Features - Destinations
weekend away - Serene Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand
Kamalaya holistic wellness retreat at the quiet end of Koh Samui in Thailand is a wonderful sanctuary where you can do as much or as little as you want.
Interview with Revive Customs, New York – The sneaker revolution has been unstoppable since Michael Jordan lent his name and legend to Nike. Crazed fans of MJ lined up for blocks to be first in line when a new sneaker dropped. Things haven’t changed much, but Nike has diversified and has signed a small army of elite athletes to fill in the gaps and keep Nike ahead of the competition.
Articles - Destinations
Artist & experimental chef Caroline Hobkinson moved to Berlin six years ago and fell in love with the local cuisine. As the seasons rolled by and the food changed she realised the city’s epicurean history provided a valuable lesson
USA - Philadelphia
From 12 Monkeys to Witness to After Earth, the ‘City of Brotherly Love’ has been the setting for a slew of successful films – though rarely the carefree romantic comedy. The city, like the films it appears in, can be rough around the edges, but getting to know it is ultimately rewarding.
24 hours in Istanbul
In March, Istanbul awakens with a spring in its step. The sun is stronger. Evenings are longer. And the city’s 15 million residents spill outdoors to sip tea al fresco on both banks on the Bosphorus. Alas, that traditional watery divide between European and Asian shores is no more.
Vikings: Life and Legend, The British Museum
Starting March 6
The British Museum will open its new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery, part of the new World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre, in powerful fashion.
Jatujak weekend market is the largest of its kind in the world. Here visitors (of which there are approximately 200,000 each day) will find anything and everything from live animals to world-class antiques and contemporary art.
weekend away - Royal Windsor
The town of Windsor simply oozes royal history. But while Windsor Castle – the Queen’s weekend residence – is the big attraction, there’s lots more to see and do.
luxe - W Hotel, Doha
W Hotel Doha is a hip hotel in the heart of Qatar’s capital, bringing a vibrant blend of casual glamour and vivid design to the city.
Rhonda Carrier, author of In Love in France: A Travelers Guide, discovers that the City of Light still shines in February, and guides us through a wintry visit.
Choosing the best The QPO story
One-time Doha resident and frequent visitor Orlando Kimber, whos a keen amateur musician, is delighted to find that both new music and old are thriving at the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.