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Past articles by Vicky:

The Angkor Wat alternative: exploring Cambodia’s forgotten ruins

While crowds throng Angkor Wat, the Banteay Chhmar ruins in north-west Cambodia are even older – and usually shared only with the birds → Read More

Fatale attraction: a cocktail created for Jackie Kennedy in Phnom Penh

The femme fatale was created in Cambodia’s legendary Hotel Le Royal, which has an aura and history as intriguing as the former first lady → Read More

Bogotá, Colombia’s banging capital

Most visitors to Colombia skip Bogotá, but time spent in the city means discovering one of the best music and nightlife scenes in Latin America → Read More

Think Argentina is all about steak? A seafood fix at El Muelle will make you think again

Escape noisy Buenos Aires for this elegant seafood restaurant overlooking the river. You’ll wonder why porteños aren’t all beating a path there → Read More

Colombia’s rainbow river benefits from peace deal

One of Colombia’s natural wonders, the Caño Cristales river lies deep inside what was Farc rebel territory. But last month’s historic peace deal means tourists can enjoy its many-hued waters → Read More

An assault course of temptations: Mallorca’s new gourmet market

The San Juan gastronomic market in Palma, the island’s capital, opened just over a year ago, but already has a place in the heart and stomachs of local foodies → Read More

Eggs and Joe: tuck in at the classic American diner in New York state

On the edge of the Catskills town of the same name, Phoenicia Diner looks like a film set, but there’s nothing unreal about the high-quality good-value food → Read More

Making rainbows in a glass – seven-layer tea in Bangladesh

The magic happens in a humble kiosk in northern Bangladesh’s Sylhet region – by a man unimpressed by Bollywood bling or making big money from his invention → Read More

Called to the bars: a negroni tour of London

A new London drinking tour focusing on the gin-vermouth-Campari magic that is the negroni takes in clubs, hotels and speakeasies across the city → Read More

Dangerous T-shirts from around the world

The latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine looks at how certain slogan T-shirts have spelt big trouble for those that wear them, from financial penalties to court cases to jail time. The magazine's deputy editor, Vicky Baker, talks us through some of the current cases. → Read More

Stories of clandestine reading

What are the implications of our reading choices and why do we choose to keep them hidden? → Read More

'They're trying to erase my identity': Uzbekistan's unmentionable writer on life in exile

Hamid Ismailov has watched from afar as his country banned his books and all mentions of his name. Here, he shares an exclusive extract from his new short story → Read More

Top 10 bars in Buenos Aires

The bar scene in Buenos Aires has evolved away from the bubble-like draw of Palermo to feature a more diverse spread across the city. Our updated list reveals 10 great spots → Read More

Top 10 bars in Buenos Aires

The bar scene in Buenos Aires has evolved away from the bubble-like draw of Palermo to feature a more diverse spread across the city. Our updated list reveals 10 great spots → Read More

Welcome to Montevideo: Uruguay’s capital moves to its own beat

With its sleepy old town, unshowy bars and unique music scene, Montevideo is a capital city like no other. And that’s just how Vicky Baker likes it → Read More

Hay-on-Wye: beyond the festival

Next week's festival will attract 100,000 people to the small town, but the beautiful setting makes Hay a special place to visit at any time of year, says Vicky Baker → Read More

Top 10 restaurants in Buenos Aires

The steak is great, of course, but Argentina's capital also has atmospheric local pizza joints, fine-dining and Latin fusion restaurants. Vicky Baker rounds up the best places to eat out → Read More

Argentina, the peso and the 'blue dollar': what tourists need to know

The devaluation of the Argentinian peso means prices have plummeted again – for those with foreign currency → Read More

Learn to snowboard in a day

Being strapped to a board at the top of a mountain is terrifying, but Vicky Baker tries to master the snowy terrain → Read More

London's first pay-per-minute cafe: will the idea catch on?

Ziferblat is London's first pay-per-minute cafe, based on a Russian chain where 'everything is free, except the time you spend there' → Read More