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From the mountains... with love

If you’re looking for inspiration for a romantic snow-filled getaway, then look no further. For many travellers, the perfect winter holiday includes a roaring fire and fine cuisine after a day on the slopes, so we’ve picked out some of our favourite retreats around the world with beautiful mountain settings. Claire Bloomfield reports for Oryx.

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.

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Kings of the jungle – gorilla trekking in the Virunga Mountains

Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of a silverback mountain gorilla in the wild. The first thing that strikes you is their sheer size and bulk – they are truly massive in a brooding and almost malevolent way.

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Teas for all seasons

Discover the epicentre of the world’s most consumed drink (second only to water) in the varied topography and diverse ancient cultures of China.

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A river runs through it

surfing Montreal’s St. Lawrence River


Montreal takes its name from the triplet of hills called Mount Royal that rise from the heart of the city, but its true life force lies in the St. Lawrence River. This waterway flows around the city, connecting it to the Great Lakes and, finally, the mighty Atlantic Ocean to the east.

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Your guide to Rio de Janeiro

An estimated half a million visitors will travel to Brazil for this year’s Olympic Games. Here are some of our favourite hotspots in Rio de Janeiro to help you plan your trip.

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Marrakech style

If Morocco is the land of the setting sun, Marrakech is its emblem. For when the day closes over Marrakech, the crimson complexion of the city walls mingles with the ochre of the sun’s last rays and everything, just everything, is red.

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Luxury Hotel Driving Experiences

If you enjoy being behind the wheel of an automobile, then reserve your ride at these luxury hotels for the driving experience of a lifetime.

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Night Safari, Singapore Zoo

If you’re looking for a zoo experience with a difference,  Singapore’s Night Safari provides unusual nocturnal creatures and the primaeval thrill of the darkness, says Brian Johnston.

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Luxury hotels for the design savvy

From an awe-inspiring contemporary Balinese escape to an industrial-chic pad in Shanghai and a modern Renaissance revamp in the heart of Manhattan, we discover six of the world’s most desirable design hotels.

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