Archive for March, 2015

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

March 3, 2015

For great-value city breaks, look past the capitals and big names; some of Europe’s liveliest cultural scenes are in its smaller cities Nungwi Village Why go?While Bruges can sometimes feel a little like a tourist toy-town, Ghent keeps it real. The city still offers picturesque Flemish architecture and historical sites – St Bavo Cathedral is […]

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The Hospital Club, Covent Garden, London: hotel review

March 3, 2015

This swanky London stay with great service and top-notch (though pricey) rooms is a favourite haunt of media types – just be glad there are plenty of breakfast and dinner options a few steps away It is 7pm and a very nice man called David is wheeling a cocktail trolley into my bedroom. He wants […]

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Top 10 hotels and B&Bs in Malta

March 3, 2015

Malta’s hotels, from Valletta to Gozo, are sprucing up their image to reflect the country’s reinvigorated approach to tourism – with traditional package-holiday trips being challenged by boutique and budget options with bags of charm Malta’s move away from its fuddy-duddy package-holiday image is gaining momentum. Lonely Planet decreed the capital, Valletta, a “must-visit” 2015 […]

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Jerez: what to see, plus the best music, hotels, restaurants and tapas bars

March 3, 2015

Sherry, flamenco, tapas and horses … Is there anywhere more quintessentially Spanish than Jerez de la Frontera in Andalucía? With its flamenco festival kicking off this weekend, Sorrel Downer guides us through the merriment Spain’s gastronomic maridaje – the marriage of food and wine – is a definite threesome in Jerez de la Frontera, where […]

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Holidays for one: why I love to hit the road alone

March 3, 2015

Who needs company? When life gets messy, Emma Jane Unsworth hires a motorhome and heads for the hills Maybe you should learn to bite your tongue when you’re sitting in a New Zealand layby with a policeman at your window, having been pulled over for the third time in a week for going a few […]

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The foodie traveller … on the bunny chow trail in Durban, South Africa

March 3, 2015

The hollowed-out loaf filled with curry is a South African favourite, and best sampled in its oceanside home city of Durban Bunny chow was created in 1940s Durban, South Africa, as a way for immigrant Indian plantation workers (who were often banned from certain cafes during the apartheid era) to carry their food to the […]

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Lands End at Sunborn: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

March 3, 2015

Aboard the Lands End, Jay finds little to save his dinner from being a total washout. Still, the view was good… Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 (020 3714 8111). Meal for two, including drinks and service: £140 In naming this week’s restaurant Lands End, the operators of Sunborn London, the superyacht hotel which houses it, […]

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Spain’s female chefs demand their place at the top table

March 3, 2015

The country’s giants of cuisine are celebrated across the world – and are all men. Now women want recognition of their culinary skills and achievements From Ferran Adrià, creator of the world-renowned El Bulli, to giants of cuisine such as José Andrés, who was awarded the Spanish Order of Arts and Letters in 2010, the […]

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Hauz Khas, New Delhi: the beating heart of creative India

March 3, 2015

This web of lanes in the middle of the city’s Deer Park is full of offbeat shops, galleries and cafes, and now there’s a boutique hotel there, too Hauz Khas, originally a residential enclave of south Delhi, immersed in the greenery of its Deer Park, has morphed into a great place to feel the pulse […]

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The White Swan: restaurant review | Jay Rayner

March 3, 2015

You might hesitate on the doorstep of the White Swan, but step inside and you’ll find this is no ugly duckling 300 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Lancashire (01282 611 773). Meal for two, with wine and service: £75 Forgive me if, for the next few sentences, I sound like a man tiptoeing through a field […]

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