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Lonely Planet December 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

A dish of hot smoked mackerel with tomatoes and rosehips at Barr, a casual restaurant in Copenhagen ‘I am beginning to understand the real reason why we, in the 21st century, travel from one place to another. We want to discover stories in the world, as we do in our books. We want history bursting out of stones, secrets spilling out of streets and unexpected conversations that weave the text of our human experience, wherever we are, into our lives.’ So wrote Sri Lankan author Romesh Gunesekera in the second-ever issue of Lonely Planet magazine, while covering a journey through the southern half of the country of his birth – and capturing a motivation to travel that, almost a decade on, is still expressed throughout our pages. We…

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roma norte

NEIGHBOURHOOD STROLL Avenida Álvaro Obregón is the main street in Roma Norte. It’s where you’ll find all the cool old mansions, and there are bars and cafés scattered on the side streets. A pedestrian strip runs down the middle of the street, punctuated by green spaces and interesting sculptures by local artists. One man has carved a wooden totem pole out of a dying tree. It’s a creative, bohemian street with great energy. DINNER PLANS Lorea is a modern restaurant in an old mansion. It offers a set menu every evening, cooked in an open kitchen, using varied Mexican ingredients. It’s a real show when your food arrives: knowledgeable staffers explain exactly what you’re eating. Try the duck with passion fruit. There is a drinks pairing…

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building a picture

Bringing out the character of a building – whether ornate or austere – is as particular a challenge for photographers as taking a great human portrait. You can see some prize examples among the 20 shortlisted entries at the Architectural Photography Awards 2018, being held in conjunction with the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam on 28–30 November. This image by Marco Tagliarino, in the Sense of Place category, shows Milan’s Gothic cathedral reflected in the interior of the Palazzo dell’Arengario – an Italian Fascist-era building later remodelled to house the Museo del Novecento, which displays an impressive collection of 20th-century art. See more of the shortlisted entries at archphotoawards.com.PHOTOGRAPH: THE PIAZZA DUOMO FROM THE ARENGARIO BALCONY OF THEPALAZZO DELL'ARENGARIO, MUSEO DEL 900, MILAN, ITALY BY ITALO ROTA ANDFABIO FORNASARI.…

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Nice Airport to Nice: 4 miles Nice to La Turbie (via Grande Corniche): 12 miles La Turbie to Roquebrune: 5 miles Roquebrune to Menton: 5 miles Menton to Monaco: 8 miles Monaco to Èze: 5 miles Èze to Nice: 7 miles Total: 46 miles ■…

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côte d’azur: nice to menton

1 FRIDAY NIGHT Fly in to Nice, capital of the Côte d’Azur, and check in at the Hôtel Windsor, three streets back from the seafront Promenade des Anglais. A different artist or designer was let loose on each of its bedrooms (from £105), and there is something to suit almost every taste – including an all-gold room. Book ahead for a prized parking spot. Once you’ve settled in, take an evening stroll around the huddled streets of Vieux-Nice, stopping for a slap-up dinner Niçois-style at convivial Chez Palmyre, with dishes such as confit lamb or gnocchi with red pesto (three-course menu £16). hotelwindsornice.com; Chez Palmyre 00 33 4 93 85 72 32 2 SATURDAY MORNING The morning s challenge is the Grande Corniche – the…

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photograph snowy landscapes

■ Keep your camera in a weatherproof holster at your side. I find that if I put my camera in a backpack in these challenging conditions, it will just stay in the backpack. You want the camera to be easily accessible, but still protected from the elements.■ If you know you’re not going to use your camera for a while, take the battery out and keep it close to your body. The camera’s batteries will lose power a lot more quickly in cold temperatures.■ Put a person or an object in the foreground to bring a sense of scale and space to an immense snowy scene. This gives a point of focus to the image.■ Change the camera settings to overexpose the image. This seems counterintuitive because the landscape…