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  • Travel Features by Jonathan Bousfield | Rough Guides
    without a beach it has also been ignored by city breakers bound for Prague Kraków or Budapest One consequences of this relative neglect is that Zagreb is one of the few European capitals Jonathan Bousfield 16 04 2015 10 reasons to visit Plovdiv Bulgaria Billed as the oldest continually inhabited city in Europe Bulgaria s second city of Plovdiv is also one of the continent s brightest upcoming stars As well as offering archeological treasures by the barrow load it is one of the most culturally vibrant places in southeastern Europe with enough cultural festivals arty neighbourhoods and cool bars to keep Jonathan Bousfield 09 02 2015 The 10 best beaches in Croatia When it comes to beaches in Croatia the best advice is to head south it s on the Dalmatian coast where the most seductive sandy shores pebbly coves and sun fried rocks are to be found Indeed all of the beaches that made our list are in Dalmatia except for one the bewitchingly sandy island of Susak Jonathan Bousfield 26 09 2014 Where to stay in Croatia on a budget Is there such a thing as a cheap sleep in Croatia It s certainly something that s hard to find in summer when the coast fills up with visitors and prices rise proportionately There s probably no other country in Europe where the cost of accommodation is subject to such seasonal distortions However there are still plenty of Jonathan Bousfield 30 06 2014 Croatia s best beachside campsites Croatia s growing popularity with independent travellers has given a new lease of life to the Adriatic camping scene with a new breed of small family owned sites squeezing themselves into some beautiful corners of the country s famously stunning coastline Facilities are improving nowadays you get things like wi fi as well as hot water but it s Jonathan Bousfield 17 06 2014 The best festivals in Croatia this year So how exactly did the Croatian coast become Europe s favourite festival going riviera Much of the credit must go to the Zadar based Garden organisation who organised the first ever Garden Festival back in 2006 The Garden s combination of niche music small numbers blissfully unspoiled beaches and slightly bonkers boat parties laid down the template for events Jonathan Bousfield 29 05 2014 What the WWI centenary means for Sarajevo With the WWI centenary coming up Jonathan Bousfield looks at what it means for Sarajevo the city where it all began 100 years ago With its fantasy novel meets fairytale skyline of church belfries and minarets the Bosnia Herzegovinian capital of Sarajevo is the perfect place for a romantic long weekend break Or at least that s what Archduke Franz Ferdinand Jonathan Bousfield 09 05 2014 Vienna remembers the Great War If there is one European city that seems particularly focused on the World War I centenary then it is the Austrian capital Vienna where a host of war themed exhibitions will be opening over the course

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  • WWI Centenary | Rough Guides
    Museum Military History Museum that you can admire the Gräf Stift automobile in which Franz Ferdinand and spouse were shot a lovely old motor that still preserves the scratches and holes left by grenades and bullets The Archduke s blue uniform is also on display while his shirt a much more macabre relic boasting bright red blood stains will be put on show for a few weeks following the assassination centenary on June 28 2014 Przemysl Fortress Poland Not so much a single fortress as a huge string of fortifications surrounding the southeastern Polish town of Przemyśl Przemyśl Fortress was built by the Austrians in order to protect their domains against the neighbouring Russian Empire It fell to the Russians following a long siege in 1915 but was recaptured by an Austrian German offensive soon afterwards It is now an emerging tourist attraction with half derelict former forts such as Salis Soglio Borek and San Rideau providing an evocative look back at Austro Hungarian military life The Historical and Maritime Museum Pula The Croatian city of Pula was Austria Hungary s largest naval base Bottled up by Allied blockades for much of the war the Austro Hungarian dreadnoughts didn t see much action Pride of the fleet battleship SMS Szent István didn t sail in anger until June 1918 and was promptly sunk by a ten man Italian torpedo boat Pula s Historical and Maritime Museum is a modest affair but its evocative location in one of the city s many Austrian sea forts is reason enough to visit Kobarid Slovenia Many of Austria Hungary s subject peoples were sent to defend the Empire against the Italians on the Isonzo Front a mountainous borderland where troops had to carve defensive positions into icy peaks and inhospitable slopes The soldiers of the Isonzo are commemorated in the Kobarid Museum in the Slovene town of Kobarid a place immortalized under its Italian name of Caporetto in Hemingway s novel A Farewell to Arms One of the best war museums anywhere in Europe the display covers the conflict with balance and empathy the battles of the Isonzo were every bit as horrifying and wasteful as those of the Western Front Good Soldier Švejk in Prague One of several characters who passed through Przemyśl Fortress was Good Soldier Švejk the fictional creation of Czech novelist Jaroslav Hašek Czech soldiers fought on all fronts during the 1914 18 war and Czech capital Prague is planning several commemorative exhibitions in 2014 In the Trenches of the Great War at the Czech Army Museum will follow the fate of Czech conscripts in the Habsburg armies while Our Sea at the Technical Museum will focus on the exploits or rather lack thereof of the Austro Hungarian navy Military Museum Sofia Oh What a Lovely War Not if you were Bulgarian The Balkan nation entered the conflict in the hope of reversing the territorial losses incurred during the Balkan Wars of 1912 1913 only to end up on the

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  • Rough Guides Snapshot Germany: North Rhine-Westphalia | Rough Guides
    whether passing through staying for the weekend or longer Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Germany with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Germany including transport food drink costs festivals and outdoor activities Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Germany Full coverage Cologne Brühl Bonn The Siebengebirge Aachen Wuppertal Düsseldorf Duisburg Essen Dortmund The Lower Rhine Soest Paderborn Detmold Lemgo and Münster Equivalent printed page extent 112 pages EBOOK 2 99 EPUB and MOBI GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats Published May 2015 Series Snapshots More Products Europe Germany Related Guides 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary German View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany The middle Rhine region View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany Munich and central Bavaria View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Berlin View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany The Black Forest View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany Hamburg and Schleswig Holstein View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Germany View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Berlin View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Spain The País Vasco and Navarra View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Madrid View Guide 20 99 The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands Islands View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to the Lake District View Guide 11 99 The Rough Guide to the Netherlands View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Istanbul View Guide 2 99 The central and southern Aegean Rough Guides Snapshot Turkey View Guide 10 99 The Rough Guide to Sardinia View Guide 2 99 Northern Dalmatia Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Paris View Guide

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  • Pocket Rough Guide Prague | Rough Guides
    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 Jacy Meyer Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published April 2014 Series Pocket Rough Guides More Products Czech Republic Europe Prague Related Guides 13 99 The Rough Guide to Prague View Guide 4 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Europe on a Budget Czech Republic View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to Dorset Hampshire the Isle of Wight View Guide 9 99 The Rough Guide to the Lake District View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Ireland Belfast View Guide 2 99 Istria Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany North Rhine Westphalia View Guide 6 99 Pocket Rough Guide Copenhagen View Guide 2 99 Northern Dalmatia Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Wales View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Paris View Guide 2 99 The Great Glen Rough Guides Snapshot Scotland View Guide 19 99 The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget View Guide 2 99 The southern Dalmatian islands Rough Guides Snapshot Croatia View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Budapest View Guide 11 99 The Best Places to Stay in Britain on a Budget View Guide 5 99 Rough Guide Audio Phrasebook and Dictionary German View Guide 14 99 The Rough Guide to Belgium Luxembourg View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Germany Hamburg and Schleswig Holstein View Guide 18 99 The Rough Guide to Spain View Guide 2 99 Puglia Rough Guides Snapshot Italy View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to The Italian Lakes View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Portugal View Guide 11 99 The Rough Guide to Dordogne the Lot View

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  • World Wildlife | Elusive Animals | Rough Guides
    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 Theme Activity

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  • Travel Features by Emma Gibbs | Rough Guides
    city breaks Europe is so crammed full of fascinating vibrant cities that narrowing down the options to an actual decision for a weekend away can be surprisingly tricky Thankfully we ve got a guide to the best European city breaks to help you choose where to go Best for nightlife Berlin Berlin hasn t earned itself the status of Europe s coolest Emma Gibbs 01 12 2015 The best city breaks in the USA There are so many great US cities that there s almost too much choice when planning a short break Whether you want to chase the sunshine stuff yourself silly or check out the best local beats we ve got it covered These are the best US cities for a weekend away Best for music Austin Texas Austin does a great job Emma Gibbs 10 11 2015 20 of the most relaxing holidays Emma Gibbs 17 09 2015 What it s like to be a pilot for a day It was a beautifully clear evening the sun was sinking below the horizon and the runway at Heathrow stretched ahead in neat rows of orange lights The cars on the access road were getting closer and closer their headlights sweeping across the road in the early evening light One hundred the automated voice said I Emma Gibbs 11 05 2015 20 of the best honeymoon destinations Emma Gibbs 26 02 2015 10 essential honeymoon tips As if planning a wedding wasn t stressful enough you ve now got to organise an unforgettable honeymoon Beyond deciding where to go there are a whole host of practicalities to tackle before you tie the knot and take off Here Rough Guides in house honeymoon expert Emma Gibbs shares ten honeymoon tips to help the first trip Emma Gibbs 09 02 2015

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  • WIN a trip for two to southern Africa worth over £2500 | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    a trip for two to southern Africa worth over 2500 By Lottie Gross March 14th 2014 View Comments Congratulations to our winner Lisa Imlach who s answer was I d love to see a pack of lions in the wild Ever dreamed of cruising down the Zambezi at sunset spotting the Big Five in Kruger National Park or bush camping in the wilds of Botswana Now we re making that dream come true as we partner with Acacia Africa to offer you the chance to win a two week overland trip for two through southern Africa If you want to go in search of Africa s biggest beasts or meet the people of Botwana s rural villages then you need to enter this competition The Southern African Magic trip takes you and your travel companion overland from Johannesburg South Africa through some of the country s most spectacular national parks along the Zambezi river in Zambia and into Botswana to explore the Okavango Delta s 15 000 square kilometre maze of lagoons channels and islands From tented camping to sleeping in safari lodges accommodation throughout the tour is included and you ll be guided through every part of the journey with knowledgable local guides to ensure you get the most out of your African experience Highlights include a scenic drive through the 800 metre deep Blyde River Canyon night safaris in Kruger National Park and meeting the abandoned and injured animals rescued in the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center not to mention ample time for meeting the locals human and animal This tried and tested adventure is bound to give you a taste for further exploration of this vast and varied continent How to enter For your chance to win all you have to do is log in or sign up

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  • Top Wildlife Safari Trips | Top Animal Encounters | Rough Guides
    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 Theme Activity Architecture Beaches

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