Germany's healthcare system is often hailed as top-class, so it’s no surprise that ‘medical tourists’ come to the country just to get treatment – and earn its healthcare system €1.2bn annually.
Health is wealth, they say. But sometimes health pursuits benefit both the patient's and the doctor's fortunes. Once such case is Hungary's burgeoning wellness industry and a small-but-growing niche for foreign patients.
There are many places in Germany that are worth descending into otherwise hidden worlds. Excursions into the underworld are a special experience, especially for Berlin tourists.
A British academic who was in the United Arab Emirates to research the effects of the Arab Spring on the country has been charged with spying. Matthew Hedges has already been in custody for several months.
Rankings of travel destinations are published regularly. Lonely Planet has chosen Sri Lanka and Germany as top destinations for 2019. How should such lists be read?
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