Sophie Lam is deputy travel editor at The Independent. She joined the travel desk in 2004, having gained a taste for travel during a spell in Central America.
15 June 2012 12:00 PM
Hotel Consolacion, Teruel, Spain
29 April 2012 12:00 AM
Amid traditional thatched West Country cottages, Sophie Lam discovers an elegant Modernist homage to space and light
30 March 2012 12:00 PM
The name Areias do Seixo roughly translates as "pebble beach", and the property plays to its rugged, coastal location with a motif of purity and nature. But Areias do Seixo's curveball is that it is a modernist glass and concrete construction on a protected patch of Portugal's Costa de Prata ("silver coast"), between Lisbon and Porto.
09 March 2012 12:00 PM
Hyderabad's heavenly palace shines again.
14 January 2012 12:00 AM
A vision of beauty on the coast of Vietnam
24 December 2011 12:00 AM
Tiger tourism could soon be banned in the reserves of central India, but there's a fine line between leaving the animals in peace and safeguarding their survival
10 December 2011 12:00 AM
Globetrotting friends? Sophie Lam has the perfect presents
19 November 2011 12:00 AM
Concept Hotel, Brussels
05 November 2011 12:00 AM
Sorrisniva Igloo, Norway
05 November 2011 12:00 AM
Amsterdam isn't a shy and retiring type of city. The neon-lit windows of the red-light district are so in-your-face that you wander by with scarcely a second glance; the omnipresent tang from the coffee shops soon fades into familiarity. Even the elegant 17th-century merchant's houses that line the canals are so numerous that they start to look homogenous; you become blasé about their handsome good looks.
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