There's so much more to Lake Como than its watery namesake.
Ute Junker worked as a magazine editor and TV and digital producer before running away to become a travel writer. She now gets to pursue her passions - including food, history, art, architecture and wildlife - across the globe, and is happy to travel a long way for a coral reef, fine French champagne, or a bathtub with a view.
Look at your plate as a painter's palate, Kuruvita advises. 'Take a little bit of everything and mix it together.'
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It also has resort-style features and superior service - what's not to love?
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The beaches and the food at this resort are spectacular, but you might find the going tough if you like to go to bed early.
Beautiful and varied, full of history and great cuisine, and home to one of the world's earliest multi-cultural societies.
'I am going over old ground. Egypt, however, has some surprises in store for me.'