Features - Destinations
Salalah’s Sweet Secrets
Omani resident and writer Sarah MacDonald reveals the secrets of Oman’s southernmost city, Salalah, which is famous for fragrant frankincense, majestic landscapes, and soft monsoon rains.
Shanghai: Insider's Guide to the Bund
Shanghai resident and writer Yixuan Fan takes us on a stroll along the city's most striking landmark to savour its bygone past as well as its contemporary style.
The majestic architectural landscape of Shanghai’s riverfront promenade, the Bund, offers a unique glimpse into the city’s glamorous past, as well as a timely reminder of its current resurgence as an international melting pot of styles, customs, and cuisines.
Articles - Destinations
24 Hours in Chicago
In 2015, all eyes are on the USA’s new ‘It’ city: Chicago. The ‘Second City’ (behind New York) has seen an influx of trendy restaurants, luxury shops, and swanky high-rise skyscrapers recently. But where Chicago shines is its down-to-earth, everyman sensibility mixed with its unabashed lifelong love for architecture, urban planning, and design. When winter whips in off icy Lake Michigan, tough Midwesterners just throw on an extra layer or head inside those beautiful buildings.
Thomas Street, Manchester
Manchester’s Northern Quarter is a vibrant, quickly changing neighbourhood, and Thomas Street bisects it, running from the atmospheric canalside area to blocks of brick buildings adorned with Manhattanesque fire escapes.
weekend away - Stockholm
In February, Stockholm is still in its winter deep freeze, but don’t be put off visiting the Swedish capital, which presents a winter wonderland with a very cosy ambiance.
luxe - Aman Tokyo
Known for creating the most tranquil escapist hotels in far-flung destinations, Aman resorts makes its first urban foray into one of the busiest cities in the world.
Copenhagen Cool: where cute and cutting-edge combine
With increased flights from Doha to Copenhagen, the Danish capital is easier to reach than ever. Repeat visitor Brian Johnston looks beyond its fairy-tale image to reveal a cultured, very contemporary city.
Come and carnival in Venice
Venice resident and writer Gillian Price delves into this wonderful city to show us a great time during its enchanting age-old celebrations.
The undisputed centre of the circus universe is Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil. Local writer Patricia Gajo traces the meteoric ascent of history’s most famous big top, from its first steps in small-town Quebec to world domination.
24 Hours in Shanghai
Shanghai may be known as China’s second city, but when it comes to fun, fashion, and attitude it’s most definitely in first place. Shanghai’s boom years came at the turn of the 20th century, resulting in incredible art deco architecture that’s still visible all over the city. The legendary Bund waterfront, quaint former French Concession, and futuristic Lujiazui districts all add up to a city of contrasts that’s just bursting with promise.
weekend away - Frankfurt
A decade ago, Frankfurt was considered rather dull. Now the city has found its groove and is noted for fine dining, lively nightlife, and a hot cultural scene.