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Americas   30 Jun, 2017, 12:12
The uglier side of Rio spoils a tropical idyll  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward finds his enjoyment of Brazilian’s most beautiful city marred by hassle from shoe-shine men and opportunistic crime.

Americas   15 Jun, 2017, 11:55
Buenos Aires fails to live up to it’s party reputation  
Mat Ward

Argentina’s capital has something of a reputation for hardcore partying. Mat Ward finds a city that’s far more sedate.

Americas   1 Jun, 2017, 11:41
Brits abroad on South America’s busses  
Mat Ward

On a long bus journey from Bolivia to Paraguay, Mat Ward finds British behaviour more than embarrassing.

Americas   15 May, 2017, 11:33
Short lives and labour in Potosi’s silver mines  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward finds his visit to Bolivia’s grimiest attraction something of a trial. But for the workers life is far harder.

Americas   1 May, 2017, 11:05
A death a day on the world’s most dangerous road  
Mat Ward

In the highlands above La Paz, Mat Ward finds cyclists dicing with fate as they mountain-bike Bolivia’s infamously dangerous dirt roads.

Americas   10 Apr, 2017, 10:51
Machu Picchu: built for alcohol and discovered for drink  
Mat Ward

High in the Peruvian Andes, Mat Ward finds that alcohol is deeply entwined with the national culture – and keeping away from it a constant challenge.

Americas   22 Mar, 2017, 10:31
In tribal Ecuador there’s a novel cure for Alcoholism  
Mat Ward

Mat Ward tours the world but with a special interest in alcohol. North of Otavalo he finds the women have an ingenious way to keep their men sober.

Americas   10 Mar, 2017, 10:23
Making a strange attraction of the birthplace of AA  
Mat Ward

Alcoholics Anonymous saved Mat Ward from an early grave. But when he visits the co-founder’s home in New York State, the organisation’s birthplace raises more questions than answers.

Central Asia   16 Jan, 2017, 12:01
A very lively AA meet in the heat of southern India  
Mat Ward

When Mat Ward decided to use alcoholics anonymous to help kick the habit, he decided to travel the world visiting the worldwide network of this self-help movement. In the province of Tamil Nadu he finds recovering drinkers energised and active.

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