City Guides

COPENHAGEN – CAPITAL OF COOL

Not so long ago, Copenhagen was hardly on the map as a culinary destination, but today, with 15 Michelin Star restaurants creating a buzz among locals and visitors alike, the city is justifiable regarded as a foodie paradise.

René Redzepi, Copenhagen’s maestro of cuisine, is one of those to credit for this gastronomic revolution. Together with another culinary visionary, Claus Meyer, in 2003 he started Noma – a world-class restaurant that reinterprets Nordic cuisine. An enormous success, Noma brings fresh farm produce to a high-end setting.

Today, there are hundreds of restaurants, bistros and cafés in the Nordic city and they…
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COPENHAGEN – CAPITAL OF COOL

BLOWN AWAY BY THE WINDY CITY

There’s an icy breeze, whipping in off Lake Michigan, making short work of the woefully thin jacket I’ve brought along to the Windy City. Chicago is certainly living up to its nickname on this cloudy spring day, but it’s a small price to pay for the opportunity to soak up one of the most impressive city skylines on the planet.

“Chicago has always been a laboratory for architects,” explains our guide over the loudspeakers, as our river cruise makes a turn at Navy Pier and heads back into the network of canals that flow through downtown Chicago.

We sail past buildings…
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BLOWN AWAY BY THE WINDY CITY

INSIDER GUIDE: NAIROBI

Ian Rydin, General Manager: Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi, Upper Hill, shared his tips on what to do and where to go in Nairobi with our contributor Joseph Maina on his recent trip to the East African gem.

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INSIDER GUIDE: NAIROBI

10 Aussie underdog locations you need to see

The Commonwealth Games unites the nations, as fans eagerly watch and support their athletes, but the biggest excitement and the most memorable moments are often caused by the outsiders. Australians love to celebrate the unexpected champion or underdog, also sometimes called a “battler” in local slang.

Just like the lesser-known athletes heading to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, there are also many underdog locations across Australia waiting to be discovered. While many people may have heard of the iconic Bondi Beach, Surfers Paradise and Great Ocean Road, these are the top 10 Aussie underdog locations you need to see!

1. Burleigh Heads,…
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10 Aussie underdog locations you need to see

10 things to do in Maritzburg

It may live in the shadow of its glamourous sister on the coast, but there’s more to Maritzburg than being the top or tail of the Comrades Marathon once a year.

Not only does the capital of KwaZulu-Natal hold the distinction of being the gateway to rich Zulu, Boer and British history, it’s also a short drive from Durban, and its location in the Midlands makes it an easy hub from which to explore the charming craft and home industry, and natural beauty of the area.

Dare to ditch the beach life and head inland instead the next time you’re headed to…
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10 things to do in Maritzburg

REVIVING INNER CITIES, REVIVING THE ARTS

Call it gentrification – which for some means the removal of the urban poor in favour of the well-heeled crowds – but the revival of South Africa’s inner cities has been a boon for the arts. Once-seedy buildings are now home to trendy cafes, art galleries, pop-up theatres, open-air film screenings and hip stores. These new establishments often create employment and support local economies by attracting patrons with disposable incomes.

Here’s our list of must-see urban spots to visit.

One Eloff Street, Jo’burg

Painted a striking yellow and turquoise, this building in…
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REVIVING INNER CITIES, REVIVING THE ARTS