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  • Fighting off the cats in Israel & The Palestinian Territories

    Fighting off the cats in Israel & The Palestinian Territories

    September 17th, 2013Site Editor
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    The Middle East isn’t all desert, desert, desert. Take a break from sand and head for the water: stand on the walls of Acre and watch the sun sink into the Mediterranean. Acre is one of the most evocative Palestinian towns inside Israel. There are ancient walls, mosques, gardens and museums here, but this old... Read more »

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  • Arrivals: a travel news round up (September 16)

    Arrivals: a travel news round up (September 16)

    September 16th, 2013Steve Vickers
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    Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel topics and unpicks the top stories of the week. Thousands apply for one-way trip to Mars More than 200,000 people have applied for the chance to help colonise Mars. Just four of the applicants will be picked for the first one-way mission being... Read more »

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  • Follow Jesus to Nazareth, Israel

    Follow Jesus to Nazareth, Israel

    September 16th, 2013Jeremy Smith
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    Secreted away in the souk quarter behind the Basilica of the Annunciation, in a maze of streets too narrow for cars, lies the Fauzi Azar Inn – a 200-year-old mansion that has been converted into the most welcoming place to stay in Nazareth. Centred on an arched courtyard, its ten adjoining rooms are decked out... 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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  • 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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  • 40 film locations around the world

    40 film locations around the world

    July 30th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Your top packing tips

    Your top packing tips

    July 29th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Packing: we all know the usual suspects – the sun cream, hand sanitizer, baby wipes and first aid kits – that are essential to a successful trip and a recent survey by Columbus Direct found that Brits cannot leave home without their smartphone, book or ebook reader, or sunglasses. But when we asked you what one... Read more »

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  • The least friendly countries for tourists?

    The least friendly countries for tourists?

    June 25th, 2013Lottie Gross
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    Whether you’re on a weekend away or a month-long adventure, being made to feel unwelcome by rude or unpleasant locals can make or break a holiday. So, if you don’t want to be shunned by waitresses and dismissed by taxi drivers, then Pakistan and Russia are apparently not for you. Following an HSBC poll on the... Read more »

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  • 20 great lost cities

    20 great lost cities

    May 31st, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Ten beautiful time-lapse videos

    Ten beautiful time-lapse videos

    May 23rd, 2013Tim Chester
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    Time-lapse photography, where multiple images are captured and played back at an increased speed, can portray the world in unusual and awe-inspiring ways. Here’s a look at ten of the best clips we’ve seen, featuring Yosemite National Park at night, a flight across the USA, and the northern lights. Yosemite Range of Light This clip,... Read more »

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  • Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    Ten perfect birdwatching trips

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    Few travel moments illicit such a thrill as catching sight of a rare or beautiful bird emerging from its natural habitat. Here are a few of our favourite birdwatching holidays, from pigeons in Mauritius, to birds of paradise in New Guinea. Live among the birds of prey at Dadia, Greece As you begin the hour-long... Read more »

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