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Lonely Planet January 2020

Feed your love of travel with award-winning Lonely Planet. Inside you'll find topical ideas for easy inspirational weekend breaks and more adventurous experiences to try out, helped by the insider knowledge of Lonely Planet's many experts around the world. You'll be taken on a journey through words and beautiful photography, with highly atmospheric features transporting you to spectacular landscapes and allowing local people to reveal their culture, history ,food, drink and the natural wonders that surround them.

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editor’s note

As a confirmed carnivore, the first time I took the leap of imagination needed to go meat-free was in 2007, on a lengthy assignment to India. My colleagues in Mumbai advised me to acclimatise gently by turning vegetarian for the first couple of months; edging into veganism was then easy enough, given the spectacular array of vegan snacks served in our office every day. We’ve aimed for variety of several sorts in the recommendations for vegan travel you’ll find in this issue: taking you from Bali to Berlin; from cafés to tours; and from mushroom schnitzel baguettes to beetroot ‘rawvioli’ (p80). Whether you’re already vegan or curious about the options increasingly available, I hope our feature sets your stomach rumbling. Elsewhere in this issue, we’re celebrating winter with suggestions for…

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cay to happiness

No cruise ships, no millionaire hideaways, nothing that can really be called a resort – the San Blas Islands are not your familiar Caribbean destination. Trade wind season, from December to April, brings drier weather to these hundreds of cays and islets scattered along a coastal strip of Panama known as Guna Yala, the first indigenous region of Latin America to gain autonomy. Visitors stay in thatched cabins and island campsites, with snorkelling trips or visits to Guna communities, known for their mola textiles in vivid colours. While it might be a stretch to call a trip here an adventure holiday, since hammock-time is bound to play a big part, it’s important to come prepared for haphazard facilities – or you could make life easy on yourself by joining a…

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back in badlands

The American bison’s dust-stamping march back from the brink of extinction continues apace. Although Yellowstone National Park has long been the most popular place to see the animals, the Great Plains were once their true heartlands. South Dakota is well on the way to enabling that revival: after a 150-year absence, these plains will soon feel the beat of bison hooves again. The state’s Badlands National Park has completed a land-swap with a ranch that had previously blocked the bisons’ movement, meaning that visitors to the most accessible part of the park will now be able to see them. nps.gov/badl…

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head turner

Call it Turner squared or even Turner cubed: the headline-generating art prize named after JMW Turner will be hosted for the first time at Margate’s Turner Contemporary, just as the great painter is set to become the new face of the £20 note in February. If it isn’t really the season to bring bucket and spade to the Kent seaside, you’ll still find a winter festival at revived amusement park Dreamland Margate, and of course the four shortlisted artists’ works at the town’s big-draw gallery, including Tai Shani’s sci-fi imaginings of a city built by women (pictured). The winner will be announced on 3 December. See the Turner Prize displays until 12 January 2020; free entry; turnercontemporary.org PHOTOGRAPH: DAVID LEVENE.INSTALLATION: TAI SHANI, DC SEMIRAMIS, 2019,TURNER PRIZE 2019 AT TURNER CONTEMPORARY…

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christmas markets

• BERLIN may not have the old-world look of Nuremberg or Dresden for eleven months of the year, but Christmas sees the German capital just as keen to scoff lebkuchen and buy wooden toys as the others. Gendarmenmarkt is the most scenic of the city’s numerous Christmas markets (weihnachteninberlin.de). • BUDAPEST’s Vörösmarty Square gets its seasonal scent from cinnamon-dusted kürto "skalács (chimney cakes) being turned on spits over hot coals. On the north side of the stalls, the imperial-era Café Gerbeaud becomes a nightly canvas for light shows (budapestchristmas.com). • GOTHENBURG is Sweden’s second city, but its 97-year-old amusement park, Liseberg, hosts the country’s largest Chrismas market. A medieval village and Dickensian Christmas Carol on ice are some of the sights to take in while sipping glögg – mulled wine spiked with…

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new kid on the block

Here at Lonely Planet towers in Southwark, we’ve watched with interest as a new building has sprouted from the ground opposite our office over the last couple of years. The handsome pale-brick block contains the Hoxton Southwark, and the hotel has now opened its doors (lobby bar pictured top). The latest addition to a small chain that stretches from Amsterdam to LA, Hoxton Southwark adds a new layer of slick to our rapidly changing South London neighbourhood. Rooms (pictured centre) mix the industrial (concrete ceilings, Crittall windows and exposed pipework) with the domestic (mid-century-style furniture, velvet headboards and myriad individual artworks) to stylish effect. The illustrated maps in each are a nice touch, giving Hoxton Hotel’s recommendations in the area. The bar and bistro-style Albie restaurant mean the ground floor…