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Jakarta

Fuelled by caffeine and the buzz of industry, this steamy metropolis has culture in spades and is the ideal staging post for exploring Asia, says Blossom Green. Why go? Think of Indonesia and you’ll likely conjure up an image of tropical beaches, jungles and rice paddies punctuated by mildly...  Read More »

Kyoto

Japan’s ancient capital serves up an impeccable slice of the past with classic cuisine and the breathtaking beauty of pastel pink cherry blossoms, says James Williams Why go? Buddhist shrines, wooden houses, tea served in tatami (rice mat) rooms – Kyoto is an unabashed keeper of traditions. It was Japan’s...  Read More »

Paphos

Be seduced by myths, meze and Mediterranean scenery in this seaside city – not least as it has been named a European Capital of Culture 2017, says Imogen Lepere. Why go? Throughout its history, Cyprus, and Paphos in particular, has charmed the most unlikely people. Mark Antony gave it to Cleopatra...  Read More »

Love Chocolate…

If there was ever a heaven on earth with an endless array of chocolates to satiate your every desire, then Confiserie Sprüngli must be its spiritual home. It has been almost two centuries since Sprüngli first opened its doors and it is perhaps befitting that the first Boutique & Café to...  Read More »

Caspian Pearls

For almost a century Petrossian of Paris has supplied some of the world’s finest caviar; Food and Travel Arabia went for a visit. As you step into the Petrossian shop on Boulevard de Latour Maubourg, in Paris, not far from the Eiffel Tower, you can’t help noticing a subtle smell of the...  Read More »

Daniel Boloud

Gourmands are spoilt for choice in a city like New York, but if there’s an A-list of restaurants that privileged diners and in-the-know foodies make a beeline for when in the city, then Daniel – the flagship, eponymous two Michelin-starred restaurant by Daniel Boloud – is easily one of the...  Read More »

On the road again

Ras Al Khaimah’s dramatic Jebel Jais mountains prove to be the perfect backdrop for putting the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso through its paces in a thrilling luxury road trip, finds Sudeshna Ghosh. Jebel Jais has been in the news quite a bit of late due to the snowfall it received during a recent cold snap – it is, after...  Read More »

A capital experience: Washington DC

Even as the US capital reels in turbulent times, you can find pockets of peace and slices of culture and flavour in this picturesque town – you just need to know where to go. Sudeshna Ghosh tells you. Why go: The American capital often gets overlooked by glitzier neighbours, but with its unmistakable quiet sophistication,...  Read More »

In the Footsteps of Bedouins

The northern Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is probably not the first place you think of when you plan to visit the United Arab Emirates, but this hidden gem on the Gulf coast is quickly emerging as one of the key cultural destination in the region. Unlike in neighbouring Dubai where...  Read More »

Explore India’s teardrop

Discover the diversity of Sri Lanka on a new 11-day tour. Trafalgar’s itinerary visits eight cities and plenty of countryside on the way. Start with a walking tour of the main temples and squares in the capital Colombo, take part in a folklore dance in the village of Habarana, visit a forest hermitage to learn about...  Read More »