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Residual Romance on the Rails of Andermatt

5 April 2021

As a travel writer, I’ve never been against changing down the pace.I’ve crawled through central India by bus and...

In One Fell Swoop, Falconry in Sharjah

3 March 2021

A hush descends on the arena as a figure locks his gaze with a giant peregrine falcon.The man exudes...

The Tale of the Falling Star of Oman

29 January 2021

In the village of Dibab — the very definition of a one-camel town — the rising temperature causes a...

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

18 December 2020

Located around 1437 metres above sea level, Andermatt is a little closer to heaven than most European villages. I...

An Abundance of Butterflies and Rides in Sharjah

17 November 2020

Portals to inspiration are not hard to find in Sharjah. And I’m excited to be entering another of its...

Pounding Sand (and Heart) in Arabia

20 October 2020

Stretching throughout the center of Eastern Oman and known for its never-ending golden dunes, Wahiba Sands is a must...

Searching for the Emirates of Old in Sharjah

22 September 2020

Dubai is a spectacle, to be sure. Something you have to see at least once, like Las Vegas. The...

Signature Shuwa: 24 Hours in the Making

12 August 2020

A small crowd keeps glancing over from The Serai Pool at The Chedi Muscat, watching as one of the...

The Glories of Andermatt, According to Bernhard Russi

2 July 2020

It’s early June and the former Olympic gold medalist alpine skier Bernhard Russi is keeping a close eye on...

There’s no place like home

4 June 2020

Towards the end of a long flight from a far-flung place, as the cabin lights gently lift me from...

Top 5 Reasons to Visit the Maldives

5 May 2020

There are beach getaways—and then there are those places that seem more conjured than actual, where the water looks...

There’s No Cloak, But Daggers Aplenty in Oman

8 April 2020

With smooth highways, plentiful signage and a lack of frenetic population centres, Oman is one of the best places...

Mleiha-Umm Al Naar Tomb

Manna from Heaven Outside Sharjah

25 February 2020

It’s late afternoon in the Sharjah desert and the temperature is kinder than it can be. Nevertheless, this brisk...

Rain Room Sharjah

When It Rains, They Soar in Sharjah

21 October 2019

It’s barely even midday, but where I am it is as dark as night. You don’t need more than...

The Royal Opera House Muscat

A Night at the Opera… in Oman

18 September 2019

“Would sir care for some Mozart? Or perhaps you prefer Puccini?” asks Abdul Rashid as we pull away from...

Souq Al Arsah, Sharjah

Camels that Hide in the Souqs of Sharjah

17 July 2019

It’s impossible to decide whether Mohammed Nasrallah’s store in Sharjah’s Souq Al Arsah is a repository of delights or...

Muscat-Canyoning

Rolling on the River in Oman

14 June 2019

It is approaching high summer in western Oman – one of the driest times of the year on the...

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Embark on a Culinary Adventure in Sharjah

14 May 2019

With my first-ever visit to Sharjah approaching, I wanted to find out if what I’ve been hearing is true:...

Night aerial view of Sharjah's Khalid Lagoon

Five Ways to Beat the Heat in Sharjah

8 April 2019

Sharjah is rapidly making its mark as one of the rising tourism stars in the Middle East. The emirate,...

Muttrah Fish Market | Muscat

Landing Mackerel in Muscat

12 March 2019

Muscat may be one of the less frenetic capitals in the Muslim world, but the city rarely lacks for...

Al Bait Sharjah

Five Things You Need to Know about Al Bait Sharjah

26 December 2018

With the opening of the Al Bait Sharjah in December, this port town on the Arabian Gulf has stepped...

To the Heights of Nizwa… in the Footsteps of Sir Percy Cox

17 November 2018

It is approaching sundown as I close in on Nizwa. With the last shards of light draining from the...

Harvesting the Wind and the Past

11 October 2018

When Ibrahim Bin Mohammed Al Midfa identified the site of his home in Sharjah back in the 1920s, effective...

How to Manage the Monsoon in Mumbai

6 August 2018

India is famous for a multitude of icons, from Bengal tigers to Asian elephants, from Gandhi to the Taj...

Green with Envy: Pining After the Most Wondrous Beach in Oman

5 July 2018

“Stay where you are,” whispers my guide Aziz as I prepare to negotiate the short final ascent over the...

The First of Four Chambers at the Heart of Sharjah

4 May 2018

Dubai captured the world’s attention earlier this year when the world’s tallest hotel opened in a structure 356 metres...

Destination Oman | Bat Al Khutm | Al Ayn | GHM Journeys

Rich Remnants of the Past: Oman’s Bat, al-Khutm and al-Ayn

5 February 2018

Deep in the interior of north-western Oman’s arid landscape sit some of the most preserved and intact remnants of...

Tourism Destination | GHM Hotels

Exploring Switzerland’s Alpine Passes

20 January 2018

Want to get a mile high? Just follow the roads along Switzerland’s many ancient alpine passes which corkscrew and...

Fondue Season in Switzerland

11 November 2017

While it’s eaten year round on the French side of Switzerland, the rest of the country reserves the melted...

Long Pool Cabana | GHM Journeys

A Walk Through Muscat’s Oasis

18 January 2017

The Chedi Muscat in Oman is one of the fixtures in a country that has been making a name...

Iftar meal in Muscat | GHM Journeys

An Iftar Meal in Muscat

1 May 2016

Ramadan comes once a year for Muslims around the world, but this month-long holiday comes with an experience that...

Luxury Hotels | Switzerland | The Chedi Andermatt | GHM Journeys

Swiss Bliss: The Chedi Andermatt Spa

13 November 2015

Ski season is blossoming in Switzerland, and for those who are seeking several days out on the slopes in...

Switzerland Wines | GHM Journeys

Switzerland’s Hidden Wines

16 October 2015

In a land famed for everything but, our contributor Adam Graham sniffs out the seductively secret wine trail that...

Destination Sapa | GHM Journeys

Ethnic Excursion in Sapa

7 October 2015

In northern Vietnam, just south of the Vietnamese-Chinese border, is Sapa, one of the largest towns for the numerous...

Eric Zeller | Ski Butlers | The Chedi Andermatt

Ski Butlers: Bringing Ease Back to Skiing

25 September 2015

As we edge towards ski season in Switzerland, sportsmen and women are chomping at the bit to hit the...

Cheese | Switzerland | GHM Journeys

On the Cheese Trail in Switzerland

15 September 2015

Not all cheese are created equally. Adam H. Graham carves out a slice of Switzerland for tourists in search...

Oman's Artful Beginnings | GHM Journeys

Oman’s Artful Beginnings

20 August 2015

From a kingdom that once spanned from Africa to India, to the thriving frankincense trade that left traders high...

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Oman’s Natural Escape: Jebel Shams

6 August 2015

In a land that boasts a natural landscape both unexpected and grandiose, it is Jebel Shams, Oman’s largest canyon,...

Hiking Switzerland's Canton Uri| GHM Journeys

Hiking Switzerland’s Canton Uri

14 July 2015

Switzerland’s best hiking is found in The Chedi Andermatt’s back yard — Canton Uri. Below are travel writer Adam...

Muscat | GHM Journeys

Muhammed’s Muscat

30 June 2015

In a land steeped in tradition and culture, there is still much left for many to learn about Oman....

ArtBasel | New Exhibition Hall | GHM Journeys

Summer of Art

16 June 2015

Art Basel sees gallerists, artists, curators and collectors descend on the Rhine-perched Swiss city every June, but it’s only...

Destination | Vietnam | GHM Journeys

Lounging in Hue

26 May 2015

A happy medium between Vietnam’s bustling metropolises and smaller hideaways, Hue coaxes visitors with its slow-moving charm and impeccable...

Destination Zurich| Swimming in Zurich | GHM Journeys

Swimming Zurich

19 May 2015

The world knows it as a banker’s hub and a skier’s gateway to the Alps, but from June to...

Spa Fitness Yoga

Oasis of Health

28 April 2015

Holiday is all about relaxation, and sometimes clearing the mind and body of stress through exercise is the best...

Destination Oman

Muscat’s Marvels

25 April 2015

While the sands of time have lessened Muscat’s importance as an international port city, the world is taking note...

Andermatt Town

Hidden History

13 April 2015

Andermatt in Switzerland has found new life with the arrival of luxury resort, The Chedi Andermatt, in 2013, but the...

Fireworks in Danang

Explosion of Colours

10 April 2015

On the nights of 28-29 April, the snaking Han River in Da Nang is set to glow with ‘A...

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Vietnamese Nirvana

9 March 2015

With the ancient art of massage increasing in both importance and popularity, the only question that remains is: Which...

The Chedi Andermatt | Destination | Winter

Off the Path in Andermatt

2 March 2015

While skiing and snowboarding are the big draws to the Swiss Alps, we had a chance to sit down...

The Chedi Muscat| Dining |Arabic Mix Grill

Reworking the Kitchen

2 March 2015

Mired in mystique and relative obscurity by many kitchens around the world, Middle Eastern cuisine has given French chef...

GHM Journeys | Destination | Hoi An | Bridge

Time Travel in Central Vietnam

1 March 2015

Central Vietnam’s cultural restoration is underway, and the old town of Hoi An is right in the middle of...