Photo Gallery: Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront

What’s the Number One tourist destination in Africa? We were on a walking tour in Cape Town when our guide posed this question. “Table Mountain?” someone suggested. No, that was Number 2. “The Pyramids of Egypt?” That was Number 3. The correct answer, he told us, was...

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The Ruins of Bolton Priory

A dramatic riverside setting, a ruined abbey and miles of woodland walks in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. We had arrived at Bolton Priory, a historic site by the River Wharfe, after a long and varied riverside walk from Ilkley. Bolton Priory, a Historic Abbey...

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The Presepi of Italy: Traditional Christmas Cribs

If you are in Italy at this time of year you will find presepi (nativity scenes) everywhere. Every church or public space will have its own intricately decorated Christmas crib. And in private homes families will be busy building their own cribs, as common in Italy as...

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