Time Out

If you find yourself with spare time on your next business trip, take up these recommendations from the wings team in six major cities around the world.

Nina Stornes, Finance Administrator, Norway recommends…
Visiting one of the 1,000 fjords around the country, the most dramatic being Geirangerfjord (listed by UNESCO and with walls of waterfalls), Aurlandsfjord (near the renowned Flam Railway), the Naeroyfjord (also listed by UNESCO) or the Lysefjord in the deep south, all of which are ‘side arms’ to the main fjords.

Jaco Botma, Travel Consultant, Cape Town recommends…
Hiking to the top of the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain and be rewarded with the best view of the city beneath. Depending on your fitness levels it will take between one and three hours but the good news is that visitors can take the aerial cable car back down, which takes a mere five minutes.

Joanne Cheyne, Team Leader, Aberdeen recommends…
Spending some chill-out time in the award-winning Johnston Gardens, which will transport you to the tranquillity of a Japanese garden, with its stunning waterfall, glistening streams, rockeries, a rustic bridge and the lush flora and fauna reminiscent of this Asian country.

Grasiele Araujo, Country Manager, Brazil recommends…
Scaling Corcovado by train to take in all 125 feet of the Art Deco statue Christ the Redeemer at its summit. It affords the best view of Rio, including Copacabana and Ipanema beaches below. The French-designed statue from the Twenties is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. 

Amanda Lee, Operations Manager, Singapore recommends…
A night safari outside the city spread across 35 hectares of dense rainforest either by foot or tram for the opportunity to see over 2,500 creatures of the night. These include deer, leopards, the Asian elephant, Malayan tapir and Malayan tiger. 

Martin Knights, Senior Travel Consultant, Houston recommends…
Visiting NASA’s Space Center to learn about the country’s space flight programme and explore its space artefacts such as spacesuits, moon rocks and the big attraction, to go inside the shuttle aircraft Independence mounted above the NASA 905 shuttle carrier aircraft in Independence Plaza. 

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