Old meets new in China’s captivating Hunan province

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Hunan was named one of the ‘Top 10 Best Value Places to Visit’ in 2018 by Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel guide publishers in the world. So what does this intriguing south-central province of China offer the visitor? More…

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Syrah: Hiding in Plain Sight

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Unquestionably one of the world’s great grape varieties, Syrah – or Shiraz – is often underestimated. Alex Hunt, a Master of Wine at Berkmann Wine Cellars, showcases its extraordinary beauty and versatility with nine wines from around the world. More…

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Blending Botanicals with Plymouth Gin

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Master mixologist Rob Wagland is the perfect man for explaining the art and science of gin making. The drinks expert is one of the devotees of the celebrated Plymouth Gin offering a masterclass that gives everyone the chance to craft their own unique spirit. More…

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My Durban: Mike Procter, Cricket legend

The fully automated Umhlanga Lighthouse. Umhlanga means 'Place of Reeds' in the Zulu language. Photo courtesy of The Oyster Box Hotel.

The celebrated cricket all-rounder Mike Procter was born in Durban, the largest city of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, in 1946. While Durban is known as Surf City and boasts South Africa’s top surfing spots, the young Mike was drawn to the game of willow on leather. More…

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Exhibition showcases Smartphone Art and Enterprise from Kampala

IMG09501-EditA remarkable exhibition featuring the photographic work of 12 Ugandan women has been showcased in London. The images highlight the inspirational work of Kiteka, a social enterprise empowering female entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa through access to mobile technology. More…

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