We've all seen them. Like locusts on a crop, they descend on tourist attractions, chattering and snapping.
Guidebooks are full of lists of "places to see", but what if you wanted to give your other senses a turn?
Your quick guide to the best drives on offer across the planet and closer to home.
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Ethereal landscape meets bustling food markets; this former French colony is an exotic destination that taps all the senses. Tranquil beauty lingers from jade-coloured waters to soaring limestone islands in the north, majestical wonder surrounds old imperial palaces and bluey hill-tops around Hue, giving way to multi-storey department stores, mega-coffee houses and endless bustle of traffic in the big city life of Ho Chi Minh.