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Article Image - Past Master
Byblos is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and Alice Eddé is the unlikely American making sure no one forgets about its extraordinary past.
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Article Image - Paris Je t'aime
There are so many good hotels in Paris these days it’s hard to decide where to stay but the Mandarin Oriental, with its discreet obsession for perfection, is a worthy contender.
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Article Image - Peace & Rhinos
As odd as it sounds, a walking safari tracking endangered black rhinos through the Kenyan bush is a tranquil adventure – that is of course, as long as you don’t let them track you first.
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Article Image - 72 Hours in Amsterdam
Amsterdam may be small and easy to navigate by bike, but it’s never dull. A prime example of progressive living, bottled inside a charming 17th century city, it offers art, culture and gastronomic delights in spades.
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Article Image - Less is More
Indonesia is consistently ranked among the world’s happiest places and its secret is in finding harmony through paired-down simplicity and gratitude.
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Article Image - 24 Hours in Marrakech
Steeped in Moroccan history and culture, Marrakech is a city that also embraces modernity and creativity. CNN International’s James Williams, host of travel series ‘In 24 Hours’, takes us on a whirlwind tour.
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Article Image - Watch this Space
With privateers now venturing to space and NASA discovering seven new possibly habitable Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby star, it’s the perfect time to sift through Taschen’s exhaustive ‘Moonfire’ book and reflect on the giant leap for mankind the Apollo 11 astronauts took, almost 50 years ago.
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Article Image - Buon Giorno
Sustainability reigns supreme at Vigilius Mountain Resort, a modern alpine resort near the Italian-Austrian border. It’s also the ideal setting for a well-needed dose of wellness.
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Article Image - Sails Pitch
In a world in which birds of a feather flock together, the Alila Purnama offers the chance for five couples to cruise Indonesian islands onboard a purpose-built floating boutique hotel that’s operated by a luxury resort chain.
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Article Image - Playing it Cool
Berlin has become one of the hippest places around. Its combination of avant-garde music, art, fashion and food offers just the right dose of R&R – that’s reflection and relaxation.
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
The once perilously fast Mille Miglia road race may have turned into a bit of beauty parade but it’s still a one-of-a-kind occasion that’ll get enthusiasts’ adrenaline pumping.
With more participants than ever before, Design Days Dubai, the region’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited-edition furniture and design objects, is garnering ever more interest.
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