Now connected by a non-stop flight from the UK, this tropical island offers a rainbow of Asian flavours, cookery courses, and access to Indonesia’s most inventive chefs
Balinese art channels the sacred, dating back to a time when it was created for the gods. With nature and life so intertwined, it’s no wonder the canvas is a medium on which to explore Indonesian identity.
The city with a defiant indie spirit is reinventing its docks and downtown area, forging a link between iconic figures from its past, such as Brunel and Blackbeard, and the edgy creative energy of its present.
In this ever-changing cityscape, a new world of eco-conscious urban planning is bringing community spaces to industrial wastelands — a gradual greening of Canada’s biggest city.
Mary Poppins may be quintessentially English, but her life maxim applies to how we Brits see Scandinavians: practically perfect in every way. When it comes to holidays, however, most of us don’t put our money where our hygge-heavy preconception is.
The explosions are floor-shaking. Rib-rattling. Bamboo “canons” (supersize firecrackers filled with calcium carbide) are the joy of teenagers in the run up to Nyepi — Balinese New Year.