Features - Destinations

Kathmandu - Gateway to the Mountains

You don't need to be super-fit to enjoy many of the stunning walks around Nepal. Photojournalist Steve Davey drags his tired old knees off to enjoy some of the less-challenging treks this mountainous country has to offer.

Amsterdam - Awash with the riches of history

Amsterdam is a place where history, culture, and a good dose of the bohemian combine to create one of Europe’s most charming and progressive cities, afloat in a watery setting.

Articles - Destinations

24 Hours in Barcelona

Barcelona is nestled snugly between pine-clad hills and the twinkling embrace of the Mediterranean Sea.

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AL SHAQAB - Arabian Horse

The Arabian horse played an important role in the founding of Qatar, and remains an important part of Qatari culture. Mr. Mohammed Al Sulaiti, Al Shaqab’s Breeding and Show manager, talks to Oryx about why the Arabian horse is so unique.

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weekend away - Philadelphia

One of the USA’s great cities, Philadelphia is rich in history as the centre of the US fight for independence. At the same time it is undergoing a seemingly perpetual modernisation – with ambitious boutiques and star restaurants – with a palpable energy.

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Tsar Osvoboditel Boulevard, Sofia

The royal boulevard that runs through the heart of Bulgaria’s capital is full of pleasant surprises, according to Sofia native Alexander Shpatov.

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Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, Maldives

It’s possible: honeymooners and families holidaying in the Maldives can live in total harmony – just ask Four Seasons Kuda Huraa.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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