Archive for January, 2016

Magnus Nilsson, author of the Nordic Cookbook, on working in the wilderness

January 3, 2016

The chef behind one of the world’s most remote restaurants – Fäviken in Jämtland, central Sweden – draws his inspiration from the fantastic produce of the region It is not for everyone, living out here. It takes a special kind of person. You have to appreciate solitude. It’s scarcely populated and there’s a lot of […]

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Top 10 budget restaurants in Cardiff

January 3, 2016

Cardiff offers great places to refuel on the cheap. Updating his 2010 guide, Tony Naylor picks 10 spots where you can eat for under £10 A deli and cafe across two facing sites in Castle Arcade, Madame Fromage is a Francophile stalwart whose dedication to serving “real homemade food” is evident from the produce and […]

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Jaffa’s old town is home to Tel Aviv’s new music scene

January 3, 2016

Musician Yael Claire Shahmoon loves the Shaffa bar for imaginative food by day and its eclectic music and street parties at night Next to the lovely Old City, Jaffa’s flea market has become a centre of vibrant nightlife over recent years. After the cafes and shabby-chic secondhand and antique stalls close, the bar and live […]

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Beijing highway: $600m road just the start of China’s investments in Caribbean

January 3, 2016

Road connecting north and south Jamaica will be lined with luxury hotels and is China’s largest investment in the Caribbean – but not for much longer Stretching some 67 km (41.6 miles) north to south across Jamaica, the $600m four-lane highway skirts around a mountain and will eventually be lined with luxury hotels, restaurants and […]

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Hyatt Hotels tells customers to check credit cards amid malware hacking fears

January 3, 2016

Company with hotels in 52 countries warns customers after malware was discovered in payments system in November Global hotel chain Hyatt has advised customers to review their card statements after it found malicious software on the computer system that processes customer payments, raising the possibility that hackers may have obtained credit card numbers or other […]

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Where I draw the line on guest services: ‘Some things feel a bit too Downton Abbey’

January 3, 2016

A reluctant landlady leaves feedback for the travellers who stay in her home. This week: No, I won’t shine your shoes I was back home very late. The guests were in bed, so I tiptoed past their door on my way to the bathroom, and tripped over two pairs of shoes. How sweet, I thought […]

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Naples: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

January 3, 2016

Southern Italy’s biggest city has scrubbed up beautifully – without losing its anarchic charm – and is now a great choice for a winter city break• Readers’ tips: where to go in Naples As fascinating as it is contradictory, ravishingly beautiful yet dilapidated and chaotic, Naples makes a brilliant winter break destination. It enjoys a […]

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Rosebery Hotel, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne: hotel review

January 3, 2016

This quirky but cosy B&B eschews the local stag/hen party scene, maintaining an air of quiet privacy amid its eccentric, clashing furnishings One thing that Newcastle does not lack is hotel rooms. Finding a cosy one with character is another matter. As in most cities, the big chains dominate, offering generic luxury, sterile business suites […]

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Away in a Maltese manger: Gozo’s Bethlehem

January 3, 2016

A ‘live’ nativity is pulling in the crowds on the Mediterranean island of Gozo, off Malta. And there are rooms at the inn It’s dusk in Bethlehem, and in the straw-strewn stable baby Jesus is bawling. Mary gives Joseph a knowing look across the manger, and within seconds he produces a dummy. Peace is restored, […]

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Top 10 hotels, B&Bs and hostels in Cape Town

January 3, 2016

Cape Town has a wide range of affordable places to stay – and with the South African Rand weak in the currency market this is a great time to plan a visit Nine Flowers is just down the road from the Fritz Hotel (see below), but there is a different ambience in this stylish Victorian […]

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