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Wok-tossed langoustines with samphire and oyster sauce

Wok-Tossed Langoustines with Samphire and Oyster Sauce

Wok-tossed langoustines with samphire and oyster sauce Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 5 mins Serves: 2 Skill Level: Easy Popular in France, the langoustine is a delicious white shellfish, similar in appearance to a large prawn, but with small nippers like a lobster. In this recipe, they are stir-fried with Asian flavours to make

Top 10 national and state parks in Washington state

Olympic national park If you only have time to visit one park in Washington, make it Olympic. Located out on the Olympic Peninsula in the north-west corner of the state, this massive wilderness offers everything from tide pools to mossy rain forests to glacier-capped mountains. Jutting out into the Pacific and separated from the mainland

Instagram snapshots  Sperlonga, Latina, Italy

Hit the beach, explore the old town then cool off with a gelato … In our new Instagram slot, Rome-based photographer Nicolee Drake heads to the Italian coast • Share your travels in Instagram pictures with a series of three snaps, plus captions, by adding #guardiantravelsnaps• Follow us on Instagram at guardiantravelsnaps This entry passed

The future of travel: what will holidays look like in 2024?

In the future underwater hotels could be a mainstream option, that’s if you’re not holidaying on the moon. Photograph: Skyscanner What does the future hold for travel? Check-in by robot? Budget space flights? Virtual holidays? Flight comparison site Skyscanner is offering a glimpse of what the 2024 holiday experience could be like with its Future

Mammut mountaineering adventures in pictures

These athletes climbed 30 metres of vertically-hanging ropes above the Klausen Pass until everybody had come to a stop in a horizontal line. Only after nearly two hours, when the last participant was in position, did the photographer snap the shot. Photograph: Robert Bösch/Mammut/Rex This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this

Racing to the stones: a run along Englands oldest footpath

Standing stones: the huge sarsens at Avebury, which is on the Ridgeway footpath. Photograph: Terry Mathews/Alamy An almighty crack of thunder snaps me awake at four in the morning. It’s so close it feels terrifying, apocalyptic even. Dawn seems to have broken over me like a cold sweat and as I lie listening to the

Kansas City, Missouri: the city Gone Girls Amy loved to hate

Sculptures on the lawn at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Photograph: Alamy Giant shuttlecocks lie, feathers in the air, on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. It’s a statement of intent – at an institution more renowned for old masters – and a challenge to the preconceptions visitors might hold

Tay Ho: Hanois new food, fashion and creative quarter

The rooftop oyster bar at Don’s, Hay To, Hanoi Photograph: . Just a few years ago, Tay Ho was a sleepy cluster of fishing villages on the northern outskirts of Hanoi. Tourists rarely ventured out here – and neither did locals. “People asked why I was opening a restaurant all the way out there. Back in

World view: Grudarfjorfur, Iceland

‘En route to North America, we decided to take advantage of a free stopover in Iceland. It was a destination I, as a travel photographer, had been trying to get to for ages. We saw the northern lights, camped at the foot one of the largest waterfalls in the country, and were awed by nature,’

Pavia Rosati: it was love at first soup at a new Melbourne restaurant

Souper-duper … Brothl, Melbourne Brothl is not about hookers, though I’m sure we’re expected to suppose that it is. It’s about broth and bones, and meals served at a communal table. The dropped vowel is partly modern cheek and partly symbolic of the zero-waste philosophy that inspired Joost Baker, the creative mind behind this new