Travel Writing

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

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

5 minute guide to Bishkek: striking Soviet mosaics and architectural gems in this modernist garden city

5 minute guide to Bishkek: striking Soviet mosaics and architectural gems in this modernist garden city

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

The 5 best St Petersburg bars guaranteed to get you dancing

The 5 best St Petersburg bars guaranteed to get you dancing

5 minute guide to Kiev: delicious food, budget bars, and a legendary rave scene

5 minute guide to Kiev: delicious food, budget bars, and a legendary rave scene

Grab your skates and hit these stunning New East ice rinks

Grab your skates and hit these stunning New East ice rinks

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

Your guide to the tastes of the New East’s latest food and drink capital

Your guide to the tastes of the New East’s latest food and drink capital

Make your Instagram followers jealous at these stunning New East botanical gardens

Make your Instagram followers jealous at these stunning New East botanical gardens

24 hours in Bratislava: what to see and do in Slovakia’s stylish capital

24 hours in Bratislava: what to see and do in Slovakia’s stylish capital

Architectural wander: a walking tour of Tbilisi’s eclectic neighbourhoods

Architectural wander: a walking tour of Tbilisi’s eclectic neighbourhoods

From Pyongyang to Vladivostok: my journey across North Korea’s secretive border with Russia

From Pyongyang to Vladivostok: my journey across North Korea’s secretive border with Russia

48 hours in Kiev: your weekend guide to summer in a city that has it all

48 hours in Kiev: your weekend guide to summer in a city that has it all

Roadtrip Bulgaria: buckle up to discover ancient ruins and stunning vistas in the southeast Balkans

Roadtrip Bulgaria: buckle up to discover ancient ruins and stunning vistas in the southeast Balkans

Letter from Pristina: searching for identity in the capital of Europe's newest state

Letter from Pristina: searching for identity in the capital of Europe’s newest state