Travel 10 of the best contemporary art spaces in south-east Asia Artists in Myanmar, Cambodia and across south-east Asia produce work in a climate of authoritarianism – and often in open defiance of it. Here are 10 spaces that promote their artistic freedom and independence Best bar none … the Factory Contemporary...
Lincolnshire holidays British boltholes The Masons Arms, Louth, Lincolnshire: hotel review This 18th-century pub, in one of Britain’s favourite market towns, has been spruced up – all modern angles and bold statements. But a few rough edges remain Clean lines and period features … a bedroom at the Masons Arms, Louth There is a...
A turbulent political landscape means the pound has had a rocky time of it over the last 12 months. Brexit took its toll, with sterling plummeting from £1 to €1.3 to £1 to €1.16 overnight in the wake of the decision. The exchange rate has fluctuated many times since...
It is a classic coming-of-age story: Two schoolboys thirsting for adventure run away from home to escape their humdrum lives in a coastal village in southern Sri Lanka. After a series of adventures, they chance upon a deserted island in a lake. With the help of a compassionate farmer...
Paris holidays Striking Paris art deco swimming pool reopens Henry Sauvage’s 87-year-old Piscine des Amiraux, featured in the film Amélie, has been restored to its former glory and is once again open to the public   In a scene from the 2001 film Amélie, the protagonist’s father steps out of the Piscine des...
EGYPT 10-DAY PACKAGE, $1475: Take a partner or friend when you take advantage of two-for-one holidays to Egypt, Vietnam or India. For example, the 10-day Egypt Unplugged itinerary, which is now priced from $1475 for two people travelling together, takes you to the icons of Egypt including the Pyramids of Giza,...
There’s no better setting to tie the knot than the beach—the whisper of waves is your soundtrack, the blues of the ocean your backdrop. But yes, the excitement of it all only goes a level up when a new place is involved. So, when you’re scouting for the perfect...
The two twin-bed first-floor Kumu Bedrooms are the cheapest of the 10, however they’re fairly small and work best for solo travellers or children whose parents occupy a nearby Oceanview Bedroom (larger, well-proportioned rooms with big king-sized four-poster beds). All rooms are stylishly arranged. Herringbone coir rugs top off-white...
Habaraduwa, Sri Lanka A modern, whitewashed hotel with an enviable location on one of south coast Galle’s best beaches, desirable for its long stretch of powder soft sand. Expect high-end service, great food and chic Indian Ocean-gazing guestrooms.
Jamaica holidays Treasure Beach, Jamaica: life beyond Jakes Jamaica’s coolest hotel was once the only stay in the village, but its success has led to Treasure Beach becoming a destination, with new stylish cottages popping up, says Decca Aitkenhead Azure like it … 77 West recently opened at Treasure Beach, offering one-bedroom...
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