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  • 15 beguiling pictures of Uganda | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Paraguay 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 15 beguiling pictures of Uganda By Clare Wise de Wet November 19th 2015 View Comments I m an Aussie girl and have been living and working in Uganda for the past fifteen years Apart from my regular day job I m also a freelance photographer I arrived in Uganda in August 2000 with my husband after an eight month 4 4 overland journey we started in London in December 1999 It was during this journey I realised how important it was to document both photographically and in writing the extraordinary people and places we had encountered Soon after arrival in Uganda we volunteered to build a school in Gulu in the north Once the school was completed we decided to stay for the foreseeable future and make Kampala our home Through travel and documentary photography my sole intention is to show the beauty that abounds both in Uganda and other parts of the world by providing a visual gift to those who may not have the means to experience it as I have Golola the boda boda rider Kampala Rainforest at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains A troop of roaming baboons Ishasha Sunset Kalangala District Ssese Islands The Bahá í House of Worship Kampala St Balikuddembe Market Kampala A gathering of family

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  • 15 lies we’ve all told while travelling | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    the snoring neighbour the blaring music the musty stale smell You haven t got a hope 3 Sure we ll stay in touch Perhaps at first you mean it Maybe you really think you ll bother But it won t be long before you re saying it to almost everyone you meet and in your head you re already fast forwarding to the mildly guilt stricken pressing of the ignore button when the Facebook friend request pops up Hey you can t be everyone s buddy 4 I m married Of all the lies you might tell while you re abroad this one is the most justifiable In fact at times it s essential Telling people you re married can simplify your adventures and avoid awkward situations the world over whether you re alone with friends or your partner Just remember that you need to actually invent a good backstory Anniversary dates wedding stories put your romantic hat on and get creative with it 5 I m going to buy so many presents for my friends You buy them You really do And then you keep them for yourself 6 Yes I ll definitely come back to your hotel restaurant bar It s by no means unheard of for travellers to return to their favourite destinations but as you wave goodbye to the guesthouse owners in the tiny village thousands of miles from home more often than not you re mentally ticking this one off the bucket list and planning your next trip elsewhere There s a whole world out there after all 7 I haven t been on Facebook since I got here And no I don t miss it Come on now 8 I m going to stick to my budget Hell maybe you ll even come home with some spare cash Or you ll do what most people end up doing just one day of treating yourself becomes just another day and another and by the end of your trip the word budget is no longer even mentioned You can check your bank statement once you re home 9 Everything I ve brought with me is absolutely essential Yeah including your laptop iPad speakers phone spare phone spare phone charger Travel Scrabble Connect Four and that third pair of sunglasses in case the other two simultaneously break 10 I ll write that novel You will certainly have a lot more time on your hands it s just that the time seems so much better spent far far away from your keyboard and much much closer to a nice cool drink 11 I haven t watched a single TV show since I ve been away The longer people have been travelling the less this is likely to be true No one s going to be stuffing a box set of DVDs in their bag but if all you need is an internet connection and an iPad or laptop the temptation to keep up with the latest Game of

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  • Quiz: where should you celebrate Christmas? | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    Costa Rica Cuba Dominican Republic El Salvador Grenada Guatemala Jamaica Nicaragua Panama Trinidad Tobago Europe Albania Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark England Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Malta Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain 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 Quiz where should you celebrate Christmas By Abigail Alltimes November 20th 2015 View Comments The holiday season is looming and for many of us it means over indulgence snoring grandparents and an excuse to open a bottle of wine before midday But perhaps you re after something a little different this year Maybe you want to eschew tradition stuffed bird and all and escape to a foreign land where there s no sign of the dreaded C word at all If you re stuck for ideas we ve got a few Start by taking this test Previous Feature Next Feature Related Articles Quiz can you name the airport from its code Quiz how serious is your travel bug Quiz where should you go on your next road trip Quiz where should

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  • Pictures of India | 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 Striking pictures of the faces of India By Lottie Gross May 22nd 2014 View Comments Often considered more of a continent than a country India has a varied landscape from desert to jungle to stunning coastlines With a population of 1 2 billion people it was the faces of this country that captivated Jack Fillery on his latest trip The award winning photographer has captured a series of images that he said would portray the diversity of the people in India He said despite the chaos and its infinite cultures and personalities everything in India feels like it belongs where it is nothing nor nobody seems out of place or irregular But the balance of this harmony is in doubt as the country struggles with its ever evolving sense of identity and faces new challenges as it emerges as one of the world s economic powerhouses I felt the need almost a responsibility to capture the beauty of the ordinary and the everyday to document the simplicity of existence in a land so steeped in romance and mythology and cultural difference Here are a selection of Jack s pictures which

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  • 21 Amazing Pictures of Antarctica | Rough Guides
    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 The last great wilderness 21 stunning pictures of Antarctica By Nori Jemil April 14th 2015 View Comments Freelance travel writer and photographer Nori Jemil shares some of her most beautiful pictures of Antarctica Based in Chile for nearly six years it had always been my goal to make it down to the southernmost tip of the continent and beyond I thought after photographing glaciers in Argentina Peru and Chile I knew what to expect but nothing can prepare you for the colossal beauty and sheer magnitude of Antarctica A two day journey from Ushuaia on the Drake Passage one of the world s roughest waterways is rewarded by the sight of passing icebergs wandering albatross and humpback whales About 90 percent of the planet s ice is found in Antarctica and is on average about a mile thick It s this ice in all of its formations from icebergs recently carved to translucent weathered floes and the pancake thin ocean surface that really sets this hostile and pristine wilderness apart In a state of constant shift through wind and the motion of the seas Antarctica s ice is always changing which makes just standing on deck a mesmerising experience Ice sculptures in the rain A humpback whale flukes in silvery calm waters Towering ice sculptures formed by strong winds A solo chinstrap penguin on a rocky outcrop in the rain Ice worn into ridges turned by waves and weather Solo Gentoo dwarfed by the majesty of the Antarctic Peninsula The detailed ridges of an iceberg seen up close Evening

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  • 12 Beautiful Tanzanian Proverbs | Rough Guides
    Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports 12 beautiful Kiswahili proverbs from Tanzania By Rough Guides Editors October 15th 2015 View Comments 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 vowel is accentuated something like a gulp The ability to pepper conversation with appropriate proverbs methali is also much admired in Tanzania as elsewhere in Africa The pithier sayings even find their way onto kangas worn by women to express sentiments that might be taboo if spoken aloud Here are a few of our favourites taken from the new Rough Guide to Tanzania 1 Every bird flies with its own wings Kila ndege huruka na mbawa zake 2 Hurry hurry has no blessings haraka haraka haina baraka 3 He who wanders around by day a lot learns a lot Atangaye na jua hujuwa 4 A heart deep in love has no patience Moyo wa kupenda hauna subira 5 The gratitude of a donkey is a kick Fadhila ya punda ni mateke 6 Better to lose your eyes than your heart Heri kufa macho kuliko kufa moyo 7 He who praises rain has been rained on Asifuye mvuwa imemnyea 8 Don t set sail using somebody else s star Asisa firie nyota ya mwenzio 9 Put a riddle to a fool a clever person will solve it Fumbo mfumbe mjinga mwerevu huligangua 10 Where there s a will there s a way Penye nia ipo njia 11 If you love a

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  • 15 things every traveller should do once | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    off a bridge dam or tower attached to only a bungee cord The craze that started in New Zealand in 1988 is still the ultimate adrenalin rush on every traveller s bucket list Go on Take a risk The high will keep you buzzing for weeks 4 Go on a road trip with the roof down The open road beckons Ideally with your best friend at your side a great soundtrack on the car stereo and no set time to get where you re going Freedom is the USA s Pacific Coast Highway South Africa s Garden Route or Ruta 40 in Argentina Freedom is putting the roof down and feeling the wind in your hair 5 Drink with the locals Whether it s vodka in Russia rice wine in Cambodia Guinness in Ireland caña in Spain or rakia in Bulgaria order what the locals are drinking and offer to buy a round You ll get great advice thrown in for free and some of your best travel memories will be those random nights in bars when strangers became friends 6 Splurge Don t feel guilty about having some you time away from the snoring of your bunk buddy or the possibility of bed bugs Even if your budget is tight when you are weary from the road check into a nice hotel with a bath in the en suite or book that swanky restaurant with linen tablecloths and actual cutlery Relax and recharge You deserve it 7 Choose a meaningful memento Probably best to avoid getting that free tattoo with your taco and definitely don t take natural resources such as shells but a little memento can be a lovely reminder of your journey Whether it s a tacky souvenir that reminds you of a fun time or something handcrafted you bought to support a local community it will bring a smile to your face once you re home 8 Go wild Whether you watch dolphins in New Zealand dive with sharks in Mexico spot elephants in Kenya or hang off the back of a jeep admiring lions in South Africa you re guaranteed a magical and humbling experience Seeing a wild creature in its natural environment knocks the socks off a trip to the zoo 9 Sky dive Climb into a tiny rickety plane in order to jump out of it at 15 000ft Why not Your first jump is likely to be a tandem dive strapped to a qualified instructor which just requires a bit of preparation and a lot of nerve The ten or so seconds of free fall pass in a gasp inducing rush before the parachute is deployed and you can enjoy a gentle descent over whatever beautiful scenery you re calling home that week 10 Book a homestay We all know that travel is meant to be about discovering new cultures but all too often on the backpacking trail you end up hanging out with people just like you Homestays have popped up

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  • The Best Music Festivals In Africa | Rough Guides
    Coachella for instance has been attracting an international crowd keen to flaunt their fringing to the Empire Polo Club since 1999 Similarly Burning Man has created one heck of a dent in the festival scene since its small beginnings on San Francisco s Baker Beach Last year the event attracted 69 613 citizens to experience its culture of possibility in Nevada s Black Rock Desert Stanley Odd KB Mpofu Image courtesy of Lake of Stars Arts Festival Malawi Sure these belly button brandishing crowd surfing hippy havens have their place But hop over to Africa and you ll find a burgeoning festival scene that s still relatively raw It s like discovering a secret rooftop bar that only you and a couple of pals know about From steam train parties through Botswana to DJ dance sessions in the middle of a national park sunset celebrations over Malawi s gigantic lake and sunrise sets on Zanzibar s beach Africa has well and truly joined the party These events have everything you d expect from a big international festival incredible settings bags of atmosphere and internationally renowned artists But they re also lesser known lesser commercialised and this is a big un incredibly cheap when compared to their western counterparts These are some of the highlights Lake of Stars Malawi s Lake of Stars has been hailed as one of the world s best music festivals in the international press It s held on the eye wateringly stunning shores of Lake Malawi and offers a combination of global artists hip hop act and Mercury prize winners Young Fathers are playing this year local talent inspirational TED style talks and colourful cultural events in the middle of one of the most beautiful countries on earth Add to that the fact that tickets are only 45 and attendance is a bit of a no brainer Zone Fam KB Mpofu Image courtesy of Lake of Stars Arts Festival Malawi Vic Falls Carnival Festival arrivals don t get much better than at the Vic Falls Carnival where attendees travel on a party steam train from South Africa which stops en route for an epic dance party in a secret location in the middle of a national park Ticket holders get to enjoy all the game viewing that a few days of safari in the Serengeti would offer on the way then once there they can simply stroll from their tent to one of UNESCO s world heritage sites the mind blowing flumes of Victoria Falls And this is all before the music solely and proudly a line up the best artists Africa has to offer has even started Vic Falls Carnival is in a different league Afrikaburn Never fear if you re a die hard Burner there s an event right up your street Afrikaburn is affiliated to Burning Man and follows the same Burner principles but is hailed as being Burning Man 15 years ago before it got too big and too popular This is

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