Barcelona is one of the most vital and cosmopolitan cities in Europe. Ancient and modern architecture, from gothic to contemporary through modernism, blends together in an urban landscape that never ceases to amaze even those who have been living there for a long time.
Seeking paradise in Manokwari
Fringed by alluring beaches, Manokwari in West Papua is the gateway to mist-clad highland forests filled with the singing and dancing of birds of paradise. Fatris MF of Colours explores its natural wonders – and the area’s spiritual significance.
Asia’s hawkers’ headquarters is unmistakably Vietnam but it may not be for much longer. It’s only a matter of time before Hanoi catches up with other megalopolises and welcomes uncluttered streets characteristic of countries such as Singapore and South Korea. For now, the tradition of pavement businesses continues strongly – especially in Vietnam’s charming capital.
Archipelago Journal Bintan
For years, the largest of the Riau Islands felt like two different worlds: the exclusive resorts zone in the north and the forgotten, undeveloped land below. Now, a new chapter is unfolding for Bintan as visitors start to discover the diversity across the whole island.
There’s keen competition between restaurants in Tokyo to entice office workers away from a sandwich at their desks, which makes for great lunchtime specials. Recent research suggests locals budget only US$5 for their weekday lunch.
Kingdoms have been built and destroyed along the length of Kalimantan’s Mahakam River. Fatris MF from Colours explores the cultural history surrounding the riverside city of Samarinda.
Southern Germany is a terrific autumn holiday destination thanks to its famous Oktoberfest, traditional village celebrations, clear weather, and brilliant seasonal foliage. Take in Munich, mountains and astonishing castles, and enjoy the best of Bavaria.
Archipelago Journal :Southeast Sumbawa
Just 40km beyond the legendary Komodo National Park, southeast Sumbawa offers beautiful white-sand beaches and thriving coral reefs.
There is so much to do in England’s capital that it doesn’t matter what time of year you visit. You will never get bored in this buzzing city, so here are ideas for a fun day out in London to get you started. (more…)