Sam Kular

6 Flips | 1 Magazine | @soamk | Keep up with Sam Kular on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Sam Kular”

The most extreme hotels around the world

Costa Rica

Saint Laurent’s skinny model is just the thin end of the wedge

<b>A few weeks ago I read about a fashion advert that has been banned by the ASA. But what confuses me is why the advert existed in the first place. It seems to show a very ill girl lying on the floor – why would that sell clothes?</b><p><i>Patrick, by email</i><p>Ah, Patrick, Patrick, Patrick. I do not know what you …

Feminism

Live shrimp covered in ants, anyone? Noma's Japanese restaurant serves up a rare treat

Tokyo’s restaurants are celebrated for serving the freshest seafood on the planet.<p>But at his new pop-up in the Japanese capital, the celebrated chef behind Noma, Rene Redzepi, has upped the sushi and seasoning stakes with a creation featuring live jumbo prawns, topped with tiny black ants.<p>The dish …

Japan

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Top 10 extraordinary places to stay in 2014

Think back to where you stayed on your last trip. Was it simply a place to rest your head, or did it immerse you in local colour, surround you by wildlife and fire your imagination? We asked Lonely Planet’s authors and editors to nominate the most extraordinary hotels and hostels around the world. …