Czech Republic restores 17th-century garden

Sep 13, 2014

Czech Republic restores 17th-century garden

by Karel Janice

A visit to the Flower Garden in the eastern Czech city of Kromeriz is like traveling 300 years back in time. With its original geometrical layout and high topiary walls, it’s a rare example of an early baroque garden style. And it’s now reclaiming ...

Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

Sep 6, 2014

Kanazawa City: the architecture of tea

by Stephen Mansfield

One of the first things you see as you exit Kanazawa Station is a giant brass sculpture of a teapot sunken drunkenly into a mound of grass or, depending on your interpretation, tilting to fill a cup of the refreshing green brew the city ...

Discovering Seoul through food, culture

Sep 6, 2014

Discovering Seoul through food, culture

by Amir Bibawy

South Korea’s hyper-efficient capital doesn’t spring to mind when you think of exotic Asian destinations. But this mega-city offers much to tempt travelers beyond a layover from the ultra-modern international airport in nearby Incheon. You can explore South Korea’s rich historic heritage, visiting temples ...

Pompeii: Dead city lives in ruins, imagination

Aug 30, 2014

Pompeii: Dead city lives in ruins, imagination

by Michelle Locke

Pompeii is the city of the long goodbye. In A.D. 62, a major earthquake toppled buildings, causing severe damage, harbinger of what was to come. Seventeen years later, in A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying Pompeii in a swift and terrible destruction. Today, Pompeii ...