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  • Bolivia: make time for South America’s most misunderstood country

    Bolivia: make time for South America’s most misunderstood country

    October 12th, 2015Steph Dyson
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    Bolivia brims with unique and barely-visited landscapes and cultures. It offers everything from the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats, to the Parque Nacional Madidi – one of the most biologically diverse places on earth, plus a wealth of ancient indigenous customs and traditions. But despite this plethora of attractions, the country rarely... Read more »

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  • Behind the scenes of the best restaurants in Lima

    Behind the scenes of the best restaurants in Lima

    July 28th, 2015Gregory de Villiers
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    Co-author of The Rough Guide to Peru and Lima resident Greg de Villiers gives us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the city’s best restaurants.  Beto is a big man, whose big man hands nearly swallow the spoon he’s using to ladle fish out of a beat-up blue cooler. He is famous in his area, his restaurant an... Read more »

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  • Sleeping in the sky: Peru’s epic suspended lodge

    Sleeping in the sky: Peru’s epic suspended lodge

    July 20th, 2015Colt St. George
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    If Peru’s Sacred Valley wasn’t epic enough already, now you can sleep in transparent capsules suspended 300metres from one of its towering cliff faces. With a panoramic view overlooking the mystical Andes, the rapids of Rio Urubamba and the Sacred Valley itself, Skylodge (bookable through Airbnb) is not only the world’s first hanging lodge: it might... Read more »

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  • Passport to write: the winner!

    Passport to write: the winner!

    July 3rd, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    After weeks of deliberation, we’re thrilled to announce that Stephanie Dyson is the winner of the Rough Guides and Journeys are made @gapyear.com writing competition and the recipient of a £2000 travel voucher. Congratulations, Stephanie!  The judges were particularly impressed by her fresh take on a well-known experience. The colourful language in her carefully paced piece bought the sunrise to life and made us... Read more »

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  • Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    Quiz: can you locate these national parks?

    July 2nd, 2015Rebecca Hallett
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    National parks are some of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural places, taking in mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and forests (sometimes all in the same one), but how much do you know about them? Can you tell these national parks apart? Compare flights, book hostels and hotels for your trip, and don’t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go. 

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  • 9 tips for backpacking South America

    9 tips for backpacking South America

    June 15th, 2015Neil McQuillian
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to South America on a Budget, these are our top nine tips for backpacking South America. From the tropical beaches of the Caribbean to the windswept archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, backpacking South America guarantees a treasure trove of adventures that has fuelled the imagination of travellers for centuries, with dizzying... Read more »

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  • 20 brilliantly colourful pictures of Colombia

    20 brilliantly colourful pictures of Colombia

    May 25th, 2015Matt Garceau
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    Professional photographer Matt Garceau shares his experience of photographing Cartagena, Colombia. “The nearly 500-year-old walled city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, comprises a compact series of neighbourhoods that are surrounded by enormous Spanish walls and fortresses.  Pressed right up to the Caribbean sea, the melange of aged buildings inside are painted brilliant colours of blue,... Read more »

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  • 6 Peruvian recipes you need to master

    6 Peruvian recipes you need to master

    May 15th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Peruvian cuisine is rated among the best in the world and is currently experiencing a period of flourishing self-confidence and popularity overseas. Here are six classic Peruvian recipes taken from the Rough Guide to Peru, all fairly simple to prepare and found throughout the country. All quantities given will feed four people, so invite a few... Read more »

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  • In pictures: meet the people of Peru

    In pictures: meet the people of Peru

    March 27th, 2015Kiki Deere
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    Rough Guides writer and photographer Kiki Deere shares with us some pictures of Peru from her latest research trip across the country. “My research for the new edition of the Rough Guide to Peru took me to remote corners of the country, from the little explored Cotahuasi Canyon, one of the deepest canyons in the... Read more »

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  • Life is sweet in sucre: studying in Bolivia’s most relaxed town

    Life is sweet in sucre: studying in Bolivia’s most relaxed town

    March 16th, 2015Ros Walford
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    Ros Walford recounts her time studying Spanish in Sucre, one of Bolivia’s most relaxed towns.  Sitting in Sucre’s shady central Plaza Mayor with my friend Katrien, it seemed that all was right with the world. The birds were singing, kids were playing, people laughing and strolling through the park and we were deep in conversation. Then,... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    February 12th, 2015Lottie Gross
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  • In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    In pictures: traditional dress around the world

    February 2nd, 2015Alice Park
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