It offers the thrill of history that's lived in - it's the exoticism of many different micro-cultures, accents, languages and architecture rubbing up against each other.
From the moment I saw this impressive sight, I knew I had to change my plans.
We consider ourselves a fine nation of boozers. We're not alcoholics, of course. That would be a problem.
Their longevity is legendary. But is the Okinawan secret to do with diet or happiness?
Koreans love food, but they much prefer to eat it in unpretentious, family-orientated surrounds.
He had a dream to surf a legendary surf break and to build a hotel next to it - but first he had to find it.
Fresh, full flavoured food abounds in Ubud.
Sometimes referred to as 'the other South of France', the food in this region could rival Provence.
Yokohama's Chinatown has a raucous, colourful appeal, while Bangkok's Yaowarat Road area has rickety shophouses and high-energy markets.
Quirky and spectacular streets that everyone must visit in their lifetime.