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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

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, I only knew a little about this state perched on the northern tip of California. Oregon does have a reputation for melancholy mistiness – verging at times on dampness – and I…

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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 stud this road like jewels and give…

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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 Tuscan meal on its terrace overlooking the vineyards.…

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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 for their own peace…

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chapel house, penzance

Where am I staying? This elegant Georgian townhouse sits at the bottom of historic Chapel Street, a short walk uphill from the waterfront. It was originally an admiral’s residence and later a bohemian arts club, but Chapel House’s latest incarnation is its most appealing yet. Tell me more Forget porthole windows and displays of knotted rope – the nautical theme here is subtle. A muted palette of greys, greens and blues is all that’s needed to complement the ubiquitous ocean views. There are six guest rooms, with two more due in October, and they are simple, spacious and filled with natural light. Our room (bedroom three) had a modern four-poster bed and a huge, deep-soaking bath. Small touches elevate the experience, such as locally made toiletries and vacuum flasks of fresh milk for…

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europe’s greatest free museums

THE PRADO, MADRID Once a royal collection, this feast of fine art is now free every evening, with paintings by Goya, Raphael, Rubens and more. Wait for some space in front of Velázquez’s enigmatic Las Meninas and Hieronymus Bosch’s frankly trippy The Garden of Earthly Delights. museodelprado.es BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON London’s full of excellent freebies, but this mothership museum is one of the best. If the press of visitors is too thick around the Egyptian mummies and Rosetta Stone, find less-heralded civilisations to connect with. You’ll never get around in one day. britishmuseum.org MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE, PARIS Housed in the riverside Palais de Tokyo near the Eiffel Tower, this museum is dedicated to the art of the 20th and 21st centuries, with works by Matisse, Modigliani, Braque and Soutine. Look out for The Electricity Fairy…