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Asia Pacific   30 Sep, 2003, 14:57
Tokyo in a Day  
David Parish

Japan’s sprawling capital doesn’t daunt New Zealander David Parish, who’s quite happy to explain how it can be toured, in surprising depth, in a single day. 

Asia Pacific   24 Sep, 2003, 17:49
Not-so-quiet Drink in the Philippines  
Sim Louankang

Fighting’s better when you’re armed, says Sim Louankang, who leaves his nuclear submarine behind when he goes out for a drink in Subic Bay. 

Europe   24 Sep, 2003, 16:47
Immersion Spanish  
Sara Woods

Sara Woods finds a language course in Salamanca expands her horizons and enriches her life.

Europe   23 Sep, 2003, 17:31
Refugee Life in Europe  
Melody Nixon

Frankly, I have no idea what visitors to Luxembourg do apart from buy cheap cigarettes and booze. But not many take Melody Nixon’s route: visiting a hostel for political refugees, to find out how they’re forced to live.

Asia Pacific   23 Sep, 2003, 08:15
Around Formosa By Bike  
Antonio Graceffo

A thousand-kilometre bikeride leaves Antonio Graceffo ready for more.

Europe   22 Sep, 2003, 19:17
Canoeing the Tarn Gorge  
Catherine Foley

Frances’ Gorge du Tarn is the perfect place to explore on canoe, finds Catherine Foley.

Asia Pacific   22 Sep, 2003, 19:10
Typhoon in Taiwan  
Geoff Girvitz

Geoff Girvitz finds Taiwan’s captivating even in the midst of a typhoon.

Africa   13 Sep, 2003, 14:09
A Ten-Year-Old in Mali  
Richard Trillo

What age should you first try a visit to Africa? Rough Guides author and senior marketing man at this leading guidebook series Richard Trillo takes his son David, age ten, to Mali, where he has a great time.

Europe   11 Sep, 2003, 22:40
Golfing – and More – at Gleneagles  
Andy Falconer

Andy Falconer hops off a Ryanair cheapie flight into the rarified luxury of Scotland’s Gleneagles. And finds there’s more to do there than golf. An unashamed puff, but makes me jealous. Quarter-size Landrovers for kids, indeed.

Asia Pacific   11 Sep, 2003, 22:37
Tripping Over China’s Great Wall  
Kevin O'Shea

When Kevin O’Shea ‘deplanes’ in Beijing he finds some determined residents chip away the pleasure of his independent visit to China. It’s the grandads and matriarchs, he learns, that add to a chilly reception.

Europe   11 Sep, 2003, 22:24
Dropping a Gear to the Slow Pace of Kos  
Terje Raa

Terje Raa finds time to relax on Kos, a classic Greek favourite amongst holiday islands, while taking refuge from the God of Rain.

Europe   11 Sep, 2003, 19:59
Taking France Eze-y  
Paula Court

Travelling in considerable style, American Paula Court finds a warm welcome around France’s Cote d’Azur.

Pole to Pole   11 Sep, 2003, 19:51
Two Years By Bike  
Alastair Humphreys

Two years into a cycle-ride around the world, Al Humphreys looks back at his experiences so far.

Editorials   11 Sep, 2003, 12:11
Flight Gripes  
Simon Riddle

Apocryphal perhaps, but this gripe list, reflecting airline pilots’ maintenance concerns and the reaction of their maintenance crews, should win a smile or two. Sent in by Simon Riddle.

Asia Pacific   9 Sep, 2003, 21:08
Uluru (Ayers Rock) through Ancient Eyes  
Erik K Trinidad

It’s always unsettling to meet the Aboriginal tribesmen of Australia: a more distant culture than you ever expected. Erik R Trinidad finds his initial surprise grows into respect.

Africa   9 Sep, 2003, 16:35
Living High, Living Low in Tanzania  
Roshan Paul

Roshan Paul finds volunteering as a charity worker in Tanzania gives him the chance to gain real insights into Africa, and the Asian community’s place within it.

Central Asia   9 Sep, 2003, 15:55
Go to Goa  
Richard Evans

Richard Evans finds the old tricks are the best when he flies into Europe’s favourite part of India, the freewheeling state of Goa.

Europe   9 Sep, 2003, 15:46
Woken by the Mule Next Door  
Paul Maxin

When he gets to Alpujarras in Andalucia, Paul Maxin finds that you can still find a thriving expat life away from the Spanish Costas.

Middle East   9 Sep, 2003, 15:34
The Middle East by Bike  
Bevan Fletcher

Most people would shy away from cycling through the Middle East in turbulent times. Bevan Fletcher flies the flag for intrepid travellers as he pedals a meandering route through Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

Asia Pacific   2 Sep, 2003, 19:37
Tea in Malaysia’s Clouds  
Jennifer Offenbeck

On a trip into the Cameron Highlands, Jennifer Offenbeck learns there’s more to making a good cup of tea than hot water and perforated bags.

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