Issue 39, October 2011.
Known to many in the West as ‘Canton’, Guǎngzhōu is the first city on most visitors’ itineraries. Wrapped in a perpetual haze of pink smog and flashing neon lights, the city overwhelms with energy, colour, and size. Like neighbouring Hong Kong, the city has been swept up into a consumerist whirl, but scratch away Guǎngzhōu’s glittery surface and you’ll find a place unique among urban centers.
Issue 38, September 2011.
Nestled at the heart of the Midi-Pyrenean region, Toulouse has always enjoyed its status in the South-West of France. A 2,000 year history is evident in the brick and tile architecture so typical of the cities, villages and farms across the Midi-Pyrenees region. The golden light reflecting on the Toulouse brickwork has earned it the name ‘Ville Rose’. This fabulous colouring imbues the city with a gentle and warm atmosphere.
Issue 36, June 2011.
Ölüdeniz, a beautiful inland bay that stretches behind a cape, is now closed to yachts. The reason this heavenly place is called Ölü deniz ("Sea of the Dead") is attributed to the following legend;A father and son were once caught in a storm off the bay and were in grave danger of sinking. The son argued that if they aimed for the rocks ashore there was a cove where they could take shelter.
Issue 35, May 2011.
Until forty or fifty years ago, Pamukkale was a place where travelers found peace and tranquillity amid the sacred spring that still lies exposed and in the deep silence of the tombs that lay scattered over the countryside towards the surrounding hills. In spite of the doubtful merits of present-day tourist industry developments, one can still confidently assert that Pamukkale has lost nothing of its former attractions. Pamukkale, which means 'Cotton Castle' in Turkish, is known to today’s Turks as the unofficial 8th wonder of the world. Pamukkale is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which enjoys a temperate climate over the greater part of the year.
Issue 34, April 2011.
This year Lviv Fashion Week visitors were pleasantly surprised with not only Haute Couture presentations, but also with innovative work of Lviv’ confectionaries.
Issue 34, April 2011.
English travel author Sir John Mandeville provides us with one of the first literary references to Erzurum in his 14th century accoun of journeying through modern-day Turkey. He drew particular attention to the cold temperature of the local climate — something which he attributed to the mountainous terrain. Erzurum remains one of the coldest spots in Turkey and a focus for winter sports — five kilometers south of the city lies Palandöken, a state-of-the-art ski resort that soars to 3,271 meters.