The beating heart of Mexico

Once overlooked, Mexico's capital is moving on from its stopover status and becoming a hot destination in its own right, with a cultural heritage spanning seven countries, more museums that any other city and some of the world's best restaurants, writes Sarah Gilbert for FOUR magazine.

Mexico City  The sprawling megalopolis sits in a highland basin encircled by mountains, with an enviable year-round spring-like climate. I began in the city’s historic heart, a rich mix of architectural styles that reveal its layers of history. In the 16th-century, the conquering Spanish built on top of the Aztec city of Tenochtitlán. You can still see the remains of its grand temple, the Templo Mayor, and ...

May 31, 2017

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Adriatic Adventure

Steeped in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, dotted with picturesque villages and blessed with a coastline of white sandy beaches and turquoise waters, it’s easy to see why Jane Foster decided to call the Adriatic Coast home...

A tiny Balkan country, lying directly south of Croatia and giving onto the deep blue Adriatic Sea, Montenegro (meaning ‘black mountain’) is named after the dramatic highlands of its interior. However, most visitors come here to explore its glorious coastline, dotted with peaceful medieval-walled port towns and sun-drenched sand-and-pebble beaches. My first visit was back in 2001. Arriving by public transport from Croatia we had to change buses at the border and walk ...

May 29, 2017

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FOUR News | Win a 10 Night Trip with Kempinski Hotels

To celebrate their 120th Anniversary, Kempinski is offering the chance to win an exclusive 10-night trip for two people, in three Kempinski hotels, including flights, limousine transfers and suite accommodation.

Since 1897, Kempinski has been providing guests with a unique and elegant experience, wherever in the world they choose to visit.Timelessly European, yet effortlessly authentic, Kempinski hotels aim to reflect what makes their location great - from original properties in Europe, to the newest destinations in Havana, Riga and Muscat. To celebrate this wonderful occasion, Kempinski is inviting their guests to learn more about the brand's perspective on luxury, remarkable ...

May 28, 2017

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TwentyFOUR Hours in Lisbon

The real charm of Lisbon lies in its small, cobbled back streets with its tiny balconies and yellow cable cars.

Lisbon’s story Unpack your walking shoes (ladies, leave your high heels in the hotel – you won’t get very far) and unleash your stamina to scale the many hills of Lisbon on foot. The most charming district is Bairro Alto, the cultural and bohemian heart of Lisbon with cafés and restaurants aplenty. Quiet by day, with laundry hanging from windows and balconies, this part of town transforms by night and becomes a ...

May 28, 2017

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