Features - Asia
24 hours in Auckland
Auckland is New Zealand’s largest, most vibrant, and most cosmopolitan city, enlivened by a multicultural population, impressive café and restaurant scene, and fine museums and attractions. Yet nothing beats its harbour-hugging location: the city is surrounded by a superb backyard of water vistas, volcanic landscapes, and offshore islands.
Ao Nang Beach, Krabi
Originally from Miami, Stefanie Langley finds Krabi’s mix of tourism-meets-deeply-ingrained-traditions a winner and, as she tells David Leck, it doesn’t get much better than spending down time in Ao Nang.
Articles - Asia
Fox Glacier, New Zealand
Wedged deep in the alpine landscape of Westland Tai Poutini National Park in New Zealand’s South Island, Fox Glacier provides spectacular scenery and glacier challenges for those with a sense of adventure.
Sun Down Under
The winter skies may be blanketing the northern hemisphere, but it’s sizzling in Australia. Max Anderson turns up the heat with six bucket-list experiences on the world’s largest island continent.
With soon-to-be-launched flights to Krabi – we look at the perfect gateway to Thailand’s southern coastal treasures. David Leck, a visitor to the country for more than 20 years, offers a guiding hand.
New Zealand: It’s out there!
On February 5, Qatar Airways begins flying the longest non-stop route ever, a whopping 14,539km, 16-hour transit from Doha to Auckland. You think that’s extreme? Just wait until you see what New Zealand has in store for you. Writer Max Anderson buckles up for some far-flung fun.
24 Hours in Krabi
Surrounded by towering outcrops of karst limestone, Krabi is a major jumping-off point to some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, such as Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. Most visitors breeze straight through town, but it’s worth pausing here to soak up the spectacular setting and experience authentic Thai culture.
Market Street, Seychelles
Market Street has been the lifeblood of trade for the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles since a fresh produce market was opened in the tiny capital of Victoria, on Mahé Island, in 1840.
Set on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park at the heart of Thailand’s stunning Phranang Peninsula, Rayavadee is surrounded by limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea.
Seychelles: by land, Sea, and Air
In December, Qatar Airways begins flights to Mahé, gateway to the string of islands that make up the Seychelles. Writer Will Bendix takes us island-hopping through the archipelago where ancient mountains rise from the sea and birds flood the sky.