Forget Venice, New Orleans and Notting Hill - if you really want to experience the most vibrant, most exciting of carnivals, you need to head to the city of Salvador, in Brazil's Bahia region
The sleepy riverside town of Gualeguaychu, north of Buenos Aires, bursts into life every weekend from January to March – the second-largest Carnival in Latin America, after Rio de Janeiro's
Book now for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (3 - 27 August 2012), with 40,000 performances of 2,500 shows taking place in 260 venues in three weeks.
by Barry O Leary
How can you tell when you’ve experienced a top class flamenco show? There’s a little secret, and Seville has the answer.
With roaming peacocks, open-air sculptures and dancing on the streets, Oviedo, Woody Allen’s favourite Spanish city, is a wonderful place to let your imagination run wild
Recife has shed its iffy reputation to become one of northeast Brazil’s key tourist attractions. Visit during carnival and discover a city brimming with colour, culture and caipirinhas
Milan has plenty of places to party, from huge rave clubs to tiny backstreet bars and chic, sleek cocktail lounges. Fashion moves fast here, with the in-crowd following word-of-mouth recommendations.