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  • Infinity pools to die for

    Whether the backdrop is a distant horizon or a sprawling metropolis, these pools all have one thing in common. Architecturally stunning, they are united in the fact that they blend...

  • Shop Istanbul: a fashionista's paradise

    When it comes to shopping destinations, the main ones that spring to mind are Paris, New York, London and Milan. But right now Istanbul is the place to go. This...

  • Discover Petra two hundred years on

    Emulate Swiss explorer Johann Burchard, who discovered the city of Petra 200 years ago, by travelling to Jordan in 2012 to discover firsthand one of the new seven wonders of...

  • Houses to take your breath away

    The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with the two...

  • Dive into the world's best scuba sites

    AzoresThe waters around this remote Portuguese archipelago way out in the Atlantic Ocean are home to an amazing underwater world. The nine small volcanic islands of the Azores are surrounded...

  • Getting to the top in Tokyo

    The cutting-edge Sky Tree construction project is almost complete after nearly four years of work. At the start, it was unclear just what the final height of this stylish free-standing...

  • The jungle where Mowgli grew up

    It's the langurs, their black monkey faces surrounded by a shock of white hair, who are the first to sound the alarm when a tiger approaches; they emit a brief...

  • Bo Sang's paper parasols

    Located just nine kilometres from Chiang Mai, the dynamic northern Thai city, where tradition and modernity live side-by-side, Bo Sang may not be the most famous place in the world...

  • The world's best toy shops

    Hamleys, LondonEstablished in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational...
  • And the word is 'wonderful'!

    On-line, by phone and by text messages, thousands of people around the world have been involved in voting in this initiative launched by the New7Wonders Foundation. Chosen from a short...
  • Autumn colours in Kyoto

    Recently the readers of U.S. magazine Conde Nast Traveler name Kyoto the best Asian city, ahead of Bangkok and Hong Kong in a survey whose result pays tribute to the...
  • The natural wonders of the world

    The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC, and from...
  • Treasure islands in the Andaman Sea

    Unlike Phang Nga Bay and the paradisiacal island of Phuket – the two best known and most popular tourist destinations in the Andaman Sea – these secret islands have managed...
  • Elephant polo – colossal fun in Thailand

    Elephant polo, the popular Thai sport whose international rules were established in the early Eighties, offers a unique experience for spectators from around the world. This year is a particularly...
  • Cool pools around the world

    Imagine an endless horizon as pool, sea and sky blend in a perfect shade of azure blue. Some of the best luxury hotels offer their perfect pools for your pleasure...

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