Extra Time in…

Extra time in… gives you the insider’s info on what to do when you find yourself at a loose end and the start or end of your tour. Written by travel experts, these are spots you won’t visit on your tour, but are definitely worth exploring if you get the chance. Peel back the curtain of your chosen destination and see something new and exciting.

Extra Time in Kathmandu: A stroll down Freak Street

Shafik Meghji is the co-author of the Rough Guide to Nepal, edition 7 of which will be published in 2012. “I sit beside the dark / Beneath the mire / Cold grey dusty day / The morning lake / Drinks … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Jerusalem

You plan your trip, select your dates and make your booking – but then the flight brings you into town a day ahead of the group. You could always hole up in the hotel sipping cocktails – but we think you’re … Continue reading

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Istanbul – a city on the rise and the perfect Autumn getaway

Straddling two continents and combining elements of both East and West, Istanbul’s Ottoman and Byzantine relics are fascinating enough. However, it’s not all about the old in Istanbul – this is a city with its finger on the pulse of … Continue reading

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Extra time in Amman

By Matthew Teller Amman is a metropolis on the up. Retail is booming like never before: the downtown souks – always a place of frenetic buying and selling – are being joined by a host of uptown districts where the … Continue reading

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Extra time in… Johannesburg

I’ve just returned from a holiday in my home country of South Africa. The sun was (mostly) out, I was in fabulous company and the food was incredible. I’ve been lucky enough to grow up in a household where both my … Continue reading

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Things to do in Beijing, China

If you have a half day spare in Beijing and wanting to ‘get your Chi on’, I would suggest visiting the Lama Temple, formerly known as the Yonghe Gong Tibetan Lama Temple. A cheap subway ride to the Yonghegong Lama … Continue reading

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