Vandana Poria, non executive director, UK India Business Council, poses for photograph in Pune, India, on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/FT
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Pleasure and pain of challenging moves

Expats on second-tier city assignments share their experiences

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Redbird, Los Angeles

Downtown revival is embodied at restaurant in former cathedral

Feedback: New York and business travel

Manhattanites mostly backed Michael Skapinker’s criticism of hotels, breakfast and subway signage

Yellow cabs on Broadway in Times Square, New York City.Sept 4, 2010. Credit line (HTML Code): © Sean Pavone | Title: Broadway and 42nd Street Intersection

Three ways we could love New York more

Dear Big Apple, your hotels, breakfast and subway let you down. Affectionately, a friend

Alt Cafe

Alt Coffee, Shanghai

Nondescript shopfront belies a destination for coffee cognoscenti

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

The market-friendly government plans to make the country ‘normal’


Okra, Karachi

Smooth over security concerns at this upmarket restaurant

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Residence, Sri Lanka

A restaurant and bar in a Victorian townhouse

BL05 : Great Place to Meet : Study, a bar inside Rose Rabbit Lie in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, location for the Consumer Electronics Show.

The Study, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Las Vegas

Escape the crowds of the CES in the sanctuary of a quiet bar

Peter Dubens, of Mark’s Club, which made Prime Minister David Cameron an honorary member
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London clubs open up to new ways of work

New venues blur the lines between business and leisure

Auerbachs Keller, Leipzig

Landmark restaurant frequented by Goethe, immortalised in Faust

Dhow, Maputo

Rustic café with a view over the turquoise waters of Maputo Bay

The Heathrow delay is worse than gutless

The UK government missed the point of outside experts

Restaurant Vrbas, Banja Luka

Take a popular rafting tour on the river and finish with a lunch meeting with a view

Le Bafena, Djibouti

Locals and expatriates enjoy Ethiopian flat bread and fondue

The fortune hunters of Brazil

Meet the foreigners taking a chance on a precarious economy

Hotel Casa del Mar, Los Angeles

Popular spot for tech entrepreneurs with feel of a beach club

It’s who you meet not what you learn

Intrigue your colleagues and increase your allure

North Bridge Brasserie, Edinburgh

Hotel brasserie in former offices of The Scotsman is testament to the old-time might of newspapers

Kantine, Berlin

Architect David Chipperfield’s offices and cafe in former factory