Travel Writing

Letter from the Pamirs: dreaming of an impossible garden in Tajikistan’s mountainous hinterland

Letter from the Pamirs: dreaming of an impossible garden in Tajikistan’s mountainous hinterland

How football brought Moldova and Transnistria together, despite 27 years of frozen conflict

How football brought Moldova and Transnistria together, despite 27 years of frozen conflict

5 minute guide to Brno: modern landmarks and subterranean secrets in the Czech Republic’s second city

5 minute guide to Brno: modern landmarks and subterranean secrets in the Czech Republic’s second city

5 minute guide to Plovdiv: ancient history with modern charm in Bulgaria’s second city

5 minute guide to Plovdiv: ancient history with modern charm in Bulgaria’s second city

Go rooftop glamping in Moscow and see the city from new heights

Go rooftop glamping in Moscow and see the city from new heights

Into the Zone: 4 days inside Chernobyl’s secretive ‘stalker’ subculture

Into the Zone: 4 days inside Chernobyl’s secretive ‘stalker’ subculture

Letter from Herzegovina: daredevil diving and painful history in a modern Bosnia on the edge

Letter from Herzegovina: daredevil diving and painful history in a modern Bosnia on the edge

5 minute guide to Prague: indulgent cakes and Cubist design in the ever-popular Czech capital

5 minute guide to Prague: indulgent cakes and Cubist design in the ever-popular Czech capital

5 minute guide to Bukhara: Sufi saints and echoes of Persia in Uzbekistan’s historic heart

5 minute guide to Bukhara: Sufi saints and echoes of Persia in Uzbekistan’s historic heart

5 minute guide to Nur-Sultan: eat, drink, and party in Kazakhstan’s newly-renamed capital

5 minute guide to Nur-Sultan: eat, drink, and party in Kazakhstan’s newly-renamed capital

Letter from Bishkek: Soviet utopia meets postmodern charm in Kyrgyzstan’s garden city capital

Letter from Bishkek: Soviet utopia meets postmodern charm in Kyrgyzstan’s garden city capital

Letter from the Danube Delta: discover the waterways and villages of Romania’s remotest corner

Letter from the Danube Delta: discover the waterways and villages of Romania’s remotest corner

5 minute guide to Tallinn: Brutalist ruins and seafood delicacies on the shores of the Baltic Sea

5 minute guide to Tallinn: Brutalist ruins and seafood delicacies on the shores of the Baltic Sea

5 minute guide to St Petersburg: post-industrial chic meets imperial glamour on the Gulf of Finland

5 minute guide to St Petersburg: post-industrial chic meets imperial glamour on the Gulf of Finland

5 minute guide to Batumi: verdant gardens and avant-garde architecture in Georgia’s favourite resort

5 minute guide to Batumi: verdant gardens and avant-garde architecture in Georgia’s favourite resort

Letter from the Bay of Kotor: searching for authenticity in Montenegro’s tourist idyll

Letter from the Bay of Kotor: searching for authenticity in Montenegro’s tourist idyll

Eastern promises: Owen Hatherley takes a tour of Kazan’s architectural multiculturalism

Eastern promises: Owen Hatherley takes a tour of Kazan’s architectural multiculturalism

5 minute guide to Tashkent: Central Asian delicacies, modernist marvels, and a metro to die for

5 minute guide to Tashkent: Central Asian delicacies, modernist marvels, and a metro to die for

Taste of Riga: 6 of the best places to eat in the Latvian capital

Taste of Riga: 6 of the best places to eat in the Latvian capital

5 minute guide to Minsk: Stalinist chic and relaxing parks in the Belarusian capital

5 minute guide to Minsk: Stalinist chic and relaxing parks in the Belarusian capital