s unique geography holds the perfect antidote to hot afternoons: the limestone shelf that forms the peninsula is riddled with underground rivers, accessible at sinkholes called cenotes – a geological phenomenon found only here. Nature’s perfect swimming spots, cenotes... Read more »

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  • Floating through Xochimilco, Mexico

    Floating through Xochimilco, Mexico

    October 22nd, 2013Site Editor
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    Spend a few days in the intoxicating, maddening centro histórico of Mexico City, and you’ll understand why thousands of Mexicans make the journey each Sunday to the “floating gardens” of Xochimilco, the country’s very own Venice. Built by the Aztecs to grow food, this network of meandering waterways and man-made islands, or chinampas, is an important gardening centre... Read more »

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  • 19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    19 fantastic spots for wild swimming

    October 4th, 2013Alison Roberts
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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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  • 17 weird foods of the world

    17 weird foods of the world

    September 6th, 2013James Rice
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  • The world’s craziest rollercoasters

    The world’s craziest rollercoasters

    August 6th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies, or just plain crazy – whatever you want to call us, there are millions of us around the world, looking for our next fix of terrifying twists, turns and tangled steel tracks. Whether you relish in the horror of plummeting to the ground at unnatural speeds, or – as “designated photographer”... Read more »

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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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  • Subterranean wonders

    Subterranean wonders

    June 10th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • 20 great lost cities

    20 great lost cities

    May 31st, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Ten trip ideas for watersports fanatics

    Ten trip ideas for watersports fanatics

    May 21st, 2013Site Editor
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    There’s few better ways to spend a holiday than getting wet. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present some of the best water-based holidays around the world. So whether it’s kayaking with sharks or snorkelling with turtles, give one of these experiences a try and let us... Read more »

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  • The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    May 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re looking to combine your next trip with a world-class festival or a mind-blowing carnival, then look no further. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present ten of the best parades, parties and processions across the world. Walking on the wild side at the Sydney Mardi... Read more »

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