It turned French in 1681, German in 1871, French again in 1918, German in 1940 and French again in 1944. Welcome to Strasbourg.
Originally from London’s East End, Keith Austin has been a journalist for more than 35 years. Keith is passionate about food, drink, travel, writing, photography, humour and soccer. But not in that order.
People leave little knitted hats and scarves on the statues in the town's splendidly eerie cemetery.
This haven for plant life and bumblebees is one of London's best-kept secrets.
There is something about the open-air pool on the top floor of the Kempinski hotel in Havana that reminds me of James Bond.
A few hours at Osaka's Spa World provide almost as much fun as can be had with your clothes off.
Now that I am here, I would also like to pop by Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Irving Berlin, Herman Melville and E.L. Doctorow.
Yes it is possible to enter the world of Mario Kart on a real street, with real traffic and a real Super Mario onesie.
A guided coach tour is a great way to experience the delights of a trip from Paris to Monaco and back.
When the next Emirates A380 takes off from Sydney it will be sloshing around with some of the finest whiskies on the planet.
As recently gentrified areas of East London approach peak-hipsterdom, Peckham is emerging as London's next funky destination.
Not content with winning in Russia, France is also a champion in the Tourism World Cup.
Vietnam's capital is a honking, hooting, swerving, heart-stopping, nerve-wracking roller derby of people and machines.
There is something to be said for bundling a whole lot of travel kitsch under the one roof.
A defensive line, 720km long, boasting 140 forts, stocked with hand grenades and machine gun nests was built but never used.
The seat, the service, the food, the wine and that amazing lounge with its selection of top-class spirits add up to a superlative experience.