Special Feature

Welcome to our Special Features category of travel posts. This is where you’ll find our more in depth reports on various aspects of urban travel (and the occasional day trip or getaway!). This category is often twinned with our “experience”, “trend” and (coming soon) “escape” categories.

armenia-biking-holiday

After some ‘cultural misunderstandings’ Michael Bailey finally finds what he was looking for when he set out cycling amidst the monasteries and mountains of Armenia… I was willing to admit my knowledge failings in the field of classical music but I had never realised the term included “Cotton Eye Joe”. I…

klezzmer-krakow-scene

The Jewish district of Kazimierz in Krakow has long been the home of the city’s traditional klezmer scene. Duncan Rhodes meets the Polish musicians who are breathing new life into old wedding songs. In my mind I am a fresh-faced 19-year-old, full of the joy of youth, dancing and making…