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"We were passing through the welcome shade of a forest when the telltale stone terraces appeared through a gap in the trees," our editor @HoldenFrith writes. "From our lunch stop, we had an even better view, revealing the full extent of the ruined town and its mountainous backdrop. It was not hard to see why the Incas thought this place was special."
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Read our full report of a remarkable adventure along the breathtaking Salkantay Route to Machu Picchu - one of the lesser-known trails linking the iconic stone city to the outside world. Link in bio.

"We were passing through the welcome shade of a forest when the telltale stone terraces appeared through a gap in the trees," our editor @HoldenFrith writes. "From our lunch stop, we had an even better view, revealing the full extent of the ruined town and its mountainous backdrop. It was not hard to see why the Incas thought this place was special." . Read our full report of a remarkable adventure along the breathtaking Salkantay Route to Machu Picchu - one of the lesser-known trails linking the iconic stone city to the outside world. Link in bio.

**Competition time!** This week, Portfolio is offering the chance for one lucky follower to win their very own Chocolatier's Table, comprised of almost a full kilogram of delicious treats from master chocolatiers @HotelChocolat.

To enter the competition, all you have to do is:

1. Follow @the_week_portfolio
2. Like this post
3. Comment on this post

Competition ends Tuesday 19th February 2019 at midday. Open to legal residents of the United Kingdom only. One entry per person. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be amended once confirmed. No cash alternative is available. The winner will be chosen at random by @the_week_portfolio and notified via Instagram.

**Competition time!** This week, Portfolio is offering the chance for one lucky follower to win their very own Chocolatier's Table, comprised of almost a full kilogram of delicious treats from master chocolatiers @HotelChocolat. To enter the competition, all you have to do is: 1. Follow @the_week_portfolio 2. Like this post 3. Comment on this post Competition ends Tuesday 19th February 2019 at midday. Open to legal residents of the United Kingdom only. One entry per person. The prize is non-transferable, non-refundable and cannot be amended once confirmed. No cash alternative is available. The winner will be chosen at random by @the_week_portfolio and notified via Instagram.

The stunning hostile landscape of Bartolomé Island in the Galapagos, dominated by unmistakable evidence of volcanic activity. 
Check out our page for a full report on a fascinating journey through Ecuador and the iconic Galapagos Archipelago. Link in bio.

The stunning hostile landscape of Bartolomé Island in the Galapagos, dominated by unmistakable evidence of volcanic activity. Check out our page for a full report on a fascinating journey through Ecuador and the iconic Galapagos Archipelago. Link in bio.

Alila Villas, Koh Russey. The latest offering from luxury hotelier Alila, this breathtaking jungle hideaway is on the Cambodian Riveria amid the Koh Rong archipelago. We went to check it out. 🌴 ☀️

Alila Villas, Koh Russey. The latest offering from luxury hotelier Alila, this breathtaking jungle hideaway is on the Cambodian Riveria amid the Koh Rong archipelago. We went to check it out. 🌴 ☀️

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a first-class gastronomic experience or simply to sample the best of British wine, be sure to stop by Rathfinny Wine Estates set just off the gorgeous South Downs Way. Check out our page for a full review of this exceptional Sussex winery. Link in bio.

Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a first-class gastronomic experience or simply to sample the best of British wine, be sure to stop by Rathfinny Wine Estates set just off the gorgeous South Downs Way. Check out our page for a full review of this exceptional Sussex winery. Link in bio.

Got a craving to splurge on Christmas booze but the thought of wine just isn't cutting it? Check out our list of the best spirits to buy this festive season, including the exquisite Bulleit Frontier Whisky bourbon Tattoo Edition. Link in bio.

Got a craving to splurge on Christmas booze but the thought of wine just isn't cutting it? Check out our list of the best spirits to buy this festive season, including the exquisite Bulleit Frontier Whisky bourbon Tattoo Edition. Link in bio.

From mulled wine cheesecake from Oslo in Hackney to Mince pie samosas at the Kennington Tandoori, check out our page for a rundown of the craziest and most delectable Christmas specials available this year. Link in bio.

From mulled wine cheesecake from Oslo in Hackney to Mince pie samosas at the Kennington Tandoori, check out our page for a rundown of the craziest and most delectable Christmas specials available this year. Link in bio.

Still stuck for ideas for that gastronomic-minded loved one? Head to our site for a list of the best gifts for foodies this year, including this stunning selection of macarons from Edinburgh's own Mademoiselle Macaron. Link in bio.

Still stuck for ideas for that gastronomic-minded loved one? Head to our site for a list of the best gifts for foodies this year, including this stunning selection of macarons from Edinburgh's own Mademoiselle Macaron. Link in bio.

"Fit for a queen, and just about as glamorous and intriguing as a pair of pom pom-adorned Tudor shoes." Head to our page to read @felicitycapon's review of Ellenborough Park hotel, a bastion of history and heritage in the heart of the Cotswolds.

"Fit for a queen, and just about as glamorous and intriguing as a pair of pom pom-adorned Tudor shoes." Head to our page to read @felicitycapon's review of Ellenborough Park hotel, a bastion of history and heritage in the heart of the Cotswolds.

For the best of Yuletide in central London, head to The Dorchester for their fabulous new Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea. Check out our full review on our page. Link in bio.

For the best of Yuletide in central London, head to The Dorchester for their fabulous new Festive Champagne Afternoon Tea. Check out our full review on our page. Link in bio.

Check out our page for our report of a fascinating journey through Beautiful #Barbados. From pig tails and food shacks to coconut punch, waterfalls and monkeys, there is much more to the Caribbean island than just luxury accommodation.

Check out our page for our report of a fascinating journey through Beautiful #Barbados . From pig tails and food shacks to coconut punch, waterfalls and monkeys, there is much more to the Caribbean island than just luxury accommodation.

Another day, another road test. We’ve been putting the new Audi R8 through its paces around the Ascari circuit in Ronda, Spain. Is it good? You’ll have to wait until next week to find out.

Another day, another road test. We’ve been putting the new Audi R8 through its paces around the Ascari circuit in Ronda, Spain. Is it good? You’ll have to wait until next week to find out.

One of just 500 produced, this ultra-exclusive, handmade decanter is the brainchild of Maximilian Riedel, who currently helms the prestigious Riedel glassware firm, which has its roots in seventeenth-century Bohemia. Riedel glass focuses more on function than pure form and the Black Ayam Decanter is no different.

Ayam decanters are constructed with a dual decanting function, whereby wine is aerated as it is poured into and from the decanter. As Maximilian Riedel says: “Aesthetics is not always performance.” We think he is downplaying the beauty of this gorgeous decanter.

Check out our site for a rundown of the best designer homeware Christmas gift ideas.

One of just 500 produced, this ultra-exclusive, handmade decanter is the brainchild of Maximilian Riedel, who currently helms the prestigious Riedel glassware firm, which has its roots in seventeenth-century Bohemia. Riedel glass focuses more on function than pure form and the Black Ayam Decanter is no different. Ayam decanters are constructed with a dual decanting function, whereby wine is aerated as it is poured into and from the decanter. As Maximilian Riedel says: “Aesthetics is not always performance.” We think he is downplaying the beauty of this gorgeous decanter. Check out our site for a rundown of the best designer homeware Christmas gift ideas.