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  • 7 Things You Didn't Know About Senegal | Rough Guides
    as Senegalese homes Baguettes are served with almost every meal and patisseries showcasing impressive looking cakes will have your mouth watering as you stroll past 2 You can camp under a sky full of stars in the desert Lodge de Lompoul sits in the middle of the Senegalese desert and it s a world away from the big brash city of Dakar As the sun sets crack open a cool Flag West African lager sit back relax and watch the dunes turn from yellow to orange before they re silhouetted against the night s sky Lodge de Lompoul Lottie Gross 2015 Three hours north of the capital the small village of Lompoul sits on the edge of a desert of the same name This smattering of huts and concrete and corrugated iron structures is a gateway to a strangely empty patch of yellow sand dunes in the middle of the forested landscape that backs the Senegalese coastline Leave your vehicle in Lompoul and jump into the camp s 4 4 truck to traverse the steeply undulating foliage clad dunes an exhilarating adventure in itself before arriving at your luxury tent to spend a night in the wild 3 Senegal s natural attractions include a vivid pink lake Blue crystal clear waters are beautiful but what about bright pink Thanks to its high salt content up to forty per cent in places caused by an algae called dunaliella salina Lake Retba looks more like cloudy pink lemonade than a refreshing cool blue pool Don t try swimming in it though the salt is terrible for your skin and the workers who gather the mineral have to cover themselves in shea butter before jumping in It s brighter at certain times of year the dry season mainly and is made even more striking where parts of its banks are made up of bright white salt The lake is a hive of activity all year round men dig for salt under the water and women in brightly coloured dresses carry buckets full of it on their heads from the waters to the metres high mounds on the shore The Pink Lake Lottie Gross 2015 4 The country is a twitcher s paradise The Gambia gets most of the attention for birdwatching in West Africa but Senegal also has its own haven for hundreds of winged creatures The Parc National de la Langue de Barbarie at the southern end of a long thin sandy peninsula near the border with Mauritania is a reserve for over 160 different species of birds from all kinds of terns and gulls to pelicans and pink flamingoes Hire a pirogue traditional canoe and glide through the calm waters all afternoon for some excellent ornithological observation 5 You can visit an island made from millions of shells In the south of Senegal a hundred kilometres from Dakar Ile de Fadiouth is one of Senegal s many little islands set in the ocean between a peninsula and a warren of lush

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  • 9 Special Places To Stay In Andalucía | Rough Guides
    makes it easy to take in something of each of its elements inland cities extensive coastline and mountainous sierras even on a brief visit Plus the proliferation of dramatic historic buildings mean there are plenty of unforgettable places to stay From humble family run pensiones and hostales to five star luxury hotels these are some of our favourites from the new Rough Guide to Andaluci a 1 Convento la Almoraima Castellar de la Frontera Just above the Bay of Algeciras this is a magical hotel is housed inside a renovated seventeenth century convent with a stunning patio and imposing Florentine tower The rooms are elegantly furnished to four star standard and there s a pool and tennis court The hotel is also surrounded by vast tracts of wooded walking country in the Parque Natural de los Alcornocales making it hard to imagine a more serene stopover P1010005 by Antonio via Flickr CC license cropped 2 La Casa del Califa Vejer de la Frontera This enchanting hotel created inside a refurbished part Moorish house reflecting the town s Moorish origins has magnificent views towards the coast far below Individually styled rooms are decorated with Moroccan lamps and fittings and guests have use of two patios a terrace and a library 3 La Seguiriya Alhama de Granada A charming hospederi a rural and restaurant in an eighteenth century house with fine views over the tajo from its back garden The amiable proprietors he a former flamenco singer she a wonderful chef make a stay here very special the perfect end to any Andaluci a trip Casas Blancas in Vejer de la Frontera by Li Mette via Flickr CC license 4 Hospederi a La Cartuja Cazalla de la Sierra A former Carthusian monastery transformed into a charming hotel surrounded by rolling hill country As well as eight elegantly styled rooms in what was formerly the monastery s gatehouse the evocative ruin of the fifteenth century monastery behind contains an art gallery 5 La Casa Grande Arcos de la Frontera Perched on a clifftop this former casa sen orial has a spectacular columned patio and sensational views across the vega from a terrace bar Some of the beautiful rooms and more expensive suites come with their own terrace too Arcos de la Frontera by Joan Sorolla via Flickr CC license 6 Los Pinos Andu jar Secreted away in the densely wooded Parque Natural Sierra de Andu jar home to the threatened Iberian lynx this is a very pleasant hotel with cosy en suite rooms apartamentos rurales and cottages arranged around a pool There s plenty of good hiking nearby 7 Palacio de la Rambla Ubeda In Ubeda s old quarter this upmarket casa palacio owned by the Marquesa de la Rambla is the last word in understated taste The lavish interior with eight palatial rooms set around a stunning renaissance patio designed by Vandelvira contains valuable furnishings and artworks Palacio de la Rambla by Cayetano via Flickr CC license 8 Alqueri a de Morayma

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  • Great Lakes Around The World | Rough Guides
    travel 20 places to embrace your inner hippy The most beautiful places in India 20 brilliantly colourful places The most beautiful places in the USA as voted by you The most beautiful places in England 20 of the best family travel destinations In pictures around Italy in 16 foods 30 inspiring quotes to live by from around the world 20 seriously weird places around the world 20 of the best honeymoon destinations The most beautiful city in the world as voted by you View by Destination Africa Egypt Ethiopia Kenya Madagascar Mali Morocco Namibia Rwanda South Africa Tanzania Zanzibar Tunisia Asia Cambodia China India Indonesia Japan Laos Malaysia Mongolia Myanmar Burma Nepal Philippines Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand United Arab Emirates Vietnam Australasia Australia Fiji New Zealand Central America the Caribbean Barbados Belize Costa Rica Cuba Guatemala Jamaica Panama Puerto Rico Trinidad Tobago Europe Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Denmark England Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom Middle East Dubai Israel Jordan North America Canada Mexico USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Ecuador Peru View by Theme Activity Architecture

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  • Continent & Country Africa Travel Features | Rough Guides
    the largest exporter of flowers to the European Union meaning your pretty petals may have crossed equators and oceans Kiki Deere 10 02 2016 Beneath the Mountain of God Tanzania s Lake Natron 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 Chris Clark 29 01 2016 Ethiopian Christmas celebrations in pictures Today Ethiopia is celebrating Christmas Following the Julian calendar this East African Orthodox Christian nation celebrates Christmas on the 7th January each year In Lalibela one of the holiest sites in Ethiopia tens of thousands of pilgrims gather for mass in the town s 12 rock hewn churches All through the night there s chanting singing swaying and praying Karoki Lewis 07 01 2016 Why the Northern Cape is one of South Africa s must see destinations The Northern Cape home to diamond mining capital Kimberley and wilderness of the Kalahari Desert remains South Africa s least visited province But it just doesn t make sense according to writer Meera Dattani Here she tells us why it s one of South Africa s top destinations So why should I go If empty roads flanked by saltpans sand dunes Meera Dattani 06 01 2016 Cape Town s irrepressible township revolution Many visitors to Cape Town leave with a fairly limited view of the Mother City They see the whitewashed beachfront restaurants and hotels take the cable car up Table Mountain and top up their tan before heading home with a suitcase full of overpriced carved wooden animals that were actually made in China The overwhelming Chris Clark 24 12 2015 Dhow boats and dawas it s time to come back to Kilifi Kenya With the recent lifting of the British High Commission s travel ban on parts of the Kenyan coastline you should once again think about Kilifi when planning your trip to Kenya At this lesser known resort around two hours north of Mombasa you can still sail on dhows in the pristine Indian Ocean and soak up the golden sun on Harriet Constable 03 12 2015 15 beguiling pictures of Uganda 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 Clare Wise de Wet 19 11 2015 12 beautiful Kiswahili proverbs from Tanzania 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

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  • The Rough Guide to Cape Town, The Winelands & The Garden Route | Rough Guides
    Cape Town uncovers it all Easy to use maps for each neighbourhood make getting around easy With detailed chapters featuring all the best hotels restaurants and bars live music and clubs shops theatre kids activities and more you ll be sure to make the most of your time in the city with The Rough Guide to Cape Town the Winelands and the Garden Route EBOOK 13 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 Tony Pinchuck Barbara McCrea Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published January 2015 Series Main Series More Products Africa Cape Town South Africa Related Guides 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa The Eastern Cape 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 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa Johannesburg and Pretoria View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to South Africa Lesotho Swaziland View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Namibia View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Egypt View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Tanzania Zanzibar View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Madagascar View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Tanzania The Northern Safari Circuit View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Mauritius View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Ethiopia View Guide 2 99 Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast Rough Guides Snapshot Morocco View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Marrakesh View Guide 2 99 Sinai Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to First Time Africa View

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  • Browse Cape Town Products | Travel Shop | Rough Guides
    Gallery Special Features Shop Travel Offers Flights Accommodation Travel Insurance Hostels Tours Car Rentals Follow Us Facebook Twitter Newsletter Log in Shop Ebook Shop South Africa Cape Town Sort A Z Latest Popular GBP EUR USD 13 99 The Rough Guide to Cape Town The Winelands The Garden Route View Guide About us Contact us Write or Work for us Mobile Site FAQs Terms Conditions Privacy Cookies Site map Euros

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  • The Rough Guide to Norway | Rough Guides
    information on exploring the country via the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer At every step The Rough Guide to Norway steers you to the best hotels cafés restaurants and shops across every price range giving you clear balanced reviews and honest first hand opinions from authors who know their herring from their lutefisk Originally published in print in 2012 Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Norway Now available in ePub format EBOOK 14 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 Author Phil Lee Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published December 2013 Series Main Series More Products Europe Norway Related Guides 2 99 Oslo Rough Guides Snapshot Norway View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Paris View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Amsterdam View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to the Lake District View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Norfolk Suffolk View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to France View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes View Guide 2 99 The Rhône Valley Rough Guides Snapshot France View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary Spanish View Guide 6 99 Pocket Rough Guide Prague View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Yorkshire View Guide 2 99 The Kvarner Gulf Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Kent Sussex and Surrey View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany The middle Rhine region View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland Belfast View Guide 2 99 The Turquoise Coast Rough Guides Snapshot Turkey View Guide 2 99 Argyll Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland View Guide 9 99 The Rough

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  • The Rough Guide to Tanzania | Rough Guides
    introductory sections on Tanzania s cultural customs health food drink and outdoor activities as well as specialist Tanzanian tour operators and an introduction to learning Kiswahili Rely on expert background information on everything from bull fighting in Pemba through to the mosaic of ethnic groups in Tanzania Explore all corners of this fascinating country with the clearest maps of any guide Make the most of your time on Earth with The Rough Guide to Tanzania EBOOK 15 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 Author Jens Finke Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published July 2015 Series Main Series More Products Africa Tanzania Zanzibar Related Guides 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Tanzania Zanzibar View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Tanzania The Northern Safari Circuit View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Ethiopia View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Egypt View Guide 2 99 Cairo and the Pyramids Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Namibia View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa The Eastern Cape View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Kenya View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to South Africa Lesotho Swaziland View Guide 2 99 Sinai Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Marrakesh View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa Johannesburg and Pretoria View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Cape Town The Winelands The Garden Route View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Madagascar View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Morocco View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide

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