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Cusco Peru

Cusco will take you on a journey. From crumbling Incan ruins to eating rodents in restaurants, Michael Raffael explores everything Peru’s second city has to offer. Just be sure to take a break to acclimatise

One moment the Airbus A320’s wingtips almost touch the bare Andean peaks. The next, it banks steeply, flattens its approach and touches down on a bumpy airstrip. Welcome to Cusco, south-eastern Peru. This was once the centre of an Inca empire. Some 3,500m above sea level, it’s a city of thin air. In the Plaza de Armas, a blonde backpacker collapses in front of the cathedral. After a minute, helped by her boyfriend, she gets up, has a gulp of water and slowly walks away. Altitude sickness is…

  • Israel

    Tel-Aviv Israel

    Blessed with an abundance of exquisite natural produce, Israel's most cosmopolitan city is in the midst of a revolution. Alex Mead explores its burgeoning food and drink scene
  • Mountain Brew

    Ethiopia Mountain Brew

    Coffee is Ethiopia’s gift to the world and life’s true leveller, enjoyed by rich and poor. Rosemary Barron explores the country’s precious – and delicious – natural resources
  • Grand Designs

    Isfahan Grand Designs

    Affectionately referred to as ‘half the world’, Isfahan’s rich culture, cuisine and unmatched elegance are making it a drawcard as the city opens up to travellers. Philip Sweeney explores the city’s faded grandeur, picnic culture and renowned hospitality.
  • Colonial Colour

    Cartagena Colonial Colour

    A vivid melting pot of Colombian, Spanish and African influences, Cartagena is one of Latin America’s most appealing cities. Its vibrant music scene is of global renown and, as Philip Sweeney discovers, the flourishing food culture is worth making some noise about, too.
  • A Moorish Mirage

    Rabat A Moorish Mirage

    Step into the Moroccan capital of Rabat and you enter a city that stands apart from its tourist-laden siblings. Nick Savage explores its enchanting, untouched streets, charming architecture and historic ruins
  • Hidden Wealth

    Malaysia Hidden Wealth

    Once the country's tin-mining capital, Ipoh is Malaysia's 'city of millionaires'. Although it's not visible on the surface, the city is a vault of culinary tradition and treasure trove of history, says Michael Raffael.
  • Gingerbread City

    Torun Gingerbread City

    With an abundance of sugar, spice and plenty of the other, Rosemary Barron discovers that medieval Torun is well versed in taking the biscuit.
  • A Journey in Tradition

    Burgos A Journey in Tradition

    In the north of Spain lies historic Burgos, a city with its culinary roots in the past and its nose scenting out the future. Alex Robinson explores the rich tapestry of the old Castilian capital
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