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  • Finding the Garden of Eden in Bolivia

    Finding the Garden of Eden in Bolivia

    June 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    You can’t buy a return ticket to the Garden of Eden, but if you could, your final destination would almost certainly be the Middle East. Colonial Spain begged to differ; according to Eduardo Galeano’s Open Veins of Latin America, one contemporary account located the biblical garden in the heart of the Amazon basin. It’s the... Read more »

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  • Try a Buenos Aires tango, Argentina

    Try a Buenos Aires tango, Argentina

    June 10th, 2013Site Editor
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    When it first emerged in the city’s brothels and slums sometime in the 1890s, the world’s sexiest ballroom dance, the tango, horrified the genteel residents of Buenos Aires. Some of the city’s more liberal-minded upper-class youths fell in love with tango, though, and brought it to Paris, where the dance’s characteristic haunting melodies, seductive gazes... Read more »

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  • Swinging sticks at the Argentine Polo Open

    Swinging sticks at the Argentine Polo Open

    June 10th, 2013Site Editor
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    It’s the most prestigious polo club tournament in the world. But unlike similar sporting events elsewhere, there’s no snobbery involved in the invitations. Turn up at the ground in Buenos Aires’ leafy Palermo district, hand over less cash than you’d spend on a beer in an upmarket London pub, and you’ll find a seat in... Read more »

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  • Traversing the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni

    Traversing the salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni

    June 6th, 2013Keith Drew
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    Driving across the immaculate white expanse of the Salar de Uyuni, you’d think you were on another planet, so alien and inhospitable is the terrain. Some 3650m above sea level in the remote Andes of southwest Bolivia, the Salar is the largest salt flat in the world, a brilliantly white and perfectly flat desert that stretches over 10,000 square... Read more »

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  • 20 great lost cities

    20 great lost cities

    May 31st, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Brave the devil’s throat at Iguazú Falls

    Brave the devil’s throat at Iguazú Falls

    May 20th, 2013Andrew Benson
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    Upon first seeing Iguazú Falls, all Eleanor Roosevelt could manage was “Poor Niagara”. Every year, tens of thousands of visitors from around the world try to evaluate the sheer dimension of this natural miracle – a collection of more than two hundred cascades thundering over an 80m cliff – and usually fail. However you spell it – Iguazú, Iguaçu... Read more »

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  • Quiet stays in busy places

    Quiet stays in busy places

    May 19th, 2013Site Editor
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    Escaping tourists can be difficult in some of the world’s more popular destinations, but it’s still possible if you know where to look. Travelling the extra few miles can really pay off. These destinations are in or near very popular places but are just far enough removed to offer true isolation and respite from your... Read more »

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  • Transported cultures

    Transported cultures

    May 16th, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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  • Six fitness holidays with a difference

    Six fitness holidays with a difference

    May 13th, 2013Site Editor
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    Heli-hiking on Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand After the thwump-thwump sound of the helicopter has receded down the glacier, I’m left standing in a beautiful white silence. With half a dozen others and a guide I’ve got the next couple of hours to explore the upper reaches of Franz Josef Glacier, one of a pair... Read more »

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  • Glacier-hopping in Patagonia

    Glacier-hopping in Patagonia

    May 9th, 2013Andrew Benson
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    Pure air, tranquility and glacier-chilled cocktails – Andrew Benson sees Patagonia‘s icy wilderness in style. An immense shield of pristine ice crowns the southernmost peaks of the Andes, where the Americas funnel down towards Antarctica. From this Southern Patagonian ice field gigantic glaciers toboggan into fjords and turquoise inlets set among the barren badlands of... Read more »

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  • The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    The world’s best festivals and carnivals

    May 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    If you’re looking to combine your next trip with a world-class festival or a mind-blowing carnival, then look no further. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present ten of the best parades, parties and processions across the world. Walking on the wild side at the Sydney Mardi... Read more »

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  • Five essential homestays around the world

    Five essential homestays around the world

    April 29th, 2013Site Editor
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    One of the best ways to truly get to know a destination is to chat to the locals, and one sure fire way to become an instant expert on a place is to go a step further and spend a night or two with them. So leave behind the comfort zone of the international hotel... Read more »

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