City Escapes

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Kyoto’s unique blend of fascinating culture and natural beauty makes it a lover's paradise. Crammed with thousands of years of history, spread across babbling streams and gushing rivers, and encircled by towering mountains, Kyoto is almost too charming to be real. Almost. 

Heart Bar at Ascott Macau

With a rich history that spans centuries, Macau is home to an intoxicating mix of Portuguese colonial heritage and Chinese culture. The food here echoes influences from India, Africa and Southeast Asia, incorporating spices that made their journey on the Portuguese trade routes across the world.

Since 1999, when the Portuguese handed Macao back to China, the country has grown into an exciting, world-class entertainment and dining hub, juxtaposed against centuries-old colonial architecture and local eateries that have been serving the same food for more than half a century. Take a tour of these don’t-miss dining spots. 

Heuer – image sourced via www.heuer-amkarlsplatz.com

What's your poison? A pint of craft beer at a street-side bar? A glass of sparkling on a sleek rooftop joint? What about a cheeky bit of sloe gin in a garden establishment? Whatever your tastes, we've done the (very hard) job of bar-hopping through Vienna and found six must-visit spots.

Ho Chi Minh City is full of thrilling sights

If ever a city felt as though it’s on the brink of massive transformation, it has to be Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Cranes dot the skyline and the construction of luxury apartments and shopping malls consumes
the city.

Alongside all this change sits the old-world charm for which Saigon, as it’s still called by many, is famous. It makes for an intoxicating blend and a great city break. Here’s how to make the most of 48 hours.

The historic Oak Alley plantation home

Alligators like marshmallows, who knew? We learn this during a swamp tour with Cajun Encounters on Honey Swamp, not far out of New Orleans, Louisiana. The tangle of vegetation, wizened branches of the tupelo trees, birdlife, fishing shacks with motley docks... not to forget the alligators, all add up to a photographer’s dream.

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