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  • Continent & Country North Korea Travel Features | Rough Guides
    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 North Korea Sort by Date Popularity 10 of the best GoPro videos Since GoPro was founded in 2004 they ve inspired photographers to capture the world from a new angle Today there s a huge range of small and versatile waterproof cameras on the market which can be remote controlled and mounted on everything from surfboards to guitars and the scope for invention is endless There s enough footage out there Eleanor Aldridge 03 10 2014 The world s most impressive cityscapes Gallery Eleanor Aldridge 04 04 2014 25 breaks for bookworms Gallery Eleanor Aldridge 28 10 2013 Arrivals a travel news round up Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers casts an eye over the big travel topics and unpicks the top stories of the week More tourists welcome but heavy planes are not Climbers could soon be getting their crampons into five additional Nepalese peaks over 8 000m Currently just eight of the country s highest mountains are accessible but overcrowding Steve Vickers 30 08 2013 The travel bucket list If you re after unforgettable experiences to add to your travel bucket list look no further With some help from our authors editors and other travel

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  • Continent & Country Philippines Travel Features | Rough Guides
    beaten track People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Features Philippines Sort by Date Popularity The stunning Philippines in pictures Rough Guides writer Kiki Deere shares some of her best photographs of the Philippines from her latest trip to Southeast Asia Comprising 7107 islands the Philippines boasts some of the world s most incredibly diverse landscapes nowhere more so than Luzon the country s largest island Northern Luzon is home to the country s remotest wildernesses a Kiki Deere 18 12 2015 Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above The Philippines is beautiful from the ground but from above it s even better This video soars hundreds of metres into the air to give you a bird s eye view and it s awesome From White Beach on Boracay to the little town of El Nido Frédéric Bussière s drone camera captures the stunning scenery of this southeast Asian archipelago As Lottie Gross 29 07 2015 Batanes off the radar on The Philippines remotest islands Kiki Deere co author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines heads off the tourist trail to Batanes This cluster of islands located almost 150km off the northernmost tip of Luzon in the Philippines sees just thirty or so foreign visitors a year Batanes Batanes Up there was the reaction of most Filipinos when I told Kiki Deere 25 05 2015 Ten great literary journeys From India to Italy to the USA whether it s fiction or non fiction we ve all travelled the world at some point in time through the captivating words of our favourite novels Some will take you into the depths of the African jungles and others plonk you right in the middle of the wide empty ocean It s Lottie Gross 22 07 2014 The world s best views as chosen by you Gallery Lottie Gross 19 06 2014 Our favourite islands in the Philippines Graced by dazzling beaches year round sun and numerous opportunities for diving island hopping and surfing the Philippines has long attracted a steady stream of foreign visitors Yet there s far more to these islands than sand and snorkelling These are a few of our favourite islands in the Philippines Olango Island Five kilometres east of Mactan Island Site Editor 02 06 2014 12 months of the quirkiest festivals around the world The whole world loves a party and a good one provides a great excuse to travel Here s a whole twelve months of some of the more interesting ways people celebrate during festivals around the world January World Buskers Festival Christchurch New Zealand Clever street performers they head to the southern hemisphere this month where they can Zora O Neill 22 04 2014 20 alternative commutes to work Gallery Eleanor Aldridge 04 04 2014 The hanging coffins of Sagada Philippines Members of the Igorot tribe of Mountain Province in northern Philippines have long practised the tradition of burying their dead

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  • Continent & Country Singapore Travel Features | Rough Guides
    state of Singapore has evolved from a colonial port into a slick shrine to wealth and consumerism With fascinating Chinese and Indian quarters excellent museums world renowned restaurants and great shopping there s plenty here to keep you occupied for days But what about accommodation Whatever Rough Guides Editors 22 10 2015 Video 17 things not to miss in Singapore Singapore has many sides You can take in Little India Arab Street and Chinatown before heading for a cosmopolitan night out hosted by some of the world s top DJs or delve into the wild at a rainforest nature reserve and search for inner peace at holy temples These are the top things not to miss Site Editor 04 02 2015 20 unforgettable things to do at night on your travels Gallery Olivia Rawes 12 05 2014 The best cuisine in the world as voted by you Gallery Lottie Gross 20 03 2014 All aboard the Eastern Oriental Express First tea is served In a fancy teapot with biscuits by a butler dressed in pristine white uniform You gaze lazily out of the window as porters labour in the crushing afternoon humidity blissfully cool in your air conditioned cabin Then the train eases out of the station the skyscrapers of Singapore soon fall away and you re across the Straits Stephen Keeling 19 12 2013 Interactive Map The world s best street food One of our most popular galleries recently was our round up of street food across the globe From bunny chow to poutine it had a variety of suggestions for hungry travellers Here we ve pinned those photos to one of our world maps so you can see where to go for your next foodie fix Where would Site Editor 19 08 2013 The best street food around

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  • Continent & Country South Korea Travel Features | Rough Guides
    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 Would you get down and dirty at South Korea s Mud Festival What once began as a marketing ploy for a therapeutic mud found near Boryeong a small city on South Korea s sandy west coast has since transformed into a unique festival that draws millions every year But this is no spa day Mud Fest 2008 by Hypnotica Studios Infinite license The annual Boryeong Mud Festival is where people Colt St George 17 07 2015 In pictures traditional dress around the world Gallery Alice Park 02 02 2015 20 places to get utterly lost Gallery Keith Drew 23 10 2014 The sex theme park that s helping Koreans loosen up In amongst blushing couples and giggling grannies Nelson Groom gets a sex education at Jeju Loveland South Korea South Korea has a prudish past It was only in the 70s that police were patrolling the streets with rulers measuring the length of ladies skirts Gauging from my time there South Koreans remain vastly conservative especially Nelson Groom 20 08 2014 Travel News a tourist pop group portable hotel Rough Guides writer Steve Vickers gets you up to speed with the latest travel news including business only flights to the USA and portable Nordic hotel rooms New airline is strictly business Fed up with flying cattle class Well a brand new airline is about to start running business only flights to New York And for now Steve Vickers 23 06 2014 St Patrick s Day a different way If you re planning on celebrating your Irishness this next March or getting yourself adopted for the day the most obvious place to head is Dublin

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  • Continent & Country Sri Lanka Travel Features | Rough Guides
    People Photography Railway journeys Relaxation Road trips Romance Shopping Structures Surfing Tourist Trail Tradition Transport Walking trekking Wildlife Winter sports Features Sri Lanka Sort by Date Popularity Sri Lanka 10 tips for first time visitors A country in the throes of massive change Sri Lanka s heady mix of British colonial heritage beautiful landscapes and incredibly friendly locals make it a beguiling destination But the tropical isle has only cropped up on travellers radars in recent years following the end of the country s 26 year long civil war in 2009 With more tourists Chloe Cann 16 11 2015 The friendliest countries in the world Whether it s a smile exchanged with a stranger a quick chat with a tuk tuk driver or a night out on the town with a group of newly made friends interactions with local people often shape our view of a whole country So which places offer tourists the warmest welcome This list counts down the friendliest countries Site Editor 30 09 2014 Great journeys as chosen by you Gallery Lottie Gross 04 09 2014 Stunning Sri Lanka in pictures Described as the finest land of its size in the world by Marco Polo Sri Lanka attracts thousands of visitors each year Sitting just above the equator it s a hot and humid place brimming with exciting food colours and culture Travel photographer Andrew Lever shares his beautiful Sri Lanka images with us Travel photographer Andrew Lever Lottie Gross 14 08 2014 Browsing English veg in the Asian hills Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has many unexpected sights but few are as surreal as early morning in Haputale As dawn breaks the mists that blanket the town for much of the year slowly dissipate revealing the huddled shapes of dark skinned Tamils insulated against the cold in woolly hats and padded jackets hawking great bundles of English vegetables Site Editor 28 02 2014 20 top animal encounters Gallery Tim Chester 21 02 2014 The best boutique hotels on a budget Sri Lanka If you re looking for a stylish holiday without maxing the plastic Sri Lanka has a burgeoning number of chic affordable hotels and B Bs Here are some our favourite boutique hotels in Sri Lanka Casa Heliconia Kaleliya The new highway from the airport to Colombo makes accessing this idyllic country retreat easier than ever it takes just Emma Boyle 14 02 2014 Pick a papaya in Sri Lanka If along with rest and relaxation your idea of the perfect holiday hideaway involves cooking up your own meals with fresh ingredients then a self catering stay at Samakanda Guesthouse might be just what you re looking for Tucked away in the hills above the town of Galle Samakanda comprises two comfortable solar powered cottages one a restored Jeremy Smith 07 01 2014 Meeting Shiva on Adam s Peak Sri Lanka Sacred sites are easily accessible in Sri Lanka you can barely move a step without tripping over giant Buddha statues temples and rock paintings

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  • Continent & Country Taiwan Travel Features | Rough Guides
    justly famed and no trip would be complete without several street food feasts Night markets are among the best and cheapest places to try a selection and you ll want to leave plenty of time to go from stall to stall to seek out the best To whet Rough Guides Editors 11 11 2015 The best of the world s smallest countries Gallery Greg Dickinson 29 10 2014 From mountains to markets in Kaohsiung Taiwan Kaohsiung Taiwan s second largest city is a tropical gateway to one of the region s main surfing areas Kenting But it s also well worth a visit in its own right Jamie Fullerton finds some of the top things to do in Kaohsiung Taipei the capital of Taiwan and most travellers gateway to the island that is Jamie Fullerton 21 08 2014 20 unforgettable things to do at night on your travels Gallery Olivia Rawes 12 05 2014 Ten of the world s more unusual restaurants Gallery Olivia Rawes 17 02 2014 Interactive Map The world s best street food One of our most popular galleries recently was our round up of street food across the globe From bunny chow to poutine it had a variety of suggestions for hungry travellers Here we ve pinned those photos to one of our world maps so you can see where to go for your next foodie fix Where would Site Editor 19 08 2013 The best street food around the world Gallery Eleanor Aldridge 04 07 2013 Five awe inspiring religious ceremonies Catching a religious event or gathering in another country can be an exhilerating experience Here from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth we present five spectacular declarations of faith from all over the globe Easter in Seville Spain Semana

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  • Continent & Country Thailand Travel Features | Rough Guides
    are some of his favourite experiences from the new Rough Guide to Thailand 1 Get a traditional massage in Bangkok A good pummelling at the massage pavilions amid the historic kaleidoscopic architecture Paul Gray 11 01 2016 Trekking in Thailand the best routes Thailand is ripe for trekking From its dripping pristine rainforests to its towering mist enveloped mountains there is a landscape that just begs you to get out on two feet and explore But the real joy of trekking in Thailand here is nothing to do with the scenery it s the people that make every step count from Helen Ochyra 10 12 2015 Where to stay in Bangkok an area by area guide Bangkok is vast There s a population of 11 million people within its 1500 square kilometres and towering high rise buildings of up to 304m high It s a modern metropolis with frenetic markets traditional temples and a brilliant nightlife But where should you base yourself Whatever kind of trip you re planning here s the lowdown on where to stay Paul Gray 09 12 2015 Go it alone solo travel in Thailand Thailand is the quintessential backpacker destination Here you can make the first footprints on secluded sands dance shoeless under a full moon and swim beneath cascading waterfalls Running through Thailand s rainforests and temples and looping around its islands and beaches is the so called banana pancake trail a well worn tried and tested backpacker route that has Helen Ochyra 24 11 2015 Quiz can you locate these national parks National parks are some of the world s most awe inspiring natural places taking in mountains glaciers waterfalls and forests sometimes all in the same one but how much do you know about them Can you tell these national parks apart Compare flights book hostels and hotels for your trip and don t forget to purchase travel insurance before you go Rebecca Hallett 02 07 2015 14 magical sunrises that prove it s worth getting up early Looking through the Rough Guides photography archive one kind of shot stands out again and again pictures captured at sunrise Sure there s nothing more tempting than sleeping in until noon while you re on holiday But if you can bring yourself to brave the odd early morning you ll discover a magical world as dawn breaks From Eleanor Aldridge 16 04 2015 Quiz can you name these famous sights Do postcards and travel posters paper your walls Do you pride yourself on your travel knowledge We ve selected ten of the most beautiful and awe inspiring sights around the world to put you to the test Can you identify the famous sight from the picture Be warned sometimes places can look surprisingly similar Jessica Sinyor 20 03 2015 Northern Thailand the railroad less travelled Tourists are visiting Thailand in increasing numbers but some communities remain stuck in a time long passed In pursuit of the old Thailand Alex Robinson shuns the tour buses

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  • Continent & Country Vietnam Travel Features | Rough Guides
    Chi Minh City HCMC formerly Saigon was the US base during the Vietnam War and since the country s unification has transformed into a thoroughly modern thriving metropolis The somewhat less modern Helen Abramson 13 01 2016 The magic of Vietnam in 22 pictures Vietnam an intoxicating country full of stunning sights sizzling beaches and sumptuous food It s a country bound to make an impact on you no matter where you go whether it s trekking with hill tribes near Sa Pa or whizzing around Ho Chi Minh City on a motorbike From our favourite Picfair photographers here are 22 gorgeous Lottie Gross 02 11 2015 8 of the weirdest things you ll see in Vietnam Governed by Chinese dynasties for over a thousand years ruled by the French for a century and occupied by American troops for over a decade Vietnam has remarkably managed to uphold a vast array of cultural practices To the rest of the world some of these traditional customs seem pretty strange but they re still prevalent throughout this Helen Abramson 22 07 2015 1650km of Vietnam in 3 minutes of stunning videography If a trip to Vietnam is on your bucket list you might want to look away now This video will definitely give you wanderlust Filmmaker Oliver Atrologo spent two weeks travelling around Vietnam earlier this year and captured the whole trip on camera He travelled 1650km from the karst rock formations of Ha Long Bay in the north Lottie Gross 29 06 2015 10 Vietnamese foods you need to try Vietnamese food is distinct and unforgettable The cuisine relies on a balance of salty sweet sour and hot flavours achieved through use of nuoc mam a fermented fish sauce cane sugar the juice of kalamansi citrus fruit or tamarind and chilli

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