A local’s guide to Trieste: 10 top tips

The Italian port city has blossomed from being a frontier post at the edge of the Balkans into vibrant cultural hub – with excellent seafood Trieste’s Barcolana regatta – in pictures Discovering Trieste also means discovering The Carso, a steep limestone plateau that follows the Gulf of Trieste and the Slovenia border, is perfect for […]

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Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers

Okehampton to Belstone, Devon Length 10½ milesTime 5 hoursStart/finish Okehampton Camp/BelstoneGoogle Maps Start/FinishGrade Moderate (difficult in bad weather)Refuel The Tors Inn, Belstone Just a short way past the military camp north of Okehampton, the old country road passes between two of west Devon’s most walkable high places. Either can be attacked on its own as […]

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Under the volcano: a tour of Etna and north-east Sicily

In the shadow … the town of Castiglione di Sicilia, with Etna in the background. Photograph: Alamy Sicily holidays Under the volcano: a tour of Etna and north-east Sicily The famous mountain dominates the region but its small towns, food and festivals are just as captivating for a family trip   The little girl, dressed […]

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10 of the best Michelin-rated restaurants in Bangkok

Bangkok holidays The first Michelin guide to Bangkok’s brilliant food scene reveals a city where both fine dining and street food can be as affordable as they are adventurous Flame on … owner/chef Jay Fai at her shop-house restaurant, one of only three Michelin-starred street-food venues in the world. With the publication in December 2017 […]

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