Articles about countries

Where to find endangered delicacies

One of travel's greatest joys is experiencing different cultures through food. But, paradoxically, the ease of global travel is putting local cuisines at risk. As businesses begin to cater to travellers who expect familiar tastes, less mainstream flavours may drop right off the menu.

The secrets to shopping in Marrakech

I left Marrakech 54 pounds heavier than I had been when I arrived. Somewhere between taking a carriage ride to the city's main square, Djemaa el Fna, and weighing my luggage on the Royal Air Maroc baggage scale, I gave myself s and my bank account s over to Morocco's mysteries, hungry to bring home a bit of the heady sensuality that hangs in its labyrinthine souks.