Aboard the catamaran, we have become like Pavlov's dogs. At the shout of 'whale!', we drop books, conversations and cups of tea and rush to the prow.
'Un, dos, tres, quatro, counted Catalin, our Cuban dance teacher, as we followed his rubbery legs through a salsa warm-up.
‘It’s a great night for sex,’ exclaimed Debbie, my night tour guide, as we walked under a full moon in the old town of San Juan.
‘Syria is a nation of shopkeepers,’ an astute observer once said, and, with a 2,000 year-old history of trade, Aleppo is like a big bazaar.
Enchanting lakeside villages, nestled at the foot of steep forested mountains, and opulent villas with sculpted gardens have earned Lake Como a reputation as one of the most elegant and romantic
The first word most people learn in Cuba is ‘mojito’ – the rum cocktail with soda, lime juice and crushed mint leaves invented by one-time resident, Ernest Hemingway.
Peter the Great’s sprawling city, with its exquisite palaces, art treasures and stunning architecture, has long wooed culture vultures.