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The Authentic Athens Issue
OutThere – The Authentic Athens Issue
Printed in Belgium
Our Authentic Athens Issue provides luxury and experiential inspiration for an adventure in the Greek capital – introducing the OutThere Athenians who have bedded down during the economic crisis to harvest their best natural resource – creativity. We’re thrilled to bring you stories from Athens on the eve of what is an exciting time of change for LGBTQI people – the Greek parliament will shortly make a decision on Civil Partnerships, and it looks like the answer will be positive. On the subject of societal change, we also visit Myanmar, on the eve of its first general election in 25 years. A new dawn awaits this sleeping tiger that has been through so much, and we join Belmond’s stunning ‘Road to Mandalay’ for a whistle-stop introduction to this beautiful country.
We also head to a pop-up destination in the desert, Black Rock City – the site of the annual festival of art and self-exploration, Burning Man. We pay a visit to two of East Asia’s stunning urban centres for contrasting experiences – challenging the love for rule-abiding in Kyoto to understand why a Buddhist monk has allowed same-gender weddings at his temple in one, and then in the other, eating our way through futuristic Seoul and examining what it is that makes the Korean capital so different.
All this is in addition to your favourite reads – our special Benchmarks, Journeymen, tried and tested Basecamp and Equipment sections, this time featuring a swimwear shoot with The Warwick Rowers, the varsity rowing team behind the nude calendar, proceeds of which go towards combating homophobia in schools and sports, shot on location in New York.