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The best shops in Lisbon

Loja das Conservas<p>‘Fish for sale in an art gallery’ is how the indefatigable staff describe the kaleidoscopic selection of canned tuna, octopus and …

European Travel

The Photographic Diversity of Namibia

Namibia is a travel and nature photographer’s paradise. It is often described as ‘Africa for beginners’ because it is one of the most accessible and …

72 Hours: A Travel Guide to Cape Town

Cape Town occupies a spectacular spot on South Africa’s western coast. Its coastal drives are breathtaking. There’s whale-watching and shark-diving. …

Buenos Aires’s Eight Most Elegant Cafes

Café Tortoni was opened in 1858 by a Frenchman and has a good claim to being the “oldest café in BA.” Over the years, many of the country’s most …

Argentina

The Eerie Shipwrecks of Namibia's Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast of Namibia is littered not only with the carcasses of long-dead animals, but also of hundreds of ships that met their demise on the sandy shores.<p>The cold water of the Atlantic's Benguela current collides with dry, warm, air of the Namib Desert and the resulting cold, dense fog …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Vietnam

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

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The Best Restaurants in Tulum

Typical winter foods just aren’t my thing. I respect the fervor with which fans baste their roasts, whip their potatoes, and twirl their pasta. When the weather turns cold, I think about one thing: <b>Tulum</b>.<p>This winter will be my fourth trip there, and each time I pull into this groovy Mexican beach …

The perfect trip: Norway

This country does not do nature on a small scale. It is a land of earth-shattering glaciers, fjords of epic proportions and countless coastal islands scarcely touched by civilisation.<p>Traverse Norway'­s dramatic landscape in this ideal excursion, taking in one of the world's great rail journeys from …

A Taste of Rio's Finest

Confeitaria Colombo in Downtown Rio de Janeiro<p>Between the dramatic mountains and white sands of Rio de Janeiro lurks one of Brazil's most baffling mysteries: How does a diet so rich in meat, rice, cheese, and cream produce a country filled with so many tanned and toned beach bodies?<p>While São Paulo …

Top things to do in Rome

Few cities evoke the sheer wonder and amazement of Rome. Ancient history, outstanding art and religious icons are around every corner and when it all gets too much you can just join the locals in sipping espresso in one of the city's many squares. With so much to see and do, the real test will be …

Italy

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

Five Can't Miss Cafes in Paris

There seem to be almost an unlimited number of things to do in Paris, including enjoying countless idyllic cafes -- it can be nearly impossible to decipher which offers the best tasse du café in the city. Determining factors, such as the heavenly flakiness of a fresh croissant or the mellow rhythms …

Best Hotels in Mexico

Travel<p>See the best hotels in Mexico from National Geographic Traveler's annual Stay List.<p><i>The most authentic and unique hotels in Mexico, chosen by</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>editors for the 2011 Stay List</i><p><b>Casa Natalia, San José del Cabo, Baja</b><p>Intimate off-the-beach inn facing the plaza, across from …

Mexican food: antojitos

<i>This is an excerpt from the Food & Drink chapter of Lonely Planet's Mexico</i> <i>guide.</i><p>Specialties vary dramatically from region to region, but there is no doubt that mole and antojitos are in the center of what represents Mexican cooking. The problem with the word antojitos is that it can encompass …

Mexico

21 Best Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Top Luxury Honeymoon Resorts in Thailand

01 of 05<p>Before there were scores of five-star resorts on Phuket, there was Amanpuri, the original heart-stoppingly beautiful, over-the-top luxurious …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

Central America

Top 10 Argentina for first-timers

Round up the best of Argentina – the wine, the fishing, the tango, the mountaineering, the skiing, the literature, the beef, the architecture, the clubbing – and you have the building blocks for one of the most exciting journeys you’ll ever take. No joke. While so many things in Argentina are …

Argentina

Bulgari Resort In Bali Speaking A Hybrid Design Language

Resonating with its surroundings, the <b>Bulgari Resort in Bali</b> speaks a hybrid design language, combining traditional Balinese shapes and high class …

Dubrovnik attractions: what to see and do in summer

For most people, among the best months to come here are from May to June - think sunny days with the sea warm enough to swim, and hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions open, but without the crowds. During peak season, Jul-Aug, Dubrovnik is over-run by tourists - hotel prices rocket and …

Top 18 experiences in France

France is all about world-class art and architecture, Roman temples and Renaissance châteaux, iconic landmarks known the world over, and rising stars few yet know. Stroll the lily-clad gardens Monet painted and savour <i>un café</i> at the Parisian café where Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir met to …

France

The perfect trip: Croatia

Feast on Istrian produce, then venture inland to admire almighty waterfalls and traverse deep canyons, before exploring Croatia’s show-stopping Dalmatian Coast.<p>Croatia's epic coastline has inspired rhapsodic praise from time immemorial - strike inland and you'll find landscapes just as worthy of …

Top 10 Croatian highlights

Touted as the 'new this' and the 'new that' for years since its reemergence on the world tourism scene, it is now clear that Croatia is a unique destination that can hold its own and then some: this is a country with a glorious 1778km-long coast and a staggering 1185 islands.<p>The Adriatic coast is a …

European Travel

Must-see Italy

Italy is a dazzling, mesmerising feast of a country. Here are the country’s must-see highlights – if you don’t make it to them all on one trip, it’s the perfect excuse to return.<p>The economic and fashion powerhouse of Milan is worth visiting for the faded beauty of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper …

Italy

10 essential stops for Europe first-timers

We've come a long way since the emergence of the 17th-century 'Grand Tour,' when the wealthy (mostly Brits) finished their education with a real year in the world, learning to fence in Paris, studying art in Florence, climbing the Swiss Alps, and complaining about the service in Athens.<p>Over time, …

European Travel

Buenos Aires: A City of Style—and Sizzle

From the March 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><b>Welcome to Argentina’s capital, where European sophistication meets Latin passion—and the streets are a-tango 24/7.</b><p>Perhaps you've heard the clichés declaring Buenos Aires the "Paris of the South" and "the birthplace of tango." After 29 years …

Argentina

38 of the most surreal beaches and coastlines on the planet

Martianesque rocks, gorgeous water, wicked cloud formations, crazy shorebreak — these photos explore diverse coastal terrain from around the world.<p>1. …

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