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  • Off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia: 5 underrated cities

    Off the tourist trail in Southeast Asia: 5 underrated cities

    November 21st, 2017Marco Ferrarese
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    Modern Bangkok, historical Hanoi and tourism-boom town Siem Reap — home to the world-famous Angkor Wat temples — are some of Southeast Asia‘s best drawcards, and see thousands of visitors every year. But the region still has plenty of places that stay well off the tourist radar. These five underrated Southeast Asian towns and cities... Read more »

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  • A postcard from the Philippines: saving the tarsiers in Bohol

    A postcard from the Philippines: saving the tarsiers in Bohol

    November 3rd, 2017Mike MacEacheran
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    Tarsiers are the world’s smallest primate – and 20 years ago they were dangerously close to extinction. But numbers are rising in Bohol, in the Philippines. Mike MacEacheran went to meet these curious creatures and the man dedicated to saving them.  The rainforest is so serene, the only sound is the crinkle of leaves underfoot. Over my head, dusky... Read more »

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  • Is Camiguin the most beautiful island you’ve never heard of?

    Is Camiguin the most beautiful island you’ve never heard of?

    October 2nd, 2017Mike MacEacheran
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    The Philippines has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in the last few years. From Typhoon Yolanda, the superstorm which left a band of destruction from Leyte to Palawan in November 2013, to controversial President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, a leader so unpredictable and unapologetic he’s become known as “Duterte Harry”, the archipelago is... Read more »

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  • Puerto Princesa Underground River: the Philippines’ 8km-long subterranean wonder

    Puerto Princesa Underground River: the Philippines’ 8km-long subterranean wonder

    January 10th, 2017Esme Fox
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    Deep underground on the island of Palawan in the Philippines lies the Puerto Princesa River. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature’, it’s the world’s longest navigable underground river and makes for an exciting experience in one of the Philippines’ most popular islands. Here’s everything you need... Read more »

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  • The stunning Philippines in pictures

    The stunning Philippines in pictures

    December 18th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Rough Guides writer Kiki Deere shares some of her best photographs of the Philippines from her latest trip to Southeast Asia.  Comprising 7107 islands, the Philippines boasts some of the world’s most incredibly diverse landscapes – nowhere more so than Luzon, the country’s largest island. Northern Luzon is home to the country’s remotest wildernesses, a... Read more »

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  • Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

    Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

    July 29th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    The Philippines is beautiful from the ground, but from above it’s even better. This video soars hundreds of metres into the air to give you a bird’s-eye view – and it’s awesome. From White Beach on Boracay to the little town of El Nido, Frédéric Bussière’s drone camera captures the stunning scenery of this southeast-Asian archipelago. As... Read more »

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  • Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines’ remotest islands

    May 25th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Kiki Deere, co-author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines, heads off the tourist trail to Batanes. This cluster of islands, located almost 150km off the northernmost tip of Luzon in the Philippines, sees just thirty or so foreign visitors a year. “Batanes? Batanes? Up there?” was the reaction of most Filipinos when I told... Read more »

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  • 20 seriously weird places around the world

    20 seriously weird places around the world

    March 12th, 2015Rachel Mills
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  • Ten great literary journeys

    Ten great literary journeys

    July 22nd, 2014Lottie Gross
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    From India to Italy to the USA, whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, we’ve all travelled the world at some point in time through the captivating words of our favourite novels. Some will take you into the depths of the African jungles, and others plonk you right in the middle of the wide, empty ocean. It’s... Read more »

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  • The world’s best views as chosen by you

    The world’s best views as chosen by you

    June 19th, 2014Lottie Gross
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  • Our favourite islands in the Philippines

    Our favourite islands in the Philippines

    June 2nd, 2014Site Editor
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    Graced by dazzling beaches, year-round sun and numerous opportunities for diving, island-hopping and surfing, the Philippines has long attracted a steady stream of foreign visitors. Yet there’s far more to these islands than sand and snorkelling. These are a few of our favourite islands in the Philippines. Olango Island Five kilometres east of Mactan Island,... Read more »

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  • 12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world

    April 22nd, 2014Zora O'Neill
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    The whole world loves a party, and a good one provides a great excuse to travel. Here’s a whole twelve months of some of the more interesting ways people celebrate during festivals around the world. January: World Buskers Festival, Christchurch, New Zealand Clever street performers: they head to the southern hemisphere this month, where they can... Read more »

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