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Petrópolis, Brazil: Strong on History and Nature

  • Alexandra Branscombe
  • 14 January 2014

Lacking the aggressive tourism practices found in Rio de Janeiro, Petrópolis is delightfully free of pressure. Visitors here find a more wholesome and native Brazilian experience, whether it involves walking the same cobblestone streets that the Brazilian imperial family once did or gazing out at the Atlantic Rainforest from the top of a mountain.

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The Inside Word… on Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Cindy Fan
  • 23 January 2012

Phnom Penh demands your attention from the moment you arrive. Vibrant, exciting and utterly unpredictable are just a few words to describe Cambodia’s capital. It’s a city of stark contrasts: slick SUVs share the road with old-world cyclos; visitors can relax in a posh cafe and think they are in Paris, or join the locals at a pop-up stall selling fried noodles.

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Seven Surprising World Beers: A Tribute to Oktoberfest

  • Kamran Marwah
  • 24 October 2011

Beer is the ultimate social drink and there’s no better time to enjoy it than in October, a month during which, all over the world, the old, the young, the fat, the slim, the good, the bad and the ugly all come together for ‘Oktoberfest’-inspired beer-appreciation marathons. In a tribute to Oktoberfest, The Travel Word brings you a selection of seven surprising brews from different parts of the world.

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EuroBasket 2011 and the World of Sports in Lithuania

  • Kestas Lukoskinas
  • 3 June 2011

While Lithuania lies at the heart of the Baltic region – the geographical centre of Europe – few realise that it is also the epicentre of European basketball. This year, for the second time, Lithuania will proudly host the 2011 EuroBasket. It’s a country where the sport is practically a second religion, where athletics in general play a major role in daily life, both past and present.

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Photo of the Week: A Beer in the Sun, Diamantina, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (photo and text)
  • 15 May 2011

A cold beer is, for many, the perfect thing with which to relax after spending a morning exploring a new destination. The picture below – taken on a visit to the town of Diamantina, Brazil – shows many people doing just that: relax while enjoying the warm rays of sunshine that slant into this quaint cobblestoned plaza.

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The Inside Word on… Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Dzenita Delibasic
  • 28 February 2011

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. This month, whl.travel local partner Dzenita Delibasic of Green Visions delivers the scoop on Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Inside The Candelaria Festival of Puno, Peru

  • Tyler Cole
  • 7 February 2011

Wandering around the streets of Puno packed with festival-goers in late January, I couldn’t help getting curious about the background of their venerated Virgin of the Candelaria. According to some, the Virgin of the Candelaria was a young lady whose spirituality protected the residents of Puno, Peru during an attack from Bolivia. To others, she…

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The Inside Word on… Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Luiz Renato
  • 8 January 2011

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. Here we dish up some superb local hints from Luiz Renato, the whl.travel local connection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Epicureans Rejoice! A Celebration of Food and Drink Festivals from Around the World

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 16 October 2010

Great sources of national pride, a country’s cuisine and local produce are as much a cause for celebration as its culture and history. Not a month goes by without an homage to food and drink somewhere in the world, so check out our selection of events encouraging you to kick up your heels, eat, drink and be merry.

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