The Escapist - Off you go! Monocle's annual directory of the top places to dine, sleep, shop and stretch out./ Monocle Magazine / COLUMBUS: A modernist mecca in America's Midwest. BROOME: A letter from the remote Australian Outpost. RIVER CRUISING: Rethink a wind down the Rhine. BUCHAREST: A capital that is coming into it's own. BENIDORM: A study in architecture and anthropology.