Englishman James Frost is convinced he has found the perfect job; cultivating grapes to make quality wines on the Quinta de Sant’ana estate, which he runs with his wife Ann, 35km from Lisbon in Portugal.
Belem’s close associations with Portugal’s Age of Discoveries make it an obvious choice as the location for the Museu da Marinha, the Portuguese National Maritime Museum.
The Ashes cricket series, contested between England and Australia, is one of the world's great sporting rivalries. Lord’s Cricket Ground in London holds the original urn and, even if you can't get your hands on match tickets, it's possible to take a look behind the scenes within the famous venue.
In the Greek town of Ouranopolis I’m drawn to the window of an attractive, smartly designed shop selling soaps, natural products and religious icons. Even to my unschooled eye these icons look to be of far better quality than those that I saw minutes ago, on sale near the jetty.
Every three years a number of the world’s leading young classical music conductors travel to the German city of Bamberg. Last month, from 7 to 14 June, the fourth International Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition was held.
Few drinks are so intimately associated with their place of origin as whisky is with Scotland. You don’t even need to deviate from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile to learn about this aromatic golden spirit which, around much of the world, is known simply as Scotch.
The attractive German city of Bamberg is the third largest urban UNESCO World Heritage Site in the European Union and its cathedral holds the tomb of the only pope buried north of the Alps. However, culture and history can wait, I came here for a beer.
The Perth Mint, in Western Australia, is one of the few tourist attractions around the world that promise visitors an opportunity to lay their hands on a bar of gold.
Lisbon’s Museu da Carris - the Carris Museum, dedicated to public transport - is all too often overlooked by visitors to the Portuguese capital due its location in Alcantara, roughly half way between the city centre and the Belem district.
Heading to a popular sporting event can be a great way of learning about local passions. It’s Muay Thai that gets people going in Thailand, as I discovered on a trip to Bangkok’s Rajadamnern Stadium.