Winning tip: Madesimo, Lombardy, Italy Just 2½ hours from Milan Malpensa, passing Lake Como, Madesimo has varied and extensive skiing with 60km of uncrowded pistes between 1,550 and 2,880 metres. Highlights are the pisted and off-piste runs of the Val di Lei, and Canalone and Camosci expert off-piste itineraries. Lunches on-mountain cost €20 with wine. Apres ski is quintessentially...
I like these rich and colourful Hindustani phrases that we hear from time to time. Quite a few of these sayings have to do with the place that we live in or are fond of. That is why, when Chef Ashwani Singh quotes this little one-liner about his favourite city, I am not surprised. “Jo maza Benaras me,...
I’m lying on the grass in the churchyard in Huaquechula, a small town in the state of Puebla, central Mexico. I open my eyes and look up. A man dressed in eagle feathers is standing on top of a 30-metre telegraph pole banging a small drum, and four other men are climbing up towards him. When the four...
‘And this is your circus instructor...” Those words, both intriguing and slightly alarming, are not what you expect to hear at the start of a week’s skiing. But this wasn’t a typical ski trip. For a start there were 80 of us, complete strangers at the beginning, sharing a youth hostel. Then there was the unusual location –...
Natural Selection will open its first South African property, Lekkerwater Beach Lodge, in April 2019. The seven-room exclusive eco-lodge is set in De Hoop Nature Reserve, a beach location in South Africa known for whale watching. Just over a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Cape Town, Lekkerwater, which means "good water" in Afrikaans, is situated within the eastern area of De Hoop...