Conde Nast Traveller UK November 2020

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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3 minutos
editor’s letter

SINCE I UNPLUGGED several weeks ago in Greece, turning on my out of office and logging off from all tech, I have found it rather challenging to tune back in. For example, my Lockdown self and my Free self seem to be at odds. Instead of viscerally pulling alternative revenue-stream ideas from the mire, I am mostly fishing out stuff other people have put in the bin. This morning, for instance, two perfectly good grapefruit and an absolutely prime cabbage! ‘What maniac has done this?’ I found myself saying out loud. ‘What insane behaviour!’ And now, instead of scrabbling through budget predictions and SEO dichotomies in the time of Covid, I am texting my Greek cousin for her recipe with cabbage. It involves lemon, I think, maybe poppy seeds. We looked…

2 minutos

NOO SARO-WIWA Writer Lagos (p106) ‘Dominica isn’t like other Caribbean islands. It’s rugged and volcanic; its lakes literally boil. In the space of three days you can snorkel, ride horses across hills and splash in hot springs before humpback whale watching.’ Author Noo’s ‘Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria’ was the Sunday Times travel book of 2012 ØIVIND HAUG Photographer Tuscia (p96) ‘Käringön, off Sweden’s west coast, feels as if you’ve travelled back in time. There’s something special about the light. On long summer nights, when it never gets dark, the horizon glows amber. It’s even more magical in winter, when the sea meets the sky and everything turns monochromatic.’ Regular contributor Øivind is based in Oslo EMMA MACKEY The Globetrotter (p138) ‘Corsica is one of the only islands I’ve visited other than the UK…

4 minutos
calling the shots

Morocco has long been stereotyped in its role as muse for artists designers and musicians as if it were entirely made up of the rug-filled souks of Marrakech piercing blues of Chefchaouen and ochre Sahara oases. But recently a young generation across the country has begun to challenge these perceptions recovering their traditions while pushing contemporary culture forward in bold directions and reshaping what it is to be Moroccan in the 21st century. THE MUSIC ACTIVISTS In 2017, Paris-based Moroccan expats Ilyes Griyeb and Mohamed Sqalli founded NAAR (Narrate and Reclaim) to redress the balance between western rap artists and their North African counterparts. They’d seen a worrying trend of big names emulating the raw aesthetic of Moroccan talent with no accreditation or cultural reference point. ‘The country always loses out, even…

1 minutos
on the crest of a wave

For years, the Caymans have offered the usual tropical highs but without quite the glamour of St Barth’s, the exclusivity of Mustique or the cool of Jamaica. On Grand Cayman, the stretch of white sand is lined with all-inclusives, serving up Piña Coladas and snorkelling trips to offshore bankers and J Crew-clad families. But now a new spot is drawing a design-centric crowd to Seven Mile beach – a set usually seen sipping sundowners at Ibiza’s Experimental Beach or chanting mantras at a kundalini yoga class in Tulum. Palm Heights hotel opened last season, its sunshine-yellow pool sliders and puffy sofas popping up on the feeds of fashion editors and models. The vision of creative director Gabriella Khalil, the understated aesthetic is influenced by Seventies West Indies; vintage furniture includes…

2 minutos
time and motion

Cities have always encouraged bright ideas. The coffeehouses of Georgian London brought together periwigged poets and thinkers over a gritty Turkish brew or two; in ancient Athens, barefoot philosophers would gossip at the marketplace. Some discussions were even about the nature of urban living itself, a fashionable conceit ever since someone had the brilliant wheeze to build a walled community on the Mesopotamian plains about 9,000 years ago. After all, isn’t that partly the point of a metropolis – to share, engage with and be exposed to other viewpoints? Recently, though, they’ve become less appealing. Too crowded, too polluted; commutes that are too long. But cities always find a way of adapting to threats. In Paris, Carlos Moreno, a professor specialising in smart cities, has crafted the concept of la…

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escape plan

While the buzz around cabins has remained at fever pitch for some time, Scotland’s vast wilderness is their spiritual home. Lately this has been underscored by a new generation heading for forest abodes, encouraged by the 1,000 Huts initiative. The bothy – once a farm workers’ shelter, then a hikers’ refuge – is part of this renaissance. These bare-bones structures, described by the Mountain Bothies Association as more akin to camping spots than holiday homes, may have had a rough-and-ready reputation but their reinvention was only a matter of time. Architect Iain MacLeod and artist Bobby Niven kickstarted it all in 2011 with the Bothy Project, a network of creative-residency spaces such as woodland hideaway Inshriach in the Cairngorms. An offshoot, social enterprise Bothy Stores, now offers a prefabricated range,…