Land-based tourism on Isabela is relatively new compared with neighbouring Santa Cruz and this is reflected in the laidback vibe of its main town Puerto Villamil. Fronting a glorious arc of sandy be
Walk to the edge of an estuary – Nile crocodiles slither around you. Gaze out over a lake – hippos chug territorially. Poke a toe in the ocean – Zambezi (bull) sharks lurk. Peer through undergrowth –
his is self-drive country, a place where sand and mud threaten to bog vehicles, where hippos – South Africa's most lethal animal – roam relatively unimpeded. Out there in the darkness, away from the
There are various degrees of peace, beginning with city peace, which is a contented quiet underwritten by the gentle hum of urban life. At the other end of the spectrum, there's the deep, almost trou
When you visit Alaska you expect to see ice, and I'm seeing plenty of it just outside Juneau.
The Mendenhall Glacier is a huge, impressive sight, a vast frozen object wedged between hills. At its bas
Brandenburg Gate was completed in 1791 as a monumental entrance to Unter den Linden Boulevard leading to the Prussian royal palace. The Berlin Wall ran close to the Gate, which became the symbol of a
At the top is a lookout from which I can see waterways, the city, and the mountains which surround it.
Those peaks are the key to understanding Juneau. Though it's the state capital of Alaska, its mo
The first barbed-wire coils of what would become the Berlin Wall were rolled out in August 1961. Soon, this barrier would become infamous for creating the cut-off enclave of free West Berlin inside s