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Lonely Planet October 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

Matija Belkovic at Cogito Coffee in Zagreb smørrebrød, Denmark’s legendary open-faced sandwiches Oregon’s Cape Kiwanda fish and chips from the UK make it onto our Ultimate Eatlist If this issue of Lonely Planet magazine delivers on its promise, it will leave you with widened eyes and a rumbling stomach. Tempting food discoveries can be found throughout our pages, from our latest Photo Challenge – on the theme of ‘Feast’ (p36) – to our collection of many of the world’s most iconic dishes and where best to taste them (p77). In between, writer Summer Sewell and photographer Alanna Hale take to the Oregon food trail (p64), exploring the unique culinary culture of America’s Pacific Northwest. Right now I’ll confess that until I had read our feature,…

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fort, mumbai

CAFÉ CULTURE Kyani is the oldest Irani café in Mumbai and comes with the mandatory characterful owners, checked tablecloths and spindly chairs. Ask for bun maska-chai (buttered sweet buns to be dunked into tea), kheema (spiced minced meat) and lagan nu custard (baked-egg pudding traditionally served at Parsi weddings). Jermahal Estate, 657 JSS Road ALONG THE ARABIAN SEA Marine Drive is Mumbai’s sweeping coastal boulevard. Hugging the crescent-shaped bay, this road has a bouquet of Art Deco buildings and sports clubs fronted by cricket greens. Visit in the early morning as the fog rises over the sea and you’ll get dreamy views of a hazy sunrise. You can walk the length of the promenade or sit and people watch. By night, the streetlights come out to…

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Florence Airport to Villa il Poggiale: 18 miles Villa il Poggiale to Castello di Verrazzano: 12 miles Castello di Verrazzano to Siena (via Volpaia): 43 miles Siena to Castello delle Serre (via Asciano): 24 miles Castello delle Serre to Arezzo: 28 miles Arezzo to Florence: 48 miles ■…

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Before you go , download our soundtrack for the weekend. Search Lonely Planet’s profile on Spotify to find ’Tuscany Road Trip’ in our Public Playlists 1 FRIDAY NIGHT Your weekend begins at Florence Airport, but unless your flight gets in with most of an afternoon to spare, save your look around the city of Michelangelo and the Medicis for the return. The first drive is a simple one: a half-hour over the hills south of Florence and into the Chianti Classico wine region. Just inside its bounds, you’ll find Villa il Poggiale – a hilltop country mansion with a shaded 16th-century loggia, a pool with a view and ceiling frescoes in rooms that are good value in this region (from £110). Have your first…

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join grizzly bears in canada

WHEN TO SEE THEM September is the height of the salmon run on Canada’s Pacific coast – and the best time to observe grizzlies standing in the region’s rivers taking swipes at them. After four months’ foraging for berries and roots, the bears binge on their fishy main course to build up enough fat reserves before going into hibernation over winter. WHERE TO SEE THEM Grizzlies, named after the ‘grizzled’ tips of their fur, live in North America, ranging from Alaska in the northwest, down through the Rocky Mountains and as far south as Yellowstone National Park. In Canada, most of the province of British Columbia is grizzly country, especially the coastal Great Bear Rainforest. HOW TO SEE THEM Given the fierce potential of grizzly bears – and…

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grizzly bear facts

26,000 estimated number of grizzly bears in Canada 5–7 time spent hibernating in months 40 a grizzly's normal heart rate in beats per minute 8 heart rate during hibernation 20–30 average lifespan in years 40 top running speed in mph (For comparison, Usain Bolt’s record sprint was 27.8 mph) 30 peak daily fish consumption by a dominant male bear 4,500 nutritional value of a whole sockeye salmon in calories ■…