THIS WEEK we are launching a great new city break competition. Your task is simply to guess in which city the above picture was taken. The first correct answer picked out of the hat will win a three-night break for two in that very city, this week courtesy of Thomson Breakaway. To enter, just send your answer, along with your name, address and telephone number, on a postcard to: City Break Competition, Travel Desk, Independent on Sunday, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL. Entries must arrive by first post on Thursday 7 September.

RULES: 1. The prize includes transport and three nights' accommodation for two people sharing a room. All other meals, drinks, travelling expenses and extras will be charged as taken. 2. The holiday is subject to availability and must be taken by 31 March 2000, excluding some peak periods. 3. The holiday is not transferable and there is no cash alternative. 4. Transport, accommodation, services and facilities are provided by Thomson Breakaway and the holiday is subject to the Fair Trading Charter in the Thomson Breakaway Cities brochure. Call 0870 606 1476 for a copy of the brochure. 5. Only one entry per person. The prize draw/competition is open to all residents of the UK age 18 or over, other than the employees and their families of Thomson Travel group, Independent Newspapers or subsidiary companies. 6. The competition winner will be picked on Thursday 9 September and the winner will be notified in writing within seven days of the draw. 7. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. No responsibility will be taken for entries lost or damaged in the post. 8. All entries are the sole property of the Independent on Sunday and the winner must be willing to have his or her name published. 9. For details of correct answers and winner, please send a stamped self addressed envelope to the Travel Desk at the Independent on Sunday. 10. No purchase is necessary.

LITERALLY LOST 92. Our final excerpt was taken from PJ O'Rourke's Holidays in Hell, set in Beirut. The winner is Michael Wright of Oxford.