• Asia & Oceania
  • A Man Mo moment

    Tucked away in the boho Sheung Wan district of Hongkers, shadowed by neighbouring office blocks and residential towers adorned with drying clothes that hang over balconies like bunting, is Man Mo Temple. One of the oldest temples in the city, Man Mo is named for the god of literature (Man), and the god of war […]

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  • Weekend camel races in Biyata

    Friday, 1.30pm. Dubai’s malls are teeming with afternoon shoppers. The beaches are packed. Sheikh Zayed Road rumbles with afternoon traffic after a morning of peace. We’re about an hour away, heading towards the emirate of Umm al-Quwain for a camping weekend. Traffic jams and glittering buildings have long been left behind. We’re ambling along roads lined […]

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  • Out of Africa: Sir Bani Yas Island

    There’s no doubting Sheikh Zayed was a pretty awesome guy. He’s considered the founding father of the United Arab Emirates and was a pretty liberal ruler, welcoming the existence of private media and freedom of religion. He was also big into philanthropic work, and owned a private island off the coast of Abu Dhabi, which he transformed […]

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  • Walking the most beautiful street in the world

    If São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador are the Alec, Billy and Daniel of the Baldwin family, then consider Porto Alegre the Stephen. It enjoys a comparatively quiet existence in Brazil’s southernmost state, Rio Grande do Sul, but unlike its Baldwin counterpart, hasn’t directed a skateboarding DVD. Instead, it’s home to some of the best churrascarias in Brazil, a […]