Archive for the ‘Varia’ Category

Sochis new party pad

Sochis new party pad

Opening just in time for the Winter Olympics 2014 – it’s the city’s bright new hotel, designed for apres-luge aperitifs.

Strangely compelling, the Winter Olympics, even for those who aren’t keen on sport. (more…)

Pistes Gourmandes returns to Val d’Isere

Pistes Gourmandes returns to Val d’Isere

A trip to Val d’Isere makes the ultimate ski getaway for anyone that loves a surreal amount of natural beauty combined with world-class French cuisine. And each year travellers visit from afar to take part in, or simply relax and enjoy, Pistes Gourmandes – a divine gourmet event in the heart of France’s most beautiful ski resort. (more…)

European airlines introducing new flights

European airlines introducing new flights

New or increased services are being introduced by three airlines in the lead-up to Christmas.

Ryanair is to introduce three new routes from Liverpool following the acquisition of two new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, bringing its fleet at John Lennon airport to eight. (more…)

Forte Village Spa Festival

Forte Village Spa Festival

In celebration of the Forte Village Spa Festival at Forte Village Resort, beauty therapists will be flown in from the resort in Sardinia on 28 February, bringing the Mediterranean to London. (more…)

Natural History Museum ice rink returns

Natural History Museum ice rink returns

The Natural History Museum in London is to once again open an ice rink on its lawns for the festive season.

The Kensington museum first opened its doors to the public in 1881, and its dramatic German Romanesque architecture makes an impressive backdrop for skaters. (more…)

A new view of the Hoover Dam

A new view of the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam by-pass, built to rescue one of America’s most revered and valued Art Deco engineering achievements, was set for completion this week. The new bridge, which overlooks the dam and also straddles the states of Arizona and Nevada, was built because of costly traffic congestion, and fears that a major accident could happen on the dam itself. (more…)

Advent at the Andaz

Advent at the Andaz

Guests and locals who visit the Andaz Liverpool Street hotel can see the unusual work of Beta Tank designer Eyal Burstein as he brings together ceramic bric-a-brac and tasty treats to create a ceramic table advent calendar. (more…)

The full Nelson

The full Nelson

The director of the new Mandela film reveals his behind-the-scenes secrets.

Justin Chadwick, director of the Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, spent three years researching in South Africa before undertaking the biggest film ever made on the continent. (more…)

Wellness cruise launches in China

Wellness cruise launches in China

Steeped in culture and history, the Three Gorges region is also one of the most beautiful in China. And a new cruise from Sanctuary Retreats promises to be the best way to explore the Yangtze River. (more…)

Arabian nights

Arabian nights

Just down the road from Dubai’s World Trade Centre in the finance district isn’t the most likely of locations for a beach club, but as of this month, that’s exactly where you’ll find Purobeach’s latest offering. (more…)

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