Catherine Ball

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

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