Category: Africa & Middle East

Six Senses Kocataş Mansions exterior

Stately Six Senses Kocataş Mansions opens in Istanbul

“Pearls of Bosporus,” they were called— dreamy venues lined across the waterfront of the world-renowned strait, each of them shining in their own accord. Stay in Istanbul’s luxurious mansions along…

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Aerial view of Dubai Palm Jumeirah Island, UAE (image by GagliardiPhotography)

Making sense of Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah

Here are 15 reasons why Palm Jumeirah needs to be the place to stay when in Dubai. Destination Dubai The world’s most famous man-made island stretches its sandy branches into…

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Volcanoes National Park, Gorilla trek

In the company of gorillas & volcanos

Deep inside the forested lands of Rwanda, where a necklace of volcanoes sit on a 170-acre expanse, is a luxurious sanctuary of a rare kind, gloriously packed with Africa's magnanimous…

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Maasai tribe

Richard Branson and the royal lair of lions

If there was ever a stage set for the Disney classic Lion King, it is here, in Maasai Mara, a national reserve sheltered in southwest Kenya, a magnificent topography of…

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Bespoke Hideaway Discovery Bedu Camp Lounge

Glamping in Jordan’s Wadi Rum

Sleeping under the stars, relaxing in the tented suites, exploring diverse terrains with anticipation – it is an experience mimicking the old travellers A modern-day nomad’s pilgrimage in Jordan and…

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Lizard Island is a slice of paradise

Inspiring getaways found at the ends of the world

What makes an island getaway so coveted amongst harried city dwellers is the promise of peace - of a haven untouched by civilisation, pesky emails and mobile phones alike. Six…

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View of Cape Town

Design Destination Cape Town

For its burgeoning creative output, diverse voices and inspiring natural beauty, the mother city - recently named a UNESCO city of design – has established itself as one of the…

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Bread for sale in Jerusalem’s Machne Yehuda Market

Exploring Tel Aviv & Jerusalem through food

As I stand under the baking sun among the rubble of what used to be a parking lot opposite the City of David visitor centre, I can just about piece…

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The staircase at the Grande Cafe de la Poste

Beneath a desert sky in Marrakech

On a night much blacker than this, a night before electricity had pierced the recesses of the souk, and ten years before Talitha Getty and Yves Saint Laurent made Marrakech…

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Gorilla spotting in Tanzania

No ordinary safari! Track gorilla families in East Africa

Head up into the swirling mists of the lush forests in East Africa and get impossibly close to the region’s majestic wildlife. Sustainability and wildlife safari go hand in hand…

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