Conde Nast Traveller UK June 2019

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.

United Kingdom
Conde Nast Publications Ltd
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3 minutos
editor’s letter

And then a sandstorm rolled in from Saudi Arabia and obliterated everything from sight. It was odd to spend the day indoors, sealed into the upper floors of a vertiginous hotel like a strange foodstuff being cooked sous-vide. The sand itself had threatened to warp the sky since sunrise, its opaque fog gathering momentum until it grainily consumed Bahrain’s improbable skyline: the high-rise with a titanium gash in its side as if it had been torn at by a wolf; a long shoebox of a building held aloft by concrete waves; a massive H; a range of others whose shapes were articulated by neon LED displays like lethal illusory jellyfish in some deep-sea-safari dystopia. The dust wasn’t so much a wall as a negation absolute. One minute the ground; next…

2 minutos

CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN In the Zone (p66) ‘I often lose myself in Lisbon. It’s charming – you can walk everywhere, and the people are adorable. It’s never too hot – even in the summer – but it’s always sunny. It has a very exaggerated landscape, like a small Rio.’ French designer Christian is due to open a hotel in Alentejo, Portugal, next year HARLEE CASE & JADE DANIELS Weed Women (p24) ‘The gorgeous Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua, Guatemala, has camper vans up in the mountains. We spent the evening in a hot tub, chatting and looking out over the jungle. It was so peaceful.’ Harlee and Jade run Ladies of Paradise, a cannabis-themed creative agency in Portland, Oregon CYRIL DE COMMARQUE Way of Life (p35) ‘I love the joy of a Roman street, or…

1 minutos
word of mouth

OVER THE TOP ICELAND’S LESSER-KNOWN NORTH KICKS INTO GEAR From Scotland’s North Coast 500 to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way, rebranding a stretch of road is one of the oldest tricks in the tourist-board book. But that shouldn’t put you off Iceland’s new Arctic Coast Way – a 500-mile, mostly coastal jaunt from Hvammstangi in the north-west to Bakkafjörður, another tiny settlement in the north-east, passing old herring villages, calderas and fjords rich in saga myth. A big part of the north’s appeal is that it has the sights to match the south – such as Dettifoss, a deafening slab of water that’s Europe’s most powerful waterfall – but without the hordes of day-trippers in from Reykjavík. First, explore the beautifully bleak Troll Peninsula (pictured) near the start of the route, where Icelandic…

2 minutos
the rise of the surf lodge

It’s tempting – after deep-creeping through a cool-looking surfer’s Instagram account – to fantasise about packing it all in and moving to a hammock-heavy beach town. But what about those of us who don’t actually know how to catch a wave? Life can be tough for the land-lubbing hoi polloi. However, a new crop of surf hotels that are as much about the lifestyle as the sport means it is now possible to hang out in this dreamy, billowy aesthetic. ‘Surfing has always been about the siren call of the subculture, about finding these hidden corners of the earth – and we want to help travellers have those moments whether they’re out on the water or not,’ says Ryder Thomas, the founder of Pegasus Lodges. His properties are located on…

2 minutos
energy shift

Until recently, Botafogo was regarded as the so-what, residential bit between the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema to the south, and the touristy samba clubs of Lapa to the north. Upscale and beautiful, but snoozy. Then, in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics, bars, restaurants and arts venues, priced out elsewhere, began moving into its grand old casas and industrial warehouses. Funky Comuna set the tone in 2012, with DJs, sloppy burgers and grafftied bathrooms, which meant that – finally – the city’s cool kids no longer had to head to São Paulo for a fix of tattooed trendiness. More recent arrivals are a little smarter, but like in Miami’s Wynwood or Downtown Los Angeles, the scene here stands in contrast to the glossy, pumped beach culture you’ll find…

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what’s taking off and what’s running out of fuel

CHANGING ARTS New York’s MoMA museum closes this month for a major overhaul; it will reopen in October with a reimagined layout, focusing on works by women and minority groups who have been historically under-represented in the art world. GOING GREEN IN AFRICA A freshfleet of whisper-quiet electric vehicles at the Cheetah Plains camp in South Africa’s Sabi Sands lets safari-goers hear the lightest rumble of elephants approaching from miles away. VENICE EATS Biennale fans can try superstar chef Fabio Trabocchi’s signature lobster ravioli at the just-opened Fiola at Dopolavoro, inside JW Marriott Venice, named after his Michelin-starred Washington DC spot. FREE ENTRY From October, travellers will need to register and pay to enter New Zealand. The Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) can be completed online and will cost about £6. Not much. But still. DRAGON CHASING Indonesia’s famous Komodo…