Alive with artisans: Cairo’s al-Darb al-Ahmar district – a photo essay

Amid the historic quarter’s busy streets, a thousand workshops maintain centuries-old craftmaking traditions. These workers’ ancient skills are celebrated in a new exhibition at London’s Royal Geographical Society

Instagram journey in St Vincent & the Grenadines

Genie Austin heads west from her native Barbados to the SVG archipelago, where the sand may not be golden, but the pristine beaches, quiet cays and colourful buildings are the Caribbean at its tranquil best

Travel Imagery

Vivid colours and intimate portraits stand out in this selection of travel images from The Guardian.

Cafe culture, colour and caves: an Instagram journey through Vietnam

Chris Schalkx captures Vietnam’s vivid palette in the streets of Hanoi and Hoi An, its caves and rivers, and a Ho Chi Minh City tower block devoted to cafes

Instagram journey through Guatemala

Lake views, colonial architecture and colourful street vendors of this Central American traveller’s favourite

Mist and mystique: Buddhism in Bhutan – in pictures

Conor MacNeill captures the serenity and dramatic landscapes of the Himalayan kingdom.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland