Shamaila Sameen

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12 Books That Will Lift You Up When You Are Down

Sometimes you need a pick-me-up.<p>Sometimes, you need a pick-me-up. You're feeling blue, down in the dumps, maybe even dealing with a lump in your throat. Whichever idiom fits your situation, you're just not feeling like your best self.<p>To abate the waves of sadness, or palpitations of dread, we've …

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Is this the world's most expensive restaurant?

Gap-year students and young holidaymakers have long spent a lot of money on trips to Ibiza – admission to clubs such as Amnesia typically costs a minimum of €35; a vodka and mixer could cost €20. Now, high-end travellers are invited to spend lavishly too with the opening of a new restaurant that is …

10 of the best things to do in the Brazilian Amazon

Into the jungle<p>The first rule of a trip to the rainforest is to book a tour from a certified tour operator. A good guide will know where to spot birds such as parrots, macaws and aquatic birds, as well as tamarins, squirrel monkeys, and perhaps a troop of howler monkeys. Try to include a night hike …

Laura Trott: ‘You can just go anywhere, with nothing holding you back’

It was the top end of the Lee Valley where Laura Trott caught the cycling bug, and it was the lower end, on the boards of the London velodrome, where she caught the British public’s eye with her gold medals in the 2012 Olympics: the first in the team pursuit – all about sustained collective speed …

It's not all about Athens and Istanbul. Jane Dunford chooses four under-the-radar cities that offer a friendly, authentic experience<p>More manageable and welcoming than Athens, Greece's second city is something of an open-air museum, with Byzantine and Ottoman sites aplenty. The <b>Ano Poli</b>, or Upper …