Features - Destinations

Pisa

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Marrakech style

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.

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Beijing Vibes

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.

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A route to remember through Italy

With Qatar Airways launching flights to Pisa on August 2, frequent visitor and dolce vita addict Brian Johnston takes us on a drive through northern Italy’s scenic and historic highlights. As starting and finishing points, the historic towns of Pisa and Venice are magnificent, but bracketed between the two are cultured towns, magnificent museums, and glorious countryside that amply showcase Italy’s many pleasures.

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24 hours in Sarajevo

Narrow streets interwoven with mosques, madrassas, and historic caravanserais juxtaposed against Habsburg-era boulevards express Sarajevo’s cultural and religious diversity.

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Boston

Spring is a time of renewal in New England, and the weather can be sunny and glorious. As trees and flowers bud and bloom, Bostonians emerge from their winter lairs to enjoy the sights of this historic city.

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Abovyan Street, Yerevan

Oryx talks with Yerevanian travel blogger Sirvard Amatuni about mingling with friends in cosy cafés and tea houses along Abovyan Street, which is also home to major business, cultural centres, and tourist attractions.

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