It’s who you meet not what you learn

Intrigue your colleagues and increase your allure by getting out of the office, writes Jeremy Shapiro

The North Bridge Brasserie
©Nicholas Yarsley

North Bridge Brasserie, Edinburgh

A testament to the old-time might of newspapers

©Ute Zscharnt/David Chipperfield Architects

Kantine, Berlin

Architect David Chipperfield’s offices and cafe in former factory


Feedback: jet lag is part of travel

Reader comments on Michael Skapinker column on insomnia on trips

Vector illustration on white background featuring evening, tired office man sleeping at working desk

Jet lag is just part of travelling life

We have to accept that our bodies are not equipped for rapid transportation across time zones

Le Jardin Francais

Le Jardin Français, Paris

Elect for opulence over value with breakfast at the Hotel Bristol


Eathos, Dublin

Web Summit attendees can find good coffee at striking new café

Unwind with a long commute

Why a lengthy journey to work need not mean misery

Y Bar in Minsk

Y-bar, Minsk

Liberal youth of Belarus converge to sip espressos

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison, 'Homeland'
©Stephan Rabold/SHOWTIME

How to avoid ‘Homeland’ translation traps

Mishap after US television producers failed to make checks highlights necessity of precautions

Kui Yuan Café, Guangzhou

A retreat for vistors to the Canton trade fair and antidote to the city’s coffee chains

The Hoxton; Shoreditch, London

Free WiFi and bar draw tech entrepreneurs to East End

Da Vinci Lodge, South Sudan

Busy Nile restaurant with crocodile on the menu

Quinoa, Lisbon

Stylish café blends old and new of Portugal’s capital

Tugu Kunstkring Paleis, Jakarta

Floor clients with an elaborate menu served by dancing waiters

Café Slavia, Prague

Enjoy a coffee in the former haunt of Kafka and Havel

Feedback: BA jet fire and carry-on bags

Readers suggested improvements to the evacuation process

When bags take priority over people

Passengers disobey safety orders and escape with luggage

Cycling without a helmet? Think again

Road deaths underline risks for two-wheeled commuters

Feedback: business travel pros and cons

Michael Skapinker’s piece led to a poignant warning from a reader

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