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LP Pathfinders: top posts from April 2015

The Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Guatemala. The Arco de Santa Catalina, Antigua, Guatemala. Image by Justin Foulkes / LP Traveller magazine

From Oman's equivalent of the Grand Canyon to the festivities of an Indian wedding, our Lonely Planet Pathfinders are never far from an adventure. Here are some of the best stories we've seen this month.

Photo essay: cycling through Central America - Amanda Zeisset

Amanda and Antonio spent a year cycling around Central America - an area full of jewels for all kinds of travellers. Check out some of the highlights of their trip here - including a piglet road crossing - and get a glimpse of what it is like to explore this region with your own two wheels.

Antonio and Amanda have a motto: Don't dream it. Live it. Follow their blog at theadventurejunkies.com

What's it like to be invited to an Indian wedding? - Hayley Griffiths

Want to have the most intimate of cultural experiences on your next trip to India? Here's the inside story on what it's really like to attend an Indian wedding as a foreigner, and some tips on etiquette from someone who's been there and done it.

Hayley is currently travelling (and meeting the locals) in India. Follow her blog at lovepuffin.me

Antigua, Guatemala: then and now - Peter K

In this fascinating post, Peter compares a selection of images from 1960s Antigua, Guatemala with his own travel snaps - photographed from the same vantage points in 2015. The results allow you to step back in time, and may even prompt you to look at landmarks near you in a different light.

Peter's blog is highly visual and focuses mainly on Mexico. Follow his blog at peterktravels.com

15 of the best day trips from London - Julie Falconer

While this lady certainly loves London, she likes to venture further afield from time to time - even just for the day. From famous university cities to great foodie escapes, these day trips offer a great mix of activities and entertainment for every type of traveler.

Originally from California, Julie has lived in the UK for seven years. Follow her blog at aladyinlondon.com

Road trip Oman: peaks and valleys near Jebel Shams - Kelly Heapy

Departing from Jabal Akhdar, Kelly's Oman road trip continues to the high peak of Jebel Shams, the verdant valley of Misfat Al Abriyeen and a nostalgic motel on the outskirts of Nizwa.

Kelly is an artist who feels most at home in the mountains. Follow her blog at compassandcamera.wordpress.com

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