Hampi, in the heart of southern India, is an almost obligatory stop for long-term travellers and backpackers who arrive here to relax and gather their energies for the next on
Take to the water on the River Thames and you will get to see a side of London unknown to many. In fact, I would say to get to know the authentic real London, you have to head for the river.
"So where are you staying in Paris?" my French client, Alain Boulet, enquired after I had dropped by with the family on our French vacation journey to the south.
It took me a year of living in Amsterdam to realise it is actually quite a small place. The reason it does not feel like that could well be to do with its cosmopolitan, open, tolerant attitudes.