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Bagan: Trip of a Lifetime

Bagan in central Burma is one of the world’s greatest archeological sites, a sight to rival Machu Picchu or Angkor Wat but – for the time being at least – without the visitors. The setting is sublime – a verdant 26 square-mile plain, part-covered in stands of palm and tamarind caught in a bend of …

Win a luxury Galapagos cruise

The leading luxury cruise line Silversea (silversea.com) is launching its newest ship, Silver Galápagos, as it continues to expand its offering across seven continents. With all-inclusive itineraries and butler service for each suite, Silversea sets the highest standards possible at sea. The prize …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Burma’s cuisine is influenced by its neighbours, but the end result is its own. Most dishes come with dozens of side dishes to enhance texture, spice and flavour. Discover what it’s like to experience this unique cuisine: http://bit.ly/168zuua

Neighbourhood watch: five Singapore micro-'burbs on the rise

Already know your way around central Singapore? Just a stone's throw beyond, a clutch of bustling neighbourhoods home to quirky shops, trendy eateries and cool bars are just waiting to be explored. So head out and experience the up-and-coming areas of Singapore that won't stay a secret for …

Vacationing in Florence? If you're looking to save a little cash, you might want to check out one of the city's many apertivo hours which take place at bars all over the city. For a slightly elevated drink price, you get access to a heaving buffet of chips, panini, pasta, snacks, olives and salad – almost negating the need to have dinner at all. A hungry person's guide to this culturally rich Italian city: http://bit.ly/16pGv8G

Eating in Myanmar (Burma): an intro to Burmese food

Burmese food suffers from a bad rap – a rather unjustified bad rap in our opinion. While Burmese food can be somewhat oily, and lacks the diversity and firy spicing of cuisine in neighbouring Thailand, with a bit of advice and background knowledge we’re confident you’ll return from Myanmar having …

Beauty Tip: Natural Spring/Summer Look

<i>StyleNest team up with makeup artist Murat Aktas to bring you five steps on how to achieve this season’s natural look.</i> <i></i><p>With over ten years of …

The Most Beautiful Cherry Blossoms Around the World

One of the best known symbols of spring in Japan are the magnificent pink Japanese cherry trees, also called sakura. Starting in mid-March, the …

How to cook lamb

Why do we eat lamb over Easter weekend? The reasons are deep in Judaeo-Christian mythology and is part of a sacrifice ritual that goes back 3,500 …

Slow-roasted pork belly with mashed potato

A slow-roasted pork belly recipe, from Marcus Verberne of London's Roast restaurant.<p>“This is by far our most popular dish at Roast,” says Marcus Verberne, whose British restaurant overlooks the wine traders and pork pie stalls in the heart of Borough Market in Southwark. “We cook around 150 pork …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Diana Henry's Easter scones recipe

Simple scones to bake over the Easter weekend.<p><i>Makes 16</i><p>500g (1lb 2oz) plain flour<br>1 heaped tsp bicarbonate of soda<br>2 heaped tsp cream of tartar<br>140g (5oz) cold butter, cut into small cubes<br>2 tbsp golden caster sugar<br>1 large egg, lightly beaten<br>275ml (9½fl oz) buttermilk<br>2 tbsp full-fat milk<p>Preheat the oven …