Mark Rowe

A taste of old Shanghai

Shanghai's well on its way to becoming another Manhattan or Hong Kong - so you’d better be quick if you want to catch the more historic side of the city Read the guide

Winter or summer, Oslo is the perfect city break

Home to a large number of tortured geniuses and almost uniformly good-looking locals, Oslo is also one of Europe's prettiest capitals Read the guide

Cycling in Copenhagen

The Danish capital of Copenhagen – the location for the 21st century’s first major climate change treaty - is a joy to cycle around Read the guide

Bristol: the greenest city break in the UK

It’s official: Bristol is the most environmentally-friendly city in Britain. It also has more Georgian buildings than Bath and an imaginatively regenerated waterfront Read the guide

On the canal trail in Manchester

Manchester may be “happening” but it also has a fascinating industrial past that's been rejuvenated in recent years Read the guide