Tokyo Design Art festival: Why the Japanese capital's creative scene goes way beyond manga

Seconds after landing at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, I’m snapping photos in an unusual place: the toilet. It’s not just the heated seat that wows me, but the sleek control panel I can use to scroll through bidet-style water jets, and to programme…

Antwerp guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in Belgium's coolest city

Locals liken Antwerp to a village. But don’t mistake that for humility: Flanders’ de facto capital has been punching above its weight since it was a medieval trading hub. Intriguingly, the north Belgian port’s rich past is matched by a sharply progressive…

Man stranded in Prague after friend picks up wrong passport – and makes it home to Newcastle

A British man is stranded in Prague after his friend picked up the wrong passport – and used it to fly from the Czech capital via Amsterdam to Newcastle, passing through four passport checks. Steve Vincent, 44, a professor at Newcastle University,…