A cable car zooms up to First, the trailhead for 100km of paths, half of which stay open in winter. From here, you can trudge up to Faulhorn (2681m; 2½ hours) via the cobalt Bachalpsee (Lake Bachalp). As you march along...
The region's largest bus company. The FirstDay Southwest ticket (adult/child/family £8/6/19) is valid for one day on many First buses. Weekly (adult/child from £37/23) passes are also available.
This club has posh written all over it. When Will Smith was in Moscow for the premier of I, Robot , he and his pal Jazzy Jeff spun a set here at the after party.
...merging from Tokyo’s Shibuya Station and soaking up the energy, lights and sound of the city is like stepping out of a time capsule into a future world.Accessible ExoticismSince the Jesuits first visited Japan in the 17th century, travellers to Japan have found themselves entranced by a culture that is by turns beautiful, unfathomable and downright odd. Staying in a ryokan (traditio...
Sometimes it's about the journey, not the destination.
...ds of tulips. Art & IconsIn the world of art the Netherlands has given us Rembrandt and Van Gogh. Sure, there's also Frans Hals, Hieronymus Bosch and Piet Mondrian – but when you've got the first two, why mention the rest? (OK that Vermeer guy, he's big…).Then there are icons: classic windmills, the ultimate green machines that are back in vogue a century after the Dutch used these...
...fully embraces global developments.Low Volume, High Value TourismThe Bhutanese pride themselves on a sustainable approach to tourism in line with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. Firstly, to bust a myth: there is no limit to tourist visas. Visitors famously pay a minimum tariff of US$250 per day, making it appear as one of the world's more expensive destinations. However,...
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