Conde Nast Traveller UK May 2021

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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editor’s letter

YEARS AGO IN A CAR CRASH IN WHICH I so should have died, I had an out-of-body experience. It was my first day of university, and I was driving to Manchester along the M1, turning my INXS tape over in the cassette player and crying that I was leaving my boyfriend behind. It was pouring with rain. At some point, I realised that I was about to ram into the back of the vehicle in front of me, so I yanked the wheel, over-twisted, hit the barrier in the middle of the road and flipped the car twice across all three lanes before landing the right way up but back to front on the hard shoulder. I know this because I saw it while calmly looking down on it from…

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LILY COLE The Globetrotter (p140) ‘A few years ago I took my daughter to Mozambique, where her paternal grandmother was born. It’s beautiful and a reminder of what simplicity really is. We passed miles of huts with solar panels propped up against them – I was struck by the irony of any Western claims of sustainability.’ Model turned actor and activist Lily was born in Devon HORATIO CLARE Writer, Sicily (p96) ‘For my partner and I it was an expedition to Lake Turkana, Kenya. We slept under hot stars, saw the beasts of the savannah and walked, it seemed, through prehistoric time. But our son loved a package holiday in Kefalonia the most. Sometimes you don’t need the exotic; there’s lovely everywhere.’ Horatio’s latest book is called ‘Heavy Light’ ARLO PARKS The Culture Hopper…

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the midas touch

The original costes, on rue Saint-Honoré, was one of the earliest cult anti-hotels. Not really a hotel, more like a members’ club that happened to have 78 smallish, baroque-chic bedrooms above, the permanent semi-darkness of its womb-like downstairs interior always packed with a kind of real-life Call My Agent! cast The new Castiglione addition, slated to open in May, has taken over a building on the adjacent rue Castiglione; it is connected to the original, now called Saint-Honoré, via a secret doorway. But with its brightness and openness, the annexe initially seems completely different. ‘I feel like a farmer from my home region, the Aveyron, who has bought the neighbouring estate and made one beautiful big property,’ smiles Jean-Louis Costes. The creator of one of the most written-about, talked-about haunts in the…

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event horizon

When The Flaming Lips took to the stage in Oklahoma earlier this year, they were faced with a challenge unprecedented in musical history. How do you stay rock’n’roll when everyone – band and audience alike – is encased in large, zorb-like space bubbles? Meanwhile, for the recent Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden, held virtually for the first time, a single movie buff was chosen to be sent to a remote lighthouse to watch the entire programme by herself – the ultimate, perhaps, in box-set binges. Such social-distancing measures will doubtless recede over the summer, and tickets for certain UK festivals such as the craft-beer-and-beats Bigfoot in June are selling like hot bao buns, but many on the events scene are pushing back plans to September or pressing pause and thinking…

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tales of a maverick

The chef, traveller and writer Anthony Bourdain was authentic before it was a buzzword. He embraced the unknown, whether an out-there destination or what-the-hell dish, and had an infectious enthusiasm for the world. ‘Tony encouraged a greater sense of curiosity, kindness and understanding,’ says his long-time assistant, writer Laurie Woolever. ‘It was about connecting with people through the sharing of food.’ Almost three years on from his death in June 2018, his last book, World Travel: An Irreverent Guide, written in collaboration with and finished by Woolever, globe-trots from momos in Thimphu to laksa in Kuala Lumpur, piri-piri chicken in Mozambique and meat every which way in Montevideo, mixing tips with Bourdain’s trademark no-bullshit wit and essays by his inner circle. ‘We only had one meeting to plan the book…

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a look back at anthony bourdain’s essential stopovers

Montreal ‘This is a chef town. It’s a stay-up-late-and-have-a-good-time town. The Little Burgundy neighbourhood was once a divey, neglected part, but then came the magnificent Joe Beef. The menu is wonderful and unapologetically over the top.’ Hong Kong ‘I’m constantly asked, “What’s the greatest food city in the world?” No one can say you’re wrong if you answer Hong Kong. Have lunch at Kam’s Roast Goose. I know I talk about pork a lot and how it’s, like, the best thing ever. But the best thing ever is actually goose.’ Glasgow ‘We all have national idiosyncrasies. Scotland’s is “deep-fried just about everything”. I want to go no deeper than the bottom of a bubbling cauldron of hot grease. Deep-fried haggis, at the University Café, is my favourite. There’s no more unfairly reviled food than…