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Street style in Seoul

Not a traditional destination for travellers from the West, Seoul, South Korea’s futuristic capital, is an Asian cultural powerhouse and its fashion scene is one of the latest exports to take off internationally, writes Tom Allsop

What I pack: the guidebook guru

Lonely Planet co-founder and author, Tony Wheeler, has visited more than 150 countries — so 
he should have packing down to a fine art. In our regular series, he shares his bare essentials for any trip

The new fashion capitals

As the world’s most stylish cities gear up for a month of SS16 fashion weeks, it’s easy to forget that London, New York, Milan and Paris aren’t the only destinations with serious fashion credentials. Lizzy Wilkinson scopes out four alternative cities that should be on any fashion lover’s radar

Facehunter: five of the world's most stylish cities

Street style blogger Yvan Rodic, aka Facehunter, picks his five favourite cities for great fashion and style

Six of the world's best record stores

Just when you thought the stylus had, well, gone out of style, sales of vinyl records are climbing. Here are the world's most unique wax wonderlands

Alain de Botton introduces Generation Curious

High Life magazine is nearly 40 years old. Its readers have changed from being a jet-set elite to a global, democratic and very mobile tribe. For the modern globetrotter, luxury has been supplanted by experience as the main goal. Alain de Botton is curious...

Three cities with changing skylines

The highs and lows of London, Seoul and New York's striking buildings

Where to party, shop and relax in Seoul

Forget Tokyo, Paris, London and New York. The South Korean capital is indisputably the world's buzziest city. But can you take the pace and look the part? 
Find out with 
our RoK* star guide. 
Nell McShane Wulfhart 
leads the way

Five of the best Asian cities

Ed Peters counts down five of the best cities in the Far East, with a few top tips on dining out, sightseeing and accommodation