Self-Isolation Activity

So you’re self-isolated. You’re practicing proper hygiene. You’re working from home and you’re not hoarding. Now what?

Just what to do to occupy you’re mind while absconded from the rest of the world is now a task that many are contemplating. So let’s recommend a simple one: Reading.

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A good reliable news service would be a good idea. As is avoiding the hive of misinformation that is junk media and some light entertainment is also essential.

For light reading, this bureau recommends Monocle magazine. There’s the choice of subscribing, although as that may be a struggle for some in these medically and economically challenging times, there’s also the option of their free email newsletters.

Good Guide

Monocle magazine has created new editions of some of its excellent travel guides.

Bureau favourite, Monocle has done a great job at producing travel guides for 39 locations around the world.

However cities are dynamic and so are forever changing. This requires updates and Monocle has risen to the occasion with new editions for four of its guides.

There’s new guides for London, New York, Paris and Hong Kong.

The guides are jam packed with useful information, top tips and opinions on the world’s great cities. With these new editions you can be sure to be well briefed and up to date when you arrive for your visit.

The Feed Read

Bureau favourite, Monocle magazine produced their edition of their special annual on eating and drinking.

The directory provides the best places to visit, recipes to make and accessories to acquire.

It highlights Monocle’s preference to show the local knowledge perspective from around the world and will make you simultaneously hungry for the food and to travel to the featured destinations.

For those that like what they see, Monocle also produces books which are a double down on the directory features.

One that was produced recently was the Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets.

This book has a more proprietor focus, but the reader will be inspired to visit all of the locations that are featured in the book.

You’ll need to arrange some accommodation to visit all those markets so Monocle has you covered for that with The Monocle Guide to Hotels, Inns and Hideaways.

Your inner hotelier will love all the best and fresh ideas that holiday accommodaton around the world has to offer.

An Eye On Monocle

After giving an email newsletter recommendation recently, here’s another: The Monocle Minute.

Sent out daily thought out the working week plus an expanded weekend edition, The Monocle Minute gives you snippets of news and analysis from around the world.

With a look at the stories that are just off to the side of the screaming headlines, The Monocle Minute also gives you highlights of Monocle’s extensive podcast programs as well as their fascinating short films. It’s the update that’s easy to recommend for those that like to keep an eye on things.