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Zurich: by design
Zurich is one of those cities in which you may wish you’d stayed longer. Swiss travel expert Brian Johnston looks beyond its CHOCOLATE-BOX BEAUTY to reveal a cultured, innovative, very contemporary city.
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.
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24 Hours in Edinburgh
Crime fiction writer Ian Rankin once described Edinburgh as “a city the size of a town that feels like a village”. Certainly, this UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site offers both the cool cosmopolitan delights of a capital city – a hub for culture, education, and high-tech start-ups – alongside more low-key aspects of village life. It’s also an eminently walkable city in terms of scale – as long as you don’t mind climbing steep hills, that is!
The Indonesian island of Lombok is often overshadowed by its neighbour, Bali. But for a low-key version, this is the place to go.
Smiths Beach Resort, Western Australia
Set within a national park between Cape Naturaliste and Cape Leeuwin, this contemporary beach resort is a restful sanctuary for couples and families.
Ett Hem, Stockholm
Ett Hem is a stylish 12-room hotel situated in Stockholm’s smart embassy quarter of Östermalm in Sköldungagatan, a 10-minute walk from the city centre.
Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels
Encircling the historical heart of Doha, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels is a collection of nine luxurious five-star hotels steeped in timeless Qatari hospitality.
Movies in the Desert
Imagine Morocco and you probably think of souqs and tagines, not celluloid and stuntmen, but for film aficionados, Morocco is rightly famous for its film industry.
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 revitalised downtown.
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.
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 Durban is eThekwini, which is derived from itheku, meaning ‘bay’ or ‘lagoon’. A major centre for manufacturing and tourism, and the busiest port in South Africa, Durban is also home to many coffee shops, art galleries, markets, beautiful beaches, and wonderful weather – it’s perfect to visit all year round.