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Discovering the Golden Mile

There’s no better way to get to know Durban than by spending a morning along its iconic beachfront. Travel writer and local resident Will Bendix points you in the right direction.

Four fantastic destinations for winter sun

When temperatures drop and gloomy days drag on, here are four cheery, sunny spots to retreat to.


The Indonesian island of Lombok is often overshadowed by its neighbour, Bali. But for a low-key version, this is the place to go.

Johannesburg’s new inner-city cool  

Two decades after apartheid ended, Johannesburg is emerging as South Africa’s creative capital. British-born local journalist Louise Whitworth finds the source of the city’s inspiration in its...

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The rebirth of Downtown LA  

Long-time enthusiast Mike MacEacheran convinces us to take a tour of Los Angeles’ most happening area – the can’t miss, new-look spectacle of Downtown.

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Famous chefs at work  

For those who like to witness a chef’s artistry, the modern penchant for open kitchens is a real boon. It’s also reassuring to know that the named chef on the door is actually working their magic in the...

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fine food
Edward Holloway

“Cooking... buy only the best stuff, keep it fresh, cook it right, serve it up. Simple... but never easy.” – Edward Holloway, Buenos Aires, 2015

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24 Hours in Durban  

The biggest city in the South African province KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is a melting-pot of rich and diverse cultures. The Zulu name for...

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Five minutes with
The Kayys

Hend, Ghada, and Maha al-Subaey are the three Qatari sisters behind award-winning brand The Kayys. What started out as a hobby – designing Ramadan outfits for the family – soon transformed into the...

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Qatar Airways Holidays

Oryx presents its insider’s tips for places to visit in December. Soak up the wintry atmosphere in London, go from the slopes to the sea in Lebanon’s diverse climate, and embrace Kuala Lumpur’s...

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Science Museums  

Have an enquiring mind? Here are some top museums from around the world, guaranteed to intrigue and tantalise the imagination with their explorations of the wonders of science and technology.

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