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EDITORIAL Ovidio Guaita, International Editor-in-Chief

rom the Great North to the African savannahs. But the journey - the real one - we know is not measured in terms of discomfort. We are not Great Travellers because we are uncomfortable when we travel; we are so if a casual glance confirms the fact. Luis Sepúlveda wrote “Traveling is walking towards the horizon, meeting someone else, learning, discovering and returning richer than we were at the start of our journey.” Managing to “meet someone else” and “discovering” is today a luxury that affords us exclusive moments. That is what we have tried to do from Helsinki to Kruger. But also in Ubud, where everyone goes but very few “see” the soul of Bali that resides in these areas. Then the capitals, Copenhagen, Abu Dhabi, Beirut. Timeless and fascinating. Curious and exclusive places seen and recounted by Great Travellers.

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TOP RESTAURANT Ristorante del Cambio, Turin , Italy

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THE CHEDI CLUB TANAH GAJAH Bali, Indonesia


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This directory offers an annotated and up-todate instrument for the possible destinations for those who want to stay in the city or nearby. This because sometimes it is not only a question of price but rather attention to detail, passion and taste.

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Questa directory offre uno strumento aggiornato e ragionato sulle possibili destinazioni per chi vuole soggiornare in città o nelle vicinanze. Perché a volte non è solo questione di prezzo ma di attenzione al dettaglio, passione e gusto.

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Dal Settecento fino alla seconda guerra mondiale. Due secoli di lusso ai tropici, tra ventilatori a pale, verande, tè pomeridiani e stuoli di servitori. Molti in Asia ma anche nelle colonie africane e in Centro America. Una storia affascinante di lungimiranti investitori, pionieri e avventurieri costellata di nomi eccellenti come Raffles, Peninsula e Strand. Questa directory ci mostra i migliori esempi sopravvissuti dove sperimentare esperienze e atmosfere d’altri tempi.

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XII, n. 75 2016 International Editor-in-Chief Ovidio Guaita Senior Editor Lawrence Taylor Contributors Elsa Bozzaotra, Maria Coscarelli, Paola Di Girolamo, Marco Galli, Paolo Gerbaldo, Alessandra Jovinelli, Daniela Komisarjevsky Libero, Pamela McCourt Francescone, Hasrudin Tazep Photos Ovidio Guaita, Lawrence Taylor, Paolo Gerbaldo, Hasrudin Tazep, published hotels and resorts Video for iPad and iPhone app Roberto Sessoli Graphic Design Niccolò Angeli www.nican.me Layout Graphic Department Palidano Press Public Relations Daniela Libero Subscription Europe 300 € Rest of the World 350 € Publisher PalidanoPress 3 More London Riverside - SE1 2RE London Co-Publisher Hong Kong and Macao edition Asia Travel Media Ltd. Room 1705-1708, 17/F, Pacifi c Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, HK © 2016 Palidano Press Ltd ISSN 2043-6629 www.resorts.it

Cover: Ristorante Del Cambio, Torino. Right: The Chedi at Tanah Gajah, Ubud, Bali.


our correspondents All resorts published are choosen by the editorial staff and tested by our journalists-inspectors.

LAWRENCE TAYLOR A historical hotel In Copenhagen, but one of design. Lawrence went to have a look.

OVIDIO GUAITA The special on Helsinki and its Scandinavian restaurants is his.

ELSA BOZZAOTRA 10 lodges to enjoy when in search of the Big Five.

PAOLA DI GIROLAMO

Paola visited an exclusive tented camp in South Africa.

PAOLO GERBALDO From Burgundy to Bali, two very different experiences the ones proposed by Paolo in the issue.

MARIA COSCARELLI Guam and the surprises in its program of events for this year.


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51 Amanwana ldives at Reethi Rah Ma ly On e& 52 Amansara On 1 aavaru ala Estate, Bali Resort at Landaa Gir ns aso Se ur 53 Como Shambh Fo 2 i aw gk Lan t ce uri sor 54 Shanti Ma Four Seasons Re 3 ence yal Mirage, The Resid Pangkor Laut at s ate Est e 55 One&Only Ro Th 4 Palace 56 Anassa Taj Umaid Bhawan 5 Jimbaran Bay at li Ba ves Rangali Island t sor Re ns 57 Conrad Maldi Four Seaso 6 s ve ldi Ma a, Sp & i Resort 58 Reid's Palace Shangri-la's Villingil 7 e vat Pri nd Isla 59 Amanpulo FrĂŠgate 8 at Sayan li Ba e t sor Re ns aso 60 Grande Roch Four Se 9 try Hotel un Co nd rla o Ku jiw an 61 10 Am raa Hu da Ku at ean Club Resort 62 One&Only Oc 11 Four Seasons s ve ldi Ma a, s sort and Sp 63 Aman-i-Kha 12 Taj Exotica Re z ga Ra d Ba t sor Re 64 Amankora d 13 Gran Resort a Sp & lf Go ra 65 Suvretta House rdu 14 Ve eirah yas ala Him 66 Madinat Jum 15 Ananda in the lla we 67 Aman 16 Amanusa du Cap Ferrat Resort Chiang Mai ns aso 68 Grand Hotel Se ur Fo 17 Resort Nevis 69 Four Seasons 18 Il Salviatino mbo Lodge t, Bali 70 Singita Lebo 19 Bulgari Resor e & Spa 71 The Nam Hai 20 Al Areen Palac Zanzibar e lac 72 The Residence 21 Taj Lake Pa jvilas 73 Sandy Lane 22 The Oberoi Ra mp Golden Triangle Ca ted Ten ns aso 74 Blancaneaux 23 Four Se Spa rr Al Jissah Resort & gh ba 75 Shangri-la's Ba 24 Aman Lodge 76 Amankila 25 Sabi Sabi Earth Lijiang y Ca 77 Banyan Tree t rro 26 Pa sort & Spa Re e lac et Phuk 78 Blue Pa 27 Banyan Tree Palm e Th ly On 79 One& 28 The Legian i a Ma yar g an ian 80 Am 29 The Chedi Ch Tunis Resort Bora Bora ns aso 81 The Residence Se ur Fo a 30 Sayang Resort & Sp sa Ra 's -la gri an Sh 82 31 Amandari rtesin scat 83 Hotel Finca Co 32 The Chedi Mu ita ah An at s den-Roc tiu Resort Mauri 84 Hotel du Cap-E 33 Four Seasons 85 Le Touessrok 34 Cheval Blanc lle Ga ess rtr 86 Soneva Fushi 35 The Fo iera Maya es ell ych Se e Tre 87 The Tides Riv an 36 Bany Country Estate au uh watu 88 Whareka 37 Alila Villas Ulu es ell Seych 89 Muse 38 Four Seasons Ringha hl Hasheesh Sa i ero 90 Banyan Tree Ob e Th 39 ele ch Mi n e Sa lac Pa 91 Villa 40 Beau-Rivage sert Resort & Spa De on t cti sor lle Re Co un ry ch xu 92 Fu 41 Al Maha, a Lu roa Kia 93 42 Palazzo Sasso oon Resort and Spa aivilas 94 Bora Bora Lag 43 The Oberoi Ud h Van Bay cil 95 Six Senses Nin 44 The Oberoi Ce o 96 MesaStila 45 Hotel Splendid try Club Sanya un Co & tel Ho e pir 97 Banyan Tree 46 The Em ce rsa 98 Palazzo Ve 47 Amanpuri urice 99 K Club 48 Le Prince Ma tal Carlton Cannes e dg Lo i en 100 InterContinen Sw a git 49 Sin Resort & Spa 50 Cuisinart Golf

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mbio restaurant, he iconic Del Ca e essence 1757, has come back to revive th m fro , with the s se te ur rts, of co whose origin da ly for Turin. It sta on t no e reshaped ac w pl ne ry e with th of the legenda ento, to continue im rg so letto and Ri to la Pis Sa la ry Sa ex traordina e times: the th of t iri sp e th or mirr spaces designed to ic Bar Cavour. ch d an e at the intim gustation of the dicated to the de de e ac pl ue iq un a ing chef M atthew The restaurant is ed by award-winn os op pr of u en m d spend moments varied and balance to you can thus en im rs, rg vo so fla Ri ar la Sa cle Baronet. In the e dishes that have marked by creativ complete serenity th excellence. t sk ill and served wi blimates prepared with grea Baronet, in fact, su ew th at M , m lis na ofessio highlights of Strong due to his pr u are the great en m e th On n. iratio uch added in the regional insp -level personal to gh hi a th wi n, ditio urs. Innovation the Piedmont tra ions of the flavo sit po m co st be e th of the chef in the the research for tivity and talent ea cr e he th al ve re n of seafood, which and contaminatio very delicate ones e os th e lik , es sh execution of di isation.� as “rational improv e of himself describes that represents on for an experience nes ism bi m m na co y dy of om n on An injec tio gh-level gastr hi ich wh in ts en e mom mbio in Turin. those unforgettabl ss charm of Del Ca ele tim e th th wi ly perfect

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edly awaiting the bu Dhabi is excit e winds. It ifice that takes its inspiration from th . ed tic ris ou a continu s course completion of a futu d sinuous forms on an ps ram th wi p. y to sk rises toward the red pool on the roof spitality with a cove hotel A Guggenheim of ho d a helical floor, the ites arranged aroun su d stale e an s th in om ro ge t ga es With 208 gu itors must en vis at th a ide e th nses with hotel stay. The immediately dispe aracterise a typical ch at th ria at d an s llway p floor, keeping paradigms of rigid ha as it rises to the to ch pit d an h dt wi in ifts across from each floor constantly sh o rooms positioned tw No x. flu in s g the visitor out of public spaces alway r side, already pullin he ot e th winds to ws vie world. As the helix other have exact tel’s uniquely urban ho ts on e th an o ur int sta d re an d nges an the pedestrian ts change from lou en , to m fes ele ca ic d at an m es ram ng upward, prog facilities, to lou ce en er nf co r d pe an up s room ally, the the bay, to meeting the fifth floor, to, fin on a sp h e alt th he ts or en utdo pres the luxury indoor-o on the fifth floor re . The running track of ails, a sleight ro e ev th pr ce on rfa ck su de t pool ases and a fla ce g pin ram e th y that fit vacationers only moment when an unexpected luxur d an rt, pa t’s ec hit of hand on the arc oler months. can enjoy in the co

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A stop-off full of charm that satisfies the most demanding travellers. Burgundy, whose history is written by its buildings, designs its day by means of an art de vivre that makes it one of the most popular places.

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S y n o n y m ou s with g r ea t win es and gastronom y, thi s regi on i n c e n t r a l F r an ce is a h idden g e m t o be d i scovered cal m l y, seeki ng ou t it s h id ea way s sca tter ed am ong t he vi neyard s and t he net w ork of o ld w a t er wa y s.

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Hôtel-Golf du Château de Chailly-sur-Armançon a day at the castle

A must for those in search of the essence of the art de vivre. The old Burgundian mansion is characterised today both by its wide -open and unusual spaces and its excellent service.

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n authentic traditional French universe for a privileged stay in a gentle, calm and serene setting. These are the traits that make Hôtel-Golf du Château de Chaillysur-Armançon a must for those in search of the essence of the art de vivre. The Renaissance beauty of the imposing architectural structure of the castle-mansion is substantially intact. The inner courtyard with its pavé thus welcomes guests who then reach the entrance hall: an almost symbolic passage which leads to a place with a most soothing atmosphere. The old Burgundian mansion is characterised today both by its wide-open and unusual spaces, like the chapel converted into an artistic symbol of peace and spirituality, and the excellent service it affords those who are fortunate enough to immerse themselves in the fascinating atmosphere of the Château de Chailly. The culinary ritual proposed by the chef Jean-Alain Poitevin in the gourmet restaurant L’Armançon is one of research, constantly evolving, among the re-visitation of the classics of Burgundy and more creative ideas. All of this is played out paying attention to the raw materials, the techniques and the season so as to design a menu capable of exciting the palate.

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But to all this is also added a special opportunity: that of taking advantage of a magnificent 18-hole golf course. On the golf course at Chailly, in fact, the classical harmony of the French-style park blends with the challenging greens designed by Thierry Specher and Géry Waline. Rewarded by an excellent position that allows it to project itself out over on Burgundy, Hôtel-Golf du Château de Chailly-surArmançon bids welcome with a classic setting and modern comfort. The objective of this synthesis is fully reached: a fragment of bliss for the perfect pleasure of privileged guests.

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I n a lit t le p a r a dise n estled betw een l ush veget ati on, streams and ri c e f ie ld s, th e town of Ubu d has become, thanks t o the const ant pr e se n c e of for eig n ar tists, a popul ar desti nati on f or cul t ural t ou r ism . O ur jou r n alist Pa ol o Ger baldo w ent t o expl ore.

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The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

Unique experiences to enjoy in authentic and not-taken-for-granted spaces. Rice fields surround the resort designing plays of light and shapes that immediately capture guests’ attention at this place with its intimate and warm spirit.

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he C hedi Club Tan ah G aj ah , U b u d, on t h e i sl and o f Bal i, b eau t iful l y c aptures th e spir it of th i s p la ce. R i ce fiel ds sur ro und t he resor t, design in g plays of li g ht a n d s hap es t hat immediatel y c apture th e guests’ at te nt i on . Th e b e a u t i f ul architec t ure t hat charac ter ises th e common are a s a n d i n d i vidu al vil l as b l ends p er fec tly with th e un ique c h a r m of t h e p l ace. No t hing is excessive in th ese ar tistic s h e l te r s. Th e ut mo st at tent io n has b een paid to ever y detail. Th e s i m p le l i n es t hen hig hl ig ht mo st ap p ropr iately th e feelin g of re la x at i on e manat ing fro m aro und t he complex, design ed to a ccom m od ate ro mant ic and ac t ive t raveler s. An oa s i s i n t h e o asis is t he Sp a t hat b est plays th e th emes of exot i c i s m . I t s h ar mo nio u s t reat ment su ites direc tly over look th e gre e n of t he r ice fiel ds. Wel l ness p ro grams. Yoga session s. Ac t i vi t i e s to d iscover y t he sur ro unding a reas. R i ce f i e ld s t h at del ineate t he ho r izo n. Th e tropical forest as a b a c k d rop. A b ut l er fo r yo u r excl usive ser vice. Th ese are th e h i gh l i g ht s o f an int imate, war m, spir itual place, wh ich

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fe at u re s a re s t aurant l o u ng e suited to satisfy th e deman ds of g ou r m e t s e nt i ced by t he int r ig uing fl avor s of th e region . N ot to b e m i s s e d a re, in fac t, t he dishes o n a men u th at best sh ow o f f t h e loc a l p ro duc t s t hat under p in Bal inese cuisin e. Th e Ch e d i Clu b is a mo der n and l u xu r ious resor t th at can fu ll y re s p on d to t he exp ec t at io ns o f t h ose in searc h of a un i q u e ex p e r i ence to enjoy in aut hent ic spaces th at can n ot b e t a k e n for granted.

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INFO HOTEL THE CHEDI CLUB TANAH GAJAH Ubud (Bali), Indonesia www.ghmhotels.com Rooms & Suites 0 Villas 20 - Restaurants 1 Spa yes Children yes Chain GHM Hotels Affiliation none Activities spa, excursions Score 88 Environment 98 Design 92 Service 95 Cuisine 83 Health 74 Spa 88 Rooms 87

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The design district never ceases to amaze with its shapes, colours and shops of the most varied objects. Here design is in the DNA of the inhabitants. Wood is king, in all its forms, even though light shades are predominant. And then Finnish cuisine. Whether it be award-winning ...or from the market, the experience is always of a high standard. Fish predominates and it is always fresh. Then there is The Sauna – a veritable institution. Traditional or with smoke, the old original one. The event could possibly be followed by a dip in more or less frozen water which, instead, can be substituted by a cold shower. Ovidio Guaita went to discover.

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L รถ y ly is a n u r ba n oasis th at occupi es a good st ret ch of the s e a f r o n t in H elsin ki. R esta u r ant , bar and sauna, al l i n a f ut uri st i c t e r r a c e d bu ildin g cov er ed wi th w ood. L i ght ent ers, creat i ng ar a b e sq u e s. Sp a ce a b ou n d as does t he vi ew overl ooki ng the sea. I f y o u w a n t to ex p er ien ce a real Fi nni sh sauna, thi s i s t he pl ace ... c o m p le t e with th e div e in to the i cy w aters of t he Gul f of Fi nl and.

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The fortress that stands alone on 4 islands connected by bridges in front of Helsinki dates back to 1748. Its construction began when Finland was still part of the Kingdom of Sweden. The complex has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991 thanks to its peculiarity as an insular defensive settlement. Today here live in the original residences about 800 lucky people who enjoy a peace and quiet difficult to find nowadays. Walking along the cobblestone, standing on the ramparts, entering the craft shops or strolling among the cannons all confer a certain the charm of history. Helsinki is just a half hour away by ferry, but it seems to be so much farther.

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C a f e - r e sta u r an t Stor y is th e gem of the Ol d Market Hal l i n Hel si nk i . I t o f f e r s st r aig h tfor war d ma r ket hal l f ood, prepared w i th t he i n gr e d ie n t s fou n d at th e ma r ket hal l and the m arket square. S t o r y a lso b oa sts Helsin ki’ s fi nest outdoor seat i ng. Set bet w een t he s e a a n d t h e ma r ket h a ll, th e t abl es of f er vi ew s of the brand new He lsin k i S k y Wh eel, as well as the sea.

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Hotel Kamp Helsinki’s aristocratic palour Still today after more than a century of activity, Hotel Kamp is the palour of Helsinki. It is impossible to avoid noticing it from the sidewalk of the Finnish capital, for it is the privileged destination of the well-off.

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ou can visit Helsinki in many ways and with different priorities but it would really be a shame not to take advantage of the Kamp’s terrace, even just for an afternoon tea or dinner. The Kamp is an institution, a piece of the history of the Finnish capital besides being the only LHW in this Scandinavian capital. You could get a surprise returning at 5 in the afternoon and find that your room has not been made up; however, do remember that treaties have been signed here. Stars and divas have passed through here, and, honestly speaking, even though not many of the spaces have been left with their original form, the charm remains just the same. It is the promenade outside the hotel, above all, that is exciting with its late 18th-century façade, bow windows and the display-window terrace, where the locals go to see and be seen. The hotel boast two restaurant: Yume, inspired by the flavours of Asia and the Brasserie, the terrace which is the one we tried. Characterised by Scandinavian products, the Brasserie proposes a modern and light cuisine. Artic Ocean Shrimps as a starter is an excellent choice, along with a classic of this latitude: Roasted Salmon, served with a seasonal mushroom cream, Scandinavian spices and a delicate potato puree. Finishing with a Crème Brulée highlighted with a scoop of coffee ice-cream ensures an unexpectedly delightful conclusion. Moreover, in spite of the informality of the service and, above all for the setting, the experience on the whole is more than positive.

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INFO HOTEL

HOTEL KAMP Helsinki, Finland www.hotelkamp.com Rooms & Suites 179 Villas 0 - Restaurants 2 Spa yes Children yes Chain none Affiliation LHW Activities sightseeing Score 76 Environment 78 Design 80 Service 67 Cuisine 80 Health 70 Spa 77 Rooms 81

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Olo

Ravintola Scandinavian flavours

Consistently at the top of the charts of Finnish restaurants, Olo restaurant soars with its Michelin star not just for the flavours and textures but also for the careful selection of ingredients.

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lo means “hungry” in Chinook Jargon, a language derived from English, French, Chinese and Chinook. A language that does not exist but is spoken by the merchants of yesteryear accustomed to dealing with people of different ethnicities. Helsinkii with its port, has always been a hub where goods, cultures and languages meet. It is right in the heart of the district of the port, near the Market Square that we find Olo. A place to come together and eat, following the sacred rite of the broken bread - the very bread that we find on the table upon arrival and which is still rising. Only then will it be baked and returned hot and crispy to accompany the creations of the chef. Consistently at the top of the charts of Finnish restaurants, Olo restaurant soars with its Michelin star not just for the flavours and textures but also for the careful selection of ingredients. The tasting menu - here called “The Journey”, the experience accompanied by wines chosen by the sommelier represents a full immersion in Scandinavian flavours. From the first dish with “Courgette with goat cheese cream and pumpkin seeds with tomato fennel juice”, the experience comes into focus. Among other compositions that follow we recall with pleasure the “Norwegian langoustine with emulsion and puffed rice” and “Beef tartar with pickled mustard seeds, onion rings, egg yolk cream, poppy seeds and thyme sour cream “. The sweet conclusions surprise for their lightness. For example, “Semi-dried strawberries, pickled white strawberries, wheat ice cream and sour milk mousse with rucola and strawberry drops”. The accompanying wines are mainly French with deviations into Hungary and Chile.

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OLO RAVINTOLA Helsinki, Finland http://olo-ravintola.fi

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Paola Di Girolamo

The Greater Makalali Land and Wildlife Trust was initiated to act as caretaker of the land and all the wildlife on it. The Trust pursues applied and innovative research, which is directed towards solving problems facing the owners of small reserves.

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A s a r e su l t of fr ag men ted h abi tats, sm al l reserves and c o n se r v a n c ies r eta in a cen tr al rol e i n the conservat i on of ani m al an d p la n t p op u la tion s, pa r ticul arl y t hrough m et a- popul at i on ma n a ge m e n t. Ga r on g a is on e of these sm al l reserves.

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Garonga Safari Camp exclusive tents Garonga Safari Camp and Little Garonga are exclusive camps set in the 22,000 ha (60,000 acres) Greater Makalali Private Nature Reserve west of Kruger National Park.

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nspired by the beauty of the surrounding landscape, it promises a “Soul Safari�, designed to reflect the rhythms of nature and to encourage harmonization with them, far from the chaos of modern life. Regain your balance by interacting with nature, with activities that include walking with animals and picnics around the campsite, followed by nights spent in the bush in total comfort and safety. Inside the rooms the neutral tones of the canvas and clay, combined with natural light, connect with the clear and decisive architectural lines of the columns for a streamlined design, capable of generating a feeling of wellbeing and harmony. In line with the holistic philosophy which inspires the camp, an isolated area dedicated to aromatherapy treatments, reflexology and a limited series of massages has been designed in the luxuriant vegetation.

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GARONGA SAFARI CAMP Kruger N.P., South Africa www.garonga.com Rooms & Suites 0 Tents 6 - Restaurants 1 Spa no Children yes Chain none Affiliation none Activities safaris

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Nizza D.O.C.G. a great Italian red

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1 July 2016 is a historic date for all 43 producers of Barbera d’Asti

Superiore: the long-awaited birth of Nizza Docg.

A denomination

of controlled and guaranteed origin capable of highlighting the peculiarities of the area - take the one gravitating around Nizza Monferrato- which doesn’t exist elsewhere.

nyo ne w h o goes to t h e ce l l a r s o f M o nfer rato to g et to k now N iz z a D oc g m u s t f i rst o f al l k now t hat it is a win e wh ich or i gi n ate s f ro m t he r igid ru l es create d by th e p rod u ce r s t h emsel ves. N izza D o cg must, in fac t, b e p rod u ce d 100% fro m fro m Bar b era grapes. Th e s e gra p e s, fur t her mo re, mu st b e h ar vested exc l u s i ve ly f ro m t he vineyards w it h a south er n or s ou t hwe s ter n exp o sure in t he ter r itor y wh ic h i s t h e h e a d o f t he co mmu nes o f M on fer rato ( com p a re d to t he 169 w here Bar b era d ’Asti is

produced) . Agein g must be at least 1 8 m ont hs, of wh ic h at least 6 in wood to car r y t he na m e N iz z a. To be called R eser va, on th e oth e r ha nd, i t must last a min imum of 3 0 month s, of whi c h 12 i n wood. Th e coveted th resh old reach ed by t hi s hi ghqualit y win e is today c apable of callin g to t he ter r itor y of N iz z a M on fer rato th e con n oi s s e ur s of th e great Piedmont red win es n ex t to thos e w ho, th rough N iz z a D ocg, will be interested to d i s cove r a tour istic offer in g in con stant growth .

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Welcome to Guam Only on Guam can you find star-sand beaches, crystal clear blue skies and world-famous sunsets. These are just a few reasons why millions of tourists have made Guam their top travel choice. Whether you’re looking to experience a thrilling adventure on land or at sea, unravel 4,000 years of intriguing history, shop for the latest fashion and trends, taste our famous chicken kelaguen and red rice, or just wind down beneath some shady palm trees, Guam is waiting for you. 104

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12th Festival of Pacific Arts in Guam The world will gather in Guam to witness the Pacific Island region’s diverse and spectacular cultural heritage at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts. Every four years, FestPac brings together artists and cultural practitioners from around the Pacific region in celebration of Pacific cultural and contemporary practices, including demonstrations from artisans who are keeping ancient carving, weaving, tattooing and dancing traditions alive. This summer, Guam will host the event from May 22 through June 4, including delegations from 26 nations throughout the Pacific. A combined 2,500 to 3,000 from all delegations are expected to participate in the festival. While delegations from most other countries are capped at 150, as the host country, Guam will present the largest delegation of all participating countries. The 500-member Guam delegation consists of the island’s finest cultural practitioners and artists in various disciplines: performing arts, traditional arts, demonstrations and exhibitions, literary arts, visual arts and forums, workshops and seminars.


Discover Guam Submerge yourself in history: Explore the cultural village at Gef Pa’go located in Inarajan and experience how life was like in the early days of the island. At the Lina’La Chamorro Cultural Park in Tumon, reenactments make the past come alive while ancient customs and traditions are open for discovery. Explore the nightlife: At night the bars, clubs and lounges of Guam come alive and pulsate with energy. Local DJs, bands and jazz combos cover all ranges of music for the guests behind our action packed bars, modern dance floors and supple lounges. Dive into adventure: The clear and pristine waters that surround Guam are world class places for diving and snorkeling with some of the most unique and diverse sites available anywhere. Exotic and breathtaking locations are coupled with hundreds of species of aquatic life to deliver an unforgettable dive or snorkeling experience.


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