Travel Agenda: Ana Mandara Hue in Vietnam; Hanoi; Crave Sydney; Around the World festival; Bmi

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The doors are open at Vietnam's newest beach hotel. Ana Mandara Hue is a luxury resort on the central coast near the imperial city of Hue, known for its ancient architecture and monuments ( Elsewhere in the country, Hanoi celebrates its 1000th birthday on 10 October.

This week...

Get stuck into the Australian food scene. Crave Sydney is a month-long international food festival throughout October with events ranging from night noodle markets to a world chef showcase and an enormous picnic on the Sydney Harbour Bridge ( Back in England, enjoy three weeks of cultural celebration in Kensington and Chelsea, West London. Across the Street, Around the World is a festival from Monday to 23 October honouring the borough's cultural diversity with events such as reggae poetry, a wall of records celebrating Notting Hill's musical heritage along Portobello Road and a series of films (

In the diary...

Bmi is launching a new route between Heathrow and the Libyan capital Tripoli on 1 December ( But if your thoughts are fixed on more wintry activities, SAS starts a new service to Swedish Lapland on 6 November, with flights from Heathrow to Lulea on Saturdays (