Making light work: grand designs at Bodø’s Stormen library and cultural centre

This Norwegian town, hastily rebuilt after second world war bombing, now has a vibrant and innovative arts centre in pride of place on its waterfront

Great Brittany: discovering the Crozon peninsula

If you’re going to Brittany – keep driving west. You’ll find huge uncrowded beaches, plenty of delicious seafood and some fairly dodgy festivals

10 top tips from our Rio de Janeiro correspondent

From the birthplace of samba to sundowners by the sea, our man in Rio knows where to go for a good night out, as well as the best spots for taking in the breathtaking tropical beauty of the ‘Marvellous City’

Oaxaca, Mexico – vivid art, joyous festivals – and ant eggs fried in garlic

The fantastic cuisine, textiles and parties of the southern Mexican city stem from a resilient indigenous culture