Rio is ramping up for the World Cup, Tokyo has returned to form and Riga is culture capital.
Ute Junker Ute Junker follows the much-vaunted Michelin guide to dining out in the world's best foodie cities.
Jane Reddy Chris Chun is an artist and textile designer based in Chiang Mai, Thailand who loves great food.
The culinary mastermind behind the late, legendary El Bulli, Ferran Adria offers his expert guide to the world's best restaurants.
Shopping in Tokyo is not just retail therapy, it's a feast for the senses through displays of cutting-edge art and design, writes Misha Janette.
Cherry blossoms in full bloom in Tokyo. Tokyo's cherry blossom trees were in full bloom on March 22, Japan's weather agency said, marking the second earliest blossoming in the capital on record.
Tokyo's teenagers are known for dressing in unusual outfits, with styles such as gothic, cyberpunk and 'Lolita' among the most popular.
The cities renowned as the world's most expensive aren't so expensive any more - as long as you have the benefit of coming from Australia, writes Tim Richards.
Tripologist I would like to go to Tokyo. But after the nuclear plant problems, how safe is it?