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The Monocle Travel Guide, Hong Kong

Written by our team in the city, this is a book that takes in all the speed and dynamism of this pulsating commercial hub but also leads you down alleyways to hard-to-find cocktail bars and small design ateliers. Hong Kong has been hard to get to know properly – until now.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Amsterdam

This archetype of liberalism and diversity is forever reinventing itself and won’t fail to surprise first-time travellers and longtime visitors alike.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Los Angeles

Los Angeles is known for its glitz and glamour, beach culture, blockbuster studios and famous residents. But there’s much more to it than perfect teeth and tanned and taut bods.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Kyoto

Kyoto may be full of hushed streets steeped in tradition and hidden institutions run by kimono-clad custodians but don't be fooled: there's more to this captivating city than timeworn teahouses and graceful geiko.

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Issue 112

Pick up a copy of our fashion and retail special. Big interviews: Indonesia’s president, Apple’s retail maven and Germany’s cult fashion brand.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Barcelona

Here’s to a city of effortless charm, a coastal gem blessed with an agreeable climate and beautiful beaches. But before you get lost in that glass of vermut, look around – there’s more to the Catalan capital than sun, sea and sand.

The Monocle Travel Guide, Seoul

The South Korean capital is energetic and sprawling; it’s a 24-hour city that’s home to some 10 million people and plenty of brightly lit billboards, skyscrapers and shops.

From the Road x Monocle travel blanket

This soft blanket will keep you wrapped up warm on a flight. Individually hand woven in Nepal from merino wool and cashmere on a foot-pedal loom, they are hand-tinted with the edges brushed out to a discreet fringe that adds texture.






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