Features - Lifestyle
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.
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.
Articles - Lifestyle
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.
The holy month of Ramadan is one of THE MAIN festivities in the Islamic world. During Ramadan some 1.3 billion Muslims around the world refrain from eating and drinking from dawn until sunset, and are encouraged to read the entire Qur’an. Fasting teaches patience, humility, and spirituality, and while the spirit of Ramadan and the duties of Islam are similar for all Muslims, the Ramadan traditions are celebrated differently from one country to another. The common greeting is: “Ramadan Kareem”, ‘kareem’ is the Arabic word for ‘generous’.
Bali’s Wild West
Much of the vast rainforest wilderness of West Bali National Park remains practically unexplored. Mark Eveleigh dons his jungle boots and discovers a region that offers some of the best wildlife spotting in Southeast Asia and hands-on experience of local food.
wish list - Newest restaurants, hotels, and spas
Seek out the newest restaurants, hotels, and spas with our guide.
property - Parisian flair
High ceilings and grand architectural details characterise these Parisian apartments in the chic 16th arrondissement.
three great places - Rome
Even if all roads do lead to Rome, not all lead to the best restaurants. In fact, rivers of visitors mean that you have to be careful when choosing your restaurant, if you don't want to eat in a tourist trap. Rome is currently enjoying a food renaissance, which makes eating in the city as exciting as it is delicious.
24 hours in Beijing
Think Beijing is a city of bureaucrats while Shanghai has all the fun?