Features - Destinations
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.
Articles - Destinations
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.
Oslovians enjoy summer, but they truly appreciate living in a city with four distinct seasons even more. Come and enjoy the gorgeous autumn foliage, and bring your umbrella, just in case.
Malaya Bronnaya, Moscow
Polly Barks, writer and Moscow resident, loves the sedate luxe of Malaya Bronnaya Street, home to some of Moscow’s most affluent citizens, hippest cafés, and most unique shops.
The Fragrance of Kings
The heavenly scent of exclusive oud is at the heart of Arabia’s favourite fragrances.
Strolling through the souqs and malls of Qatar, one often smells the delicious fragrance of incense or bakhoor-scented woodchips gently smoking in mabkhara incense burners. Fine perfume is ever popular in Arabia, but there is one perfume prized above all else: oud, the dark heart of agarwood.
The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
The newly opened Reverie Saigon has set the bar for luxury in the Vietnamese urban hub as high as its lofty roost on the 27th to the 39th floors of the city’s famed Times Square skyscraper.
Frankfurt: Seen through international eyes
Rhea Wessel has been living near Frankfurt for longer than she cares to recall. The native Texan has adopted the region as her home and lives comfortably – suspended somewhere between the city’s German culture and that of its 162,000-strong multinational community.
South Africa - Kaleidoscope Country
Each spring the arid Namaqualand region in the Northern Cape bedazzles visitors with its wildflower display. Cape Town resident Lucy Corne takes us on a floral safari through South Africa’s largest province.
A family holiday in Paris
Paris may be known as the ‘city of love’, but it is also very family friendly and bursting with activities and fun for all ages.