Hol­i­day Barom­e­ter

What’s hot and what’s not in the world of lux­ury jet­set­ting?

Hong Kong Tatler - - Life -

The Frozen North Deep in the Arc­tic Cir­cle, Nor­way’s north­ern ar­chi­pel­ago of Sval­bard boasts moun­tains, glaciers, lux­ury lodges and, of course, those fa­mous North­ern Lights. It also trumps Ice­land by be­ing home to around 3,000 po­lar bears.

Go­ril­las in the Mist For­get Uganda and Rwanda, and head to the Congo. It may sound like an un­likely hol­i­day desti­na­tion, but the jun­gles of the Demo­cratic Re­pub­lic of Congo are fan­tas­tic for go­rilla-watch­ing.

Pe­rus­ing Peru Get thee to Lima, the heart of pisco and ce­viche. The thriv­ing art and de­sign scene of the Peru­vian cap­i­tal has up­graded it from a stop-off on the way to Machu Pic­chu to a desti­na­tion in it­self. Sum­mer Olympics Fed up of wait­ing for Rio? The Arc­tic Win­ter Games are in Green­land’s cap­i­tal, Nuuk, at the be­gin­ning of March; high­lights in­clude ski­ing, snow­board­ing, ice hockey and snow­shoe rac­ing.

chefs’ ta­bles Why go to a restau­rant when you can go to a renowned chef’s house and have them whip up a storm from their very own kitchen?

Back­pack­ers Gap-year young­sters aren’t the only ones ex­plor­ing the un­known. High-end trav­ellers have found their taste for ad­ven­ture, and in­trepid ho­tel de­vel­op­ers are open­ing re­sorts ev­ery­where from Gabon to Oman.



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