It's a head-spinning destination in a country more associated with islands of whitewashed villages, hedonistic beaches and ruins far more ancient.
Brian Johnston seemed destined to become a travel writer and author: he is an Irishman born in Nigeria and raised in Switzerland, who has lived in Britain and China.
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Sit still, don't shriek, keep your cool: you don't want to be on the menu.
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Tune into the soul of Portugal by visiting a cafe famous for Fado singers.
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If Prince Harry is looking for a new home, he could venture to this German city where his family has its roots.