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  • Travel Photography | Picfair | Rough Guides
    ve not heard of Picfair you re missing a trick As a platform for professional photographers it s revolutionary allowing them to sell their pictures at a price they want Travellers with camera can get in on the action too Since its launch in August 2013 5 000 photographers both amateur and seasoned pros in 63 countries have uploaded 80 000 images which can be licensed by anyone at the click of a button Journalist and founder of Picfair Benji Lanyado said We re the first direct route from photographer to buyer cutting out the agencies who have taken the vast majority of fees for decades We re AirBnB for images We re also open to all amateur photographers have never had a place to sell their images alongside pros and now they do So in celebration of Picfair s first birthday and in the beginning of a new series on RoughGuides com where we ll showcase a selection of our favourite travel photos on Picfair with a different theme each month here is the best of their travel photography so far Next month s theme is the locals Upload your photos to picfair com and tag them with Rough Guides to be in with a chance of having your travel photography showcased right here The Saltador Castellón de la Plana Spain Saltador by DianaG Picfair The Echo Man at Angkor Wat Cambodia The Echo Man by Iselin Shaw Of Tordarroch Picfair Bondi Beach New South Wales Australia Bondi Beach by George Coltart Picfair Chicken Hat Cuba Chicken hat by Sarah Anne Hardy Picfair Balloons over Cappadocia Turkey ballons by Ernst Furuhatt Picfair Port au Prince Haiti All for One Haiti by Callan Murray Hocking Picfair Death Valley California USA Heat Haze by Sarah Marie Leigh Picfair Sunset over a

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  • Things To Do At Night | 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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  • Travel Features by Olivia Rawes | Rough Guides
    South America s underrated capital Polluted rainy and business orientated Let s face it a trip to Bogotá hardly sounds appealing And many travellers don t bother to probe much further than this bleak reputation seeing Bogotá either as somewhere to be skipped out altogether or as merely a logistical blot on a more exciting itinerary Other Latin American cities such as Buenos Olivia Rawes 29 01 2016 26 countries in 501 days an epic culinary adventure In 2011 Tom Perkins set off to cycle from London to Cape Town Joined by friends and taken in by strangers his 501 day journey took him over 20 000km of road through 26 countries and across 3 continents His goal to learn about lesser documented cultures through food became an epic culinary adventure that culminated in his first Olivia Rawes 20 10 2015 Fez Morocco s new culinary capital Morocco s third largest city tends to go overlooked and it certainly isn t shouted about as a culinary hotspot Even getting here with limited flight connections and rail services requires some effort And once you re inside the largest medina in Africa a colossal walled labyrinth of around ten thousand lanes things get even trickier It s a Olivia Rawes 24 06 2015 7 reasons to visit Battambang Cambodia Olivia Rawes tells us why the city of Battambang Cambodia should be an essential stop on any southeast Asian itinerary Battambang is often overlooked It lacks the obvious Cambodian trump cards no golden beaches no capital city buzz no Angkor Wat But then neither does it suffer from congested traffic coach loads of tourists or Olivia Rawes 22 01 2015 The best aerial views in the world Olivia Rawes 17 12 2014 Centro delve into the heart of Portugal In search of a

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  • Geological Wonders | 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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  • Hiker’s paradise – seven essential walking trips | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    experiencing the ancient culture of the Amhara people TESFA first ran trips to the remote parish of Mequat Mariam though it has since developed itineraries to other villages as well as treks to the Abuna Yoseph mountain TESFA arranges a walking route between the villages according to your schedule and fitness some routes are suitable for children which is very much a no frills experience you may be invited to drink beer with village elders or invited into a home for a coffee ceremony Each community has built a village camp sleeping up to six in traditional thatched huts called tukuls which are clean and simply furnished with comfortable mattresses and heavy blankets Local food or simple Western dishes is served in the dining tukul or outside in the sunshine Much of the income from TESFA s trips goes directly to the villagers who then decide collectively how to spend it which in many cases means supplementing their incomes as subsistence farmers For directions prices itineraries and reservations see www community tourism ethiopia com River trekking in the Mujib nature reserve Jordan Desert and drought define much of the wild areas of the Middle East but there are nonetheless pockets of fertile wildlife rich areas if you know where to look One particularly biodiverse region is the Mujib Nature Reserve in the west of Jordan where the waters that flow from the highlands to the Dead Sea provide ideal conditions for river trekking in the wet season The only place to stay in the reserve is at the fifteen room Chalet Village on the shores of the Dead Sea s Madash peninsula The chalets are a short walk to the visitor centre and the entrance to the stunning Mujib canyon where you can hike through deep gorges of red sandstone lined with palm trees The Siq Trail 2hr follows the main gorge of the Mujib River to a waterfall where you can swim in a large pool while the more challenging Malaqi Trail 6 8hr takes you up into the surrounding mountains where you can picnic by natural pools and then follow the river trail on an exhilarating trek down the Mujib gorge wearing buoyancy aids and sometimes holding onto ropes before abseiling down a 20m waterfall and returning to camp Walking through the mountains of Lebanon The Lebanon Mountain Trail launched in 2007 is the country s first long distance hiking route Running from Qbaiyat in the north to Marjaayoun in the south along the Mount Lebanon range it makes use of ancient trade routes and rural tracks to connect national parks and nature reserves with 75 villages at altitudes of 1000 1800m The 440km circuit is divided into 26 sections each walkable in a day Intended to bring additional income to neglected mountain areas while safeguarding Lebanon s environmental and cultural heritage the trail has united religious and political groups previously in conflict during the Lebanese civil war towards a common national project While it was the brainchild

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  • Top Ten New City Breaks For 2013 | Travel Feature | Rough Guides
    the sheer number of options can be bewildering Below is a selection of top city breaks for 2013 combining the places everyone s talking about with some little known options Košice Slovakia Bursting onto the scene as a European Capital of Culture 2013 the other is Marseille below Slovakia s second city is a rising star Set to host an astonishing 300 music art and theatre events throughout the year to reflect its new found cultural status this medieval gem offers the perfect balance of antiquity and innovation Heidelberg Germany Heidelberg perched on the banks of the River Neckar has seduced artists writers and musicians for centuries and the chances are it ll seduce you too Home to a medieval fortress handsome half timbered houses and an ancient university this enchanting place is the stuff of fairytales Soak up the laidback vibe in the cafés of the Old Town Explore Heidelberg and its surrounding area on Rough Guides Addis Ababa Ethiopia Make for the flourishing metropolis of Addis Ababa before it becomes a staple on every traveller s wishlist Here on the dusty noisy city streets you ll come across mesmerising cultural traditions superb cuisine and incredible nightlife venues A balmy year round climate and easy access to Ethiopia s ruggedly beautiful countryside add to its allure Palma Mallorca Exquisite restaurants chic art galleries and boutique hotels have breathed new life into Palma once considered nothing more than a jumping off point to nearby party resorts The city now screams glamour and there s no better way to experience this than with some tapas and a sundowner on a rooftop bar overlooking its splendid architecture Helsinki Finland Finland s capital city was named World Design Capital 2012 and after five minutes in the place it s obvious why Helsinki lives and breathes design the Nordic emphasis on clean lines and bold forms is evident in everything from quirky furniture to impressive façades Visit in summer to enjoy long light days and explore on foot Londonderry Northern Ireland The Northern Irish city of Londonderry blighted for decades by the Troubles is in the spotlight as UK City of Culture 2013 Its colourful past and huge arts offering make Derry as it s called by the locals one of the most compelling getaways of the moment While you re there walk the only remaining intact city walls in Europe Marseille France Characterised by its cultural diversity maritime heritage and bustling cafélife the Mediterranean port of Marseille has an infectious energy And this is the year to visit France s second city is embracing its role as European Capital of Culture with a lively programme of cultural events and the opening of sensational art galleries and museums Tbilisi Georgia Having spent most of the last century under Soviet rule the elegant Georgian capital of Tbilisi has undergone a renaissance in recent years With a burgeoning culinary scene some of the world s most exciting wines and an improbable mix of Art Deco architecture

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  • Travel Features by Alex Whittleton | Rough Guides
    Republic Denmark England Estonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Kosovo Latvia Lithuania Malta Montenegro Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Scotland Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Wales Middle East Abu Dhabi Dubai Iran Israel Jordan Oman Qatar Saudi Arabia North America Canada Greenland Mexico USA South America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Ecuador Guyana Peru Uruguay Venezuela UK View by Theme Activity Architecture 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 Features Alex Whittleton Sort by Date Popularity Getting the inside track on Hanoi The best way to explore Vietnam s beguiling capital is to get a local to give you the inside track says Alex Whittleton I arrived at my hotel in Hanoi s brash and beautiful old town in a state of bleary eyed excitement My flight had been long and sleepless but I d just had one of the most entertaining taxi rides of Alex Whittleton 29 04 2013 Top Ten New City Breaks For 2013 With a long winter behind you and a post Christmas paycheck or two in the bank it s time for a well earned break But where should you go Exciting new destinations are emerging all the time and the sheer number of options can be bewildering Below is a selection of top city breaks for 2013 combining the Alex Whittleton 26 02 2013 Travel Offers Travel insurance Hotels Hostels Car hire Tours

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  • Cairo and the Pyramids: Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt | Rough Guides
    trip possible whether passing through staying for the weekend or longer Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to Egypt with all the practical information you need for traveling in and around the region including transportation food and drink pricing health care cultural tips and shopping Also published as part of the Rough Guide to Egypt EBOOK 2 99 EPUB and MOBI GBP EUR USD Buy Ebook This item is already in your basket About ebook formats Author Dan Richardson Format Ebook Watermarked More info Published April 2013 Series Snapshots More Products Africa Egypt This snapshot is taken from The Rough Guide to Egypt 12 99 Available in ePub Mobi and PDF View Guide Related Guides 2 99 Sinai Rough Guides Snapshot Egypt View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Egypt View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa Johannesburg and Pretoria View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to First Time Around The World View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa KwaZulu Natal View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Tanzania Zanzibar View Guide 17 99 The Rough Guide to South Africa Lesotho Swaziland View Guide 15 99 The Rough Guide to Tanzania View Guide 13 99 The Rough Guide to Cape Town The Winelands The Garden Route View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Kenya View Guide 7 99 The Rough Guide to Mauritius View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot Victoria Falls View Guide 12 99 The Rough Guide to Morocco View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa The Eastern Cape View Guide 2 99 Essaouira and the Atlantic Coast Rough Guides Snapshot Morocco View Guide 7 99 Pocket Rough Guide Marrakesh View Guide 2 99 Rough Guides Snapshot South Africa Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga View

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