Face to face with solitude

It may be remote but even Easter Island is adapting to the 21st century. Vicky Baker stays at a newluxury hotel and takes a tour exploring the islanders’ cultural history.

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The 15 moai at Ahu Tongariki, Easter Island.

A heart of stones

For Bellinda Kontominas, the spirit of Easter Island is reflected in the remarkable faces of its moai.

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Ipanema Beach Rio de Janeiro soccer girls

Latin for beginners

It's a continent that can be intimidating and other-worldly, but it's never, ever dull, writes Steve McKenna.

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