Newsweek International

Newsweek International is a consumer magazine covering general interest issues with editorial content. Newsweek Inc. publishes this periodical weekly. Fareed Zakaria is the Editor.

Articles from Vol. 155, No. 22, May 31

After the Disaster Strikes
Byline: Sameer Reddy Hotels devastated by terrorism or weather figure out how to win back the public's trust. The 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai left two of the city's top hotels--the Oberoi and the Taj Mahal Palace & Towers--shattered, not...
A Piece of Home
Byline: Nick Foulkes As business and leisure travel merge, luggage makers reinvent the humble rucksack. The eruption of the Icelandic volcano gave meaning to John Steinbeck's often quoted observation, "A journey is like a marriage. The certain...
Apple vs. Everyone
Byline: Daniel Lyons Apple is famous for being nuts about secrecy. So it was a pretty entertaining when Gizmodo, a scrappy Silicon Valley tech blog, recently got hold of a top-secret, fourth-generation iPhone, ripped it apart, and published photos...
Chinese Tourists Welcomed Here
Byline: Katie Baker As the recession fades into memory, travelers from the mainland are leading the world into a new era of adventure and spending. Tourism and empire have always gone hand in hand. Alongside merchants and armies, history's great...
Eat around the Clock
Byline: Lucy Birmingham a 24-hour gourmet food tour of tokyo offers a delectable sampling of japan's culinary delights, but it's not for the faint of heart--or stomach. Tokyo is the world's cuisine capital, a mecca for any serious foodie. With...
Gratitude for Arizona
Byline: Jorge Castaneda Its aggressive law could spur action. Immigration has returned to center stage in the U.S. for wrong but not unreasonable motives. The law (S.B. 1070) signed by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer in April has set off an explosion...
Greetings from Taiwan
Byline: Melinda Liu The island welcomes tourists from the mainland, and their money. Chinese traveling abroad began as a trickle in the '90s, but now they're flooding Asian destinations like a tourism tsunami. Today, China is the fastest--growing...
Letters: May 10, 2010
'Why I Hate 3-D (And You Should Too)' One can only hope next year's inevitable flurry of romantic comedies now being double-lensed will nip this unpleasant fad in its protruding bud yet again. Michael Lennick, Bala, Canada Roger Ebert's article...
Luxury in Every Quarter
Byline: Jerry Guo China's top hotels branch out beyond the booming mega-cities. The ancient fortress town of Pingyao, deep in China's poor coal country, seems an unlikely place to find Western-style luxury. Villagers still use coal stoves, and...
Making the Connections
Byline: Sana Butler Luxury-tour operators can arrange meetings for clients with local big shots in any destination. Sophisticated travelers have long wanted to absorb the local, day-to-day culture of their destinations, whether by staying with...
Old Soul in a Young Body
Byline: Jerry Guo The 25-year-old Tibetan monk known as His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje, is a self-professed "Facebook stalker" who exercises using his Nintendo Wii and whose favorite Western movie is Kung Fu Panda (and,...
On the Trail of the Buddha
Byline: Sudip Mazumdar A luxury train ride through Northern India visits some of the faith's most important spiritual sites. Suffering may be the path to enlightenment, but retracing the steps of the Buddha need not be fraught with hardship....
Paranormal Activities
Byline: Sophie Grove In Britain, ghost hunting has gone from quirky pastime to serious business. In a pitch-dark cellar in suburban London, a psychic mutters a Latin incantation, goading a recalcitrant spirit to make its presence known. His companions,...
Powered by My Own Two Legs
Byline: Jerry Guo Pedaling around New Zealand proves a lot more challenging than an exercise-bike workout. It was the classic rookie mistake: thinking of a two-week cross-country -cycling tour as a longer version of an exercise-bike workout....
Radoslaw Sikorski: Poland Moves Close to Germany
Byline: Ginanne Brownell The April plane crash that killed 80 Polish leaders, including President Lech Kaczynski, is known in Poland as "the catastrophe." The leaders were en route to a commemoration of the 1940 Soviet massacre of Polish officers...
Rediscovering Old Shanghai
Byline: Duncan Hewitt As visitors arrive for the world expo, newly restored relics only add to this contemporary city's allure. Shanghai may be a city obsessed with supermodernity, but its history won't quietly fade away. During the city's massive...
Sauntering Down the Tracks
Byline: Aaron Lake Smith Traversing Cuba by train may not be fast, but it is certainly scenic. In the dawn hours, the La Coubre train station in Old Havana is packed with bleary-eyed Cubans waiting in a tangle of lines to buy tickets or board...
Scandalmania
Byline: Takashi Yokota After running through three leaders in four years, Japan's problem is not bad leaders. It's-- Petty scandal is so common in rich nations that most politicians survive it largely undamaged. Bill Clinton overcame real-estate...
Smart Russia
Byline: Owen Matthews and Anna Nemtsova Medvedev's vision of Russia's future is about brains, not the power of oil, bombs, or the Kremlin. When Vladimir Putin talked about restoring Russia's greatness, he evoked a deeply 20th-century vision of...
Swim the Open Seas
Byline: Megan Shank Holidays in the water offer good exercise as well as close-up views of the wildlife. Rachel Golub recently traveled from Chile to Argentina and back. The 33-year-old musician from New York City didn't drive, fly, train, walk,...
The Egyptian Enigma
ElBaradei needs to stop playing coy. There's something puzzling about the way that Mohamed ElBaradei, former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and 2005 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, has captured the imaginations of Egyptians chafing...
The Grander Canyon
Byline: Duncan Hewitt Bigger than Arizona's, Tibet's little-known canyon is so remote, tourists are just beginning to find it. It's hard to imagine a gorge bigger than Arizona's Grand Canyon going virtually unnoticed. But until recently that,...
The Next Frontier Could Be in Iraq
Byline: Barton Biggs; Biggs is managing partner of Traxis Partners hedge fund in New York. It's not too much of a stretch to suggest that Iraq could be the next Saudi Arabia, the biggest oil producer in the world. Emerging markets are where the...
The Real European Stalemate
Byline: Denis MacShane It's in Germany, not Britain. As the drama of Europe's debt crisis slowly unfolds, all eyes have been diverted to the wrong national subplot. The new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition in Britain is surprising and...
There's No Place like Home
Byline: Melinda Liu Chinese travelers are embracing the sites in their own country-- especially those offering a foreign or global perspective. Two of China's most scenic destinations are locked in a tussle: will the real Hallelujah Mountain...
The Sites Less Seen
Byline: Ginanne Brownell Countries known for one or two main attractions are encouraging tourists to venture beyond the obvious and explore their hidden gems. After walking for 30 minutes through plowed fields bursting with crops, the tour group...
What Nick Clegg Thinks about America
Byline: Stryker McGuire Is Britain's new deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, "anti-American"? Former prime minister Gordon Brown seemed to think so. He said exactly that about the leader of the Liberal Democrats in a televised debate before the May...
When Age Is No Obstacle
Byline: Tara Weingarten Healthy and energetic, more and more senior citizens are embracing adventure travel. In the 2007 film The Bucket List, Jack Nicholson's ailing character is desperate to accomplish a few last exciting feats before he dies....
Where the Ultimate Souvenir Is a New Home
Byline: Alexandra A. Seno Chinese holidaymakers are flocking to Hong Kong in search of prime real estate. To buy is glorious, but just looking is half the fun. Tourists from mainland China love to shop, as the queues outside the Louis Vuitton...
Why a Camel Has Humps
Byline: Sophie Grove gastro-tours provide an easy way to connect with middle eastern culture. Camel hump is a rare delicacy in Abu Dhabi. And food writer Anissa Helou has been hankering for it for years. She recently got the chance to eat it...