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Lonely Planet February 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
Language:
English
Publisher:
BBC Worldwide Limited
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editor’s note

Way ahead of time and with a dash of surprise that I suspect she’d have appreciated, our director of magazines Sue Coffin recently passed away. Amid the deep shock and sadness for all of us at Lonely Planet, I paused to consider how Sue had made the most of her shortened time on Earth. She adored an imaginative weekend trip, frequently while wearing a T-shirt with the legend ‘#middleagedwomanontour’ across it. I could scarcely keep up with the destinations she had been ticking off her bucket list – for that, I state with no glibness, is precisely what it was. Vilnius, Plovdiv, Marseille, Paris, Berlin, Hamburg, Genoa and Kraków (alongside, at a greater stretch, Montevideo and Buenos Aires) were all highlights over the past year, variously involving Depeche Mode, bars…

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boerum hill

COCKTAIL HOUR For stellar cocktails, head straight to Elsa. The interiors are light and fresh, combining Art Deco styling with neon signs, curved burgundy booths, marble tables and chandeliers above the bar. Try a Death of a Ladies’ Man, made with rye, maple, lemon, scotch and tobacco bitters. elsabarnyc.com PARIS IN JUNE June is a natural wine bar with a moody, Parisian feel. It has booths, low tables and a marble-topped bar; and a long list of biodynamic wines, with staff favourites flagged daily. If I come to eat, I pick the mushroom tempura, and walnut olive oil cake. I love that they use seasonal produce, straight from organic farms. junebk.com SUNSET BOULEVARD If you want a great view at dusk, head to Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park and stroll along Brooklyn Heights promenade.…

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weekend bags

Handy on a bike as well as a quick jaunt, Lismore waxed canvas backpacks come in stone colour (pictured) or black, and have a roll-down top that hides a zip (£69; made.com). Herschel Novel duffle bags have a special side-opening shoe compartment as part of their 42.5-litre holding capacity. Pick from 41 different colour options (from £85; herschelsupplyco.co.uk). Go for a sunny look wherever you’re off to with the Paradiver light duffle with wheels. The 55cm model should fit all but the stingiest of cabin bag allowances (£180; samsonite.co.uk).…

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robert mapplethorpe

He thrilled and scandalised 1980s New York, and now – thirty years after his death – photographer Robert Mapplethorpe is the star of a two-part exhibition at the city’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Until July it will focus on the artist’s own work, most famously his nudes. The second stage will look at his influence on the wider world of art. General admission £20; 25 January 2019–5 January 2020; guggenheim.org PHOTOGRAPHS: ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE AJITTO 1981 GELATIN SILVER PRINT 45.6 X 35.6 CM SOLOMON R.GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, NEW YORK GIFT, THE ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE FOUNDATION 95.4322 © ROBERTMAPPLETHORPE FOUNDATION USED BY PERMISSION…

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dinner at the bottom of the deep blue sea

From this spring, fish going about their business off Norway’s southern coast will discover an unusual attraction: a tank full of humans sitting down to dinner. The restaurant Under (which means both ‘under’ and ‘wonder’ in Norwegian) is submerged five metres beneath the surface of the Skagerrak. The design is by Snøhetta, the same firm behind the much-praised Oslo Opera House, and the menu promises to hold close to the flinty landscape in the best New Nordic tradition (under.no). PHOTOGRAPHS: COURTESY OF UNDER RESTAURANT/STIAN BROCH AND MIR/SNØHETTA…

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count the stars

The night skies have helped sailors chart their course for millennia, and with a trip to London’s National Maritime Museum in the World Heritage site of Greenwich, you too can set your sights on the stars. In a new gallery, you’ll find more than 100 winning images from 10 years of the Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year Exhibition. Some peer deep into the cosmos, such as a view of the spiral galaxy NGC 3521, 26 million light years from Earth. Other photographs may inspire more realistic travels, such as this stellar, autumn view of the Alpe di Siusi in Italy’s Dolomites, taken by 15-year-old Fabian Dalpiaz, the winner of this year’s youth category. Tickets from £9; until 5 May 2019; rmg.co.uk PHOTOGRAPH: YOUNG ASTRONOMY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEARCATEGORY – GREAT…

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