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Lonely Planet August 2018

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

Inset: Night-time strolls in Barcelona Not Venice, but the small lagoon town of Comacchio. Cattle love to chill on Corsica’s Plage de Mare e Sole. The sun must have got to our heads. I write this on the summer solstice, having read through final proofs for an issue that overflows with experiences linked to the Mediterranean. That glamorous cow you’ll spot below right – wistfully basking amid white sands and azure waters – gets a mention in our Great Escape to Corsica (p55). She’s an inhabitant of the Plage de Mare e Sole – the Beach of Sea and Sun, near Ajaccio on this wild and historic island’s western coast. Other characters met along our route include guide Joritz Larraza, who reveals stirring tales…

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neukölln, berlin

(@ryanbarrell) BRUNCHING OUT ’The best vegan café in the neighbourhood is called Two Planets. It’s run by two Australian guys and has a real bohemian vibe – it’s modern and fashionable, but not pretentious, with work by local artists displayed on the walls. The speciality is a series of different toppings on toast. I like the avocado option, which comes with crusty, thick-cut bread and a bean salad.‘ twoplanetsberlin.com ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON ‘Tempelhofer Feld is a disused airport that has been turned into a park. There are allotments for people to grow their own fruit and veg, and, because there’s a big, flat open runway, it's a great place to go cycling, skateboarding, rollerblading and so on. Whenever the sun is out, groups of friends congregate here…

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South Korea’s second city makes the most of its setting between mountains and sea, looking across to Japan. Once best known for merchant ships heading out of its port, Busan is now making waves of a different kind. It’s taken on the mantle of Culture City of East Asia – and we have given the city top place in Lonely Planet’s Best in Asia 2018. The Busan International Film Festival has been a big promoter of Asian cinema, but many audiences will have got their first glimpse of Busan from scenes in this year’s smash hit Black Panther. Here are five unmissable experiences in the city: 1) Join Busan’s citizens on the beach South Korea has a ‘work hard, play hard’ reputation, so it’s worth checking…

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Porto airport to Amarante: 39 miles Amarante to Vila Real: 26 miles Vila Real to Pinhão (via Gouvinhas and Covas do Douro): 39 miles Pinhão to Lamego: 24 miles Lamego to Alvarenga (via Castro Daire): 43 miles Alvarenga to Porto (using N108): 45 miles ■…

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the douro valley

Porto’s Dom Luís I Bridge serves both cars and metro trains. Left: A view of the vine-covered banks of the Douro between Pinhão and Adorigo Setting up a tasting at Quinta Nova Lunch at the beautifully set Quinta Nova winery. FRIDAY NIGHT 1 You’ll be flying into Porto airport, but not yet going into Porto city. After picking up your hire car, head to the ornate town of Amarante on a bend of the Tâmega River, a tributary of the Douro. After a rustic, filling dinner at Adega Regional Quelha (mains from £5), retire to elegant rooms at the 16th-century Casa da Calçada (from £115). Adega Regional Quelha is on Rua de Olivença; casadacalcada.com SATURDAY MORNING 2 Start with an easy drive to the…

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STAY 29,000 FtBook in at the homely Gerloczy Rooms deLux for tastefully designed double rooms with big windows in a central location. Bonus: the free minibar and snacks in each room are replenished daily. gerloczy.hu LUNCH 2,100 FtKisharang (Little Bell) is an atmospheric, old-style Hungarian restaurant with just a few tables that’s popular with both staff and students from the nearby university. The vegetable stews are a a tasty, filling choice. kisharang.hu BUY 6,500 FtHunt for a local souvenir, from posters and jewellery to T-shirts and keyrings, at design shop Insitu. Our favourite items are the little wooden folk characters from the Folqa collection. You might want all eight. insitu.hu DINNER 12,400 FtBy the central food market, Borbíróság (Wine Court) serves almost 100 Hungarian wines…