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  • 26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    26 awe-inspiring architectural wonders

    February 25th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Mexico movie guide – eight essential films

    Mexico movie guide – eight essential films

    February 14th, 2013Stephen Keeling
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    Thinking of visiting Mexico for the first time? Watch a few films before you go. Like great works of fiction, movies often provide an illuminating insight into the culture of a country, its landscape and its peoples. Mexico has always been a rich source of movie material, with its own prodigious film industry and plenty... Read more »

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  • The travel bucket list

    The travel bucket list

    February 8th, 2013Tim Chester
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    If you’re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list, look no further. With some help from our authors, editors and other travel experts, we’ve run-down 30 of the most incredible sights and activities around the world. Whether you want to embark on an epic journey, encounter some of the world’s most fascinating... Read more »

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  • Is Mexico safe?

    Is Mexico safe?

    February 7th, 2013Stephen Keeling
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    Official warnings and news reports often paint a nerve-wracking picture of Mexico, but just how dangerous is the country? Stephen Keeling, co-author of the Rough Guide to Mexico, offers his first hand thoughts on some of the most supposedly dicey areas. Sipping margaritas on Puerto Vallarta’s languid beach, pelicans gliding off shore and kids playing... Read more »

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  • The best food in the world – and where to eat it

    The best food in the world – and where to eat it

    January 28th, 2013Site Editor
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    Prepare for some serious stomach growls as we reveal 20 of our favourite foodie experiences around the world. These picks, taken from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, are some of the finest ways to truly eat authentic dishes in the countries that do them best. If you’re looking for... Read more »

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  • Spring break: five alternatives to the party scene

    Spring break: five alternatives to the party scene

    August 7th, 2012Site Editor
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    You’ve got a free week at the start of spring, and you want a dose of fun in the sun… but what’s that, you say? You don’t want it to involve body shots and wet T-shirt contests? American high school and college students may descend on beaches en masse in March and April, but that... Read more »

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  • The world’s best breakfasts

    The world’s best breakfasts

    July 13th, 2012Site Editor
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    Morning habits are hard to break. You may love everything about a new country, but breakfast is often where culture shock first sets in. Staring down at your bowl, half-awake, all you can think is: how can they eat this in the morning? But breakfast in a foreign land can be one of the most... Read more »

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  • Our top 30 holiday destinations

    Our top 30 holiday destinations

    June 6th, 2012Site Editor
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     To celebrate Rough Guides reaching the grand old age of 30 this year, we’ve asked some of our writers, editors and staff members to nominate their favourite holiday destinations across the world. Be prepared for some acute pangs of wanderlust… Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast James Smart, Senior Travel Editor, Rough Guides The sandy, snorkel-friendly Corn Islands... Read more »

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  • Top cooking breaks

    Top cooking breaks

    June 6th, 2012Site Editor
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    Some say that the best way to discover a country is through its food. For the epicurious, cooking vacations give you the chance to delve deeper into a country’s cuisine beyond its restaurants and markets. You’ll get a crash course in local produce at a food market then dive straight into the kitchen with a... Read more »

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  • The ten best dive sites in the world

    The ten best dive sites in the world

    May 3rd, 2012Site Editor
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    Shipwrecks, nudibranchs, and terrifying journeys under huge ice sheets all feature in our round-up of the top ten dive sites around the world. If you love scuba diving and want to branch out from the usual spots, try one of these for size. See all ten spots as a full screen gallery. The great Sardine... Read more »

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  • Top five crime-related holiday experiences

    Top five crime-related holiday experiences

    March 6th, 2012Site Editor
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    Go behind bars in Liepaja, Latvia The best place to book yourself in for a bit of rough treatment is the former naval prison in Karosta. Formerly used as a punishment block for unruly sailors, the grim-looking red-brick prison is now the venue for “Behind Bars” a two-hour interactive performance that involves being herded at... 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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