Trekking in search of Ethiopia’s Gelada baboons

I’m standing close to the edge of a deep gorge, gazing out at the plunging drop framed by the misty blue haze of mountaintops when there’s a movement in the grass behind me.

Como Halkin – luxxy London hotel has an unusual history

4.5 / 5 stars THE LOCATION  When the letter comes that you’re being awarded a knighthood, this is the hotel to stay. Only a hop, skip...

Six Senses Singapore retreat with a taste of ancient China

Fifty years ago she was the Kiwi Bond Girl, playing opposite, George Lazenby, the only 007 ever to hail from Australia. Half a century later she's one of the world’s architectural...

Luxury Tour: Romance and Intrigue of Vietnam

  If you are drawn to the romance and intrigue of books and movies set there, you will love this very special small-group luxury tour of Vietnam. Not only will you be seeing...

In the Mackintosh tearooms, dining is a work of Art Nouveau

Visionary architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s restored tearoom is a living, breathing (and eating and drinking) work of art, writes Jimmy Thomson. When Robert Burns wrote the immortal lines ‘the...

Magical Myst Dong Khoi puts a sigh in Saigon

  THE LOCATION If you’re in the mood for a little mystery the next time you visit Vietnam, the Myst Dong Khoi hotel will pique your curiosity. Just off the end of Ho Chi Minh City’s Dong...

CARGO CULT: Cruising Pacific islands by working freighter

Nothing adds to the pleasure of a holiday quite like watching other people working, discovers  Jimmy Thomson, especially when it's in the most remote islands in the Pacific There’s a first time for everything, especially on...
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