Look up “Germany” in Larousse Gastronomique and it tells you “meat platters are encountered everywhere”. Not so at Bardot’s Bio Deli at the eco-friendly Hotel Almodóvar in the hip artistic neighbourhood of Friedrichshain (the Berlin equivalent of Shoreditch). For breakfast they serve a vegan version of the city’s famous currywurst – a bratwurst sausage with
Move over, New England: head east to enjoy trees awash with fiery colours. Go now Kyoto’s temperatures have moderated and the ancient capital is about to undergo its annual autumn makeover – parks, temples and gardens burst into a palette of red, orange and yellow trees. It’s truly beautiful. Fly direct from London to Tokyo
“The life of everyone on board depends upon just one thing: finding someone back there who can not only fly this plane, but who didn’t have fish for dinner.” Surely airlines don’t take safety cues from Hollywood movies, but if Airplane! taught us anything, it’s that the flight crew should never, under any circumstances, be
Fancy a city break that scores high on style and central location, but won’t melt your credit card? Ready, steady, book! Generator Berlin Mitte Best for… flashpacking The low-down: Reliving your backpacker days needn’t mean roughing it. Oh no, no, no. A private room in the buzzy Generator Berlin Mitte offers industrial-chic interiors (very Berlin),
Curving its spine in a protective embrace, Huayna Picchu mountain wraps around one of South America’s most important archaeological sites. Up here, amid a roller coaster of jungle-engulfed peaks once used as a summer retreat by the Incas, facts are forever revised and debated, making imagination your most reliable guide. Perhaps it’s the drifting clouds
Pontificating on the merits or demerits of Margaret Thatcher’s time as prime minister is far beyond the bailiwick of this humble travel feature, but we can all of us agree, left and right, rich and poor, northerner and southerner, school milk drinker or brittle-boned urchin, that discussions of her legacy are pretty boring. So you’ve
“Dinner on a bus?” It took some persuading to convince my friend that this was a good idea. “It’s a gastronomic tour,” I continued. And then, playing to her Francophile leanings… “It’s French.” I stumbled on Bustronome by the Jardin de Tuileries in Paris last spring. A black double-decker, with subtle gold livery and a
Parents with toddlers can be reluctant to embark on long-haul winter sun trips. But here’s the spoiler: this is the best time in your parenting life to board a plane. If your child is under two, you’ll save on the tickets; there’s no school schedule to contend with, so here’s a chance to save again;
Some like it hot, some not. Most of us dream of a break from the chill and gloom we’re stuck with for the next few months, but winter sun means different things to different people. You might relish baking at 30C on a white sand beach and don’t mind flying 12 hours to get there.
The mayor of Venice has suggested banning people from sitting down in undesignated parts of the city as part of an ongoing campaign to control tourist behaviour. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro will put the proposal to a vote in the city council this October. If it goes through, tourists who break the rules could be stopped
Last year marked the bicentenary of the death of Jane Austen, now the only woman, apart from the Queen, to feature on an English bank note. In the months following the author’s death, her last two complete unpublished works, Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, made their way to the printers – the title pages stamped 1818.
Although I am technically a millennial – the term used to define people born between 1980 and 2000 – in many ways I don’t adhere to the perceived tropes of my generation. I’m tired of exposed brick. Posting selfies and my breakfast on Instagram? No thanks. But when it comes to planning a holiday I
Some hotels have a story behind them, and Istoria – as the name suggests – on the Greek island of Santorini is one of them. “It used to be the mansion of an eccentric Greek widow who lives in Italy – a lady who loves horses,” explains Kalia Konstantinidou, who was instrumental in the concept
Last week a body surfer was attacked and killed by a shark in the waters off Cape Cod in the first fatal attack seen in the US state of Massachusetts for more than 80 years. The 26-year-old Brazilian, Arthur Medici, was treated on Newcomb Hollow beach but was pronounced dead later in hospital having suffered multiple
Having spent dozens of childhood holidays at Walberswick, in Suffolk, and Camber, on the south coast, some of my happiest memories involve sand dunes. For young beachgoers they are a giant adventure playground, a place to run at full tilt, leap from dizzying heights – without fear of injury – and indulge in endless games
The Munich Oktoberfest justly lays claim to being the world’s largest folk festival (yes, it’s not just about drinking beer). Over the past decade it has attracted an average of around six million visitors a year, who between them consume almost seven million litres of beer and munch their way through thousands of grilled sausages,