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  • Around the world in twenty artworks | Photo Gallery | Rough Guides
    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 Peru View by

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  • The Cibao Guide | Dominican Republic Travel | Rough Guides
    west and the Cordillera Septentrional the mountain range to the north This valley can be neatly divided into two sections the western Cibao a ribbon of farmland north of the central mountains and the prosperous Vega Real a triangle of alluvial plain between Santiago Cotuí and San Francisco de Macorís which contains some of the deepest topsoil in the world During the nineteenth century the Vega Real s agricultural middle classes were the country s primary exponents of democracy and engaged in a century long struggle for power with the demagogic cattle ranchers of the southeast The appeal of the Cibao is not as obvious as that of the coastal resorts but you ll still find plenty to do especially in Santiago the country s second largest city after Santo Domingo Besides its legendary nightlife Santiago is well positioned for short excursions into the neighbouring farmland which produces some of the world s best cigars you can easily see the process firsthand It s likely you ll head south from Santiago on your way to Santo Domingo past a chain of Cibao towns that Columbus founded as gold mining outposts Of these La Vega is the choice stop holding the DR s largest Carnival celebration and the ruins of Columbus s colony La Vega Vieja east of the present day city For most however the first priority is the mountains Surrounded by picturesque scenery the small but bubbly town of Jarabacoa is best set up for tourism with a tidy array of hotels and restaurants plus plenty of adventure tour outfits offering everything from whitewater rafting kayaking and cascading to three day treks up bald headed Pico Duarte Another Pico Duarte trail begins near San José de las Matas a mellow mountain village that makes a pleasant day trip from Santiago while one of the most difficult trails a gruelling five day trek sets off from Constanza a circular utopian valley in the heart of the highest part of the range Aside from the isolation and fresh air Constanza s attractions include several hiking trails an impressive waterfall and a jagged but scenic road that leads south through the Reserva Científica Valle Nuevo to San José de Ocóa at the southern end of the range Wherever you go remember that these are substantial mountains and should be explored only with hiking boots warm clothing and decent waterproofs If you really want to get away from other tourists look no further than the farming towns in the Vega Real like Moca Cotuí and San Francisco de Macorís Read More More about Dominican Republic Features Where Next Check out The southeast Book a hostel in Dominican Republic Travel Offers Travel insurance Hotels Hostels Car hire Tours Explore Santiago La Vega Jarabacoa Parques Nacionales Bermúdez y Ramírez Constanza Reserva Científica Valle Nuevo Moca San Francisco de Macorís Cotuí Find out more Cassava bread Cassava bread Still a staple Dominican food cassava bread dates back to the Tainos Low in fat and protein but

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  • Things not to miss in Argentina | Photo Gallery | Rough Guides
    Car Rentals Follow Us Facebook Twitter Newsletter Log in South America Introduction Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Peru See all destinations Argentina Overview Introduction Fact file Where to go When to go Getting there Getting around Accommodation Food and drink The media Festivals Sports Outdoor activities Culture and etiquette Travel essentials Inspiration Things not to miss Author picks Itineraries Features Gallery Explore Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Province Córdoba and

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  • The Best Places to Visit in August | Where To Go in August | Rough Guides
    wine growing Baden region timing your visit to coincide with one of the many summer wine festivals Chow down on New England lobster Maine USA Maine is justly proud of its lobster The cold water crustacean has been farmed along the coast here for generations thriving in the chilly clean water There s no shortage of places to dine on prime specimens from fancy restaurants to casual lobster shacks where you can enjoy your juicy tails and claws in the salty open air Lobsters are farmed year round but a good time to visit is during the annual Lobster Festival at the end of August an old school celebration of all things lobster with fun and games a big parade and the world s biggest lobster steamer Escape the crowds in Umbria Italy In August when all of Italy is on holiday the locals flock to the mountains and coast to be avoided unless you enjoy crowds queues and general chaos The landlocked region of Umbria shares many of the attributes of its bigger glitzier neighbour Tuscany picture perfect hill towns sun dappled olive groves great food and wine but it s cheaper more down to earth and refreshingly quiet in August Hole up in a hilltop villa or get back to nature at an agriturismo and spend your days exploring gorgeous medieval towns such as Perugia Assisi and Todi chilling out at tranquil Lake Trasimeno or sampling the earthy local cuisine Get your dose of culture at the Edinburgh Festival Scotland The biggest arts festival on the planet the Edinburgh Festival sees the city transformed into a hive of cultural activity its hugely varied line up a mix of fresh new talent and world famous acts The best approach is to dive straight in without too many fixed ideas inevitably it s the act you ve never heard of that blows you away Accommodation and tickets for the big names are in high demand so book ahead See the desert burst into bloom in Namaqualand South Africa For South Africans the first glimpse of a Namaqualand daisy is a sure sign that spring has arrived Four thousand floral species a quarter of which are found nowhere else on earth burst into bloom in South Africa s Northern Cape in August creating a dazzling flower carpet in day glo shades of pink purple orange yellow and white that stretches across the veld for hundreds of kilometres The vast swathes of colourful flowers are a breathtaking sight especially when you consider that they ll give way to arid desert within just two months Kick back on west coast of Sweden Within striking distance of cosmopolitan Gothenburg lies the Bohuslän coast a rugged 10 000 island archipelago that makes an ideal summer escape The islands vary widely in character some are completely barren others harbour timewarp fishing villages while a few boast chic spas or fine dining restaurants Unsurprisingly seafood is a big deal here and lobster safaris and fishing excursions form

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  • The Lake District Guide | Argentina Travel | Rough Guides
    and Dictionary Latin American Spanish View Guide The Rough Guide to Chile View Guide Rough Guides Snapshot South America on a Budget Venezuela View Guide Argentina s Lake District the northwestern wedge of Argentine Patagonia is a land of picture perfect glacial lakes surrounded by luxuriant forests jagged peaks and extinct volcanoes Not so long ago it was a wilderness controlled by indigenous peoples but the undisputed modern capital Bariloche now sees annual invasions of Argentine and foreign holiday makers Thanks to excellent transport links they descend on the town in droves year round for the fresh air and outdoor adventures The supposed lure is the alpine flavour of this Argentine Switzerland a moniker borne out to some extent thanks to the Mitteleuropa like setting wooden chalet architecture and the region s breweries dairies and chocolate shops Yet the real attraction is the sheer unspoilt beauty of the goliath Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi the grandfather of all Argentina s national parks packed with enough trekking and other outdoor activities to last any enthusiast weeks North of Bariloche is the upmarket resort of Villa La Angostura and the stunning Seven Lakes Route while to the south is the more alternative resort of El Bolsón and the splendid Parque Nacional Los Alerces home to more fabulous lakes and ancient alerce trees Further south still lurks a trio of curiosities Butch Cassidy s cabin the Welsh settlement of Trevelin and the historic railway at La Trochita In the northern swathes of the Lake District the main hub is family oriented San Martín de los Andes Bariloche s nearest regional rival with an admirable lakefront location Both it and neighbouring Junín de los Andes renowned nationwide for its angling opportunities are perfect bases for exploring the rugged Parque Nacional Lanín whose focus is Volcán

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  • 8 incredible treehouses you’ll want to stay in immediately | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    ll want to stay in immediately By Rough Guides Editors August 24th 2015 View Comments Staying the night in a treehouse everyone s favourite childhood fantasy has now become a reality Treehouse hotels have sprung up around the world with mystical woodland hideaways now found everywhere everywhere from Costa Rica to Thailand Here are 8 of our favourites 1 Treehotel Sweden Sweden s Treehotel built by some of the country s finest architects takes the humble treehouse to new levels Its six strikingly modern treerooms range from the futuristic glass Mirrorcube to the alien like UFO And if a night here wasn t unforgettable enough there s even a sauna suspended from the pines Image credits Peter Lundstrom WDO www treehotel se top right and featured image Fredrik Broman Human Spectra www treehotel se left 2 Tree House Lodge Costa Rica In 10 acres behind Punta Uva beach in the province of Limón lies a treehouse that owners Edsart Besier Pamela Rodriguez promise will take you back to your childhood Surrounded by a tropical garden and accessed via a wooden suspension bridge it s the perfect place to unwind Image courtesy of Tree House Lodge Costa Rica 3 Garden Village Slovenia A short walk from the banks of Slovenia s famous Lake Bled Garden Village is a fairytale come to life Neat rows of luxury glamping tents are staggered down the hillside while six treehouses hide in the woods alongside connected by wooden platforms and short suspension bridges Romantic escapes don t come much better than this Image credits Garden Village Jost Gantar top Jonathan Smith Dorling Kindersley left Tim Draper Rough Guides right 4 Chewton Glen England You ll find the ultimate in treehouse luxury at Chewton Glen in the New Forest Four luxury treehouse cabins are squirrelled away in a wooded valley here and the extras are fittingly decadent spa treatments golf buggies to take you to the main hotel and gourmet hampers delivered through a secret hatch Images courtesy of Chewton Glen 5 Tongabezi Lodge Zambia It s hard to imagine waking up to the crashing of Victoria Falls but when you stay at Tongabezi Lodge s Tree House this becomes a reality Hidden away on the banks of the Zambezi river along the cliff face past the pool this ground level treehouse offers a tranquil situated away from the main lodge Staying here is a way to experience the beauty and majesty of Zambia without setting a foot outside they say Image courtesy of Tongabezi Safari Lodge www tongabezi com 6 Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica Peru Deep in the Peruvian Rainforest a stay at Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica plunges you into jungle life Set within a 17 000 hectare private reserve this luxury resort offers the likes of spa treatments jungle treks and bird watching expeditions Best of all however is their Canopy Tree House although at 90 ft above the jungle floor a night here is not for the faint hearted Images courtesy of Inkaterra Reserva Amazónica

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  • Things not to miss in Turkey | Photo Gallery | Rough Guides
    Iceland Hungary Ireland Italy Latvia Lithuania Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Wales See all destinations Turkey Overview Introduction Fact file Where to go When to go Getting there Getting around Accommodation Food and drink Health Culture and etiquette Festivals The media Shopping Sports and outdoor activities Travelling with children Travel essentials Inspiration Things not to miss Author picks Itineraries Features

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