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  • Video: the world’s friendliest cities

    Video: the world’s friendliest cities

    October 10th, 2014Rough Guides Editors
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    Which cities are going to welcome you with open arms? Where will the locals be likely to buy you a beer, and who’s going to invite you in for tea when it’s cold? We asked our social media followers to vote for the friendliest city in the world. These are the results.

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  • 20 fascinating second cities

    20 fascinating second cities

    October 2nd, 2014Rebecca Hallett
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  • The best places to go in spring

    The best places to go in spring

    April 8th, 2014Site Editor
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    From the shores of Morocco’s Atlantic coast to the post-Mardi Gras partying in New Orleans, our editors give you their picks for the best places to go in spring time: Cornwall, England Becca Hallett, Editorial Assistant: Cornwall has plenty of activities to help burn off all the delicious seasonal food available, like a wander among... Read more »

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  • Top live music destinations

    Top live music destinations

    March 10th, 2014Rachel Mills
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  • 20 picturesque Christmas destinations

    20 picturesque Christmas destinations

    December 11th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Nunavik: Canada’s greatest wilderness

    Nunavik: Canada’s greatest wilderness

    October 18th, 2013Phoebe Smith
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    As Quebec’s Arctic north begins to open its doors to tourists, Phoebe Smith voyages to Nunavik to discover Inuit life and woodland caribou in Canada’s greatest wilderness… “There, a caribou – do you see it?” asked Suzie as I trained my eyes on the green thicket on the opposite riverbank. As hard as I tried... Read more »

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  • Say cheese in Montréal, Québec

    Say cheese in Montréal, Québec

    September 17th, 2013AnneLise Sorensen
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     Charles de Gaulle once famously quipped, “How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” (The answer is: with pleasure, of course.) De Gaulle was talking about France, but the same could be said about Québec, which has over 400 types of cheese. For maximum sampling, embark upon a cheese crawl through... Read more »

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  • 10 free things to do in Montréal, Canada

    10 free things to do in Montréal, Canada

    September 3rd, 2013AnneLise Sorensen
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    As the largest city in Québec province, there’s plenty to do in Montréal. Fill up on complimentary samples at the Jean-Talon food market and then take advantage of the city’s huge variety of free cultural and outdoor activities, from festivals to art exhibits to tango. Here’s our roundup of the best free things to do... Read more »

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  • Cocktails & wine: Montréal nightlife

    Cocktails & wine: Montréal nightlife

    August 30th, 2013AnneLise Sorensen
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    Montréal was called “Sin City” in the 1920s, when Americans streamed in to drink during the Prohibition. The name still applies, albeit in a tamer form. Nightlife in Montréal is booming: in one evening, you can dance to the setting sun at an outdoor rave, sip potent cocktails from mason jars, or practice your bilingual... Read more »

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  • A foodie’s guide to Montreal and Quebec

    A foodie’s guide to Montreal and Quebec

    August 12th, 2013AnneLise Sorensen
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    With so much on offer it can be hard to know where to start your hunt for the best food in Montréal and Québec City. There’s the French influence, of course, as well as an Irish heritage, but also Greek, Portuguese and Italian roots. Québec’s best-known dish is the fiercely loved poutine, which is food at... Read more »

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  • The world’s most fascinating streets

    The world’s most fascinating streets

    July 16th, 2013Lottie Gross
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  • Montréal on film

    Montréal on film

    May 22nd, 2013AnneLise Sorensen
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    Montréal has played a starring role in so many films that it could practically apply for its own actor’s equity card. From the leafy banks of the St Lawrence River to gritty street corners with faded strip bars, Montréal can seem like a custom-built movie set. Here AnneLise Sorensen, co-author of The Rough Guide to... Read more »

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