“The river that dwarfs all others”. Earth’s Great Rivers doesn’t mince words as it begins a consecutive three-night run on BBC Two tonight (January 1). And the river with that accolade? That’ll be the Amazon – the Nile, which might argue the case, and the Mississippi make up the rest of the series. Narrated by
There’s a lot to take in as the shuttle van twists its way through the bustling streets of Cusco, slowly making its way to Peru’s Sacred Valley. But as you leave the city behind, farms replace city sprawl. The drive to explora Valle Sagrado takes about 90 minutes. Surrounded by mountains, cornfields and Inca ruins, the
Youssef OmaïsYoussef Omaïs Senegalese entrepreneur Youssef Omaïs founded PATISEN in 1981 as a small trading business to import and sell flour to bakeries across Dakar and other neighboring cities in the West African nation. Over the last 37 years, the company has snowballed into a $200 million (revenue) FMCG conglomerate with more than 7,000 employees,
(CNN) — People from all over the world descend upon Budapest each year, with the Hungarian capital’s unique drinking venues acting as one of its top draws. There are plenty of stand out watering holes dotted right across the city, with the 6th district boasting some of the best bars, pubs and clubs in Europe.
Unmissable big city bustle in one of the world’s greatest urban landscapes American author E.B. White once quipped about this city of eight million inhabitants: “New York provides not only a continuing excitation but also a spectacle that is continuing.” And while he may have said this nearly a century ago, his words still ring
Helen Mirren and Viola Davis at the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards with Moet & Chandon.Getty Images The start of the new year is a time for resolutions, reflection… and the start of the glamorous awards season. The first awards show of the year, the 2019 Golden Globes, kicks off on Sunday, January 6. What’s a
(CNN) — A trip to the already pricey city of Venice, Italy, will now leave your wallet even emptier than before. Venetian officials have announced plans to charge day visitors up to $11 (€10) to enter. Currently, the Italian city’s tourist tax only applies to those spending the night. But as Venice sees visitor numbers
(CNN) — Straddling the picturesque Danube, Budapest provides the perfect backdrop for a festival and this city definitely knows how to put on a show. Barely a month goes by when the Hungarian capital isn’t playing host to some sort of event celebrating food, drink, music, dance or the arts. For those keen to go
(CNN) — European ski resorts are legion and often legendary. But are there some alpine aces we’ve all missed? Are there any secret treasures out there, quietly delivering the goods while the spotlight falls elsewhere? The trouble is, one person’s hidden gem is another’s back yard. And if it’s still hidden now, in 2017, can
So here we are, at the end of 2018. The last days of December. The festive season. A time for turkey, sherry, songs you would never play at any other time of year, goodwill to all (apparently), and something about an itinerant old man with a reindeer obsession. It is also a time for quizzes.
This is what happiness looks like — Photo courtesy of Lois Alter Mark Last spring, my husband and I started researching spa resorts because we needed a break from the craziness of the world. They all looked good – it’s hard to go wrong with massages, yoga and healthy meals that someone else prepares for
Consider this modest New Year’s proposal: to help keep your drinking tendencies and physical health on track throughout the year, take a month off from drinking alcohol at the start of the year. That’s the thinking behind the “Dry January” movement, and new research suggests reasons to take it seriously. Not only can going a month
We were away in Dubrovnik for a long weekend. Time was too tight to sweat the small stuff. We wanted a full-throttle tourist trot, bang mainstream. As everyone should. It’s what keeps Croatia afloat. And a good narrative from a minibus driver was a fine start, well worth the price of a family saloon. So
If you aren’t a big whisky drinker, there’s still plenty of reasons to buy a bottle of Scotch whisky. It might be as a present, to keep the liquor cabinet stocked, or just because you enjoy the odd tipple of something tasty on a regular basis. Sometimes, finding a bottle can be easy. Perhaps you
Crude oil’s sharp fall in 2018 has helped put some extra money in consumers’ pockets, in the form of falling gas prices.
The 2017/18 ski season has so far seen record-breaking snowfall across the Alps, bringing with it a heightened avalanche risk. Many resorts have had to close ski areas and access roads in recent weeks to keep visitors safe and both controlled and natural avalanches have been commonplace across resorts in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy, as
Forecasting food trends can sometimes be a dicey business, as consumers’ fickle palates (not to mention supply and demand) can be hard to predict. Nonetheless, this time of year brings a flurry of trend reports, from manufacturing and grocery stores to high end dining elements. One of the earliest reports typically comes from research company
Tell anyone under the age of 21 that you were once able to smoke on a planes and their reaction is likely to be one of utter disbelief. You aren’t even allow to smoke in some parks these days, so why did they once let you spark up in an air-tight, flying carriage, they might
It’s called parrilla and it’s everywhere. In pure form, this is simply meat grilled over fire, but many manifestations are part of what make dining in Uruguay unique. Experience parrilla al aire libre, in open air, or at restaurants and establishments such as wineries and family homes. Tira de asado (short ribs), beef, lamb, fish,
Conch Shells in Turks & CaicosAdrienne Jordan The edible marine snail with beautiful conical shells are found throughout the Caribbean, but especially in abundance in the Turks & Caicos. The peach-and-cream colored conch are so popular, it is even illustrated on the country’s national flag. “Piranha Cove is one of the best places in the