Asia

  • 61 Hampi Festival: celebrating a great Hindu empire
    Every year, between the 3rd and 5th of November, the Hampi Utsav festival is celebrated. This year, though, the Hampi Festival has been postponed until January 2010, so that it will coincide with the 500th...

  • 62 Dwarika, a luxury view of the Himalayas
    The Dwarika achieves this thanks to its spectacular construction of wood and hand-carved terracotta which makes it seem like a museum of traditional Nepalese art. The custom-made furnishings of the spacious...

  • 63 On the trail of Shere Khan in India

  • 64 Take a stroll around the ruins of Persepolis

  • 65 On top of the world
      At the top of the Eiffel Tower Who could have predicted that the controversial hulk, designed for the 1889 World Fair, would eventually become the symbol not just of Paris, but of the whole of France?...

  • 66 Treat yourself at a designer label hotel
    Puerta America (Madrid) Under one roof, two dozen state-of-the-art architects and designers have given full rein to their imagination. The result is this exclusive hotel, a benchmark for a new type of...

  • 67 An army of clay for eternity
    In China, some 30 kilometres east of Xi'an, historical capital of twelve dynasties for 3,000 years, lies a strange wonder: the 8,000 terracotta soldiers that Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of the recently...



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