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  • The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight | Rough Guides
    also includes detailed walks and cycling routes historical information and the lowdown on the best places to sample local food and drink Explore every corner of the regions with easy to use colour maps to help make sure you don t miss the unmissable Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dorset Hampshire the Isle of Wight Now available in ePub format EBOOK 9 99 EPUB MOBI and PDF GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats PAPERBACK CHOOSE A RETAILER BELOW AMAZON US BARNES NOBLE Authors Amanda Tomlin Matthew Hancock Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published January 2013 Series Main Series More Products England Europe Related Guides 14 99 Make the Most of Your Time in Britain View Guide 2 99 The West Midlands and the Peak District Rough Guides Snapshot England View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to England View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Yorkshire View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Devon Cornwall View Guide 19 99 The Rough Guide to Great Britain View Guide 2 99 The East Midlands Rough Guides Snapshot England View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to London View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide London View Guide 11 99 The Best Places to Stay in Britain on a Budget View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to the Lake District View Guide 11 99 The Rough Guide to the Cotswolds Includes Oxford and Stratford upon Avon View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Kent Sussex and Surrey View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Vintage London View Guide 2 99 Brighton Rough Guides Snapshot Kent Sussex and Surrey View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot England The Northwest View Guide 9 99 The

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  • Ten beautiful time-lapse videos | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    trekking Wildlife Winter sports Ten beautiful time lapse videos By Tim Chester May 23rd 2013 View Comments Time lapse photography where multiple images are captured and played back at an increased speed can portray the world in unusual and awe inspiring ways Here s a look at ten of the best clips we ve seen featuring Yosemite National Park at night a flight across the USA and the northern lights Yosemite Range of Light This clip two years in the making on a Canon 5D watches night chase day over Yosemite National Park in California If you ve ever considered visiting the Californian wilderness this could seal the deal Project Yosemite The region has played muse to more than one artist and two other photographers Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty have also captured its majesty in another epic clip Shadows float over endless horizons while hikers scramble across huge rocks and French electronic musician M83 provides a fittingly epic track in the form of Outro Qatar The very same track is used for this snippet from Simon Kearns Around the world in under five minutes 17 countries 343 days and 6237 photographs are compressed into a couple of minutes in another stunning clip El Cielo de Canarias Tenerife Photographer Daniel Lopez climbs above the clouds and recasts them as frothing seas lapping at remote mountain peaks in this spectacular time lapse Northern lights in Norway If you ve ever spent a frosty night in pursuit of the aurora borealis this clip will appeal Las Vegas Like or loathe Vegas it s hard to deny there s a jaw dropping if somewhat crass majesty to the place This clip might not be as restful or magical as the others but it sums the city up well Finding Portland If a picture

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  • Top holiday ideas for thrill seekers | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    standing bitter territorial dispute between India and Pakistan Kashmir was once dubbed the most dangerous place on Earth and talk of the region still largely remains focused on its politics obscuring the fact that Kashmir with its verdant valleys and towering mountains makes the Alps look like a cheap film set It s on those mountains that perhaps its biggest secrets can be found and the biggest joys for thrill seekers The Himalayas jut into Kashmir from Nepal boasting light dry powder in absurd quantities Kashmir or rather the small ski town of Gulmarg seems set to explode onto the ski resort radar Opened in 2005 its gondola is at just shy of 4000m the third highest in the world and the powdery terrain that spreads out before it is limitless and untracked Topping it off are some very unresort like qualities you ll ride a pony back to a hot shower and a warm bed if it s chicken for dinner you can pick one from the yard The secret won t keep for long From Srinagar it s a 2hr 200km taxi ride to Gulmarg Dec April is the best time to visit although check the security situation with your foreign office Off roading to Khor al Adaid Qatar In southern Qatar the roads simply stop swallowed by fuming waves of sand Every weekend countless Qatari 4WD enthusiasts make the pilgrimage to the desert to push their vehicles to the limit and find solitude in a shifting world of shimmering heat and rolling dunes Tour drivers whisk tourists out of Doha Qatar s main city down to the desert for a day of adventure After an hour s drive south on a pot holed freeway huge sand dunes looms on the horizon marking the end of the road Loud hip hop and techno blares from an assembled entourage of expensive cars Qatar s modern day equivalent of the camel gone are their plodding steeds of yesteryear exchanged for faster gruntier and air conditioned contemporaries that are thirstier and also tend to roll more often There are numerous tour companies in Qatar offering 4WD trips into the desert Arabian Adventures www arabian adventureqatar com is well established and drivers often speak English Bungee jumping the Bhote Koshi Nepal The worst part is the wait Standing on a footbridge spanning a spectacular Himalayan gorge it s impossible not to glance down at the churning Bhote Koshi River which races down from the nearby Tibetan border Every so often a cheer or a scream sounds as someone plummets towards the water on the end of a disconcertingly thin rubber rope Operated by The Last Resort a tented camp and adventure sports centre this 160m bungee jump is one of the highest in the world to put it into context the Statue of Liberty only measures 93m from its base to the tip of the flame The mountains ahead appear briefly in your line of vision before vanishing as you plunge down

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  • Travel Features by Amy Guttman | Rough Guides
    Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Wales Middle East Abu Dhabi Dubai Iran Israel Jordan Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia North America Canada Greenland Mexico USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Uruguay Venezuela UK View by Theme Activity Architecture Beaches Belief Boats sailing Budget travel Coasts islands Crafts and markets Cycling Deserts Discovery Diving snorkeling Everyday Life Extreme Adventure sports Family friendly Festivals events Food drink Heritage ruins Indigenous culture Leisure Luxury Mountains Museums art Music National parks reserves Nature Nightlife Novelty Off the beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Features Amy Guttman Sort by Date Popularity Seoul food the transformation of a neighbourhood Itaewon a neighbourhood in the South Korean capital Seoul is on the up and food is at the forefront of its renaissance Here Amy Guttman explores a district undergoing an exciting edible regeneration For decades Itaewon has largely been known for two things the US Army stationed there since the Korean War and seedy bars where Amy Guttman 14 01 2016 Nyamirambo Kigali s coolest neighbourhood Rwanda s capital is often described as a city that sleeps rather than one that doesn t Rwandans are by nature more reserved than Kenyans or other Africans Loud music isn t tolerated after 8pm and bars tend to close early Some may call it boring but Kigali s residents embrace the city s quiet calm Yet the oldest part Amy Guttman 15 05 2015 Boda boda tours getting under the surface of Uganda s capital There s only one way to avoid the traffic burdened streets of Uganda s capital Kampala hop on the back of a boda boda the city s motorcycle taxi The motorbikes got their name

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  • Gorillas, gunfire and great coffee in Rwanda | Rough Guides
    entirely safe and they re up there with the best places to meet locals and take the pulse of their city As with much of East Africa the temperature is perfect throughout the year up to 29 degrees in the daytime down to 19 degrees at night I found it all quite wonderful though there are visitors who find the city too clean too well organised and perhaps not African enough There is of course an elephant in the room A visit to the Genocide Memorial is more or less obligatory for a first time visitor and heart wrenching though the experience may be most people agree that the information is relayed in a thoughtful manner Volcanoes and gorillas For those accustomed to travelling in Africa leaving Kigali can feel a bit strange Travel is generally conducted by minibus and while this is a sweaty sardine like experience in Kenya Uganda and other neighbouring countries Rwanda s rules of the road are a little better You re almost certain to get a seat to yourself and since services run to set schedules a true rarity in this part of the world there may even be a seat or two free My destination was Musanze a likeable town on the cusp of a volcanic mountain range known as the Virungas one of the only remaining habitats of the highly endangered mountain gorilla Tracking these wonderful beasts is big business here though doing so is no walk in the park First you ve got to arrange a permit slots can be booked up weeks even months in advance and each costs a princely 750 Then there s the 5am wake up call and a mountain walk to your target gorilla group think mud dense vegetation stinging nettles regular rain showers and potential altitude sickness These walks can take up to five hours and head over 3000m above sea level but when you suddenly find yourself face to face with the gentle giants all thoughts of the money time and energy expended on the way up suddenly evaporate into the mountain air War over a latte The next day another minibus ride brought me to Gisenyi a town on the shore of Lake Kivu and practically joined to Goma a city in the Democratic Republic of Congo I had planned to head across the Congolese border during my trip and spend a night camping by the lava filled crater of the nearby Nyiragongo volcano However those plans were scotched by civil war in the Goma area and I instead settled for a coffee at one of Gisenyi s lakeside hotels At one point a military vessel full of victory V ing soldiers raced by shortly afterwards attack helicopters could be seen chopping their way towards the Congolese side of the Virunga mountains Sipping a latte with war going on just beyond was a surreal experience The next day I headed south down the lake to Kibuye a jarring bruising journey that lasted from

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  • Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa: Johannesburg and Pretoria | Rough Guides
    the weekend or longer Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to South Africa with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria including transportation food drink costs health national parks and safety Also published as part of the Rough Guide to South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Full coverage The Central Business District CBD Johannesburg Art Gallery Braamfontein Hillbrow Parktown Melville Sophiatown Alexandra Gold Reef City the Apartheid Museum Soweto the Cradle of Humankind Pretoria EBOOK 2 99 EPUB and MOBI GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats Published March 2015 Series Snapshots More Products Africa South Africa Related Guides 17 99 The Rough Guide to South Africa Lesotho Swaziland View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa The Eastern Cape View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Cape Town The Winelands The Garden Route View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa KwaZulu Natal View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Morocco View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Ethiopia View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Madagascar View Guide 2 99 Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast Rough Guides Snapshot Morocco View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Tanzania View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Victoria Falls View Guide 2 99 Sinai Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Egypt View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Namibia View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Mauritius View Guide 2 99 Cairo and the Pyramids Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Tanzania The Northern Safari Circuit View Guide 12 99

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  • Five top isolated retreats | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    Arabian oryx endemic to the region and one of the most beautiful creatures on Earth around two dozen species of plants and hundreds of species of insects Visiting the Empty Quarter requires serious preparation With few if any useful maps very little chance of meeting another human being and extremely low chances of survival in the case of stranding you need to travel well prepped and well equipped Most visitors choose to join a tour run by any of several reputable local tour companies Guides tents and even camels can also be arranged Saudi Arabia is still one of the world s most inaccessible kingdoms Non business visitors can visit as a group travelling with a recognized agency See www saudiembassy net Battle Harbour Newfoundland Labrador Stuck out in the Labrador Straits the jagged knot of granite that is Battle Harbour feels like it s perched at the end of the world Established in the 1770s the island soon became one of North America s busiest saltfish salmon and sealing ports Today the fishing boats are long gone only a red roofed church and a clutch of clapboard cottages dot the hillside above the rickety wharf Just offshore shimmering blue white icebergs float gently southwards slowly melting into bizarre shapes and twisted pillars Spending the night here is a magical experience the island s natural beauty is complemented by its equally evocative human elements creaking bunkhouses equipped with oil lamps and wood fires a museum built from old salt stained warehouses and friendly locals who seem to have stepped straight out of Moby Dick Accents have changed little since the first settlers arrived from England s West Country in the 1800s children ask their mothers Where s me father to and old fishermen look at the sky and say ee look like rain don t ee Battle Harbour is open from mid June to mid September For more detailed information see www battleharbour com The Termas de Puyuhuapi Chile It can take you days to reach the Termas de Puyuhuapi but then getting there is all part of the fun One of the most remote hideaways in the world the luxurious lodge cum spa sits halfway down Chile s Carretera Austral or Southern Highway a 1000km mostly unpaved road that threads its way through a pristine wilderness of soaring mountains Ice Age glaciers turquoise fjords and lush temperate rainforest The most exciting way to travel down it is to rent a 4WD you ll rarely get above 30km h but with scenery like this who cares Separated from the carretera by a shimmering fjord the lodge is unreachable by land Instead a little motor launch will whisk you across in ten minutes It s hard to imagine a more romantic way to arrive especially during one of the frequent downpours that plague the region when guests are met off the boat by dapper young porters carrying enormous white umbrellas You can take to the wilderness in a number of ways

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  • Best Places to Visit in November | Best Places to Go in November | Rough Guides
    that you can jump on a boat back the city for the evening if you re in the mood for something a bit livelier Six epic surfing spots Explore a national park in South Korea Naejangsan National Park in the mountains of Jeolla do province transforms into a burst of fiery colours in the autumn The foliage mostly maple trees but also elm ash oak dogwood and hornbeam amongst others flares up into a magnificent scene of crimson green yellow and everything in between About three hours from Seoul by bus the park makes for a beautiful day retreat with waterfalls and lakes 1880 different species of wildlife several pagodas and temples and an expansive peaked area 76 032 square kilometres to explore Party for Diwali in Jaipur India Jaipur the Pink City is one of the most thrilling places to celebrate Diwali the annual Hindu festival of lights which runs November 3 7 this year The whole city comes out to celebrate and you d be hard pushed to find a dark spot on any of the streets as you bathe in the glow of the seemingly infinite numbers of neon lights dangled over the buildings and the fireworks exploding over your head Tuck into some delicious tooth wrenching Indian sweets while you re at it Ski in the French Alps Can t wait till Christmas Or fancy getting to grips with some guaranteed snow on a cheap er ski pass and quiet slopes The high altitude French alpine resorts of Tignes and Les Deux Alpes start their seasons in November With altitudes of up to 3200m these are the first resorts to get the winter snows But if in these unpredictable days of European weather that doesn t work out you can make your way up to the glaciers where you can ski to your heart s content whatever the weather Celebrate Thanksgiving in NYC The most widely celebrated American festival Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season in the US Most people spend this day right at the end of November with their families but New York offers plenty to keep travellers entertained too There s the annual Macy s Thanksgiving Day Parade to dazzle you in the morning a range of cafés and restaurants such as Cornelia Street Cafe in the West Village and The Red Cat in Chelsea offering traditional Thanksgiving meals as well as tempting alternatives for those who d rather opt out of the seasonally popular big bird before you work it off with a skate round the ice rink at Bryant Park or spend a more leisurely few hours immersed in the plethora of arts crafts and jewellery at Union Square Holiday Market Learn to kitesurf Egypt The feeling of the wind powering your kite and hurtling you over the open ocean at breakneck speed is like no other If you re after the thrill and fun of kitesurfing Hurghada on Egypt s Red Sea coast is the place to try

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