Catherine Ball

Saigon: history and culture in a very modern city

Ho Chi Minh City, or Saigon as it is still known to most Vietnamese people, is a buzzing, modern metropolis with a fascinating but sad recent history Read the guide

Crafts, churches and chocolate in beautiful Oaxaca, Mexico

Artisans, markets and plenty of history make Oaxaca an ideal destination for tourists who want to see a different side to Mexico Read the guide

Mexico City’s Zocalo: the centre of the Aztec world

Take a chance on Mexico City - it is one of the liveliest, friendliest cities in the world. The Zocalo provides the perfect introduction to the history and culture of this amazing metropolis Read the guide