A true paradise, Indonesia is a beautiful tropical destination. Comprising roughly 13,000 islands, it personifies south east Asia, and despite having a growing population and thriving economy, still has huge areas that have retained the mystical, jungle character that people think of when they daydream about this picturesque corner of the Earth.
Whether you are considering a trip to Indonesia or are yet unaware of its many natural and historical sights, read on and enjoy a trip through the country nicknamed ‘zamrud khatulistiwa’ – the emerald of the equator.
The first location in our tour is the Indonesian capital, Jakarta. Seventh in the world for the number of skyscrapers ...
If you are planning a trip away to a city destination, this can be the perfect opportunity to refresh your wardrobe or pick up the hottest new tech from the best foreign stores. Whether you are looking for beautiful luxury items, classic designer pieces, or something that you can’t find in your own country, these five cities should be high on your travel itinerary.
St Moritz – luxury retail with outstanding beauty
Famous for its winter sports and summer hiking opportunities, St Moritz is also a well-known destination for all things luxurious. Accommodation comes in the form of classic alpine spa resorts like Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, while the dining is excellent Swiss gourmet – ...
When you think of traditional Germany, Bavaria is likely to be the first place that comes to mind. This culture-filled south-eastern corner of Germany is a captivating place for a week away if you are the type of person who enjoys rich culture, tradition and stunning natural surroundings, and one of the best ways to enjoy a tour of the free state is to divide your trip between the grand city of Munich and the beautiful alpine surroundings of Berchtesgaden.
Here’s how to get the most out of these two classic German locations – how to get there, what to see, where to eat, and where to stay.
Munich – a cultural hub
Arriving at Munich International Airport, Memmingen Airport or via train at ...
If you are the kind of traveller for whom a trip away is as much about the flavours you sample as the sights you see, it makes sense to compile a list of the best restaurants you would like to visit before you go – exceptional restaurants often feature long waiting lists, after all.
To help you plan and pre-book tables for your next trip away, we have brought together some of the best destinations, and the finest dining experiences they offer.
Berlin’s farmers’ and street food markets draw visitors from far and wide, but the city is also known for having one of the best culinary scenes in the world, especially when it comes to fine dining.
For classic haute cuisine served alongside ...
Today, the Baltic cuisine is a melting pot of culinary influences but the past can be detected in its recipes. Hearty meat dishes reflect the harsh climate and of course, the Baltic Sea still provides bountiful catches of a wide variety of fresh fish. Latvians long ago mastered the art of preserving food, so look out for delicious pickled vegetables, salted meat and smoked fish. You're sure to find something to tempt your palate!
Latvia's 500 kilometre coastline is strewn with fishing villages that provide the country's restaurants and cafes with fresh eels, flounders, lampreys, cod, and of course herring.
In the fish pavilion of Riga central market, you'll find a wide variety of fresh and ...
With the arrival of the new year comes a time of reflection on the past year’s events and also a shift towards looking to the future. 2018 is here and so is the time to make new memories and challenge yourself to visit new places to make this new year your best one yet! View our picks of once-in-a-lifetime destinations to help make your 2018 travel dreams come true.
Safari in the Masai Mara
A visit to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve which spans over 1,500 sq km should be on your list of potential destinations to make 2018 memorable. Known for its biodiversity and being home to some of the world’s most amazing animals including lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, cheetahs and elephants, the ...
Drawing on the aesthetic history of East and West, two gems in Kempinski’s constellation of hotels present a new vision of world leisure architecture. These palatial new hotels in the Gulf States blend seamlessly into architectural elements of 17th and 18th-century Europe and Islamic art, fusing breath-taking aesthetic history with comfort, rounding up the transcendence with today’s newest technology.
As an ode to luxury and a historical link between East and West, the City of the Doges inspired the ultra-luxe Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha. With its architectural language drawn partly from Venetian palaces with its characteristic Gothic arcades, such as the Ca’ d’Oro, and a few ...
Sometimes, it is nice to spend time looking after both your body and soul, and there is nothing quite as relaxing as being pampered in a luxurious spa. If you are planning on taking a trip this year, whether it’s alone, with a partner or with family, don’t forget to incorporate some downtime into your travels.
If you are looking for some inspiration, below you will find some of the most picturesque destinations across the globe, each home to world-class spas, unforgettable sights and areas filled with natural beauty.
Soma Bay, Egypt
Surrounded by tranquil waters, Soma Bay is perfect if you are looking for an escape. Home to some of Egypt's most stunning beaches, this coastal resort by the ...
With its beautiful Alpine landscapes, dynamic culture and reputation for embracing the new, Switzerland is truly a country like no other. With four official languages and bordered by France, Italy, Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, a visit here is sure to be wonderfully diverse.
Whether you are looking for an outdoor adventure or wish to immerse yourself in city life where historical architecture is met with modern living, Switzerland has something for everybody. Known for being one of the most developed countries in the world, and with the cities of Geneva and Zürich ranked highly for the quality of life they offer, it truly is a beautiful place to experience.
The arrival of a new year is an event that has been celebrated all around the world for centuries. It is a chance to reflect on the year that has passed, and whether you were able to enjoy it or you feel glad to see it depart, it is also the occasion to get the next year off to the best start possible.
While it is a largely global tradition to mark the new year with a party, there are some amazing cultural traditions when it comes to celebrating December 31st. From smashing plates in Denmark to dressing up as bears in Romania, join us as we take a look at some New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world!
Enjoy the fireworks in Dubai
Explosive – certainly one of the only words that can ...