Beyond The Bling
Oud-scented historic walkways, abra rides on Dubai creek, backstreet bars and bargain eats – there’s more to Dubai than skyscrapers. Gabriela Maj offers an insider’s look at the history, attractions and at what’s happening around town in the coming months.
Words Gabriela Maj Photography Gabriela Maj & Definitely Dubai
From the eye-popping splendour of the world’s tallest tower to the traditional frankincense merchants in the historic neighborhood of Bastakiya; Dubai ...
West Side Story
West Africa offers breathtaking beaches, dense forests rich in bird-life, fabulous modern and traditional art, music and dance.
When the average non-African fantasises about a holiday in Africa, you can be pretty sure about the images called to mind. A vast, rolling savannah under a low-hanging, blood-red sun; a lonely acacia tree and a brace of loping giraffes, silhouetted on the horizon; a foreground flurry of stampeding wildebeest wreathed in pillowing dust; and, of course, a pride or two ...
When October 25–November 26
Launched in 2010, Nigeria's first festival of photography has never failed to impress with its roll call of game-changing photographers, workshops and events. The festival's popularity is testament to the diversity of people and stories coming from all over Africa, from dusty rural towns to the gleaming glass offices, noise and traffic of Lagos.
The month-long festival programme is packed with events, from the exhibition itself to ...
Wings’ guide to some of the trends that are set to have an impact — and the tools you can use to help you participate in them, too.
Words Emma Forrest
The way that we travel has been changing radically over the last few years. Global recession has meant that cash-poor travellers are looking for more economical ways to continue their globetrotting adventures.
For a start, they want good-value accommodation. The ITB forecasts that ’sleep cheap’ is the next mega-trend in travel ...
Journey to Africa
Since the recent release of Oscar-winning film Twelve Years a Slave, a growing number of African Europeans and African Americans are keen to visit historical sites including Ghana’s Elmina Castle and Badagry in Nigeria. Could a Hollywood movie about slavery boost West African tourism?
Words Stefan Simanowitz
could only gaze wistfully towards the North, and think of the thousands of miles that stretched between me and the soil of freedom” writes Solomon Northup, in his memoir ...
Quintessentially eccentric street festivals, magical museums and sprawling green space combine to make England’s capital a dream destination for the youngest among us. Award-winning journalist and mother, Emma Forrest, offers an insider’s guide.
Words Emma Forrest Photography Jonathan Perugia
You can’t really go wrong with a family holiday in London. England’s capital city is vast, and full of experiences to captivate your kids — whatever their age or interests — that you can ...
Liberia may not be your average tourist destination but visitors will be rewarded by witnessing a nation undergoing extraordinary transition. As the country kicks off the ‘decade of peace’ beginning 2014, Larissa Clark, Director of travel company Another World Adventures, gives us Seven Reasons To Love Liberia…
Words Larissa Clark
Welcome to Liberia, Africa’s oldest republic, a land of rich rainforest, endless deserted beaches, and phenomenal people. Lost to the world for two ...
Calabashes clashing in the Matan Fada river, bodies popping in Las Gidi clubs, and birds belting tunes in rainforest canopies — it's time to pack your bags! Life’s too short to not make it an adventure, so fill every month of 2014 with a little Nigerian magic.
Words Paul Clammer Photography George Osodi
Holiday destinations for self-assured Nigerians have typically revolved around shopping trips to London and New York, but here at Wings, we think there’s never been a better time to ...
For migrants growing up in New York and London, food has the unparalleled power to connect them to a sense of identity…
Words Nana Ocran
Many an artist, author or philosopher has written about the power of food to transform us. In fact, it was French novelist Marcel Proust who coined the term 'involuntary memory' in his epic novel In Search of Lost Time where the action of dunking a petite madeleine cake in his tea took him right back to his childhood home.
The often momentary power of ...
Seat 1A – Gallivanter
When Until 5 January
There isn’t a single Londoner who doesn’t have a tiny soft spot for Winter Wonderland, secretly or otherwise. People come in droves to enjoy the best of the season at this sprawling celebration of all things wintry in Hyde Park. There are tons of things to do here and it caters for all, from young children enjoying the rides and circus shows to groups of colleagues coming after work to enjoy the mulled wine and seasonal dishes at the ...