Adrian Mourby

Adrian Mourby is an award-winning writer and producer. He is also an international correspondent for Opera Now magazine and a regular contributor to The Independent on Sunday's travel section.

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In the bullrings of Portugal, the horse is the star of the show

Bullfighting might have been banned in Barcelona, but it is still part of life in Lisbon. Adrian Mourby stayed at a hotel where guests are invited to meet the men behind this controversial spectacle

Stay The Night: The Wheatsheaf, Gloucestershire

Check in at the bar, fill your belly, then rest your weary head at this new take on the traditional roadhouse, says Adrian Mourby

The man who fell for Japan

The writer Lafcadio Hearn is little known in the West, but a hero in Matsue, says Adrian Mourby

Trail of the unexpected: Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin will host England's next two rugby matches – but it was designed by the Scots, says Adrian Mourby

Saint or sinner, Liszt is still Budapest's favourite composer

Everywhere you look in Hungary's capital this summer, you'll catch sight of Liszt. Adrian Mourby finds out why this city has so taken him to its heart

Stay The Night: Sofitel So, Mauritius

From its floating spa to the moated restaurant, this temple-like hotel offers a blissful break from reality, says Adrian Mourby

'Thank you for coming back to Japan'

Ships are often greeted by waving crowds. But there was a very particular reason why 'Orion II' attracted well-wishers. Adrian Mourby explains

The secret of happiness is an island called Rodrigues

Colonial remnants and beautiful beaches aren't the only attractions here. It's also got the most infectious feel-good factor, says Adrian Mourby

Evora: Everyone's been here, except the tourists

Romans, Visigoths, Moors all came, saw and conquered. Now a new flight is encouraging us to drop by, says Adrian Mourby

In the realm of the snake god...and the coati

When it comes to waterfalls, Niagara's nowhere. Adrian Mourby sees a natural wonder up close

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