A good walk and fresh air are perfect for blowing away the Christmas cobwebs. Tell us about your favouriteWe want to hear about your favourite UK walk to enjoy over the festive period, whether it’s urban, goes through parks, fields and woods or traverses moors and peaks. Please indicate the length of the stroll, starting and end points and any cosy pubs and cafes for refuelling.There’s no need to describe every nuance of the route but place names will
Did you find somewhere really fabulous on your travels this year? Whatever and wherever it is, we want to hear about it for our end-of-year round upIt could be a locals’ bar with live music, a family-run B&B or an obscure museum that lit up your trip. You might have found a beautiful walk, a superb cafe, vinyl store, an amazing beach in the UK break, or an exotic jungle retreat on the other side of the world.Send us your favourite travel discovery of
A new hostel in low-key Les Menuires provides easy access to great ski areas but is more about beanies and live bands than expensive designer gearIn Courchevel 1850, there’s an eight-bedroom chalet that costs €295,000 a week. The price includes two chefs, two butlers and a massage therapist, but not helicopter transfers to the resort’s altiport, ski equipment or lift passes.Given that kind of excess, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Trois Vallées,
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From a single giant Buddha to thousands of smaller ones and the charm of the everyday street shrine, Hong Kong’s temples are a touch of zen in a busy cityIn Hong Kong, religion is a grab-bag of whatever seems appropriate. Buddhism, Taoism and local folk religion are widespread and intermingled, leading to temples and shrines that are dedicated to great gods, minor deities and the most humble of saints. Here are nine you have to visit in Hong Kong.
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Hike is latest attempt to limit footfall after experts say flow of people causing irreversible damage The ticket price for Indian visitors to the Taj Mahal has been raised by 400%, in the latest attempt to lower tourist numbers and reduce damage to the country’s top tourist site.Indians make up the majority of the Taj Mahal’s 10,000-15,000 average daily visitors. Nearly 6.5 million people marvelled at the white marble 17th-century masterpiece in 2016.
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Once you’ve ticked off the Alhambra, check out Granada’s edgier barrio culture, with both alternative and traditional bars, great flamenco, food and street artThe Alhambra may be Spain’s most visited attraction year on year, but wandering the hills and the backstreets of Granada’s barrios will give you the real feel of this fascinating city, which has elegance and edginess in equal measure.Granada’s fertile valley and sweeping hills have attracted many
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Despite its pricey reputation, Norway’s capital may be the world’s most accessible snow sports hub, with an Olympic bobsleigh run and cross-country skiing a short schuss from the centreI’m on the metro, Line 1 of Oslo’s T-bane, but instead of shopping bags and briefcases, people are getting on with skis and snowboards. The train heads north, emerges from the tunnel in a forested suburb covered in thick snow then climbs up and up. At Midtstuen station a
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A mix of traditional, Soviet and modern styles, Georgia is a tricky place to pin down. But that’s half the fun of it for Suzanne Moore and her friendWe are on the midnight plane to Georgia. In various stages of inebriation, me and Dave WhatsApp this to our grown-up children. It’s not our fault. Nothing ever is. Our Georgian Airways flight, the last one out of Gatwick, is delayed. What else is there to do but dutiful duty free?Dave is my compadre, the