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Rough Guides Names Top 10 Countries To Visit In 2014 and Ethiopia Wins

Excerpt from RCI Ventures

Jan 05, 2014 12:00 pm

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Rough Guides’ lists of top countries and cities to visit in 2014 come with realistic videos to stoke inspiration. They sort of get your wanderlust going.

— Dennis Schaal

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Ethiopia has been named as Rough Guides’ number one country to visit in 2014, beating the likes of Madagascar, Brazil and Turkey.

The world-renowned travel guide range said: “This culturally rich East African nation has always been an enticing destination, and though it remains poor, independent travel around the country is becoming easier thanks to a boom in small hotels and restaurants.

From Skift:

Rough Guides’ top 10 countries to visit in 2014 are:

1. Ethiopia
2. Madagaskar
3. Brazil
4. Turkey
5. Georgia
6. Rwanda
7. Japan
8. Bulgaria
9. Macedonia
10. The Philippines

Rough Guides’ top 10 cities to visit in 2014 are:

1. Rio de Janeiro
2. Sarajevo
3. Liverpool
4. Umea (Sweden)
5. Lviv (Ukraine)
6. Marseille
7. Almaty (Kazakhstan)
8. Rotterdam
9. Glasgow
10. Portland

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