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Lonely Planet March 2019

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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United Kingdom
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editor’s note

Over the past decade of editing Lonely Planet magazine, I’ve occasionally been asked what binds our community of readers together. Our readership has a weird breadth to it, so its unity doesn’t especially come from age, gender, income or ethnicity. The common ground is an attitude: a happiness to try something new and to view the world from different perspectives. We aim to track down contributors who can deliver on just that. In the pages of this latest issue, you’ll learn what it’s like for a blind traveller to encounter the Mona Lisa for the first time (p45); a New York Times writer from San Francisco summits volcanoes and downs mai tais, in a bid to explore the language of Hawaii (p46); and a photographer from Madagascar, resident in Senegal,…

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fitzroy & collingwood

NIGHT OUT WITH FRIENDS We always start at Marion Wine Bar, and sometimes forget to leave. It’s smart but unfussy, with dark-wood finishes, leather banquettes and white-washed brick walls. Couples sit in the window and people-watch over small-producer wine. marionwine.com.au MUST-GO MUSEUM The Melbourne Museum is at the top of Gertrude Street. You could spend hours navigating the exhibitions here, which not only cover Aboriginal history, but also include dinosaur skeletons and a room of 600 taxidermy animals. museumsvictoria.com.au BREAD OF HEAVEN Don’t miss out on a Lune croissant. You might have to line up for the privilege, but these are said to be the best croissants in the world. I maintain they’re better than any I’ve eaten in Paris. The futuristic, lab-like warehouse is worth a visit, anyway. lunecroissanterie.com TOP SHOPS Usually I’d suggest Smith Street…

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check in at the beat hotel

What began as a beat generation-inspired stage at Glastonbury is now launching as a festival – happily swapping dubious Somerset weather for the sunny skies of Morocco. Occupying a boutique resort just outside the city, Beat Hotel Marrakech will feature a line-up of live music – some local – and DJs including Gilles Peterson. Spend four days feeding both mind and belly: there will be talks by speakers such as author Irvine Welsh, and food by renowned London grill house Berber & Q. Tickets from £130, plus £25 for the shuttle from Marrakesh (city accommodation not included); 28 March–1 April; beat-hotel.com . PHOTOGRAPHS: JUSTIN GARDNER, DAN MEDHURST/DANMEDHURST.COM…

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bali

It’s now possible to fly direct to Bali, as national airline Garuda Indonesia has just launched the first non-stop service from the UK. Thrice-weekly flights from London Heathrow to Denpasar will make it easier than ever to reach the island’s extraordinary beaches and rice-paddy landscapes, as well as visit cultural sights such as Hindu temple Pura Tirta Empul (a worshipper is pictured here). Bear in mind that the return leg still involves a stopover in Jakarta. (Outbound flights take 15h35; return from £800; garuda-indonesia.com )…

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a win for wildlife

Argentinian authorities have just designated a large northeastern swath of the country’s wetlands, forests and grasslands as protected, creating the Iberá National Park. The countrysbiggest, park is home to 4,000 species of flora and fauna, including South America’s largest cat, the jaguar (right), reintroduced here in 2011. Other rewilding projects are reestablishing tapirs and green-winged macaws. The creation of the park is a huge boost to such efforts, as well as preserving the environment for travellers to explore. And, as if you need more reason to plan a trip, Argentina was named one of our top-value destinations in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2019.…

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the bull hotel, fairford

What’s the deal? Why visit just one pub when you can visit two? The Bull Hotel, Fairford, was originally a pair of coaching inns, until they were knocked together, long ago, into a single mega-inn. Its most ancient nooks date to the 15th century and, from the outside, it looks like the classic Cotswold bolthole, as imagined on biscuit tins, presiding over a sleepy village square. What’s changed? Recent times have seen the interiors given a reboot sympathetic to the inn’s venerable past. Downstairs, modish teal walls border exposed stonework and ancient beams that threaten the heads of especially tall guests. Our favourite feature was the giant bull’s head mounted over the hearth, looking as though it might suddenly charge the assembled drinkers. What’s my room like? The 21 guestrooms of various shapes and sizes…

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