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  • Eerie film shows the ghost city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl disaster

    Eerie film shows the ghost city of Pripyat, 30 years after Chernobyl disaster

    August 17th, 2015Emma Henderson
    videocam Video

    A swimming pool lies empty, plants encroach through broken windows, hospital bed frames are red with rust and Soviet signs and murals are faded ruins of what was once art from another world. This is Pripyat, Ukraine, and it’s been abandoned since 1986. This eerie video shot using a drone shows the near post-apocalyptic destruction caused by the... Read more »

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  • Ten reasons why you should visit Lviv, Ukraine

    Ten reasons why you should visit Lviv, Ukraine

    February 7th, 2014Jonathan Bousfield
    insert_drive_file Article5 min read

    Home to a burgeoning café scene and an ever-growing stock of backpacker hostels, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv (Львів) represents the country at its most tourist-friendly. A top pick in Rough Guides’ top ten cities for 2014 list, it’s certainly the Ukraine’s biggest surprise, a former outpost of the Habsburg Empire whose elegance and charm will challenge... Read more »

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  • Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    Top 9 articles for American readers in 2013

    October 23rd, 2013Lottie Gross
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    What inspires you to travel? Whether you’re looking to save the world (one eco-lodge at a time), add new destinations to your travel bucket list, or just taste the finest Belgian beers, check out this rundown of our most inspiring ideas for US travelers on RoughGuides.com: Pin 1. Top 20 Belgian beers Beer is big... Read more »

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  • Which weird foods have you tried?

    Which weird foods have you tried?

    September 9th, 2013Lottie Gross
    insert_drive_file Article2 min read

    From rotten eggs in China to Canadian jellied moose nose, we’ve found some of the weirdest foods of the world, and showcased them in a rather stomach-churning gallery for your viewing pleasure. But now we want to know what weird foods you love, hate or have been brave enough to sample on your travels. It seems our... Read more »

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  • Nuclear disaster: Chernobyl today

    Nuclear disaster: Chernobyl today

    July 16th, 2013Adam Bennett
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    Chernobyl and the nearby city of Pripyat have been abandoned for over 20 years. Old Soviet symbols still adorn the buildings, and textbooks remain open on desks at the local school. The worst nuclear disaster in history left 52,000 residents homeless – never to return again. Today, the site is a popular tourist attraction: enter... Read more »

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  • Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels

    March 7th, 2013Site Editor
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    However good your intentions are, it’s often all too easy to retreat to the comfort of the hotel room and shy away from really engaging with the locals when you’re on your travels. Here’s a selection of holiday ideas that will thrust you into the heart of the community you’re visiting and foster a much... Read more »

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