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  • Cities of the North: Liverpool

    Cities of the North: Liverpool

    July 13th, 2018Angie Sammons
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    Inspired by Newcastle’s Great Exhibition of the North, we take you to another great city in the North of England – Liverpool. When Liverpool was crowned European Capital of Culture in 2008, those who lost out may have consoled themselves with the notion that the city had won because it ‘needed it’. That might have... Read more »

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  • 5 ways to experience Armenia

    5 ways to experience Armenia

    July 12th, 2018Emma Levine
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    From ancient monasteries in mist-shrouded mountains, to a capital city that’s older than Rome yet dominated by early Soviet architecture, Armenia loves to surprise. It was the first country in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion and was the first to make chess compulsory in schools. The country’s national emblem is snow-capped... Read more »

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  • Video: is Leipzig the new Berlin?

    Video: is Leipzig the new Berlin?

    July 11th, 2018Colt St. George
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    There’s been a lot of hype about Leipzig lately, with many dubbing Saxony‘s capital “the new Berlin“. But can little Leipzig honestly compete with Germany‘s largest, perennially popular city? Watch this video to find out. From the best graffiti-covered backstreets to secret beaches and sparkling lakes, here are three reasons why you need to visit Leipzig. Special thanks... Read more »

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  • Ibiza’s unspoilt little sister: why you should take it slow on Formentera

    Ibiza’s unspoilt little sister: why you should take it slow on Formentera

    July 9th, 2018Olivia Rawes
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    Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca – Spain‘s most popular gaggle of Balearic Islands have long dominated the sun, sea and sand scene. But Formentera, the smallest of the Balearic Islands, is just a thirty-minute boat ride from pulsating Ibiza and dances to an entirely different beat. Tell someone that you’re travelling to Formentera and you may well... Read more »

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  • A Geordie’s guide to the Great Exhibition of the North

    A Geordie’s guide to the Great Exhibition of the North

    June 22nd, 2018Tamsin Crimmens
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    Newcastle upon Tyne, snuggled away in the Northeast of England, is perhaps Europe’s most misunderstood city. But as the Great Exhibition of the North sweeps into town this summer in a storm of immersive art experiences and street performance, it can finally prove it’s not all stag dos and wild weekends. It’s time to sample the... Read more »

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  • Exploring St Petersburg: why Russia’s cultural heart will win you over

    Exploring St Petersburg: why Russia’s cultural heart will win you over

    June 15th, 2018Kiki Deere
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    St Petersburg is a sophisticated forward-looking city that feels and looks much more European than Moscow. Its pretty canals are lined with pastel-coloured buildings that house shops, cafés and a plethora of outstanding museums. This is Russia’s most charming city, its laidback and relaxed pace of life a welcome change from the country’s frenetic capital.... Read more »

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  • Rediscovering Moscow: why the time to go is now

    Rediscovering Moscow: why the time to go is now

    June 14th, 2018Kiki Deere
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    Bustling and energetic, Moscow is a vibrant 24-hour city with a captivating and chaotic spirit that blends Western and Eastern cultures. Grand palaces and pretty onion-domed cathedrals sit cheek-by-jowl behemoth Soviet buildings that are relics of years of Communist rule. At night, the city morphs into one of the world’s liveliest, offering a decadent nightlife... Read more »

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  • The best European festivals you’ve never heard of

    The best European festivals you’ve never heard of

    June 12th, 2018David Hillier
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    There are thousands of festivals in Europe so it’s easy to only attend the commercial behemoths. If you’re keen to head a little further leftfield, though, we’ve rounded up the continent’s best events that fly under the radar; from an electro-pop beach festival in Normandy to a Faroese island jam. 1. Cappadox, Turkey From sunset walks... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Moscow

    An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Moscow

    June 11th, 2018Kiki Deere
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    One of the world’s most dynamic metropolises, Moscow has an energy like no other city, a chaotic spirit rumbling just beneath its polished surface. And since Russia is hosting the World Cup, 2018 is a big year for the city. Whether you’re hoping to be in the heart of the action, or you’re longing for a... Read more »

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  • Saving the Vjosa: Europe’s last wild river

    Saving the Vjosa: Europe’s last wild river

    June 6th, 2018Rough Guides Editors
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    Albania’s Vjosa River is nicknamed Europe’s Blue Heart for good reason. It begins in Greece, close to the village of Vouvoussa, and its turquoise waters beat an untamed path through the Balkan Mountains, before emptying themselves into the Adriatic. Untouched by man, today the Vjosa remains the last free-flowing river in Europe. But it’s under threat.... Read more »

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  • Prague Fringe: a gilded arts festival in the Golden City

    Prague Fringe: a gilded arts festival in the Golden City

    May 21st, 2018Joseph Reaney
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    Prague is famous for its live theatre scene, from opera and ballet to black light theatre. But did you know it also hosts continental Europe’s largest – and longest-running – English-language arts festival? Now in its seventeenth year, the Prague Fringe Festival is firmly established as a major alternative arts event, showcasing a heady mix... Read more »

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  • An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Madrid

    An expert’s guide: the best places to stay in Madrid

    May 15th, 2018Simon Baskett
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    A trio of world-class art galleries, an atmospheric historic core, the most successful club in the history of football and some of the best tapas, bars and nightlife in the whole of Spain: Madrid has something to offer everyone. With accommodation taking up a large slice of most travellers’ budgets, deciding where to stay may be... Read more »

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