Xinjiang is an epitome of China's tremendous changes

In 1988, I flew to Urumqi airport aboard the Ilyushin IL-96 airliner at dusk. The terminal was like…

15 November 2018 - 01.11 PM

Supping with ghosts of Freud, Mozart

The Kaffeehäuser are said to be the public living rooms of Vienna. The home of Mozart, Klimt and…

03 October 2018 - 09.10 AM

Wonder in the wilds

It's always a pleasure for my family and I to spend summer holidays on the road, as we often make…

13 September 2018 - 09.09 AM

Arts all year in two of continent’s gems

Next year’s two European Capitals of Culture will be Plovdiv in Bulgaria and Matera in Italy. Two…

11 September 2018 - 09.09 AM

Art Deco on the Ringstrasse

Top-end hotels lay out the red carpet for their guests, if not literally, then certainly…

10 September 2018 - 08.09 AM