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Olomouc: the Czech Republic's best kept secret?

A nice-to-have dilemma for visitors to the Czech Republic is where to go after Prague. There are loads of worthy candidates (Český Krumlov and Karlovy Vary come to mind), but the often-overlooked Moravian city, Olomouc, has quietly pushed itself into the conversation. Olomouc (pronounced …

European Travel

Beat jet lag: top tips for travellers

You notice the warning signs - red eyes, irritability, heart-pounding wakefulness in the dead of night. It strikes without warning, transforming travellers into dead-eyed, shuffling automata. Once you glimpse your gaunt reflection in the hotel mirror, the transformation is complete.<p>Have you joined …

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Scotland’s wild isles: a nature-packed tour of the Southern Hebrides

You only need watch the fictional Hogwarts train chug over the real Glenfinnan Viaduct or stare at an airbrushed shortbread tin to get a sense of the astonishing beauty of Scotland’s Highlands and islands. Get up close to the real thing, and you’ll find that the grand landscapes, appealing …

Ljubljana: a small but beautiful capital

Ljubljana, Slovenia's biggest city (say lyoob- <i>lya</i>-nah – the j’s are mostly silent), also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. It’s conveniently set up for visitors too – most of the city’s top attractions are clustered in a compact pedestrianised area around a bend in …

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The 11 best street foods worth blowing your diet over

You’re on holiday abroad exploring a local market. Suddenly an enticing aroma encircles you and makes you turn your head to find the source. There’s a long queue of hungry people looking jealously at people walking away munching on something delicious-looking. What are they eating? Maybe you should …

The 10 Most Photographed Places On Earth

There's only one rule to keep in mind when traveling: If you don't take photos, it didn't happen. (That, and don't drink the tap water. Okay, so two rules.) An un-Instagrammed Eiffel Tower may as well not even exist -- or, at least, you didn't see it. Yes, travel pics are important.<p>But what are the …

Europe’s 15 Best Second Cities

When it comes to traveling across Europe, most tourists come equipped with a checklist of must-see places: London, Paris, and Rome, among others. …

European Travel

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

我們每人都是獨一無二的 Photograph by Paul Kipping

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Ten things you need to know before visiting Transylvania

Transylvania is best known as the mysterious land of bloodthirsty vampires and howling wolves. Some may think it’s fictional, but this central Romanian region <i>is</i> a real place. And it’s pretty special, too. Bordered to the east by the Carpathian Mountains, ‘the land beyond the forest’ still feels …

Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

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每當跟友人們聊天打屁的時侯, 總會說說自己的經歷, 去過那等等,<br>而提到亞美尼亞的時侯,幾乎每位友人的臉孔, 都掛著"??"的囧模樣..<br>特地打上一篇小文,希望更多人認識<p>主要會來旅行的原因, 不過是好奇心了,坊間幾乎沒有亞美旅行的資料,使我對亞美有始終的神秘感,隨著前蘇聯的解體, 政策的逐步放寬, 簽證 …

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Our favourite images of the week

From the Arctic wonderland of Svalbard to a remote Portuguese archipelago, these travel photos from the past seven days span the globe.

Pt 1: Moroccan ceramics and the moulding of tradition

Lonely Planet author John Vlahides learns the time-honoured process of pottery making in Fez, a city known for its rich history of craftsmanship.

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Beyond Marrakech: Perfect Morocco Itinerary

When you think of Morocco, you probably think of Marrakech—the chaotic yet exhilarating souks; the snake-charmers and tempting foods at the Djemaa El …

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5 Fun Places To Visit In The UK

The UK, or the United Kingdom, offers a multitude of things to see and do – the area may be incredibly small, but the arts, entertainment, and …

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