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Lonely Planet

May 2019

Feed your love of travel with award-winning Lonely Planet. Inside you'll find topical ideas for easy inspirational weekend breaks and more adventurous experiences to try out, helped by the insider knowledge of Lonely Planet's many experts around the world. You'll be taken on a journey through words and beautiful photography, with highly atmospheric features transporting you to spectacular landscapes and allowing local people to reveal their culture, history ,food, drink and the natural wonders that surround them.

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United Kingdom
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
BBC Worldwide Limited
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editor’s note

At the risk of sounding smug, I’d like to state that I love my job. It’s a great pleasure plotting travel experiences for readers with such imagination and diverse interests, never mind working alongside the cheerful, bright fellow eccentrics who make up the Lonely Planet magazine team. I’ll confess right now, though, that recently I told someone else they have my dream job. Alastair Fothergill is former head of the BBC’s Natural History Unit, and now lead producer of the immensely ambitious new Netflix wildlife series Our Planet. Alastair’s career has seen him work on several landmark TV series with Sir David Attenborough, and embark on many trips to develop cutting-edge filming techniques, from Antarctica to the Ivory Coast. In my interview with Alastair (p100), you can read more…

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motor city

WHERE TO CHILL When it’s too hot to be outside, I book myself into Chi Nail Spa. It’s a haven of peace and tranquillity, where you can have a Swedish, shiatsu or deep-tissue massage, as well as any beauty treatment you’re in need of. Classical music keeps everything mellow, you get complimentary refreshments, and the staff are very welcoming. chinailspa.com EASY DOES IT Great for a special dinner, Big Easy Bar & Grill at the Els Club golf is technically just outside Motor City boundaries, in Sports City, but it s only a five-minute drive. The restaurant has huge comfortable chairs, and a balcony area with sweeping golf-course views. Its menu is farm-to-table, seasonal and South African-inspired, so meat eaters can feast on ostrich and springbok; seafood…

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munch’s order

Edvard Munch’s The Scream has been endlessly reproduced on everything from mouse mats to internet memes, but the artwork hasn’t been exhibited in the UK for a decade. A new exhibition at the British Museum, ‘Edvard Munch: Love and Angst’, will include a rare black and white lithograph created by the Norwegian artist after the painted version, as well as 82 other prints. The show will also explore the influence three major European cities – his hometown of Oslo, plus Paris and Berlin – had on his work, with personal postcards and maps helping to give a flavour of Munch’s journeys through turn-of-the-century Europe. Opens 11 April, £14; britishmuseum.orgPHOTOGRAPHS: THE LOVELY ONES, 1899, EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)/MUNCHMUSEET, THE SCREAM, 1895, EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944)/PRIVATECOLLECTION, NORWAY/PH. THOMAS WIDERBERG, EDVARD MUNCH (1863-1944), SELF…

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us-style sleeps off the a420

WHILE MOTELS ARE GENERALLY associated with US road trips, visitors to the Cotswolds will get an ample dose of Americana at new opening Mollie’s Motel. The brainchild of Soho House founder Nick Jones, the motel, the first of a group, stays the right side of retro, combining 1950s roadside good looks – like its red neon sign – with Art Deco and modern touches. The on-site diner looks as though it might have been lifted from an Edward Hopper painting, and serves well-made classics, such as burgers, rotisserie chicken and corn on the cob, at its dark teal banquette booths. From £83; molliesmotel.com …

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¡arriba, tequila!

Britain’s first gin hotel, the Distillery in Notting Hill, is expanding its mission to include that most maligned spirit – tequila. Along with Mexican producers Herradura, it’s now running the Agave Sessions, a tutored tasting that immerses guests in the production, history and various delights of the country’s mezcal. Over an afternoon, punters will sniff and sip their way into a full understanding of the spirit, hearing tales of its intriguing development and the characters that made it famous as they go. Once their education is complete – as students leave clutching a bottle of tequila to take home and an oak barrel in which to age it – one thing is certain: they’ll never order a shot with salt and lemon again (£100, including four cocktails, excellent Mexican…

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to the source

If a tequila tasting in Notting Hill isn’t adequately thrilling (or it inspires a desire for further investigation), you’ll need to head to Mexico and hop aboard the Tequila Express. The bus departs from the city of Guadalajara in Jalisco and whisks passengers to the sun-baked town of Tequila, surrounded by a sea of blue agave. Here, you will observe the distilling process, visit an ageing cellar, eat Mexican food and be regaled by mariachi performers. You’ll even get to plant agave. Afterwards, pull up a chair in a bar and drink as the locals do, ordering a glass of tequila blanco and a bottle of beer on the side (tequilaexpress.mx).…

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