Dubai is known as the ‘city of gold’, so it makes sense that its marketplaces are havens for fine wares. Gold jewellery, tapestries, garments, spices, fragrances – walk the souks of Dubai and uncover incredible mementos handcrafted from precious metals, luxurious fabrics, and the golden produce of the earth. Here’s what you may find.
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At 830 metres, the Burj Khalifa tower is the world’s largest ‘megatall’ skyscraper. It’s located in Dubai’s Downtown district and looms large over the whole city. It’s a grand symbol of the city’s successes and ambitions, but came to exist amid many trials and challenges.
When you think of the Greek Islands, you think of nights filled with dancing, laughing, and relaxing. You picture gorgeous Mediterranean sunsets and sparkling dawns. And, invariably, you picture your favourite frosty cocktail. Maybe it’s a salt-rimmed ouzotini, or maybe it’s a fruity Saint George.
Before you next experience the Greek Islands, make one (or all) of these delicious cocktails. Each one is inspired by a different Greek Island. Continue reading “How To Make 5 Delicious Cocktails Inspired by the Greek Islands”
China is a realm of spiritual awakenings. Take part in the nation’s immense culture and be reborn. It’s not as difficult as it sounds – here’s how. Continue reading “China: How To Transform Your Soul In Five Easy Steps”
It makes perfect sense that the world’s neo-futuristic capital should have a forward-thinking food scene. Dubai has fusion, food trucks, Michelin chefs, and an endless supply of Emirati specialities to delight and entrance. Continue reading “Dubai: 5 hot Food Trends Taking Over The Centre of Now”
Want to escape the tourist bustle of Patong? Phuket Town is the place where locals eat, work, play, and enjoy each other’s company. The conviviality of the Thai people is worth sharing, and here’s where you’ll be welcomed.
A beach for every taste on Thailand’s original island paradise
It’s hard to believe an island the size of Koh Samui can pack in so many of Thailand’s best beaches. Even harder to believe is the sheer variety of those beaches: from broad strands of powdery white sand lined with hotels, to secluded coves overhung by tropical palms. With so many different flavors of paradise to choose from, the question isn’t “what’s the best beach on Koh Samui?” It’s “what’s the best beach on Koh Samui for you?” From family fun to hot nightlife, from five-star comfort to rugged adventure, here are our favorite Koh Samui beaches for every kind of traveller. Continue reading “Koh Samui Beaches”
A monument to the human soul – and an emperor’s love
The experienced, ever-slightly-so-jaded traveller might assume there’s no way the Taj Mahal can possibly live up to its reputation. Its domes and spires are so familiar, its renown as the world’s most beautiful building is so widespread, that the real sight must inevitably be a letdown, you might think.
Then you see it. Continue reading “The Taj Mahal”
Fijian traditions live on, under thatched roofs and jungle palms
The modern world has left its mark on Fiji. From the malls of Nadi and Suva, to the cruise ship terminals, to the throngs of Australian tourists, sometimes it can be hard to remember you’re in Fiji at all. Continue reading “Navala Village”
A sanctuary of the spirit – and some spirited monkeys
So you’ve decided to get away from the Bali beaches for a day and explore the highland interior. You can’t decide if you should check out the native wildlife, or take a look at some ancient Balinese art. Continue reading “Ubud Monkey Forest”
Melbourne has enough world-class restaurants to sustain a scene unlike any other in the whole world. Melbourne’s epicures are a creative lot, prone to clashing wacky cuisines and resurrecting old recipes in the form of wild new frankenflavours. Here are the laboratories.
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Tropical North Queensland is where one big rainforest meets one big sea. With world famous beaches, spectacular scenery and the freshest seafood available in all of coastal Australia, it’s easy to see why this area is visited by over 2 million people per year.