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Megan Eaves

Location icon United Kingdom

Writer. New Mexican. Sinophile. Stargazer. Poet. Mystic. Deserts, big sky, horses, the moon, walking. Words for Lonely Planet, the Independent, Time Out, CNN etc. Beer + travel @brewtravel.

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Horizon Guides
Horizon Guide to China

China can seem like an intimidating place, due to its huge size and the language barrier that most travellers face. However, first-time visitors needn't worry: this is a country of incredibly friendly and curious people eager to help.

Atlas by Etihad
07/15/2019
A four-day Chengdu itinerary

There’s more to Chengdu than just pandas. The Sichuan capital is an addictive mix of ancient temples, sizzling food and shiny shopping malls. Here’s what to do with four days in the city.

Lonely Planet
06/12/2019
Travel trends for 2019: dark skies

As Earth grows ever more populous and cities expand, opportunities for humanity to look up at the rest of the universe decrease. Across the planet, travellers are now seeking out the world's last-remaining dark skies where they can get a clear, unpolluted view of the stars. The twinkling span of the Milky Way.

The Independent
10/19/2012
Shaking it up in Shanghai

Waking up in the super-sleek bed in my room at The Waterhouse (1-3 Maojiayuan Road; 00 86 21 6080 2988; waterhouseshanghai.com) leaves me delightedly confused - the last time I awoke in Shanghai I was in a grotty hostel.

CNN Travel
07/05/2018
Top attractions you can't miss in Dublin, Ireland

When you (CNN) - travel to Dublin, it doesn't take too long to figure out this is not the capital of a former far-flung empire like that of London, Madrid or Rome. While it lacks massive buildings and old monuments to past imperial grandeur, Dublin overflows with friendly, accessible charm in more human-scaled surroundings.

Lonely Planet
06/15/2018
'Red or green?' New Mexico's most mouth-watering dishes

Often overlooked yet beloved by all who've set foot in its piñon-clad arid mountains, New Mexico encompasses all that makes the Southwest USA so magical. It is blazing neon sunsets and dusty summer afternoons, monsoon rains and otherworldly white sands.

Lonely Planet
04/08/2019
Incredible must-visit Silk Road sights in Uzbekistan

Desert citadels, crumbling mud fortresses, mosaic-adorned medressas and busy market bazaars. For many centuries, the Silk Road was the world's superhighway, and Uzbekistan was at its very heart. After maritime and later air trade overtook the land, the Silk Road gradually fell out of use.

Lonely Planet
07/16/2019
Where to go stargazing in the Southwest USA

The deserts and wide open spaces of the Southwest USA are among the darkest places in America and offer some of the country's best possibilities for seeing the Milky Way in all its glory. The arid climate is reliably clear in this part of the world, so the sky is mercifully cloud-free most nights, perfect for stargazing into the heavens.

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