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  • Five awe-inspiring religious ceremonies

    Five awe-inspiring religious ceremonies

    April 9th, 2013Site Editor
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    Catching a religious event or gathering in another country can be an exhilerating experience. Here, from the pages of Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth, we present five spectacular declarations of faith from all over the globe. Easter in Seville, Spain © Jan Durkaj/Shutterstock “Semana Santa” (or Holy Week) is the most spectacular of... Read more »

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  • Bizarre contests across the globe

    Bizarre contests across the globe

    February 4th, 2013Site Editor
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    You’ve probably heard of La Tomatina, Spain’s annual tomato fight, but there’s plenty of other strange contests that take place around the world. Here’s five of our favourite oddball activities, all featured in Make The Most Of Your Time On Earth. Robot riders on camels, Kuwait A stampede of two-year-old camels tears down the racetrack,... Read more »

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  • The world’s best breakfasts

    The world’s best breakfasts

    July 13th, 2012Site Editor
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    Morning habits are hard to break. You may love everything about a new country, but breakfast is often where culture shock first sets in. Staring down at your bowl, half-awake, all you can think is: how can they eat this in the morning? But breakfast in a foreign land can be one of the most... Read more »

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  • Ten things to do in Barcelona for free

    Ten things to do in Barcelona for free

    April 8th, 2013Lucy Kane
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    There’s a lot of things to do in Barcelona, Spain’s second city: the dark, twisting streets of the Barri Gòtic; the cool and sophisticated La Ribera district filled with designer shops and fashionable bars; the enticing beaches and über-modern seafront area – all topped off by some seriously unusual architecture, an integral part of Catalan’s... Read more »

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  • The best places to visit in Europe in 2012

    The best places to visit in Europe in 2012

    February 5th, 2012Site Editor
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    London might get all the press as the world floods in for the Olympics, but elsewhere in Europe plenty of intriguing destinations are on the rise, either due to special events planned for this year or new attractions that are just beginning to draw visitors. So what are Europe’s best holiday ideas in 2012? We’ve... Read more »

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  • Five stunning white villages of Andalucia

    Five stunning white villages of Andalucia

    August 9th, 2012Site Editor
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    The Alhambra in Granada; the Mezquita in Córdoba; the Alcazar and the Barrio de Santa Cruz in Seville… Andalucía certainly isn’t short of big-name sights. But beyond the cities (with their throngs of visitors) and crowning the dramatic landscapes that stretch away, lies another, just as appealing side: the stunning white villages of Andalucia. Alhama de Granada,... Read more »

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  • The 20 best beaches in Spain

    The 20 best beaches in Spain

    July 2nd, 2013Rough Guides Editors
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    Thanks to its ample coastline there are hundreds of incredible beaches in Spain, so choosing where to go can often be a troublesome decision. To save you the pain of searching for your perfect stretch of sand, here’s our round-up of the best beaches in Spain, taken from the Rough Guide to Spain. Conil, Andalucía... Read more »

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  • Best places to visit in July

    Best places to visit in July

    April 2nd, 2014Olivia Rawes
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    July doesn’t have to mean fighting for space on packed European beaches, dodging flocks of school children and gritting your teeth at peak prices. Winter in the southern hemisphere promises cheap flights and fantastic skiing, while elsewhere July is packed with unusual festivals, wild celebrations and some of nature’s most spectacular events, giving you a... Read more »

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  • Ten things to do in Madrid for free

    Ten things to do in Madrid for free

    February 18th, 2014Steve Vickers
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    Sophisticated, globally minded and perfect for late-night parties – Madrid can be an expensive place to enjoy. So if you want to see the sights on a budget, timing is crucial. Many of the city’s best museums, galleries and historic buildings are free to visit but only for a few hours at a time, so... Read more »

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  • Dancing flamenco to the gypsy beats, Spain

    Dancing flamenco to the gypsy beats, Spain

    September 5th, 2013Site Editor
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    With Diego El Cigala cleaning up at the Grammys, Catalan gypsy-punks Ojos de Brujo scooping a BBC Radio 3 World Music Award and Enrique Morente jamming with Sonic Youth in Valencia, the socio-musico-cultural phenomenon that is Spanish flamenco has never been hotter. Like any improvisational art form (particularly jazz, with which it often shares a platform), it’s most effective... Read more »

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  • Browsing La Boqueria, Spain

    Browsing La Boqueria, Spain

    December 30th, 2013Site Editor
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    It happens to most newcomers: noses flare, eyes widen and pulses quicken upon entering La Boqueria, Barcelona’s cathedral to comida fresca (fresh food). Pass through the handsome Modernista cast-iron gateway and you’re rapidly sucked in by the raw, noisy energy of the cavernous hall, the air dense with the salty tang of the sea and... Read more »

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  • 10 essential dolphin and whale-watching trips

    10 essential dolphin and whale-watching trips

    February 27th, 2013Site Editor
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    From whales in Iceland to the pink penguins of Hong Kong harbour, here’s ten of our favourite holidays for seeing whales and dolphins, taken from the pages of travel bible Great Escapes. Let us know your own below. Whale-watching off the coast of Iceland Iceland’s waters are blessed with large numbers of almost every kind... Read more »

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