Posted on Jun 14 2013 - 10:14pm by TravelFore
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Following the success of its much-loved annual literary festival, the Balinese town of Ubud is to embark on another yearly get-together. The first Ubud Village Jazz Festival is slated for 2013 August 9 and 10 and promises to welcome a lineup of as many as 100 Indonesian and international musicians to the grounds of the Arma Museum. World-class Dutch pianist Peter Beets is one of the bill’s early standouts, while other confirmed acts include the Ito Kurdi Quartet and American saxophonist Joe Rosenberg. “The idea to hold an international...

London has two great attributes ­– history and beer. OK it has more, but those are the two we’re concerned with today. Many years ago, in the city’s most illustrious pubs, pirates and body snatchers did business, bloody, bare-knuckle fistfights took place and literary greats — including Charles Dickens and Samuel Pepys — found their inspiration. Today people’s faces flicker less by the light of an oil lantern and more by the screen of an iPad, but they’re still there to enjoy the same things —...

Posted on Jun 14 2013 - 11:33am by TravelFore
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Sambal, martabak, rendang: If you can read this list without drooling you’re doing better than us 1. Sambal While technically more of a condiment, the chili-based sauce known as sambal is a staple at all Indonesian tables. Dishes are not complete unless they have a hearty dollop of the stuff, a combination of chilies, sharp fermented shrimp paste, tangy lime juice, sugar and salt all pounded up with...

Has Olso priced even itself out of the city? These days, the most appealing areas in the famously expensive Norwegian capital lie on the periphery of the city center, in its newly trendy neighborhoods — hip Grunerlokka to the northeast, glamorous Tjuvholmen to the southwest — and beyond, in the glorious landscapes of the Oslo Fjord and the sprawling northern forests. Granted, downtown still harbors a version of “The Scream,” by Norway’s best-known painter, Edvard Munch, whose birth 150 years ago is being celebrated here all year....

Travelfore | Tips, features and photography from destinations all over the globe. Published: June 12, 2013 Opening with the tiniest click, the door swung wide to reveal the furnishings of a classic Old World grand hotel suite. On the far wall, the late-afternoon light of the Italian coastline filtered through gauzy curtains, striking the worn velvet seat of an old Empire settee and filling the room with a funereal glow. In the next room, a padded headboard spanned the bed where the room’s regular resident, the great Italian director...

Posted on Jun 12 2013 - 4:35pm by TravelFore
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Travelfore | Tips, features and photography from destinations all over the globe. Published: June 12, 2013  This year, take the kids on a vacation they’ll never forget. Hike Machu Picchu, get citified in Manhattan, explore bazaars in Marrakech—or take an unforgettable cable car ride above Rio de Janeiro or a road trip on Iceland’s Ring Road. For more great family trips, buy 100 Places That Can Change Your Child’s Life and plan your family’s next great adventure. window._aybollw=window._aybollw||[];_aybollw.push(["id",...