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Europe   16 May, 2017, 22:40
Yes but what is Finland really like?  
Martin Berthoud

The cool world of the Finns is always something of an enigma. Martin Berthoud, on a diplomatic posting, has time to break the ice.

Middle East   16 Apr, 2017, 22:24
A drive around Iran in the era of the Shah  
Martin Berthoud

In 1973 Iran was a very different place – and being a British diplomat was an advantage. Martin Berthoud makes the most of his rank.

Africa   16 Mar, 2017, 21:58
A visit to Namibia in the era of Apartheid  
Martin Berthoud

Travelling as a diplomat makes visiting German West Africa, eagerly being divided by South Africa’s government, somewhat stressfull for Martin Berthoud.

Asia Pacific   16 Feb, 2017, 20:47
A visit to Banaue’s rice terraces – in 1963  
Martin Berthoud

The Philippines’ stunning rice terraces are now an UNESCO heritage site. But in 1963 they were simply quite hard to get to. Martin Berthoud takes time out from diplomacy to make the expedition into upcountry Luzon.

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