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  • Activity Photography Travel Features | Rough Guides
    s top weekend break destinations Amsterdam features on many a traveller s bucket list as well as our list of the top 10 cities to visit in 2016 With three world famous attractions the Anne Frank Huis the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum it s hardly surprising But there are also countless pretty canals and great green spaces Rough Guides Editors 02 02 2016 16 captivating pictures of hill tribes in Laos Professional travel photographer Tim Draper has shot images for 24 Rough Guides guidebooks visiting far flung corners around the world Here he shares some of his stunning shots taken in northern Laos where he spent time with the Akha people I d been trudging steadily uphill through dense jungle in heavy rain for over seven hours when I caught Tim Draper 26 01 2016 Are you brave enough 18 ways to be a daredevil on your travels Gallery Ros Walford 12 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 Travel photography our top 20 Instagram posts of 2015 They say a picture can tell a story worth a thousand words which is why we re big on pictures There s no better way save seeing it for yourself to understand a brilliant travel experience than seeing it through the medium of photography We ve spent this year uploading stunning Rough Guides imagery on our Rough Guides Editors 22 12 2015 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 Picture perfect the best photos of 2015 As the year draws to a close we ve been looking back at some of the most remarkable photography we ve published in 2015 We re thrilled to have worked with so many fantastic photographers this year and below is just a small selection of their incredible images A lion takes an afternoon rest Uganda Clare Wise de Rough Guides Editors 18 12 2015 19 pictures of Hong Kong that ll have you reaching for your camera Named one of the most photogenic destinations by Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper Hong Kong in undeniably striking Whether it s the brilliant skyline lit up at night the colourful street scenes or even the surrounding countryside there s a picture to be taken at every turn Here are 19 gorgeous Hong Kong

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  • Community Guidelines | Rough Guides
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  • | Rough Guides
    on Itineraries plus unmissable destinations events activities and festivals Advice on negotiating border crossings entry requirements and visas Available in paperback and eBook format Find out more See all On a Budget guides First Time Ideal for those planning a gap year or extended break Ultimate pre trip planners packed with tips and advice everything you need to know before you go Country profiles highlight the best places to visit the best time of year to go plus essentials such as budgeting visa requirements health and safety Focus on a continent or worldwide Available in paperback and eBook format Find out more See all First Time travel Guides Pocket Rough Guides For city breakers looking to get the most out of a short time with trustworthy local information in a pocket sized guide Compact city guides covering all the highlights plus expert reviews and essential information Recommendations arranged in an intuitive neighbourhood by neighbourhood layout Itinerary suggestions to help you make the most of a short break FREE pull out city map featuring all the sights and listings from the guide Available in paperback and eBook format Find out more See all Pocket Rough Guides Phrasebooks For travellers who want to communicate with locals and have the key phrases at their fingertips Easy to navigate language guides for novices as well as those looking to brush up on their skills Include a handy language to language dictionary key phrases and conversational essentials In depth reviews help you choose what s right for you and your group FREE MP3 audio download travel tips and regional pronunciation advice Find out more See all phrasebooks Activity For independent travellers looking for new ideas about their favourite activities Guides that focus on the best of the best for camping walking budget places to stay or for travellers with disabilities Written by local experts who have camped walked and slept at every place listed In depth reviews help you choose what s right for you and your group Find out more See all activity travel guides Inspirational For seasoned explorers and armchair travellers alike plan your next adventure or dream about it from the comfort of home Luscious coffee table books that make great gifts Filled with stunning photography and inspiring travel ideas Themed around adventure culture eco travel families festivals wildlife and more Find out more See all inspirational travel guides Big Trip eBooks Designed specifically for the iPad 2 and above this series gives you the very best of Europe Southeast Asia Central America and South America Thorough first hand research and great writing combines with photo galleries video and interactive maps to produce the next generation of travel guides Chapters focus on individual countries featuring our writers highlights breakdowns of individual cities and sights and stunning full screen photography Itineraries guide readers around wildlife reserves great architecture and historic towns The Basics section covers everything from buses and homestays to sunburn while browsable feature boxes let you flick through temples beaches museums

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  • Community Register | Rough Guides
    Travel Offers Flights Accommodation Travel Insurance Hostels Tours Car Rentals Follow Us Facebook Twitter Newsletter Log in Community Members Register Posted September 12th 2012 by ecommnet About us Contact us Write or Work for us Mobile Site FAQs Terms Conditions

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  • Travel Features by Steve Vickers | Rough Guides
    sense to hit the road for a journey through the night Opt for the night bus and you won t have to worry about stressful airport queues or checking in online You ll also be able to save on accommodation by sleeping during the journey Steve Vickers 19 01 2016 8 essential budget travel tips If you re looking to travel far and wide but you ve got a tight budget these budget travel tips will see you through every kind of adventure 1 Go it alone Travel companies can certainly point you in the right direction when you re planning a trip but remember few of them work for free Whenever there s Steve Vickers 12 01 2016 5 travel trends we re predicting for 2016 How will travel change over the next twelve months Expect crowded planes bots that can book things on your behalf and if you re really lucky the chance to finally chill out 1 Technology will continue to take over your travel Over the past decade technology has completely re shaped the travel experience giving consumers the Steve Vickers 04 01 2016 Scandinavia for first timers 7 ideas for short breaks On the face of it Scandinavia isn t a very sensible place for a holiday For one thing it s almost always going to be colder than the place you re leaving behind And when it comes to basics like food and accommodation it s probably more expensive too But if you don t mind throwing a few warm jumpers Steve Vickers 09 10 2015 A disused railway line in Sweden is now the ultimate secret adventure Home to wind farms vineyards and wild meadows full of cornflowers and poppies the countryside in the southernmost part of Sweden known as Skåne feels a world away from the dense pine forests of the north You can get a taste for the good life down here by hiring a car and hopping Steve Vickers 26 08 2015 The story of Beijing s contemporary art hub In a country where censorship rules few people gave the idea much of a chance In little more than a decade however the 798 Art District which occupies a former military zone on the northeastern edge of Beijing has grown to become a genuine creative hub for contemporary art The story begins in the 1950s Steve Vickers 10 08 2015 14 signs you need to book your next trip Travel sickness can be caused by bumpy bus and boat rides but too much time at home may also lead to uncomfortable symptoms from excessive daydreaming to green eyed jealousy Here are 14 sure fire signs that you need to make a trip abroad 1 You ve become a green eyed monster You re normally such a positive soul But Steve Vickers 26 06 2015 14 things everyone learns on their first backpacking trip Travelling is about education learning about the world yourself and life in general The lessons are endless

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  • The Yangzi Basin Rough Guides Snapshot China | Rough Guides
    for a week or longer Also included is the Basics section from The Rough Guide to China with all the practical information you need for travelling in China including transport food drink costs health entry requirements and personal safety Also published as part of The Rough Guide to China Full coverage Anhui Hefei Ma anshan Xuancheng Jiuhua Shan Tunxi Shexian Yixian Huang Shan Hubei Wuhan Yichang the Three Gorges Dam Shennongjia Forest Reserve Wudang Shan Hunan Changsha Yueyang Heng Shan Wulingyuan Zhangjiajie Fenghuang Jiangxi Nanchang Jiujiang Lu Shan Jingdezhen Equivalent printed page extent 110 pages EBOOK 2 99 EPUB and MOBI GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats Authors Martin Zatko Mark South Simon Lewis David Leffman Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published May 2012 Series Snapshots More Products Asia China Related Guides 19 99 The Rough Guide to China View Guide 20 99 The Rough Guide to Shanghai View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Hong Kong Macau View Guide 2 99 The Yellow River Rough Guides Snapshot China View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Southwest China View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Beijing View Guide 2 99 Tibet Rough Guides Snapshot China View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Malaysia Kuala Lumpur View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to Malaysia Singapore Brunei View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Bangkok View Guide 14 99 The Rough Guide to Cambodia View Guide 2 99 Central Honshu Rough Guides Snapshot Japan View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Thailand s Beaches Islands View Guide 2 99 Kyushu Rough Guides Snapshot Japan View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City View Guide 2 99 Kansai Rough Guides Snapshot Japan View Guide 16

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  • Ten great literary journeys | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    you into the depths of the African jungles and others plonk you right in the middle of the wide empty ocean It s often these words on paper that ignite our desire to see the world for real so if you re after some literary inspiration here are twelve books with great journeys to read about and get lost in and perhaps one day follow On The Road Jack Kerouac Miles 3994 Walking 1260 hours Flying 9 hours Driving 63 hours Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again we had longer ways to go But no matter the road is life Inspiring generations to travel the USA On The Road documents Kerouac s journey through the USA from New York to Mexico City via Denver Life of Pi Yann Martel Miles 8749 Walking 2916 Flying 18 hours Driving 174 hours Stranded on a raft after a devastating shipwreck this work of fiction follows Piscine Molitor Patel on a raft across the Indian Ocean from Manila to Mexico while he battles with his onboard companion a tiger name Richard Parker Eat Pray Love Elizabeth Gilbert Miles 4056 Walking 1352 Flying 16 hours Driving 81 hours The novel s strap line One woman s search for for everything across Italy India and Indonesia pretty accurately describes this feel good memoir Following 32 year old Elizabeth Gilbert as she discovers pasta and pizza in Italy finds spirituality in India and falls in love in Indonesia it has no doubt inspired many to pack up and leave on similar adventures The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain Miles 363 Walking 209 hours Flying 52 minutes Driving 10 hours With its rather self explanatory title it s obvious that this novel will transport you into the life of Huckleberry Finn who journeys along parts of the Mississippi River throughout his life Into the Wild Jon Krakauer Miles 3015 Walking 984 hours Flying 4 hours Driving 58 hours From Virginia to South Dakota to Alaska this piece of non fiction follows the curious but tragic voyage of Christopher McCandless after he leaves his family and gives away his college fund to start travelling across the USA The Alchemist Paulo Coelho Miles 7105 Walking 2368 hours Flying 12 hours Driving 142 hours We are travelers on a cosmic journey stardust swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity This novel maps not just a spiritual journey for protagonist Santiago but also his physical travels from Andalucía in Spain to the sands of the Sahara in Egypt Flashman George Macdonald Fraser Miles 3545 Walking 1181 hours Flying 7 hours Driving 70 hours The first in a series of books that follow protagonist Harry Flashman s times in the British Army this one takes you on a Victorian romp from England to Afghanistan overland Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck Miles 1502 Walking 502 hours Flying 3 hours Driving 22 hours Reading this novel takes you on a journey full of ups and downs with the

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  • Travel Features by Lottie Gross | Rough Guides
    Wildlife Winter sports Features Lottie Gross Sort by Date Popularity The world s highest and longest glass bridge is being built in China If you re prone to vertigo then don t scroll down Not one for those without a head for heights China s new record breaking bridge is taking shape and this week astonishing photographs emerged of the colossal structure Spanning the Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon in Hunan province it will be the world s longest glass bottom bridge at 430m long and the highest of Lottie Gross 02 02 2016 Finding love in the UK s least romantic city 7 reasons to visit Hull This year we listed Hull as one of the top ten cities to visit in 2016 an accolade that had many people surprised Here Lottie Gross explains why it made the list It s safe to say most people s preconceptions of Hull aren t brilliant In the past it has been named Britain s worst city and the least Lottie Gross 21 01 2016 12 of the best travel apps and websites you should use in 2016 Unless you re planning a digital detox you re likely going to use the internet either on a desktop or via a mobile app to plan part of your next trip Here are 12 websites and apps you need to check out for your travel plans in 2016 1 Find somewhere to pitch up with Hipcamp We re Lottie Gross 05 01 2016 Quiz which country should you visit in 2016 Now the New Year has dawned we re all thinking about where we should go in the next twelve months Fortunately we ve compiled a definitive guide to the best countries cities and regions to travel to in 2016 to help you plan your holiday But if you re still stuck for ideas take this quiz to find out Lottie Gross 05 01 2016 The best Christmas gifts for travellers Whether you re looking for a meaningful gift for your travel partner or you re stuck with the awkward guy in the office secret Santa draw there s something for every kind of traveller here Get your Christmas lists at the ready here are the best gifts for travellers this year For the practical traveller cafetiere mug This Lottie Gross 11 12 2015 19 pictures of Hong Kong that ll have you reaching for your camera Named one of the most photogenic destinations by Rough Guides photographer Tim Draper Hong Kong in undeniably striking Whether it s the brilliant skyline lit up at night the colourful street scenes or even the surrounding countryside there s a picture to be taken at every turn Here are 19 gorgeous Hong Kong pictures from Picfair s best photographers Lottie Gross 04 12 2015 Quiz Where should you take a digital detox Do you spend more time tweeting about your travels than experiencing them Are you fixated on your Facebook feed It s time to break the habit You

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