Features - Art & Culture


While global tourism has been growing steadily for more than 50 years, few countries have seen such success as Thailand, which is now Southeast Asia’s most popular tourist destination.

well read - Open Book Festival 2011

Book-lovers head to Cape Town this month for the Open Book Festival, held September 21-25, for five days of events and discussions on all things literature.

Articles - Art & Culture

three great places - Paris

The Paris of days past, with its traditional, snooty cafés and brasseries, has given way to a plethora of new and creative establishments, surprising visitors with innovation and creativity and shaking up the status quo in the City of Light. These ‘three great places’ are a 5km stroll from each other, located just north of the Seine.

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San Samuele, Venice

Arrigo’s favourite neighbourhood of his native Venice is San Samuele, a small area bordered by Campo Santo Stefano to the south, the Grand Canal on the west, beautiful palazzi that look onto the Grand Canal to the north, and a street called Piscina to the east.

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insight - Chris Skaife, Ravenmaster

Occupation - Ravenmaster

‘Unique’ is an overworked and often inaccurately used word, but it is certainly an appropriate one to describe Chris Skaife’s job.

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festival review - Doha Tribeca Film Festival

The Doha Film Institute celebrates all things film over a five-day event that showcases the best of Arab and international cinema. The third edition of the Doha Tribeca Film Festival runs from October 25 to 29.

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24 hours in Cairo

It’s no wonder Cairo is known as Umm al-Dunya (‘Mother of the World’)

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weekend away - Greek Islands

With 2,000 islands scattered across the Greek archipelago, lovers of the sun and the deep blue will be spoilt for choice.

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Sofia - Bulgaria

Known as ‘Serdica’ to the Thracians and Romans, as ‘Sredets’ during Bulgaria’s medieval empire, and by the Greek word for wisdom ever since, Sofia bears the marks of a diverse history, all aligned in no particular order.

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Ramadan - Medina, ‘the enlightened city’

There is no better destination to visit during the month of Ramadan than Medina, the second holiest city in Islam after Mecca.

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