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LP Kids activity: make mess-free tomatoes for La Tomatina festival

On the last Wednesday in August, the town of Buñol in Spain turns red and squishy as thousands of people take to the streets for the world’s biggest food fight! More than 100 tons of tomatoes are thrown and competitors get covered head to toe in the space of an hour. The tomato-tastic tradition has …

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Pathfinder Pics: hitting the highlights in Rome, Italy

Lonely Planet Pathfinder Abigail King recently visited Rome,  just in time to witness the result of the city’s recent renovations. Here she shares the highlights of her trip. ‘As the ancient stomping ground of gladiators, emperors, visionaries and more, the city of Rome doesn’t hold back when it comes to majestic splendour. With visible history on almost every corner, …

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Just back from… Vancouver, Canada

AnneMarie McCarthy, Social News Coordinator at Lonely Planet, is just back from an action-packed trip to Vancouver. Tell us more… I was in Vancouver for just over a week visiting friends who moved there 18 months ago. We went camping in the spectacular Tofino district on Vancouver Island for three days, then went back to …

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Quiz: what type of packer are you?

Travellers revere the art of packing a perfect bag. Some revel at the challenge; others approach it with a shiver of trepidation. Temperament aside, all of us bring our own technique to bear on this fundamental stage of the journey. Do you obsess over what to put in your bag or case, or is yours …

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A Day Trip to Chernobyl

Or Chornobyl? That’s the Ukrainian spelling and that’s where the deadly nuclear reactor is located. Chernobly is the Russian spelling. Ditto for Kyiv (Ukrainian) and Kiev (Russian) ◄ I’m standing outside Reactor 4 and holding up a Geiger counter to show that I’m quite safe. I know a lot more about radiation after my Chernobyl […]

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