Conde Nast Traveller UK July / August 2018

The essential guide to inspirational travel. Breathtaking locations, stunning photography and independent travel advice make Condé Nast Traveller the authority in its field and the premier lifestyle magazine for people with a passion for travel, adventure, culture and new ideas.

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It has been an awkward month at best. One that has, in its final throes, brought me to the doctor’s. My doctor comes from Trinidad. It is hard to focus on your ailments when your doctor is from Trinidad, as everything just automatically feels absolutely fine. Even when he says, ‘But I am worried about your brain…’ with a furrowed brow, a look of concern. ‘For example, do you know what the date is today? Do you know what you had last night for supper?’ There is a pause. I really am trying to think. ‘Look,’ I reply with a wave of my hand, ‘I have never in all my years, ever, known what date it is. And last night I can guarantee I didn’t eat anything particular as I…

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the hot l i s t contributors

ELLA PURNELL The Globetrotter (p200) ‘I am embarrassingly late to the party, but I only went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the first time last August. I saw some great drag acts and some fantastic physical-theatre pieces. I also watched this hilarious musical called Buzz about the history of vibrators. Make sure you download the Fringe app–I’d have been lost without it.’ Actress Ella has appeared in films including ‘Never Let Me Go’, ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Churchill’ NICKY ZIMMERMANN Events (p227) ‘A new wellness and fitness space, The Well, in Bondi, Sydney. It’s peaceful and relaxing, like an oasis you really want to spend some time in when you exercise. That’s rare, right?’ Fashion designer Nicky founded Zimmermann with her sister Simone in Sydney in 1991 LEON BRIDGES The Music Man (p80) ‘I recently got hip to some…

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the old-new japanese traditions coming our way

Blame Marie Kondo and her de-cluttering, or the Tokyo 2020 Olympics bid team who sold omotenashi (the deep-rooted attitude of hospitality being provided through anticipating guests’ needs to the world), or anyone who has labelled ikigai–aka finding your reason for being–as the new hygge. Everywhere you look, Japanese lifestyle is taking over. Recently, it has been shinrin-yoku–or forest bathing, better known to most of us as a walk in the woods–that has captured our over-stimulated imaginations; while the ancient Japanese craft of kintsugi, in which broken pottery is visibly repaired with gold, provides the metaphor for this year’s self-help book about resilience from psychologist Tomás Navarro. In June, Japan House London opens on Kensington High Street, a three-storey temple of Japanese culture, design and food, and sister to other outposts in…

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how to be more japanese

KNOW YOUR DAISIES Ikebana, also known as kado, the Japanese art of flower-arranging, is all about mindfulness, minimalism and personal expression. For example, an odd number of stems is lucky, bluebells mean you’re grateful and yellow tulips indicate unrequited love. But be careful with those cacti, which are symbols of sex and lust. TAKE SLIPPERS SERIOUSLY The Japanese would never traipse indoors in their shoes (and this applies to hotel rooms and some restaurants, too). Instead, they exchange them for (usually rather utilitarian) house shoes at the front door. And different ones again for the loo. GIVE WISELY AND ENDLESSLY Present-giving in Japan is taken very seriously: little souvenirs for co-workers when you return from a trip, tokens of appreciation for hosts, a gift for receiving a gift–all beautifully wrapped in intricately printed paper and…

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the unlikely arts hub north adams

Like the dusty Texan desert spot of Marfa before it, a down-on-its-luck New England industrial town is now reinventing itself as the latest go-to creative escape. This mountainous corner of west Massachusetts was once the land of the Mohicans, where wilderness stretched north to the Arctic Circle and west to the Great Lakes. In the 19th century, it was an industrial city of cotton mills that fell on hard times. But today, North Adams is in the midst of its most surprising reinvention yet: as an up-and-coming arts hub, with multiple museums, a hip hotel opening, music festivals and a bubbling food scene just three hours from New York and Boston. ART North Adams’ original catalyst is contemporary art juggernaut MASS MoCA. Last June, the gallery/museum doubled in size with its latest…

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the off-grid hotspot namibia

‘The Namibian savannah, its simplicity and vastness, is incredibly moving,’ says Arnaud Zannier, founder of his eponymous hotel group, which will open two new sustainable-minded lodges in Namibia over the next year. There’s an otherworldliness to the landscape here: the rippling red dunes of the world’s oldest desert; the wild, sandswept coastline; the eeriness of the salt and clay pans of Sossusvlei and Deadvlei. This is one of the most thinly populated countries in the world–the stark emptiness is astonishing. The wildlife–lions, desert elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, rhinos–is incredibly well protected (more than 40 per cent of the country is under conservation management). The first hotel, Omaanda, is a collection of round thatched clay huts in the newly created Zannier Reserve, a preserved piece of land bought in collaboration with a…