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Kings of the jungle – gorilla trekking in the Virunga Mountains
Nothing can prepare you for your first sight of a silverback mountain gorilla in the wild. The first thing that strikes you is their sheer size and bulk – they are truly massive in a brooding and almost malevolent way.
Inland Croatia – Zagreb and beyond
With Qatar Airways increasing its flights to Zagreb, regular Croatia visitor and former Zagreb resident Rudolf Abraham takes us on a journey through the cultural and scenic highlights of inland Croatia.
Articles - Destinations
New Zealand: It’s out there!
On February 5, Qatar Airways begins flying the longest non-stop route ever, a whopping 14,539km, 16-hour transit from Doha to Auckland. You think that’s extreme? Just wait until you see what New Zealand has in store for you. Writer Max Anderson buckles up for some far-flung fun.
24 Hours in Krabi
Surrounded by towering outcrops of karst limestone, Krabi is a major jumping-off point to some of Thailand’s most beautiful islands, such as Ko Phi Phi and Ko Lanta. Most visitors breeze straight through town, but it’s worth pausing here to soak up the spectacular setting and experience authentic Thai culture.
Surrounded by desert scrub and craggy mountains, Windhoek has a frontier feel. Lucy Corne explores Namibia’s capital on foot.
Market Street, Seychelles
Market Street has been the lifeblood of trade for the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles since a fresh produce market was opened in the tiny capital of Victoria, on Mahé Island, in 1840.
You don’t have to go quite as far as the frozen Arctic to experience the aurora borealis unfolding its eerie, dancing green lights in the night sky. You can see one of nature’s greatest spectacles on a holiday in Scotland – and take in Europe’s best stargazing there too.
Royal Mansour Marrakech
Set within the walls of the old city, Royal Mansour Marrakech sits on a 3.5-hectare estate comprising a hotel and 53 riads nestled amongst winding passageways and leafy courtyards.
Set on the edge of Krabi’s National Marine Park at the heart of Thailand’s stunning Phranang Peninsula, Rayavadee is surrounded by limestone cliffs, white-sand beaches, and the emerald waters of the Andaman Sea.
On foot in Cyprus
Cyprus has recently been making a name for itself as one of the eastern Mediterranean’s top walking destinations. Avid hiker and Cyprus admirer Brian Johnston takes to the hills.
Seychelles: by land, Sea, and Air
In December, Qatar Airways begins flights to Mahé, gateway to the string of islands that make up the Seychelles. Writer Will Bendix takes us island-hopping through the archipelago where ancient mountains rise from the sea and birds flood the sky.