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First Paris, soon London, what of Hong Kong? Outdoor dining expands after the Covid-19 lockdown, and for the French the change could be here to stay

Parisian pavement terraces have been extended to boost the earnings of cafes and bistros after the Covid-19 lockdown. Outdoor seating has taken over parking spaces, and even whole streets.

29 Jun 2020 - 8:06PM

Parisian pavement terraces have been extended to boost the earnings of cafes and bistros after the Covid-19 lockdown. Outdoor seating has taken over parking spaces, and even whole streets.

First Paris, soon London, what of Hong Kong? Outdoor dining expands after the Covid-19 lockdown, and for the French the change could be here to stay
As Italy prepares to reopen, a last look at Venice in lockdown – empty streets and still waters

As Italy prepares to reopen, a long-time resident takes a final walk through a truly peaceful La Serenissima.

24 May 2020 - 3:00PM

As Italy prepares to reopen, a long-time resident takes a final walk through a truly peaceful La Serenissima.

As Italy prepares to reopen, a last look at Venice in lockdown – empty streets and still waters
Jazz, caves and the jungles of Borneo – a music festival in the Malaysian state of Sarawak

Borneo Jazz Festival bewitches with line-up of local and international musicians, rappers and DJs.

4 Jan 2020 - 8:34PM

Borneo Jazz Festival bewitches with line-up of local and international musicians, rappers and DJs.

Jazz, caves and the jungles of Borneo – a music festival in the Malaysian state of Sarawak
Tunisia’s terror attacks killed package tourism; now North African nation attracts a different kind of traveller

One of Arab world’s most tolerant countries boasts beautiful beaches, pre-Roman ruins, hassle-free souks, while chic new hotels and renovated riads are luring more affluent visitors.

8 Aug 2019 - 7:17PM

One of Arab world’s most tolerant countries boasts beautiful beaches, pre-Roman ruins, hassle-free souks, while chic new hotels and renovated riads are luring more affluent visitors.

Tunisia’s terror attacks killed package tourism; now North African nation attracts a different kind of traveller
In France’s northeastern forests stands Villa René Lalique, a sumptuous six-suite retreat

The six-suite hotel encourages guests to enjoy the lavish Lalique-laden surrounds and indulge in the epicurean delights of Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Klein

28 Mar 2019 - 10:35AM

The six-suite hotel encourages guests to enjoy the lavish Lalique-laden surrounds and indulge in the epicurean delights of Michelin-star chef Jean-Georges Klein

In France’s northeastern forests stands Villa René Lalique, a sumptuous six-suite retreat
At a Native American pow-wow in Wisconsin – once oppressed people finding their place in modern US

The Ho-Chunk tribe’s ritual gathering is a deeply spiritual event in the heart of ‘America’s Dairyland’ – and definitely not for the benefit of tourists

15 Nov 2018 - 6:43AM

The Ho-Chunk tribe’s ritual gathering is a deeply spiritual event in the heart of ‘America’s Dairyland’ – and definitely not for the benefit of tourists

At a Native American pow-wow in Wisconsin – once oppressed people finding their place in modern US
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin estate survived fire and murder to become architectural icon

The sprawling Taliesin estate in rural Wisconsin brings the aesthetic world of America’s first ‘starchitect’ to life, from his first commission in 1887, to his former home and its macabre past

27 Sep 2018 - 1:50AM

The sprawling Taliesin estate in rural Wisconsin brings the aesthetic world of America’s first ‘starchitect’ to life, from his first commission in 1887, to his former home and its macabre past

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin estate survived fire and murder to become architectural icon
Cape Town’s hottest new hotel elevates industrial-chic to new heights

Housed in a former grain store that was once the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa, The Silo stuns with austere interiors and spectacular views

29 Mar 2018 - 8:18PM

Housed in a former grain store that was once the tallest building in Sub-Saharan Africa, The Silo stuns with austere interiors and spectacular views

Cape Town’s hottest new hotel elevates industrial-chic to new heights
For the best of Bordeaux, take the Graves and Sauternes wine route

Peppered with mostly family-owned chateaux, the French region rewards visitors with excellent food and fascinating insights into their favourite tipples

2 Feb 2018 - 5:33PM

Peppered with mostly family-owned chateaux, the French region rewards visitors with excellent food and fascinating insights into their favourite tipples

For the best of Bordeaux, take the Graves and Sauternes wine route
Get away from it all in Venice at luxury vineyard refuge Venissa, far from the tourist hordes

Set amid vines and with a Michelin-starred restaurant, six-bedroom hotel offers peace and tranquillity in one of the world’s most visited cities

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

Set amid vines and with a Michelin-starred restaurant, six-bedroom hotel offers peace and tranquillity in one of the world’s most visited cities

Get away from it all in Venice at luxury vineyard refuge Venissa, far from the tourist hordes