Promoted by the Tourism Office as the 5th Avenue of Istanbul, it’s fair to say that Istiklal Avenue does have a certain panache. Read on…

A ferociously-finned Cadillac from the 1950s sleek speedboats of the ultra-riche of the 1960s;  a Douglas airliner that opened up the world and a beautiful ferry that plied the Bosphorus, only a smattering of what makes the Rahmi M Koç Museum of Transport a glorious collection of all things moveable. Read on…

Rua das Flores, once the most elegant street in Porto, Portugal, is being brought back to its former glory, but this time with a mixture of fancy and everyday. Read on…

Lack of space in Delhi is not confined to the living; it is now taking a toll on the dead. At least five of the city’s eight Christian cemeteries have put ‘no space available’ notices. Read on…

After five decades of being locked away from the world Yangon  is becoming a major destination for those who want to see the renaissance of what was, a century ago, one of the most beautiful cities in Southeast Asia. Read on…

A fix of betel nut; a dozen quails eggs to snack on; small pancakes of shredded vegetables and mystical sauces served by a smiling vendor dressed in traditional checked sarong – just part of the entertainment on the three-hour ride on the Yangon Circular Railway. Read on…

One of Malasia’s oldest markets where you can buy anything from fabrics to fish-heads, songbok to sandals, all at encouragingly low prices.  Read on…

Furniture makers, mattresses emporiums, fabric stores, and pharmacies,  pots, pans and jewellery, Delhi’s Nehru Bazar deals in the accoutrement of everyday life. Read on…

I’ve arrived mid-way through the Pushkar Camel Fair, only to find that there aren’t any camels, or at least not that many to speak of. Read on…