Over the past few years increased value has been placed on environmentally sound projects with a strong community base. If Oman’s Aflaj irrigation system was built from scratch today it might well be regarded as a shining example of how a civil engineering project can be implemented according to contemporary and sustainable environmental principles.
Nizwa is Oman’s former capital and a destination offering fascinating insights into the traditions and lifestyles of the country’s interior.
Infamously, the first major action experienced by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp was on Turkey’s Gallipoli peninsula. Every year, on 25 April, somber ceremonies are held there to mark the campaign and the casualties of World War One.
Zygou, you might think, could well be a contender for the final entry in a dictionary of world travel destinations. However, leafing through Merriam-Webster’s Geographic Dictionary dispels that notion. The honour, ultimately, goes to the Polish town of Zywiec, a name that many people recognise due to the famous beer.
If you’ve seen films such as The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Reader, Inglourious Basterds, or Around The World in 80 Days then you’ve already caught glimpses of Goerlitz, Germany’s most easterly city.
Think of Greek holiday islands and it’s normally the likes of Kos, Crete and Rhodes that spring to mind. Ammouliani, in Greece’s Halkidiki region, is, by comparison, far smaller and much quieter.
Matthew Stewart is a collector with a difference. Instead of setting aside a hobby room in his house, his passion takes him out into the Scottish countryside; Stewart is a Munro bagger.
A third edition of the Lumiere Festival was held in Durham from 14 to 17 November 2013. On chilly November nights you normally see only a handful of folk walking the streets of Durham City. The first two Lumiere Festivals, though, brought people out in droves.
Change is underway in Akagera National Park, the largest of Rwanda’s national parks, whose undulating landscape covers 1122 square kilometres of swamp, mountain and savannah habitat in the north-east of Rwanda.
Jimmy Choo OBE is one of the world’s most respected footwear designers. Over the past few years he has taken on a new role, as a tourism ambassador for Malaysia.