Can riddles show us truths? Hanoi, as imagined by some of its animal inhabitants...
What did I expect, when I visited the former Kingdom of a Million Elephants, the hidden jewel of old Indochina? An alternate Vietnam, where elephant did indeed roam the streets? A “lesser” version of Thailand, without the trademark smiles and tourist services to match?
Can travel teach us to be more self-aware, and confident in our own decisions, even in the Age of Social Media and FOMO?
Cát Bà island, a natural wonder and man-made dichotomy. Is it possible to still find secret places in such a rapidly developing space?
This is Portugal's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" without the magical realism. This is a Forsyte Saga for the landless peasants. In a place where the landscape is the only constant, these people, like Saramago's own grandparents, were literally Raised from the Ground.
Part childhood memoir, part revolutionary narrative. A novel about death? Or the death of the Victorian novel?
Why you should visit the island of Inis Mor, one of the most westerly points in Europe.