In the south Indian state of Karnataka, pristine backwaters lie untouched, dotted with sleepy hamlets, and the seaside beaches and fertile hill country remain equally undiscovered. While Goa and Kerala
If scenes of blue skies and snowy slopes have inspired you during the Winter Olympics, check out these mountain boltholes, suggested by readers • To add a tip for next week and be in with a chance of a
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In the age of multiplexes, these are the most intriguing and historic independent cinemas across the French capital. Paris has been featured prominently on the silver screen, but its importance in cinema
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After the sun goes down, geishas recede behind closed doors and teahouses shut down for the night, the ancient Japanese city offers spectacular nighttime charms. Few visitors come to Kyoto for the nightlife.
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Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it. Most of us see the in
Underwater photographer Lia Barrett combines free diving, fairy tales and environmental activism. The water surrounding me had the soupy texture of liquid glass. Drifting through the halocline – where
Once a booming metropolis as important as Rome, Xi’an has at last been propelled back onto the international map. As the capital of China’s Shaanxi Province, Xi’an’s long history was aptly summed up by
From 7 to 15 December, a new event celebrates all that is distinctly Hong Kong – from its cityscape and its culture, to its arts and its food. A celebration of all that is distinctly Hong Kong – from cityscape
For a side of ping pong and mini golf with your holiday shopping, head to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar’s new Greenpoint home. Just in time for the winter holidays, the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has opened a permanent
Get involved in the city’s thriving alternative arts scene with an exhibition that not only promotes local art but also helps local society. In a city where artistic freedom and tolerance prevail – and
Follow a route through the life of Nelson Mandela, a man who epitomised forgiveness and reconciliation – and inspired the world. The official mourning period is over; the memorials and funeral have taken