As people stay in, birds rare and common reappear in neighbourhoods, delighting birders glued to their windows.
Greece’s capital city bursts with the drama of epic history, mercurial gods and mighty monuments.
How a diehard fan of Roger Federer gets pulled in by the magic of Djokovic’s hometown.
Ask anyone in Lalibela who built its many churches and they’ll tell you it was angels. After spending some time in the sprawling complex of churches, a writer might be inclined to believe them.
Be it for research, holidays or work conferences, the religious scholar is always going places. And the more he sees, the more he believes we are the same.
Highs in the Ethiopian capital don't end at coffee.
Rahul Akerkar, the founder of Indigo restaurant, takes one diving holiday a year and prefers street eats to fine dining fare.
In the overworked South Korean city, people will take sleep and relaxation where they can get it.
A handy guide to juice out the wons and have fun in South Korea's favourite tourist city.
An infinity pool, Konkani cuisine, dance floors: The maiden voyage of M.V. Angriya captures the ineffable romance of the ocean.
In Izmir, spices and souvenirs abound in Turkish bazaars, and Greco-Roman ruins enchant.
The country's street-favourite fruity concoctions are proof that happiness can be served in a glass.
A wine tasting session in Israel shines the spotlight on some delicious anecdotes about the drink's storied past, and its modern-day credentials.
The author of The Hindus: An Alternative History first visited India in 1963 to study the Puranas. She left a year later, exploring the country through the lens of its scriptures.
The writer and historian on reprising his first love—photography—and being surprised by India after 30 years of intimate travel.
Travel guides are useful, but for the real feel of a place, look to its literature.
Woke millennials might screw up their noses at tourists, but there is nothing wrong in sightseeing the old-school way.
Zac O’Yeah’s e-book is a fascinating account of Bharuch’s Grecian past and its ghee-rich cuisine.
Tel Aviv is just the holiness-free antidote one might crave after exploring Jerusalem’s Biblical awesomeness.
Spain's capital has much to lap up, from great European artworks and raging bullfights to passionate Flamenco performances and a dazzling nightlife.
Move beyond the sangria: Raise your glasses to the country’s favourite liqueurs, spiced concoctions and tiger nut-based drinks.
Staggering through the sights and sounds of four cities: Seville, Valencia, Málaga and Cuenca.
There is more than one way to enjoy your drink in the Austrian capital.
Monuments, contemporary buildings and food dominate the Mumbai-based architect’s itinerary.
Temples allow shoes and there are really no dress restrictions either. Faith here has been subsumed into its general way of life.
The writer and broadcaster talks about absorbing the antiquity of Turkey's largest city.
The city's buildings and cemeteries still tell the story of how it tried hard to defend itself during the Second World War.
A feminist walking tour in the French capital shines the light on historic women icons.
A Cantonese Opera where costumes are dramatic, make-up bold and plots twisted.
Emily Richmond, a solo American sailor, says she always only belongs to an elsewhere.
The writer and journalist speaks on nature, culture and counterculture in the city.
Sridhar Venkatesh has a one-track mind, and has run marathons in Morocco, Indonesia and Italy.
First as a student, now as a fellow, the journalist and writer will never be too old for this school.
Derided for being densely populated, Jakarta could well pull in a crowd.