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  • Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    Podcast: how music gave a voice to a marginalised community

    October 16th, 2017Greg Dickinson
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    On the Tanzanian island of Ukerewe, and across sub-Saharan Africa, people with albinism are persecuted in devastating and unimaginable ways. In the summer of 2016, Grammy Award-winning producer Ian Brennan travelled to the island with the charity Standing Voice, armed with a load of microphones and musical instruments. People with albinism are not allowed to... Read more »

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  • A Rough Guide to: safariing in Tanzania

    A Rough Guide to: safariing in Tanzania

    May 30th, 2017Richard Mellor
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    Thanks to the presence of some of Africa’s biggest and best national parks, Tanzania is a safari tour de force. It’s also a dauntingly large place, though, so a trip here requires much advance decision-making. Here’s everything you need to plan a trip. Which region should I choose? This is the first thing to settle.... Read more »

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  • Beneath the Mountain of God: Tanzania’s Lake Natron

    Beneath the Mountain of God: Tanzania’s Lake Natron

    January 29th, 2016Chris Clark
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    Just a stone’s throw from some of Africa’s most celebrated safari destinations, the astonishing Lake Natron remains irresistibly isolated and under-explored. But with so much to offer and with the world outside drawing ever nearer, Christopher Clark is left wondering what the future holds for this hidden highlight. The air seems hotter and drier with... Read more »

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  • 12 beautiful Kiswahili proverbs from Tanzania

    12 beautiful Kiswahili proverbs from Tanzania

    October 15th, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Kiswahili is the glue that binds Tanzania together. It’s essentially a Bantu tongue, enriched by thousands of loan words, primarily Persian and Arabic, but also Hindi, Portuguese, German and English. Kiswahili is pronounced exactly as it’s written, with the stress nearly always on the penultimate syllable. Where an apostrophe precedes a vowel (eg ng’ombe; cattle), the... Read more »

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  • 19 places for a digital detox

    19 places for a digital detox

    November 14th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • Travel news: Moscow to Beijing in just two days?

    Travel news: Moscow to Beijing in just two days?

    October 21st, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Follow us on a whistle-stop tour of the latest travel stories, including news of a super-fast train line between Moscow and Beijing, the suitcase that heats up to kill bed bugs, and the airline that wants passengers to start checking in with their thumbprints.  Two-day Trans-Siberian Riding the Trans-Siberian Railway is one of the world’s... Read more »

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  • Around the world in 20 dances

    Around the world in 20 dances

    October 16th, 2014Neil McQuillian
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  • 20 destinations to see before they disappear

    20 destinations to see before they disappear

    September 11th, 2014Greg Dickinson
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  • Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    Twenty places to make you feel insignificant

    August 27th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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    French novelist Gustave Flaubert once said: “Travelling makes one modest – you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world”. With this in mind, here are twenty daunting and spectacular places around the world that might make you feel a little small. Easter Island, Chile A trip to see Easter Island’s moai lined up on... Read more »

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  • The best beaches in Africa

    The best beaches in Africa

    June 12th, 2014Site Editor
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    From Kenya’s white sands to South Africa’s penguin beach, chosen from a selection of our Africa guidebooks, these are some of the best beaches in Africa.  Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa Some 75km west of Port Elizabeth, Jeffrey’s Bay (known locally as J Bay) is jammed during the holiday seasons, when thousands of visitors throng the beaches, surfing... Read more »

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  • Best places to visit in July

    Best places to visit in July

    April 2nd, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    July doesn’t have to mean fighting for space on packed European beaches, dodging flocks of school children and gritting your teeth at peak prices. Winter in the southern hemisphere promises cheap flights and fantastic skiing, while elsewhere July is packed with unusual festivals, wild celebrations and some of nature’s most spectacular events, giving you a... Read more »

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  • 20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    20 of the world’s most impressive natural phenomena

    January 6th, 2014Eleanor Aldridge
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