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  • 9 reasons to visit Kenya’s wild and wonderful north | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    see wildlife for the herds of safari jeeps blocking the view Yet in northern Kenya spine jangling roads and long travel times mean it is virtually tourist free Visitors here are treated to jaw dropping landscapes and cultural interactions that most tourists will simply never experience 2 To see out of this world beauty Lake Turkana the world s largest permanent desert lake and biggest alkaline lake is a must see for the adventurous soul It s fondly referred to as the Jade Sea because of its breathtaking turquoise colour Here the frothy white waves of the crocodile infested waters lap over surrounding craggy volcanic residue a barren Martian landscape that stretches as far as the eye can see 3 For hikes that will take your breath away literally Avid hikers head to northern Kenya for spectacular climbing such as the challenging Mount Kulal a 2285m high mountain next to Lake Turkana that dominates the northern horizon as you approach from the south It s a tough hike comprising two summits joined by a narrow ridge with wind dust heat and altitude to contest with but the views from the top over the lake and searing Chalbi Desert are almighty 4 Because the wildlife encounters are like no other Northern Kenya offers some of the most spectacular ways to experience Kenya s thriving wildlife from horseback safaris in Laikipia to quad bike adventures on the Borana conservancy On the Lewa conservancy the rare Grévy s zebra live in abundance you can jog past them during the Lewa Marathon or take a boat trip on Lake Turkana to witness the thriving crocodile population reportedly the Nile s largest 5 To meet some of the world s most remote and spectacular tribes The region s rich cultural heritage is one of the most rewarding reasons to visit northern Kenya In many places here life continues unchanged as it has for centuries the El Molo people one of the last true hunter gatherer communities fish on the shores of Lake Turkana as their ancestors did The nomadic Turkana tribe also move across the harsh landscape adorned with ornate beaded jewellery and stunning hand printed fabrics In Marsabit local herdsmen lead their cattle to water each morning and follow the age old tradition of singing as they scoop water from the well to the trough above 6 Because it s the home of humankind Visiting northern Kenya is a pilgrimage to the land where our first ancestors once roamed Leading research suggests humans originated in Africa and the largest numbers of human fossils have been found here One of the most important and complete early human skeletons a 1 6 million year old Homo erectus fossil was discovered on the shores of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya named Turkana Boy 7 Because the wild camping is spectacular One of the best reasons to visit northern Kenya is for the incredible wild camping on offer Head to the banks of Lake Paradise in Marsabit National

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  • 8 must-visit places in South America you’ve probably never heard of | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    colonial wooden buildings while outside the city you can explore Suriname s standing as one of South America s most enigmatic countries with a trip to the communities of the Saramaka Maroons Originally groups of plantation slaves who escaped into the jungle in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries these communities maintain African traditions and Ghanaian dialects Controlled tours to the Maroons villages are possible with agencies in Paramaribo 3 For an alternative carnival Olinda and Recife Brazil Rio de Janeiro might draw the most international visitors but carnival in Olinda and Recife neighbouring cities in the northeast of Brazil offers a unique and more traditionally rooted experience For carnival week the winding colonial streets of Olinda throng with parades reflecting a mixture of Brazilian folklore and African influences check out the frevo dancing clowns dancing with umbrellas and the maracatu The latter is a style of drumming originally brought to Brazil by African slaves and where the players wear lavishly decorated and extravagant headdresses In both Recife and Olinda submit to the frenetic energy of the carnival blocos parades of dancing revellers dressed in anything from traditional outfits to Flintstones costumes Towering above the chaos are the 20ft tall bonecos de Olinda enormous brightly coloured statues Don t miss the most renowned of these blocos in Recife the Galo da Madrugada With over 2 5 million dancers it is the largest globally and features the giant rooster boneco from which the parade takes its name 4 For excellent international cuisine Gustu La Paz Bolivia Bolivia and internationally renowned cuisine rarely appear in the same sentence However a food revolution driven by Claus Meyer world acclaimed chef and owner of Danish restaurant Noma is attempting to reinvent Bolivia s reputation Meyer opened Gustu in 2012 with a new take on fine dining demonstrating what can be achieved with only local Bolivian ingredients The restaurant is run entirely by chefs trained in La Paz s poorest district El Alto and acts as a social enterprise providing opportunities for underprivileged youth in the city Try a seven course tasting menu with drinks pairings for 640 bolivianos and watch the magic happen as you dine at the chef s table 5 For untouched beaches Palomino Colombia If you re seeking respite from travelling the unspoilt white sand beaches of Palomino should be next on your itinerary Although its fame as a tourist haven is growing Palomino remains a paradise for anyone looking to relax on unspoilt shores beneath the world s highest coastal mountain range the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta There s not a lot to do here apart from sunbathing or tubing down the river but frankly that s part of the appeal 6 For astounding rock formations Lago General Carrera Chile Argentina Covering 1850 square kilometres Lago General Carrera or Lago Buenos Aires as it s known in Argentina is a body of water straddling the Chilean Argentinean border five hours south of Coyhaique Fed by glacial waters from the mountains

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  • The least romantic things to do around the world | Rough Guides
    outdoors in the USA 20 of the most relaxing holidays Go solo the 20 best places to travel alone Budget trips 20 of the cheapest places to 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 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

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  • The Rough Guide to Italy | Rough Guides
    quirky B Bs to idyllic agriturismos and slick city apartments as well as to atmospheric osterie gourmet restaurants and melt in your mouth ice cream A full colour introduction helps you plan your trip while readable accounts of Italy s history art and groundbreaking film industry will help you get the most from your trip Full colour and with crystal clear maps The Rough Guide to Italy is your essential travel companion Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Italy Now available in ePub format 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 Tim Jepson Celia Woolfrey Martin Dunford Ros Belford Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published March 2013 Series Main Series More Products Europe Italy Related Guides 2 99 Friuli Venezia Giulia Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Venice View Guide 2 99 Piemonte and Valle d Aosta Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Sicily View Guide 2 99 Puglia Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Venice the Veneto View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Rome View Guide 10 99 The Rough Guide to Sardinia View Guide 2 99 The Italian Riviera Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Tuscany Umbria View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary Italian View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Rome View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Naples the Amalfi Coast View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Florence View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides

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  • The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka | Rough Guides
    to stay eat drink and shop for travellers on all budgets The most comprehensive guide ebook on the market the fully updated The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka is the ideal traveller s companion with handy itineraries and highlights sections to help you plan your trip Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka 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 Gavin Thomas Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published November 2015 Series Main Series More Products Asia Sri Lanka Related Guides 12 99 The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World View Guide 2 99 Hokkaido Rough Guides Snapshot Japan View Guide 2 99 Central Honshu Rough Guides Snapshot Japan View Guide 14 99 The Rough Guide to Tokyo View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Malaysia Kuala Lumpur View Guide 20 99 The Rough Guide to Shanghai View Guide 18 99 The Rough Guide to the Philippines View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to India View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Vietnam Hanoi View Guide 14 99 The Rough Guide to Laos View Guide 2 99 Kyoto and Nara Rough Guides Snapshot Japan View Guide 16 99 The Rough Guide to Korea View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Thailand s Beaches Islands View Guide 16 99 The Rough Guide to Taiwan View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to Malaysia Singapore Brunei View Guide 24 99 The Rough Guide to Japan View Guide 4 99 Indonesia Rough Guides Snapshot Southeast Asia on a Budget View Guide 14 99 The Rough Guide to Myanmar View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Beijing View Guide

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  • The Rough Guide to Mexico | Rough Guides
    of the best hotels bars clubs shops and restaurants for all budgets The Rough Guide to Mexico also includes detailed itineraries covering the best of the country as well as things not to miss and regional highlights detailing the most unforgettable experiences Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Mexico Now available in ePub format 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 John Fisher Daniel Jacobs Stephen Keeling Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published June 2013 Series Main Series More Products Mexico North America Related Guides 2 99 Mexico City Rough Guides Snapshot Mexico View Guide 2 99 Acapulco and the Pacific beaches Rough Guides Snapshot Mexico View Guide 2 99 Yucatan Rough Guides Snapshot Mexico View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot USA The South View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot USA The Pacific Northwest View Guide 16 99 The Rough Guide to California View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot USA The Rockies View Guide 2 99 Rough Guide Snapshot USA Los Angeles View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot USA Louisiana View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Canada View Guide 2 99 Toronto Rough Guides Snapshot Canada View Guide 10 99 The Rough Guide to New England View Guide 14 99 The Rough Guide to Florida View Guide 2 99 The Great Plains Rough Guides Snapshot USA View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to Southwest USA View Guide 2 99 Vancouver and Vancouver Island Rough Guides Snapshot Canada View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to New York City View Guide 2 99 Montreal and Southwest Québec Rough Guides Snapshot Canada View Guide 2

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  • Travel Inspiration | Inspiring Articles & Galleries | Rough Guides
    the gallery Articles 10 reasons to make a pit stop in Pittsburgh Read more Articles Why now s the time to visit Nottingham England Read more Destinations The Banat Romania Find out more Articles The world s best breakfasts Read more Articles Toasting bad weather in the Scottish Highlands Read more Destinations Fez Meknes and the Middle Atlas Morocco Find out more Destinations La Mosquitia Honduras Find out more Destinations The Limousin Dordogne and the Lot France Find out more Articles Poll is travel the best education you can get Read more Articles Video couple captures the romance of Norway s wild storms Read more Destinations Kathmandu and Patan Nepal Find out more Destinations Gyeonggi and Gangwon South Korea Find out more Galleries The world s most impressive cityscapes View the gallery Articles Exploring Quichua culture in Ecuador s highlands Read more Articles Nyamirambo Kigali s coolest neighbourhood Read more Articles The best beaches in California Read more Articles 9 tips for surviving that dreaded overnight bus Read more Articles Great Rivers Of The World The Nile Read more Articles Follow in the footsteps of kings at Bath Spa England Read more Destinations The Tarfaya Strip and Western Sahara Morocco Find out more Destinations The East and North Aegean Greece Find out more Articles The magic of Vietnam in 22 pictures Read more Articles The best places to catch late summer sun in Europe Read more Articles The Lowdown on Vintage London Read more Destinations Ocho Rios and the north coast Jamaica Find out more Destinations Switzerland Find out more Destinations Things not to miss Nicaragua View the gallery Articles Hanging out in the Jemaa el Fna square Morocco Read more Destinations Hong Kong and Macau China Find out more Destinations Hokkaidō Japan Find out more Destinations Porta Caribe Puerto

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