Wine region: Cruising the Rhine takes in the sights of Assmannshausen on its banks, renowned for its red wine.

Fine old time on the Middle Rhine

The Middle Rhine is one of Europe’s most historic and scenic stretches of water, and there’s no better way to appreciate it than on a river cruise.

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Smelly: Southern elephant seal weaners on South Georgia Island.

The wilds of South Georgia Island

Sailing from Argentina to Antarctica aboard a yacht is as big a journey as you'd imagine, and along the way I discover that most of the old sailing cliches are truisms.

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Sumptuous: The interior of Teatro Colon Opera House.

Where tenors fear to tread

Its seven storeys are labyrinthine and its acoustics unforgiving, but the Teatro Colon is worth a visit for its dazzling opulence,writes Keith Austin.

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