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  • Walking the Siq to Petra

    Walking the Siq to Petra

    October 3rd, 2013Matthew Teller
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    Tucked away between parallel rocky ranges in southern Jordan, Petra is awe-inspiring. Popular but rarely crowded, this fabled site could keep you occupied for half a day or half a year: you can roam its dusty tracks and byways for miles in every direction. Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, a tribe originally from Arabia who traded with,... Read more »

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  • Bedouin camping at Wadi Rum, Jordan

    Bedouin camping at Wadi Rum, Jordan

    October 1st, 2013Matthew Teller
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    This excerpt from Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth sees one intrepid Rough Guides writer experience a night to remember… My Bedouin guide settled forward over his ribaba, a simple traditional stringed instrument. As he drew the bow to and fro, the mournful, reedy music seemed to fill the cool night air, echoing... Read more »

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  • Masada: conquering Herod’s hilltop palace

    Masada: conquering Herod’s hilltop palace

    September 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    The steep cliffs rising out of the Judean Desert look like an unlikely place for a fortress, but there, 400m up, overlooking the Dead Sea, sits the legendary stronghold of Masada. Masada was first fortified by Herod the Great in the late first century BC, who was apparently so scared his people would revolt that he built this... Read more »

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  • Checking out the Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv

    Checking out the Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv

    September 18th, 2013Site Editor
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    Tel Aviv is a city with chutzpah, a loud, gesticulating expression of urban Jewish culture. Revelling in a Mediterranean-style café culture, it has dozens of bars and clubs, all aimed squarely at the under-30s. It doesn’t seem likely to have much in the way of architectural interest – it was only founded in 1909 –... Read more »

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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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