Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Travel editor Simon Calder recalls the small-scale delights of Holguin in Cuba.
4/5 Michela Wrong on the Italianate buildings and futurist constructions in Asmara, Eritrea.
3/5 Vanora Bennett on Makhachkala in Russia, which she describes as 'beyond the mountains'.
2/5 Romesh Gunesekera on Kunming, considered to be unlike any other modern Chinese city.
1/5 Nicholas Shakespeare on Hobart's convict and whaling past, and the story of a monkey.