Archive for February, 2014

New visions in Kerala

New visions in Kerala

A year after India held its debut pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale, the country gets an art biennale all of its own.

The city of Kochi, in Kerala, already had a lively arts scene, but this new event is transforming old buildings into exhibition spaces and highlighting the excavation at nearby Muziris, a Roman trading port that mysteriously vanished 2,000 years ago. (more…)

Talk of the tower

Talk of the tower

In the city of a thousand spires, there’s a buzz around one in particular: the newly renovated TV tower, with a fine-dining restaurant and a one-room hotel at the top of it.

Towering over Prague’s thousand baroque and renaissance spires at 216 metres high, the Zizkov Television Tower has undergone an extensive overhaul and reopened as Tower Park Praha. (more…)

Falmouth prepares for historic oyster festival

Falmouth prepares for historic oyster festival

For over a century, families around the Cornish fishing town of Falmouth have dredged the bay and surrounding rivers for oysters using boats pulled by hand or powered by sail. Thanks to ancient laws designed to protect oyster stocks, those traditions remain today and make the Falmouth Oyster Festival a unique exhibition of traditional methods – and great oysters. (more…)

Champagne castles and gourmet food: the ultimate romantic break

Champagne castles and gourmet food: the ultimate romantic break

There is nothing more romantic – or impressive – than jetting off to a fairy tale castle for a weekend of gourmet food, rural walks and vintage Champagne, which is why Grape Escape has launched its exclusive new Champagne Chateau Breaks package in France this week. (more…)

Art collectors head to Miami

Art collectors head to Miami

Prominent art collectors from all over the world will be heading to the prestigious art fair Art Basel in Miami this December.

The exclusive show opens its doors on December 2 – with a private viewing for a select few the day before – and is expected to attract over 40,000 visitors. (more…)

Travel offers of the week

Travel offers of the week

No need to wait for the January sales for holiday bargains – the cheapest time of the year to book is December, and these are some of the best deals and discounts on luxury holidays around, from the ski slopes to tropical islands. (more…)

The end of the yellow cab as we know it?

The end of the yellow cab as we know it?

New York City is to get a brand new taxi, reports David Kaufman.

Few things are more characteristic of New York than its yellow taxis. But in less than two years, the city will start trading in its existing fleet – mostly ageing, gas-guzzling Ford Crown Victoria saloons – for more than 13,000 Nissan NV200 minibuses. (more…)

Leaving on a private-jet plane

Leaving on a private-jet plane

When the going gets tough, the use of executive aviation soars, as recent experience in the Middle East and North Africa shows. By David Kaufman.

In times of conflict and instability, there are usually winners as well as losers. (more…)

Get it all mapped out

Get it all mapped out

As part of the Stories of the World series of exhibitions across the UK, the London Transport Museum is inviting the public to help create new maps for its major exhibition, Mind the Map. (more…)

A hot tub to float your boat

A hot tub to float your boat

At some point you’ve probably wished you could just float away on a boat and leave the world behind. Now, a Seattle-based tour company has come up with an idea that means you can float away in a boat instead. (more…)

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