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12 Weird and Wonderful Drinks from around the world

Supping the local brew is one of the true joys of travelling, be it a cold Chang on the beaches of Koh Samui, a green tea on the Great Wall or taking part in a traditional Kava ceremony in Fiji. But at what point do you draw the line?

Read on for our list of 12, good, bad and downright odd drinks from around the world…if you dare.

Image from Flickr courtesy of melanie

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Shakedown, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil‘s been in the spotlight this week for all the wrong reasons; losing 7-1 to Germany on their own turf has gotta hurt. But it’s the turf that we’re more interested in here, not the football – this is a travel website after all.

Commonly known as just Rio, the exciting Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil with a population of 6.4 million (though it’s not the capital, pub quiz fans). Famed for its breathtaking views, chilled beach culture and annual carnival, Rio’s a must-see hotspot for travellers with a hunger for partying and beautiful vistas. Can’t ask for more really, can you?

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America: “I’ve Been Everywhere”

Today’s blog comes from Jade Edwards, a Travel Expert in our Manchester store. 

Over the past few years I have seen and explored more than my fair share of America and my state count is getting closer to completion, “from California to New York Island”!

If, like me (and my pal Johnny Cash), you’ve ventured far and wide throughout the States and been ‘everywhere’, you may think another America trip will just consist of returning to the same awesome places you’ve been before. However, if you’re looking for an All American experience that goes a little deeper, or even if you’ve never ventured to the States and want a trip that’s a little difference, then I have a few recommendations and tips from my most recent trip in May that could help you out.

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TOP 8 COSTA RICAN ADRENALINE RUSHES

Today’s blog comes from David Broadley, a Travel Expert in our Sheffield branch. 

With the plucky Costa Rican football team fighting their way into the last 8 of a certain, rather important football tournament right now, we thought we’d share the top 8 adrenaline pumping activities from this passionate Central American hideaway. Nestled between Panama and Nicaragua, the lush paradise has long been a popular destination for adventurous types, packed full of activities amid stunning scenery. With its modern infrastructure, perfect climate and super friendly locals (ticos), it’s fast becoming one of the most popular getaways for heart racing trips. Oh, and lets not forget that it has sloths too.

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The Tokyo café that’s cool for cats

Today’s blog comes from Nick Chesterton, a Round the World Expert in our Manchester store. 

Okay, so on average you work more hours than any other country on earth, you’ve just slogged to the end of another long day, it’s 33 degrees outside and sticky… where do you head to? The pub? The beach (or a pool if you’re lucky)? Bed? A nondescript building and then up to a random room on the 6th floor that’s home to 30 cats? That’s the one! What could be better?

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