Beyond the beaches: exploring The Gambia

Justifiably famous for its beaches, the smallest country on the African continent has plenty more to offer than just being a suitably gorgeous place to bask in some winter sun. In some cases, you need not even leave The Gambia's sandy shores to soak up some sensational cultural experiences, while other traveller treats

Ice, ice, city: a walk through historical Harbin

Harbin, in China’s far north, has made a name for itself as a winter hotspot thanks to the Harbin Ice and Snow World, a neon-clad Narnia of frozen fairy-tale castles and ice slides. But the city is also famed for its early 20th-century Russian architecture, marking the era when China

From farm to cup: top nine coffee houses in Kampala

Instead of sending its best beans across the world, Uganda has slowly turned its coffee from an export into a delicious brew savoured at home and loved by the locals. The beans flow from the slopes of the Rwenzori and Elgon mountains and the west of the River Nile into