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  • Bolivian Food | Rough Guides
    shadows its cuisine unable to shake off a long held reputation for being stodgy and rather monotonous Claus Meyer co founder of Noma the two Michelin starred Copenhagen based restaurant named best in the world four times in the last five years plans to change that His restaurant Gustu which opened in La Paz in 2013 in conjunction with Danish NGO IBIS assumes Noma s locavore ethos matching exclusively Bolivian ingredients with avant garde cooking techniques Meyer s modest aim is to position Bolivia as a leading tourist gastronomic destination and staff members with a few exceptions like a couple of senior chefs are all Bolivian Photo GUSTU Luis Fernandez Earlier this year I dropped into Gustu for lunch with my friend Nick En route from our hotel just off Sagárnaga street La Paz s bustling backpacker hub we passed some of Bolivia s more traditional food options lurid whipped cream topped red and green jellies in plastic cups baskets piled high with salteñas similar to Cornish pasties mounds of gnarled potatoes a small fraction of Bolivia s 200 plus varieties and interchangeable traveller joints offering pancakes pizzas and llama steaks The culinary and geographical landscape changed dramatically in the taxi ride to the swish Zona Sur district the city growing steadily smarter bigger homes more green spaces fewer people Gustu is in the vaguely Californian Calacoto neighbourhood just round the corner from a gleaming EU office and some 500m lower than precipitously high central La Paz I d booked a table the previous week but needn t have bothered The only other people in the light spacious dining room with an open kitchen and vast windows were a French couple and a huddle of wealthy local businessmen The surprisingly varied menu takes full advantage of Bolivia s biodiversity with ingredients from the Andes to the Amazon Lake Titicaca trout exotic fruits like chankaka copoazu and red bananas gamey alpaca and llama coffee and chocolate and cactus and chuño freeze dried potatoes Given Bolivia s landlocked status seafood is the only major absentee Photo GUSTU Luis Fernandez Gustu s ingredients may be local but its prices are decidedly not a quick glance at the menu shows that the restaurant is way out of reach of most people in Bolivia one of South America s poorest countries The 12 course Bolivia Menu with a drinks pairing costs 975 bolivianos around 86 135 with mains from 85 bolivianos 7 50 12 To put this in context scores of restaurants across La Paz serve hearty if rather less adventurous three course lunches for under two pounds As soon as the food arrived however any thoughts about the cost drifted away it was imaginative unusual and Michelin star class Highlights included yucca fritters with coca leaf spiked butter melt in the mouth duck confit with creamed Andean corn intensely flavoured native potatoes one of them gloriously purple on a potato cream sauce scattered with wild flowers a surprisingly unctuous dish of raw heart of

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  • Around Lago General Carrera | Northern Patagonia Guide | Rough Guides
    The Lake District Chiloé Northern Patagonia Southern Patagonia Tierra del Fuego Easter Island and the Juan Fernández Archipelago Shop Ebooks Travel Insurance Hostels Northern Patagonia Introduction Parque Nacional Alerce Andino Hornopirén and around Parque Pumalín The Futaleufú Valley Parque Nacional Queulat and around Coyhaique Laguna San Rafael Around Lago General Carrera South of Lago General Carrera See all destinations Around Lago General Carrera Show Related Guides Hide Related Guides Rough Guides Snapshot Chile Santiago View Guide The Rough Guide to Chile View Guide The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Uruguay View Guide The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World View Guide The Rough Guide to Ecuador the Galápagos Islands View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Venezuela View Guide Buenos Aires Rough Guides Snapshot Argentina View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil Rio de Janeiro View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Paraguay View Guide Chile Northern Patagonia Around Lago General Carrera Just beyond the southern boundary of Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo a 31km side road shoots southeast from the Carretera Austral to the tiny village of Puerto Ibáñez on the northern shore of Lago General Carrera This lake encircled by rocky sharp peaked mountains is the second largest in South America and stretches east into Argentina Regular ferries connect Puerto Ibáñez with the sunny cherry growing town of Chile Chico on the opposite shore making this an attractive alternative to following the Carretera Austral around the lake From Chile Chico a 128km road skirts the lake s southern shore joining the Carretera just beyond the village of Puerto Guadal Read More More about Chile Things not to Miss Explore Chile Itineraries Features Gallery Where Next Check out El Norte

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  • Coyhaique | Northern Patagonia Guide | Rough Guides
    Patagonia Introduction Parque Nacional Alerce Andino Hornopirén and around Parque Pumalín The Futaleufú Valley Parque Nacional Queulat and around Coyhaique Laguna San Rafael Around Lago General Carrera South of Lago General Carrera See all destinations Coyhaique Show Related Guides Hide Related Guides The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget View Guide The Rough Guide to Chile View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot Chile Santiago View Guide The Rough Guide to Peru View Guide Buenos Aires Rough Guides Snapshot Argentina View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot Peru Lima View Guide The Rough Guide to Argentina View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Paraguay View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil Rio de Janeiro View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Venezuela View Guide Chile Northern Patagonia Coyhaique After the smattering of small villages scattered along the Carretera Austral Aysén s lively regional capital COYHAIQUE can be a welcome change The city s fifty thousand inhabitants make up half the region s population and it s the only place along the Carretera that offers a wide range of services from pharmacies and banks to laundries and car rental outlets It s also a good launch pad for

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  • Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget: Paraguay | Rough Guides
    America on a Budget Paraguay covers the Chaco and its Mennonite colonies the Ruta Jesuítica natural wonders like the Laguna Blanca and Pantanal and major cities such as Asunción Encarnación Concepción and Ciudad del Este Also included is the basics section from The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Paraguay including transport costs health etiquette and personal safety plus a handy itineraries section Also published as part of The Rough Guide to South America on a Budget Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Paraguay is equivalent to 42 printed pages EBOOK 2 99 EPUB and MOBI GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats Published October 2015 Series Snapshots More Products Paraguay South America Related Guides 24 99 The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget View Guide 2 99 Buenos Aires Rough Guides Snapshot Argentina View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Peru View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil Rio de Janeiro View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Ecuador the Galápagos Islands View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary Latin American Spanish View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Uruguay View Guide 16 99 The Rough Guide to Chile View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to Argentina View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Chile Santiago View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to Bolivia View Guide 2 99 Sao Paulo Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil View Guide 2 99 Southern Brazil Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil View Guide 20 99 The Rough Guide to Brazil View Guide 2 99

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  • The Rough Guide to Argentina | Rough Guides
    of Bruce Chatwin across Patagonia s dramatic ice fields With easy to use maps reliable transport advice inspiring itineraries and expert reviews of the best hotels restaurants bars clubs and shops for all budgets this indispensable guide will ensure that you don t miss a thing Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Argentina Now available in ePub format EBOOK 17 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 Andrew Benson Rosalba O Brien Shafik Meghji Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published October 2013 Series Main Series More Products Argentina South America Related Guides 2 99 Buenos Aires Rough Guides Snapshot Argentina View Guide 24 99 The Rough Guide to South America On a Budget View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World View Guide 2 99 Southern Brazil Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Peru Lima View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to Bolivia View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Ecuador the Galápagos Islands View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Venezuela View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil Rio de Janeiro View Guide 20 99 The Rough Guide to Brazil View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Uruguay View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Chile Santiago View Guide 2 99 Sao Paulo Rough Guides Snapshot Brazil View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Peru View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Paraguay View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to Colombia View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary

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  • Is Hull The Least Romantic Place In The UK? | Rough Guides
    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 Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK By Emma Gibbs February 5th 2015 View Comments It may be the UK s next City of Culture but that hasn t stopped Hull from being voted the least romantic destination in the UK The annual Destination Romance Report from Hotels com saw a not insubstantial fifth of the Brits polled vote for the Yorkshire city as lacking in the romance department And we d have to agree though Hull is slowly on the up it s still far from the place you want to be whisking your loved one to for a weekend Top in the romance stakes was London conversely and perhaps showing us Brits for the fickle nation we are the capital was also voted the third least romantic city Which says it all really what s romantic for one person might not be for another Ultimately when it comes to romance it s about the person you re with and how the place makes you feel as much as anything else after all great company can make even the dreariest of towns sparkle a little But the report did get us thinking On what criteria should you judge whether a city is romantic or not We came up with five factors An impressive setting Plenty of places in which to do very little Great places to stay Atmospheric places to

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  • 20 fantastically romantic places | Photo Gallery | Rough Guides
    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 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

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  • The Rough Guide to Berlin | Rough Guides
    find practical advice on a greatly expanded selection of day trips from the city into Brandenburg including Potsdam and Park Sanssouci Sachsenhausen and the Spreewald With critical listings of the best places to eat drink sleep and party for all budgets this guide gets under the skin of this dynamic city Whether you have time to browse detailed chapters or need fast fix Top 5 boxes that pick out the highlights you won t want to miss The Rough Guide to Berlin won t let you down 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 Author Christian Williams Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published March 2014 Series Main Series More Products Berlin Europe Germany Related Guides 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Berlin View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany North Rhine Westphalia View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany Munich and central Bavaria View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany Hamburg and Schleswig Holstein View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany The Black Forest View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Germany View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany The middle Rhine region View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary German View Guide 2 99 Rough Guide Snapshot Scottish Highlands and Islands Skye and the Small Isles View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The Balearic Islands View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Kent Sussex and Surrey View Guide 2 99 Split and the south Dalmatian coast Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 2 99 Corsica Rough Guides Snapshot France View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Bath Bristol

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