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It’s time to plan your summer holiday – and you’ll be all sorted with the Hot List in our February 2018 issue!
Hit the sun-soaked Cyclades in GREECE with our island-hopping itinerary. For a beach vacation closer home, head to SRI LANKA – weve got idylls across the island nation and theyre all easy getaways from the capital city Colombo. Or, focus on the flowers at the Festival des Roses in MOROCCO. In ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA, uncover strong reminders of the country’s imperial past as you get under the skin of the city. If youd rather beat the heat without leaving the country, Indias got some cool caves that are made for summer exploration. And, then, theres our beautiful bonus feature: you know that nagging feeling of melancholy and longing for a past that can really gnaw at you? LISBON, PORTUGAL has a word for it.
As always, you need not wait for summer to get going. Our Easy Trips section has trips that you can go on right now. Make your way around MUMBAI on a quest for the sweetest treats: pillowy pancakes, sinful serradurra and much more. In VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH, retreat to a quiet property to find a spot of calm in the bustling holy city. Art enthusiasts will appreciate the hands-on workshops in PANCHGANI, MAHARASHTRA, to learn the unique art of rock dhokra. Further south, stay active in the seaside union territory of PUDUCHERRY. And, if all that sounds like too much work, head to the newly listed UNESCO city of AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, to check into one of its many heritage hotels.

PLUS: Weve got easy-to-tear-fold-and-carry Mini Guides – find out why BARCELONA, SPAIN, continues to be a hotbed for creative thinking; explore MUMBAIs love affair with the arts at its top museums and art galleries; and make the most of a quick break in BANGKOK, THAILAND.
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