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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Said To Be Heading To Namibia For Their Honeymoon

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PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have reportedly chosen their honeymoon destination.

The couple, who will wed next month on May 19, are rumoured to be heading to the country of Nambia.

Getty – Contributor Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,who will wed next month on May 19, are rumoured to be heading to the country of Nambia for their honeymoon

According to Travel And Leisure, the newly-weds will travel there they say “I Do” at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Harry is a big fan of the country – after spending time there with ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy in 2006, as part of the army in 2008 and working in conservation in 2015.

In 2006, he and Chelsy travelled in a two-man Mohawk canoe down the Orange River, bedding down in sleeping bags on the river bank at nighttime.

Then a couple of years after joining the army, he visited Namibia’s Skeleton Coast with the Household Cavalry.

Alamy Kuiseb Canyon in the Namib Desert, Namibia

After leaving the army in 2015, Harry returned and worked with top vet Dr Pete Morkel in the remote wilderness region of Kunene, in the north-west corner of Namibia, home to the very rare “desert-adapted” elephant and black rhino.

He even missed his niece Princess Charlotte’s christening in order to help with anti-poaching efforts in the country, during which he worked with experts tracking lions in the Palmwag reserve.

While on his trip he slept outside in the bush, telling one of his colleagues: “I’ve come all the way to Africa to be free. I’m taking my bedroll and I’m sleeping by the fire.”

The honeymoon to Namibia wouldn’t be the first time Harry and Meghan have travelled to the continent together – early in their relationship they took a trip to Botswana together.

Getty – Contributor Prince Harry helps to dig a path for the vehicles during an expedition with the Household Cavalry in 2008 on the Skeleton Coast in Namibia

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The Sun revealed last year that the couple actually decided to wed while on the romantic holiday in 2017.

The loved-up couple committed to marriage when they were camping under the stars in the African wilderness, just a year after they started dating.

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Austrian Healing Gallery Is Perfect For The Cave Get-wellers

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FROM bee-sting therapy and snail facials to infrared saunas, I’ve seen wacky health fads come and go.

Lying in a radioactive cave must be one of the strangest.

 

The Sun A cavern a mile deep inside an Austrian mountain, is hot, humid  and laced with radon, a natural radiation that seeps in through the rocks

Sweating in my swimsuit, I am among a dozen tourists in an abandoned gold mine.

The Gastein Healing Gallery, a cavern a mile deep inside an Austrian mountain, is hot, humid . . . and laced with radon, a natural radiation that seeps in through the rocks.

It is said to cure all sorts of chronic pain and inflammation.

And if comic books have taught me anything, it should give me superpowers.

Claustrophobics should steer clear.

Foto Atelier Gerhard Wolkersdorfer The clear skies, fresh pasture and mountainous beauty at Alpentherme Bad Hofgastein, Wolkersdorfer, is chocolate-box perfect for a healthy stay

A tiny train drops you off in the cramped sauna and doesn’t come back for 40 minutes.

The jury is still out on the benefits of radon therapy — and whether blasting yourself with radiation is a good idea.

And perhaps it was just the alpine air outside, but my various aches seemed to be fading fast.

Back in the daylight, my eyes adjusted to take in the fantastic vista of the Gastein Valley.

The Sun A small train drops you off in the radiation-filled caves… and then heads off again

It was all the more impressive after being stuck in a sweaty cave for an hour.

The picturesque landscapes feature impossibly green grass, crystal-blue skies and snow-capped peaks, giving the feeling of standing in a Lindt chocolate advert.

I was spending the weekend in the village of Bad Hofgastein, at the 4★ Hotel Norica Therme.

Like most hotels in the area, it boasts its own incredible spa.

Corbis – Getty Austria’s mountains and valleys make for an impressive vista

Returning to the town, I went in search of a drink.

And I found it by following the sound of an oompah band to a bar where the entire village had apparently gathered.

Playing traditional Austrian songs, the cheering crowd ensured the hills came alive as they partied the night away.

At Berghof, a house that has been renovated into a homely restaurant and a delicious dining experience, I tucked into traditional Austrian dishes.

Owned by the Granitzer family, the waiters dress in traditional lederhosen and dirndl as they serve up hot bowls of hearty broth.

The cocktails are almost as nice to look at as the views

I opted for the Bladl Kropfn, a veggie-friendly pancake-donut hybrid you cover in sauerkraut, sour cream and cabbage.

The next morning I visited Bad Gastein waterfall before following the river upstream through villages and into the countryside on a hike lasting several hours.

Stopping for fresh, handmade ice-cream along the way, I passed the Kraftwerk Cafe in a renovated power plant that has stood in the heart of Bad Gastein since 1914.

Situated next to those running waters, it is the perfect spot to take a break from the walking.

As rain swept in, I finally reached our goal of breakfast at the quaint Amoseralm alpine hut, where I ate like a king.

More contemporary fare was on offer that evening at Ginger N’ Gin, an Asian- fusion spot with a staggering 130 types of gin to work your way through.

 

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The Best Cheap Restaurants In Britain – As Recommended By Famous Chefs In New ‘where Chefs Eat’ Book

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FANCY chefs have great taste in food – but it usually comes at astronomical prices.

Until now… some of the biggest names in the restaurant business have revealed the cheap places where they like to eat out.

Some of the best cheap restaurants from across the UK – where a dish costs as little as £1.40

The likes of  Yotam Ottolenghi and Joshua Katz – who have legions of foodie followers – have shared their favourite places to dine from neighbourhood cafes to high-end restaurants in the new edition of Where Chefs Eat.

653 international chefs have shared 7,043 recommendations in more than 570 cities across the world for the 1,184-page guide.

The publishers have exclusively shared with Sun Online Travel some of the cheapest foodie favourites from across the UK – where a dish costs as little as £1.40 – from Indian curry houses in south London to pub grub in Birmingham.

Chesham Tandoori

Google Streetview Chesham Tandoori was recommended for its great Indian food

Recommended by Mark Jarvis  – chef patron at Anglo

Chesham Tandoori, 48 Broad Street, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, HP5 3DX
 – 01494782669.

Opening Hours: Open seven days

Credit Cards: Accepted

Price Range: Budget

CHESHAM TANDOORI / Facebook Chef Mark Lewis has been eating the grub since he was 14

Style: Smart Casual

Cuisine: Indian

Recommended For: Bargain/Local Favourite

Mark said: “This is a restaurant I have been going to since I was fourteen-years old, in the town where I grew up.

“It’s great Indian food and as soon as I walk in they remember me. I always order sag gosht (lamb and spinach curry) and garlic naan.”

Stargazy Fish Bar

Google Streetview Stargazy Fish Bar was praised for being ‘Modern and clean, with good variety, great batter and well-seasoned’

Recommended by Michelin Young Chef Niall Keating

Stargazy Fish Bar at London Road
, Tetbury
, Gloucestershire, England, GL8 8JJ
 – 01666500690

Opening Hours: Open seven days

Credit Cards: Accepted but not Diners

Price Range: Budget

Stargazy Fish Bar / Facebook It was recommended by Michelin Young Chef Niall Keating

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Fish and Chips

Recommended For: Bargain

Niall said: “One of the pricier chip shops, but nonetheless, a chip shop. Modern and clean, good variety, great batter and well-seasoned.”

The Cod’s Scallops

The Cod’s Scallops is a ‘“Brilliant local chippy, cooking fresh fish with traditional beef dripping’

Recommended by Sat Bains –  owner of two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains

The Cod’s Scallops at 170 Bramcote Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, NG8 2QP
 – 01159854107

Opening Hours: Closed Sunday

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price Range: Budget

The grub was recommended by Sat Bains –  owner of two-Michelin star Restaurant Sat Bains

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Fish and Chips

Recommended For: Bargain

“Brilliant local chippy, cooking fresh fish with traditional beef dripping.”—Sat Bains

Dastaan

DASTAAN Dastaan is ‘Indian food with outstanding finesse and incredible value for money’

Recommended by Gordon Ramsay, protege Neil Borthwick and Michelin chef  Rohit Ghai

Dastaan at 447 Kingston Road, Epsom
, Surrey, 
England, KT19 0DB – 02087868999.

Opening Hours: Closed Monday

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX

Price Range: Budget

DASTAAN Neil Borthwick calls the restaurant ‘One of the best in the UK’

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Indian

Recommended For: Bargain

“Indian food with outstanding finesse and incredible value for money. One of the best in the UK.”
—Neil Borthwick

Wofon

Wofon Wofon was praised for its amazing noodle, ramen and rice dishes

Recommended by Paul Foster – owner of Salt restaurant

Wofon at 21 Regent Grove, Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England, CV32 4NN – 01926330399

Opening Hours: Closed Sunday

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price Range: Budget

Wofon Chef Paul Foster raved about the ‘Great prices and massive portions’

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Asian

Recommended For: Bargain

“Serves amazing noodle, ramen and rice dishes. Great prices and massive portions.”—Paul Foster

Purecraft Bar And Kitchen

PURECRAFT BAR AND KITCHEN Purecraft does homely classics like Scotch eggs and fish and chips

Recommended by Adam Stokes – owner of Michelin starred restaurant Adam’s

Purecraft Bar And Kitchen at 30 Waterloo Street, Birmingham
, West Midlands, 
England,  B2 5TJ – 
01212375666

Opening Hours: Open 7 Days

Credit Cards: Accepted

Price Range: Budget

PURECRAFT BAR AND KITCHEN The grub was recommended by Adam Stokes – owner of Michelin starred restaurant Adam’s

Style: Casual

Cuisine: British

Recommended For: Bargain

“Homely classics like Scotch eggs and fish and chips, done in a very accurate way.”— Adam Stokes

BAO

Bao / Facebook BAO IS ‘Fast food, but not as the term would suggest’

Recommended by food writer, chef, TV star and restaurant owner Yotam Ottolenghi

BAO at 53 Lexington Street Soho
London W1F 9AS 07769627811

Opening hours: Closed Sunday

Credit card: Accepted

Price range: Affordable

Style: Casual

Bao / Facebook The grub was recommended by food writer, chef, TV star and restaurant owner Yotam Ottolenghi

Cuisine: Taiwanese

Recommended for: Bargain

“This is fast food, but not as the term would suggest.

“The buns are what pull people in, but it’s all the sides I go back for—the aubergine mapo is incredible.” —Yotam Ottolenghi

Nanban

Nanban / Facebook Nanban has ‘The most incredible ramen and side dishes’

Recommended by Andi Oliver from Andi’s London

Nanban at 426 Coldharbour Lane Brixton
London SW9 8LF 02073460098

Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted but not AMEX

Price range: Affordable

Style: Casual

Nanban / Facebook Andi Oliver called it ‘Food that warms your heart and soul’

Cuisine: Japanese

Recommended for: Bargain

“The most incredible ramen and side dishes. Inspired, beyond delicious, stunning flavors.

“Food that warms your heart and soul.”—Andi Oliver

Ifto’s Lahore Karahi

IFTO’S LAHORE KARAHI Ifto’s Lahore Karahi is a family restaurant serving tandoor chicken and marinated lamb

Recommended by Awards-winning Ceviche restaurateur Martin Morales

Ifto’s Lahore Karahi at 162–164 The Broadway, Southall, 
London UB1 1NN
 – 02088138669

Opening hours: Open 7 days

Credit card: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price range: Affordable

Style: Casual

IFTO’S LAHORE KARAHI According to chef Martin Morales, it is ‘Perfect for kids, and perfect for trying a whole variety of spicy food’

Cuisine: Indian Pakistani

Recommended for: Bargain

“A warm welcome awaits, at this family restaurant serving the best tandoor chicken and marinated lamb.

“Perfect for kids, and perfect for trying a whole variety of spicy food.”—Martin Morales

Storries Home Bakery

Google Streetview Storries Home Bakery is a pie shop that opens at midnight on Leith Walk

Recommended by Ben Reade – co-owner of  Edinburgh Food Studio

Storries Home Bakery at 279 Leith Walk Edinburgh Scotland EH6 8PD

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: No

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

 

Stories Home Bakery / Facebook Chef Ben Reade called their pies ‘The stuff of legends’

Cuisine: Bakery

Recommended For: Late night / Bargain

“Storries Home Bakery is a pie shop that opens at midnight on Leith Walk. It is the stuff of legends.” —Ben Reade

Beigel Bake

Beigel Bake / Facebook Beigel Bake in on Brick Lane was recommended by scores of chefs

Recommended by chefs Harneet Baweja, Alex Jackson, Eyal Jagermann, Bonny Porter, Mark Rosati, Lee Tiernan, Mitch Tonks, Hus Vedat

Beigel Bake at 159 Brick Lane, Shoreditch
, London, E1 6SB
 – 02077290616

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: Not Accepted

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

Beigel Bake / Facebook Chef Lee Tiernan said of the shop: ‘Hands down, the best salt beef on the planet. Get double mustard. Open 24 hours’

Cuisine: Bakery

Recommended For: Bargain

Open 7 days No Not accepted Budget Style Casual Cuisine Bakery Recommended for Late night

“Hands down, the best salt beef on the planet. Get double mustard. Open 24 hours.”—Lee Tiernan

The Walnut

Facebook The Walnut was praised for Good produce and proper cooking

Recommended by Ben Reade – co-owner of  Edinburgh Food Studio

The Walnut at 9 Croall Place Edinburgh Scotland EH7 4LT 044 1312811236

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: Accepted but not AMEX or Diners

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

Facebook BYOB means its already budget menu is made cheaper by not needing to pay restaurant mark-ups on vino

Cuisine: Scottish

Recommended For: Bargain

“Good produce and proper cooking. BYOB means its already budget menu is made cheaper by not needing to pay restaurant mark-ups on vino.

“It’s always full, never pretentious and always tasty. Go for Sunday lunch, if you can get a table.”—Ben Reade

The Rib Man

The Ribman Food market stall The Rib Man only runs on Sundays

Recommended by Michelin-starred Alyn Williams

The Rib Man at Brick Lane Market, Spitalfields, London, E1 6QR

Opening Hours: Sunday only

Credit Cards: Not Accepted

Price Range: Budget

The Ribman Chef Alyn Williams called them great pork rib rolls with the Rib Man’s own hot sauce

Style: Casual

Cuisine: Barbeque

Recommended For: Bargain

“Great pork rib rolls with the Rib Man’s own hot sauce.”—Alyn Williams

Xi’an Impression

Xi’an Impression Xian Impression sits on the Holloway Road in London

Recommended by chefs Joel Braham, Sandia Chang, Carl Clarke, Dan Graham, Joshua Katz, James Lowe, Isaac McHale, Shaun Searley

Xi’an Impression at 117 Benwell Road Holloway
London N7 7BW
 02034410191.

Opening Hours: Open 7 days

Credit Cards: no

Price Range: Budget

Style: Casual

Xi’an Impression It was praised for outstanding and unusual Chinese food that is very affordable

Cuisine: Xi’an Chinese

Recommended For: Bargain

“Xi’an Impression serves outstanding and unusual Chinese food that is very affordable.”

Where Chefs Eat (Third Edition) Edited by Joe Warwick and published by Phaidon is out now priced at £19.99.

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This Floating Unicorn Island In The Philippines Is Attracting Tourists From Across The World

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A GIANT inflatable unicorn park exists in the Philippines for every holidaymaker who thinks that selfies are a key part of any trip abroad.

The inflatable island in Subic Bay in the Zambales province of the Philippines features a range of inflatable slides, bridges, swings, towers and something called a “human launcher.”

Cover Images A giant inflatable unicorn park exists in the Philippines

Cover Images The island covers over 4,100 square metres

The island is a relatively new attraction; it first opened at the beginning of April 2017, billing itself as “the biggest floating playground in Asia.”

At the time, it covered 3,400 square metres, or an area roughly the size of eight basketball courts placed next to each other.

Now, though, the island covers over 4,100 square metres, or around 44,132 square feet — all thanks to the Unicorn Island expansion.

In addition to all the obstacles that already existed on the main Inflatable Island, Unicorn Island, which just opened, adds another six obstacles to the list.

Cover Images Obstacles include Baba’s Super Slide, Slippery Slopes, the Rainbow Walk, Mini Jump and Fly, Climby the Seaunicorn and the Wavy Dinosaur

Cover Images The inflatable unicorn island is in Subic Bay in the Zambales province of the Philippines

These include Baba’s Super Slide, Slippery Slopes, the Rainbow Walk, Mini Jump and Fly, Climby the Seaunicorn and the Wavy Dinosaur.

It’s located in the northeast quadrant of the playground, separate from the main Inflatable Island, but easily swimmable from it.

There are also floating bars if you need a quick refreshment amidst all of the excitement.

Or for those who prefer to stay on land, there are pink and purple beach bars that serve drinks and snacks.

Cover Images For those who prefer to stay on land, there are pink and purple beach bars that serve drinks and snacks

Cover Images Guests can take their mobile phones along to take holiday pictures

And of course… you’re even allowed to bring gadgets like phones and selfie sticks onto the course if you do want to capture that perfect shot.

Elsewhere in the Phillipines, one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations has had to close to visitors for several months as it has become a “cesspool”.

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