HOT LIST 2018

Discover new destinations before they become the flavor of the year. Open your eyes to a whole new culture, tantalise your taste buds with different cuisines, mingle with the locals and get bragging rights before your friends visit!

Some of the destinations we recommend for 2016/17 - Malta, Mongolia, Portugal and the Basque region of Spain.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian is not only visually stunning but is also one of Spain's most charming cities. Lying on the coast of the Bay of Biscay, surrounded by hills and the fabulous architecture, plazas and parks throughout the city adds to its well-deserved label as the "pearl" of the North of Spain.

From unrivaled local cuisine and Michelin-starred feasts to delectable bite-sized pintxos (Basque-style tapas) San Sebastian is a heaven for all lovers of good food and wine! BEACH?? San Sebastian's culinary wonder sparkles as much as it's turquoise blue seas!

  • Most number of Michelin Star restaurants
  • Go pinxto hunting to the many bars.
  • Have Talo-a sausage sandwich and wash it down with TXAKOLI - the local white wine
  • Shop at Bretxa-the most visited shopping centre in the city
  • Walk along the most photographed Concha Beach.
  • Japan

    The "Land of the Rising Sun" - Japan, is a country where the past meets the future.

    Voted as one of the top 10 destinations in 2016, Japan has managed hit it off at every traveler's bucket-list.

    Feel, sense, experience and absorb everything Japan has to offer right from the traditions of the delicate Geishas, the efficient running of the shinkansen (bullet train), temples and monasteries, ryokans, to the ritualistic tea ceremonies.

    Japan is not a destination, it is an experience.

  • 1 Capsule hotels originated in Japan.
  • Spot a Geisha at the Gion district. A Geisha takes up to two hrs to get ready.
  • The avg delay of a jp train is only 18 s
  • Sumo wrestling is recognised as the notional sport of japan
  • the Japanese believe if u witness the lights of the tyo tower turn off with ur loved 1, ur love will last longer
  • Mount Fuji is an active volcano.
  • Japan is the home of Yogi's favourite singer
  • Malta

    Due to its un-spoilt nature, quiet coastline and dramatic views, Malta has been used as a film-location shoot for many Hollywood productions like Gladiator, Troy and T.Vs Game of Thrones.

    This fascinating island, located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, has amazing climate, clear sea, impressive cliffs and delectable cuisine.

  • Indulge in the delicious Pastizzi, a filo pastry baked with ricotta cheese or mushy peas. Wash it down with a can of Kinnie, a soda that has chinotto bitter oranges, spices and herbs from the region.
  • Take a typical Maltese gondola-shaped boat ride from Vittoriosa to the Valletta Waterfront.
  • Official languages are English and Maltese, which sounds Arabic.
  • You won't find a single forest in Malta. There are also no mountains or rivers across all seven islands.
  • There are more than a few sunken WWII ships along the coastline.
  • Visit Popeye's Village, originally built for the Popeye movie released in 1980. Sweethaven was left standing and is now a popular tourist attraction.