Plane loaderAnimated dots

Recommended experiences from AFAR Magazine

Gyirong

Rikaze
Do
Gyirong, Rikaze, ChinaAfar thumbnail
Get Out There: Parahawking in Nepal
Outfitter Epic Tomato’s new Nepal expedition is novel for two reasons. First, travelers hike to peaks in the Himalayas that are virtually untouched by humans. From there, the most intrepid strap into a glider alongside an instructor who is armed with a live vulture. The raptors intuit currents in the air and navigate the least bumpy route in the sky. It’s a literal bird’s-eye view of Nepal. Trips from $30,289. Photo courtesy of Epic Tomato. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Get Out There: Parahawking in Nepal

The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto

Toronto
Stay
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto, Toronto, CanadaAfar thumbnail
Luxurious Stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Toronto
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto opened in 2011 across the street from Roy Thomson Hall, home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Explore nearby attractions or stay in: The spa uses local ingredients in its treatments. You can get a body scrub with Niagara lavender or Québec sage. From $395. 181 Wellington St. W., (416) 585-2500. This appeared in the September/October 2011 issue.
Luxurious Stay at the Ritz-Carlton in Downtown Toronto
Post highlight

Skeleton Coast

Kunene
Do
Skeleton Coast, Kunene, NamibiaAfar thumbnail
Fly Me to the Dune: Skeleton Coast Flights
Don’t let the eerie name fool you. Namibia’s Hoanib Skeleton Coast, a 310-mile stretch of sand scattered with animal bones and shipwrecks, is home to plenty of life: the Himba bushmen, fur seals, and desert-adapted flora whose sole water source is the morning fog that rolls in off the Atlantic. Getting here, however, is tricky. The shoreline, which is a national park, fringes the Namib Desert—where some of the world’s tallest dunes can be found—and is accessible only by tiny plane. Willing to wing it? Stay at Wilderness Safaris’ new eight-tent camp where, when not relaxing on your own deck, you can take to the sky for a tour of the coast. From $565. Photo by Flickr user Jries. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Fly Me to the Dune: Skeleton Coast Flights

Gran Hotel Son Net

Llubí
Stay
Gran Hotel Son Net, Llubí, SpainAfar thumbnail
Gran Hotel Son Net: Overnight in a Mallorcan Vineyard
Son Net’s mansion rooms, suites, and estate cottages are matched in splendor by its cavernous bar, where wines include six from the hotel’s vineyards. Arrange a wine tour of the area in a vintage car. From $208. C/Castillo de Sonnet s/n, 34/971-147-000 Photo by Jdbaer. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Tom Downey explored Mallorca beyond the beach and found...shoes? Read the full story here
Gran Hotel Son Net: Overnight in a Mallorcan Vineyard

Restaurant Ca'n Boqueta

Sóller
Eat
Restaurant Ca'n Boqueta, Sóller, SpainAfar thumbnail
Ca'n Boqueta: Bargain Fine-Dining in Mallorca
At lunch, Chef Xisco Martorell offers a bargain five-course menu del día. It, might include black rice risotto with squid. For wine, try the Chateau Paquita, a blend based on the region’s revived Callet grape. Gran Via, 43; 34/971-638-398 Photo courtesy of Restaurant Ca'n Boqueta. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Tom Downey explored Mallorca beyond the beach and found...shoes? Read the full story here
Ca'n Boqueta: Bargain Fine-Dining in Mallorca

Santi Taura Restaurante

Lloseta
Eat
Santi Taura Restaurante, Lloseta, SpainAfar thumbnail
Santi Taura: Mallorcan Food With a Modernist Twist
Chef Santi Taura’s tasting menu changes weekly and brings modernist touches to dishes that Taura’s grandparents may have eaten, such as whitefish with a sauce made from the nepantis stone fruit. Carrer Joan Carles I, 48, 34/656-738-214 Photo by Francesco Lastrucci. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Tom Downey explored Mallorca beyond the beach and found...shoes? Read the full story here
Santi Taura: Mallorcan Food With a Modernist Twist

Finca Es Castell

Selva
Stay
Finca Es Castell, Selva, SpainAfar thumbnail
Es Castell: Eco-Conscious Farmhouse Lodging in Mallorca
One of Mallorca’s oldest converted fincas (rural farmhouse estates), Es Castell epitomizes the eco-conscious boutique hotels that are subverting the island’s conventional tourist image. From $175. C/Binibona s/n, 34/971-875-154 Photo by Francesco Lastrucci. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Tom Downey explored Mallorca beyond the beach and found...shoes? Read the full story here
Es Castell: Eco-Conscious Farmhouse Lodging in Mallorca

Restaurante Ca Na Toneta

Caimari
Eat
Restaurante Ca Na Toneta, Caimari, SpainAfar thumbnail
Ca Na Toneta: Farm-to-Table Mallorcan Food
Sisters Maria and Teresa Solivellas serve six-course meals based on the traditional Mallorcan/ Mediterranean diet, including locally sourced fish and lamb, and seasonal vegetables. Horitzó, 21, 34/971-515-226 Photo by Juan Antonio Capo Alonso. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Tom Downey explored Mallorca beyond the beach and found...shoes? Read the full story here
Ca Na Toneta: Farm-to-Table Mallorcan Food

Belmond La Residencia

Deyá
Stay
Belmond La Residencia, Deyá, SpainAfar thumbnail
Killer Views From a Mallorcan Manor
The grand, stone-and-stucco hotel’s twin, ivy-clad manor houses sit on a broad hillside terrace, commanding brilliant views of the surrounding rocky-topped mountains and the sea below. From $710. Carrer son Canals, 34/971-639-011 Photo by Francesco Lastrucci. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Tom Downey explored Mallorca beyond the beach and found...shoes? Read the full story here
Killer Views From a Mallorcan Manor

Celler Can Amer

Inca
Eat
Celler Can Amer, Inca, SpainAfar thumbnail
Celler Can Amer: Dine in a Spanish Wine Cellar
Chef Tomeu Torrens’s restaurant, formerly one of the island’s oldest wine cellars, is a perfect setting for enjoying pa amb oli (bread and olive oil) and the signature lechona asada, crispy-skinned suckling pig. Carrer de la Pau, 39, 34/971-501-261 Photo by Francesco Lastrucci. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Tom Downey explored Mallorca beyond the beach and found...shoes? Read the full story here
Celler Can Amer: Dine in a Spanish Wine Cellar

2P Contemporary Art Gallery

Hong Kong
Do
2P Contemporary Art Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
2P Contemporary Art Gallery: Mixed Media, Performance Art
Tucked away on a dead-end road in the Sai Ying Pun district, 2P supports experimental art, with an emphasis on mixed media and performance. Shop 5, GF, Poga Building, 6-20 Po Tuck St., Sai Ying Pun, 852/2803-2151 Photo courtesy of 2P Contemporary Art Gallery. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
2P Contemporary Art Gallery: Mixed Media, Performance Art

Gallery Exit

Hong Kong
Do
Gallery Exit, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
Gallery Exit: Shock-Inducing Art in Hong Kong
When Exit opened in 2008, its goal was to present shock-inducing art. Exhibitions have included Angela Su’s video installation of her tattooed back. 3/F, 25 Hing Wo St., Tin Wan, Aberdeen, 852/2541-1299 Photo courtesy of Gallery Exit. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
Gallery Exit: Shock-Inducing Art in Hong Kong

Hanart TZ Gallery

Hong Kong
Do
Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
Hanart TZ: Hong Kong's Groundbreaking Gallery
Johnson Chang opened this pioneering gallery in 1983 as a place to showcase emerging contemporary Chinese artists. 401 Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St., Central, 852/2526-9019 In 2010, Johnson opened a second gallery in a large warehouse space that focuses on experimental art and installations. Unit C, 2/F, Mai On Industrial Building, 19 Kung Yip St., Kwai Chung, 852/2526-9019 Photo by Grant Harder. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
Hanart TZ: Hong Kong's Groundbreaking Gallery

Gagosian Gallery

Hong Kong
Do
Gagosian Gallery, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
Gagosian Gallery: A Home for Chinese Artists
The American art dealer Larry Gagosian’s light- filled space exhibits both international and Chinese art stars.7/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder St., Central, 852/2151-0555 Photo by Maureen Didde. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
Gagosian Gallery: A Home for Chinese Artists

Cattle Depot Artist Village

Hong Kong
Do
Cattle Depot Artist Village, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
Cattle Depot: One-Stop Shop for Hong Kong Art
A former slaughterhouse has been transformed into a cultural hub of artists’ studios and galleries, including 1a Space, Artist Commune, and Videotage. 63 Ma Tau Kok Rd., To Kwa Wan, Kowloon Photo by Grant Harder. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
Cattle Depot: One-Stop Shop for Hong Kong Art

Mira Moon

Hong Kong
Stay
Mira Moon, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
Mira Moon Hotel: Dutch Design Meets Chinese Folklore
Dutch designer Marcel Wanders is behind the Chinese folklore motifs and intricate detailing found throughout this year-old, 91-room boutique hotel. From $399. 388 Jaffe Rd., Wan Chai Causeway Bay, 852/2643-8888 Photo courtesy of Mira Moon. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
Mira Moon Hotel: Dutch Design Meets Chinese Folklore

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

Hong Kong
Stay
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
Swim With (Digital) Dolphins at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong
Look up when you enter the lobby to find three paintings from Chinese artist Yuanming He’s “Horse Galloping Across the Sky” series. The world’s highest swimming pool is on the 118th floor, as is a wall of digital art showing underwater scenes. From $606. International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Rd. W., Kowloon, 852/2263- 2263, Photo by Grant Harder. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
Swim With (Digital) Dolphins at the Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

The Upper House

Hong Kong
Stay
The Upper House, Hong Kong, Hong KongAfar thumbnail
The Upper House: Hong Kong's Tech-Savvy, Art-Loving Hotel
Hong Kong architect André Fu not only designed the interior but also chose the artwork throughout this tech-savvy hotel. At check-in, it’s not unusual for guests to get a guided tour of the minimalist stone sculptures in the foyer. From $580. Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 852/2918-1838 Photo courtesy of the Upper House Hong Kong. This appeared in the October 2014 issue. Writer Tony Perrottet's dove into Hong Kong's emerging art scene for AFAR. Read the full story here
The Upper House: Hong Kong's Tech-Savvy, Art-Loving Hotel

Rosti

Geneva
Eat
Rosti, Geneva, SwitzerlandAfar thumbnail
Rosti: The Swiss Hangover Cure
Brunch, The Morning After: Your recovery should start with a mid-day meal and go one of two ways. The healthy choice is Swiss muesli with fruit and yogurt, of course. “Squeeze lemon on top for extra flavor and to keep apples from darkening,” says Viviane de Witt of Geneva-based DeWitt watches. Greasy cravings call for rösti. Think hash browns—if hash browns had green onions, Emmentaler cheese, and a fried egg on top.
Rosti: The Swiss Hangover Cure

Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva

Geneva
StayDrink
Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva, Geneva, SwitzerlandAfar thumbnail
Hotel Kempiniski: The Dreamiest View in Geneva
2 a.m., One Last Drink: Good news: Your bed is just blocks away at Hotel Kempinski. Before crashing, ride the elevator to Floor Two Bar and top off the night with a Feldschlösschen (Switzerland’s answer to Budweiser) and the dreamiest sight in town: Lake Geneva aglow with the city’s lights.
Hotel Kempiniski: The Dreamiest View in Geneva

Le Relais de l'Entrecôte

Geneva
Eat
Le Relais de l'Entrecôte, Geneva, SwitzerlandAfar thumbnail
Le Relais de L'Entrecôte: A Classic Steakhouse in Geneva
8 p.m., Feeding Time: Le Relais de L’Entrecote isn’t the hot new spot. It’s the opposite: a classic steakhouse where locals have come for the past 30 years to partake of the strip steak soaked in melted herb butter. Photo by Stewart Butterfield. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Le Relais de L'Entrecôte: A Classic Steakhouse in Geneva

Chez Lucien

DrinkEat
Chez LucienAfar thumbnail
Chez Lucien: Geneva's Waterfront Wine Bar
7 p.m., Early On: Kick things off with some very Swiss starters at Chez Lucien, a waterfront wine bar. Order the platter of raw milk L’Etivaz cheese and the dried beef that has been cured for six weeks in the barn of a nearby village. Look for any red wines from Valais, an exceptional domestic region that rarely exports its goods. Photo by Photo by Jean Luc Andrianasolo. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Chez Lucien: Geneva's Waterfront Wine Bar

Le Verre a Monique

Geneva
Drink
Le Verre a Monique, Geneva, SwitzerlandAfar thumbnail
Le Verre à Monique: Geneva's Best Cocktail Hour
10 p.m., Cocktail Hour: The new bar Le Verre à Monique is a popular choice among bartenders. The staff wields odd cocktail ingredients ranging from strawberry jam to pink peppercorn syrup. Ask for the Malice in Wonderland, a mix of Oolong tea gin, Swiss champagne, and a pinch of licorice dust. Photo courtesy of Le Verre à Monique. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Le Verre à Monique: Geneva's Best Cocktail Hour

Silencio SA

Geneva
DrinkDo
Silencio SA, Geneva, SwitzerlandAfar thumbnail
Silencio: How to Loosen Up, Geneva-Style
Midnight: Although the nightclub Silencio lies in the artsy neighborhood of Paquis, it doesn’t feel a bit pretentious. Local Genevois and the city’s many out-of-towners unite under swinging chandeliers and soak up electronic music from renowned DJs. Watch the time if you’re looking for a full night’s rest. Things don’t slow down here until 4 a.m. Photo by Jean Luc Andrianasolo. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Silencio: How to Loosen Up, Geneva-Style

Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires
Stay
Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, ArgentinaAfar thumbnail
Park Hyatt: Sleep (and Eat) Like a Chef in Buenos Aires
"I stayed at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires. It’s a former single-family residence, but it feels like a palace. The chef at the hotel’s Palacio Duhau restaurant, Máximo López May, served us a variety of local cheeses. I really enjoyed the goat provoleta, which is so firm it can be grilled in a cast-iron pan and keep its shape." —Chef Jose Garces on Buenos Aires. Read more here. Photo by Graciela Cattarossi. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Park Hyatt: Sleep (and Eat) Like a Chef in Buenos Aires

Tenmo

Chūō
Eat
Tenmo, Chūō, JapanAfar thumbnail
Get Tempura—and a Taste of History—at Tokyo's Tenmo
Belly up to the bar at Tenmo, the 107-year-old new kid on the block. Chef Shusuke Okuda will tell the story of tempura—introduced by portuguese seafarers in the 16th century—as he batters local specialties, including prawns and persimmon leaves. 4-1-3 Nihonbashi Photo by OiMax. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Get Tempura—and a Taste of History—at Tokyo's Tenmo

Edoya

Chūō
Shop
Edoya, Chūō, JapanAfar thumbnail
A Brush With History in Tokyo's Nihonbashi
How did 18th-century shoguns keep their robes lint free? With a brush from Edoya, where the twelfth generation of the Hamada family still makes brushes for every imaginable purpose, such as applying kabuki makeup (use the goat-hair hake brush) or freshening up wool coats (the betsuatsurae brush, made of boar hair imported from China). 2-16 Nihonbashi Photo courtesy of Edoya. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
A Brush With History in Tokyo's Nihonbashi

Aman Tokyo

Tokyo
Stay
Aman Tokyo, Tokyo, JapanAfar thumbnail
Aman Tokyo: The City's Most Spacious Rooms
The suites at the new Aman Tokyo—slated to open this fall at the top of the Otemachi Tower—are as stylish as they are spacious, a rare find in this space-poor city. The Aman is just a 10-minute walk from Nihonbashi, so stay here or drop by to stroll the hotel’s Otemachi Forest: nearly an acre of oak and gingko trees brought in from Kimitsu, a city famous for its autumn leaves. Photo by Provoost. This appeared in the October 2014 issue.
Aman Tokyo: The City's Most Spacious Rooms
1 to 28 of 1765