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Your guide to Rio de Janeiro
An estimated half a million visitors will travel to Brazil for this year’s Olympic Games. Here are some of our favourite hotspots in Rio de Janeiro to help you plan your trip.
Windhoek: awe and wonder
On September 28, Qatar Airways launches flights to Windhoek, gateway to the arid wonderland of Namibia. Writer Tess Paterson takes us on a road trip through a world of giant dunes, lunar landscapes, and extraordinary wildlife.
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Bosnia’s Rich Coffee Culture Tradition
With Qatar Airways launching flights to Sarajevo on November 2, Eastern Europe-based travel writer Jennifer Walker takes us on a caffeinated tour to one of her favourite cities in Europe.
24 hours in Marrakech
Marrakech, the crimson heart of Morocco, is a 1,000-year-old city with an unseen water supply that has allowed it to flourish. Above Marrakech are the marching peaks of the High Atlas mountains, often snowy, a contrast with the city’s celebrated redness, adding freshness to the air. The weather is welcoming almost year-round, with a near-ideal combination of sunny warmth and cool, alleviating evenings.
Although often overshadowed by Florence, former maritime power Pisa is a jewel of urban architecture with a long-standing cultural verve.
Centennial Park District, Atlanta
Atlanta’s thriving downtown has something to charm visitors of all ages, and the beating heart of this Southern metropolis is just waiting to be explored.
fine food - Treetop dining in the Maldives
Going for dinner in the Maldives isn’t as straightforward as you might think. It may be the world’s flattest country, with atolls fringed by abundant arcs of buttery sands, but that doesn’t mean the country’s chefs are content with their oceanfront beach bars and palm-fringed pool bistros. In pursuit of novelty, the most luxurious resorts are now taking fine dining to new heights: by moving their signature restaurants off the ground and into the trees.
Hammams of Marrakech
Hammams are central to Moroccan culture, and there is no better way to unwind after a day of sightseeing in Marrakech than with a vigorous scrub-down followed by tranquil relaxation in a traditional bathing establishment.
The Peninsula Paris
Located just steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, The Peninsula Paris is within walking distance of some of the world’s most famous monuments, museums, and shopping districts.
If Morocco is the land of the setting sun, Marrakech is its emblem. For when the day closes over Marrakech, the crimson complexion of the city walls mingles with the ochre of the sun’s last rays and everything, just everything, is red.
Neatly balancing modernity with tradition, Beijing’s ancient palaces rub shoulders with a vibrant contemporary art scene. British writer and frequent visitor Navjot Singh explores what’s in store for art lovers in China’s capital city.