Conde Nast Traveller UK

November 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
10 期号


editor’s letter

MOVING COUNTRIES DURING A PANDEMIC isn’t an enviable task, but in my case, it did come with a perk: a four-day break in Switzerland’s Lake Lucerne, at a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award-winning Bürgenstock hotel. I’d never been before, but I had a strange sense of déjà vu, possibly the result of flipping through too many magazine pages for the past 18 months and fantasising about everything from the views through aeroplane windows to in-flight meals to actual landscapes and breath-taking scenery. As we drove up 1,400ft, slowly gaining sight of the crystalline lake below and the majestic Alps ahead, I had one very specific thought: this is what I’ve missed. That moment when you realise you’re in an extraordinarily beautiful place and that your entire holiday lies ahead of you. That…


JON HAMM The Globetrotter (p118) ‘My aunt told me once, “Always try to bring home one thing that’s unique to the town you’ve visited,” and I took that to heart. There was a very cool shop in London’s Mayfair, Penfriend, that sold brilliant pens. It’s moved online since I was there.’ Missouri-born actor Jon won two Golden Globes for his turn in ‘Mad Men’ NELSON CJ Writer, Word of Mouth (p23) ‘In Lagos, Nigeria, 16/16 is an exquisitely minimalist residence and creative space that’s perfect for artists looking to work in isolation. It also sells a hyper-curated edit of products. There aren’t a lot of places like it in the city, so it really stands out.’ Nigerian journalist Nelson has written for ‘The New York Times’, ‘Dazed’ and ‘Vice’ VIRGILIO MARTINEZ Eating in Latin…

believe the hype

THE ART ‘It’s a great time to be a part of the contemporary-art community here,’ says Dolly Kola-Balogun, the 27-year-old founder of Retro Africa gallery in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. ‘There’s such a spotlight on the works being made across the continent and on Black art in general.’ The scene takes in names as varied as pop artist Williams Chechet, described as the Nigerian Warhol, and the well-established Victor Ehikhamenor. But the gallerist is currently excited about emerging players such as Tyna Adebowale, whose pieces focus on gender issues and queer identity, and the self-taught Ken Nwadiogbu, best known for his hyper-realistic paintings. The Art X Lagos fair has played a massive role in empowering the country’s artists and small galleries. ‘The only thing slowing our ambitions was a lack of creative…

the next chapter

In the late 1970s, when José Ignacio was still a lonesome fishing village, an adventurous, then unknown Argentine chef named Francis Mallmann decided to open an enchanting restaurant there, Posada del Mar. He followed up its success with Los Negros, which had a tin roof and poetry on the walls. The town soon became one of the most sought-after spots in South America. Mallmann went on to garner international fame, and this spot, with its gravel roads and grassy dunes, became a destination for a certain type of traveller – the kind who has seen the world and wants to get away from it for a while. Last December, the chef returned to launch the beachfront open-flame restaurant Chiringuito Francis Mallmann. Inspired by Luchino Visconti’s seaside scenes in Death in…

turn the beat around

A wild expanse in the north-east of the Northern Territory, Arnhem Land is Australia’s final frontier, home to the Yolngu people and said to be the birthplace of the didgeridoo, possibly the world’s oldest musical instrument. The region has always had music in its DNA, but it was arguably rock band Yothu Yindi that propelled the Yolngu voice into the 21st-century spotlight with Nineties hit ‘Treaty’. Since then, this remote part of the Top End has been steadily rocking out to fresh waves of creative chart toppers. Hip-hop sensation Danzal Baker – known as Baker Boy and the Fresh Prince of Arnhem Land – grew up between the communities of Maningrida and Milingimbi, and his dynamic raps, in his native Yolngu Matha and English, have catapulted him into the mainstream.…

what’s touching down and what’s packing up

ARRIVALS LA VIE EN ROSE Pastel-loving Wes Anderson’s muchanticipated film The French Dispatch will get cinemagoers ooh-la-la-ing from 22 October. With a host of the director’s long-time favourite stars – Adrien Brody, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson and more – it follows a group of writers who work on an American magazine based in an archetypal French town (filmed in Angoulême in south-western France). PANDEMIC PICK-ME-UPS Big-hitting spas are prescribing coronavirusfocused packages. Austria’s Lanserhof Lans is battling long Covid via breathing therapy and altitude training. Villa Stéphanie in Germany boosts immunity with ozone therapy, while Spain’s SHA Wellness Clinic offers cutting-edge photobiomodulation, delivering light to the brain to stimulate cells. SPIN-OFF SHOWS With a Scottish outpost already in Dundee, the V&A is now working on an East London site at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Florence’s Uffizi Gallery…