From coffee in Nicaragua and upmarket Asia to Andy Murray's hotel
Saturday 03 August 2013
Call of the wild
The Mara Plains Camp has just opened with seven secluded tents in Kenya's Olare Motorogi Conservancy. Located a few metres outside the Maasai Mara Reserve's northern boundary, it puts guests in prime position to witness the Great Migration, when thousands of wildebeest and other wildlife cross the border from Tanzania (greatplainsconservation.com).
Bookings are now open for Andy Murray's hotel, Cromlix House, which is due to open near Dunblane on 1 April 2014 (cromlix.com).
The latest addition to Vietnam's luxury hotel scene comes from Amanresorts, which is to open, Amano'i, with 31 private pavilions, five villas and a spa overlooking Vinh Hy Bay, in September (amanresorts.com).
Make the most of New York's new Citi Bikes this month. Today and on the next two Saturdays, seven miles of the city's streets, from Downtown right up to Central Park, will be free of cars, buses and taxis from 7am to 1pm for the "Summer Streets" event. Picnics, a zip-line, art installations and a fitness zone complete the picture (nyc.gov).
The starting price (in sterling) of Guess's summer sunglasses range, categorised to help you choose the right frames for your face shape. Styles include aviators and cat-eye shapes (guess.eu).
The Dead Sea Scrolls are just one of the antiquities on display at the newly-opened Museum of Jordan in the capital, Amman. The museum's nine permanent exhibition themes include food, architecture and religion and feature recreated ancient Bedouin dwellings (jordanmuseum.jo/en).
Smell the coffee
Explore Nicaragua via a new Coffee Trail, which takes in museums, plantations and colonial towns (visit-nicaragua.com).
Michelin-starred chef, Raymond Blanc, will host a seven-course dinner on The Northern Belle from Manchester on 2 November (£335pp) and The British Pullman from London Victoria on 16 November; £495pp (orient- express.com).
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