A year from today, the long-awaited Berlin Brandenburg International airport (BBI) will open next to the site of Berlin-Schönefeld, finally ending a long and drawn out game of airport musical chairs. The new airport will…
My home country has found itself in a rather slippery situation recently. As a nation we’ve always been on top of the world, dwelling casually by the North Pole in a landmass looking somewhat like a disfigured mitten.
Finland and Sweden are now working more closely together to combine some military muscle. Monocle’s resident Finn, Markus Hippi, thinks Sweden’s new input – and haircare tips – can only be a good thing.
Spurred on by the Lebanese government’s promise to cut carbon emissions and start using renewable energy, the Danish embassy in Beirut decided to introduce some much needed green thinking to the land of Cedars.
Work on a new motorway to drastically improve the Phillipines' infrastructure gets underway, tree planting takes off in China to combat desertification and Kabul to educate the population on conservation, while India's…
Every night the TransAsya Express departs from Istanbul heading for Tehran. It takes three days and two nights to reach its destination, time enough for you to leave the European lifestyle of western Turkey far behind. Saul Taylor took the train as far as Van in the Kurdish corner of the country. This is the story of Monocle's journey on the slow train east.
Great cities adapt and change like their residents. The process of finding a favourite has been a global undertaking that confirmed and renewed our love of exciting urban centres. The following make up Monocle’s top 25.