By Judith.Baker

A midsummer night's dream in Vilnius

Vilnius, the pretty capital of Lithuania, has 100 types of beer and a thousand and one different events to celebrate its title of European Capital of Culture 2009

Ethiopia's magical history tour

Largely ignored by tourists, Ethiopia has some of Africa's most dramatic scenery and a wealth of fascinating cultural sights that reveal the mysteries of ancient civilisations

Henna Nights: India with the girls

Shopping, massage, henna tattoos, restaurants, yoga, romantic views… Rajasthan has it all for a group of women travellers – and a homestay, living with locals, is a safe and friendly way to see it