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Benedict Cumberbatch: ice driving in Finland

The actor dons his thermals to drive Jaguars on ice in Finland

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Nairobi: Africa's Silicon Savannah

Kenya's capital is fast becoming the San Francisco of Africa. Ben Rawlence meets the city's entrepreneurs

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Seeking Nirvana in Seattle

20 years on from Kurt Cobain’s suicide, what has become of the city and its scene?

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Washington's power restaurants

Simon Kelner dines out with the political insiders

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Food & Drink

10 of the best places to try natural wine in London

15 Apr 2014

France's only female Master of Wine shares her favourite London bars to try the latest trend to pour itself into our glasses — natural wine


10 quiet places in New York

13 Apr 2014

As her book on peaceful spots in the Big Apple is published, writer and artist Siobhan Wall shares her tips on where to find ten of the most tranquil places to walk, eat and visit in this lively city


Country hot spot: Somerset, UK

12 Apr 2014

With cool accommodation, an unusual new art centre and Johnny Depp buying a local castle, Somerset is officially having a moment, says Lucy Thackray. Here are four spots to start you off


Seven reasons to visit Porto

11 Apr 2014

Miles of coastline, outdoor music festivals and an influx of see-and-be-seen bars are drawing a hedonistic crowd to Portugal's second city. Patricia Campbell lists seven reasons to join them


Atlanta city guide: where to eat, snap and stay

7 Apr 2014

Lucille Howe enjoys some southern hospitality, eggplant fries and ping pong disco in down-to-earth Atlanta

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Letter from Chile

Find out what the world's most famous correspondent gets up to off duty

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Five tips on learning a new language

He claims not to have the ‘language gene', yet Benny Lewis is fluent in ten languages and getting there with even more using his own method of ‘hacking'. Each month 400,000 users visit his blog to track his progress. Here are his tips to fast fluency...

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On The Road

On the Road with: Foxes

The stylish singer talks about her loves, hates and favourite memories of being on tour

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Surfing Namibia

Craig Jarvis · 12 Apr 2014

The best surfing wave in the world? Not the azure waters of Hawaii. Not the palm-fringed shores of Indonesia. It's in Namibia. Craig Jarvis tells us where — and how it's made history

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