Asia’s most multicultural city?

The Asian city that caters to everyone Centuries of global trade, conquest and colonisation have made Delhi one of the world’s most multicultural cities. With its 26 million people, Delhi has been described as a microcosm of India, with trappings from the country’s many cultures, religions and traditions. Centuries of global trade, conquest and colonisation […]

A ghost island in the middle of the Indian ocean

A ghost island in the middle of the Indian ocean India’s idyllic islands Situated in the Bay of Bengal, India’s Andaman and Nicobar Islands are an isolated group of 572 tropical islands, of which only 38 are currently inhabited. Nautically located closer to South East Asia than India, they are known for stunning beaches, thriving […]

What it means to know when to leave

After 100 hours in Tibet, I knew it was time to leave After 100 hours in Tibet, I knew it was time to leave Writer Pico Iyer understands that by keeping an outer journey short, you can make the inner journey that follows echo across a lifetime. In time, like space, a curious mathematics often […]

The curious customs of Copacabana

The curious customs of Copacabana On Lake Titicaca’s southern edge, Copacabana, Bolivia, is famed for an ancient relic, miracles and a religious rite that includes showering new cars in cold beer. My first thoughts were that Copacabana, Bolivia, looks a lot like Italy’s Amalfi Coast. From a distance, across the dark and choppy waters of […]

The secrets hiding in Warsaw, the Paris of the east

The secrets hiding in Warsaw, the Paris of the east Despite its past hardships, Poland’s capital city continues to rise from the ashes – and its once-famous elegance can still be found by those who look beyond the surface. Once known as ‘The Paris of the East’ for its Baroque beauty, Warsaw saw more than […]

The boat trip that changed my life

the Caribbean boat trip that cured my fear of water “Each time I climbed the launch’s rickety ladder to board the ship’s equally precarious stairway, I chipped away at the fear that had consumed and contained me for decades.” but the Caribbean boat trip changed my life. At a distance, I spotted the towering 236ft […]

How an Italian town changed a life

How an Italian town changed a life

to Say about an Italian town: “In the first days of my honeymoon, I traveled to central Italy to retrace the same steps my great-grandmother Filomena walked after her own nuptials, almost 100 years earlier.” Everywhere I went, I walked in her footsteps. She stepped on these same stones, past the Roman-era thermal baths, beyond […]

New 1.5m penguin super-colony spotted from space

Scientists have stumbled across a huge group of previously unknown Adélie penguin on the most northerly point of the Antarctic Peninsula. Numbering more than 1.5 million birds, they were first noticed when great patches of their poo, or guano, showed up in pictures taken from space. The animals are crammed on to a rocky archipelago […]

The tiny village hidden inside the Grand Canyon

The Native American village of Supai is the most remote village in the lower 48 states, and the only way to reach it is by helicopter or on foot. Off the beaten path Roughly 5.5 million tourists visit the Grand Canyon each year, but few realise that this vast abyss is home to a tiny […]

The islands of unbridled imagination

Creative surrender in the faroe Islands “When I conceded to their flow, the Faroe Islands showed me beauty in jaggedness, euphoria in unpredictability and reverence that comes with grandeur.” I had a death grip on the steering wheel. My fingers clutched it tightly as I nervously leaned forward in my seat, my right foot hovering […]