Don't forget our photo competition, sponsored by ISIC. We're offering a prize to the reader who can send in a photograph of the Independent on Sunday taken in the most unusual place you can possibly imagine.

The prize for the most bizarre and interesting picture will be a pair of flight tickets to anywhere in the USA or Europe, which can be used any time before the end of next summer. We are giving you plenty of time to compose your pictures: send your entries, by 15 October 1997, to Unusual Places, Travel Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.