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.
Archipelago Journal :Southeast Sumbawa
Just 40km beyond the legendary Komodo National Park, southeast Sumbawa offers beautiful white-sand beaches and thriving coral reefs.
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.
Ayos Purwoaji explores the hidden gem of south Yogyakarta, an area rich in natural beauty, culinary flavours, and artistic expression.
The Islamic splendour of Xi’an
One of China’s four great ancient capitals, Xi’an in Shaanxi Province is lined with fascinating historic sites, including an Islamic neighbourhood which will catch many visitors by surprise.
Archipelago Journal Mentawai
Located 160km west of Padang, the Mentawai Islands of Sumatra are the ultimate family getaway. Tommy Schultz joins the MacKenzie and Tamai families for a 10-day digital detox – surfing, diving, beach combing, and island-hopping around the stunningly beautiful Togat Nusa Retreat.
Oliver Berry visits the Greek capital outside summer to experience the city the way the locals do: drinking in the atmosphere in backstreet bars, shopping at neighbourhood markets and tasting the season’s new produce.
Located in one of the most remote parts of Indonesia, the Tanimbar Islands offer coral-fringed beaches, brilliant underwater panoramas, and a rich, multifaceted cultural heritage. For Colours magazine, Yogi Ishahib explores the gateway town of Saumlaki and surrounds.
Few can fail to recognise the aroma of meat or seafood grilling over an open fire. The tastily marinated cubes of meat or minced fresh seafood on a skewer over hot coconut charcoal can be irresistible. (more…)