• Features
  • Salalah, Oman’s secret paradise

    Palm trees on sandy beaches, coastal roads lined with stalls selling coconuts and papaya, hectare after hectare of banana plantation, and a very Arabian village seemingly stuck a few decades back in time… On first appearances, Salalah does appear to be undergoing a major identity crisis. Centuries ago, this beachside town hugging the southern coast of Oman […]

  • 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 […]

  • Features
  • 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 […]