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Americas   28 Feb, 2004, 16:16
Cheapskating Las Vegas  
Chad Martino

Las Vegas might not seem a natural backpacker destination. But Chad Martino finds that if you can resist tipping half-naked waitresses, the pace of the place makes it all worthwhile.

Middle East   28 Feb, 2004, 16:08
A Paraoh Stole My Wallet  
Lim Chiew Sen

When his wallet goes missing on a train out of Luxor, Lim Chiew Sen thinks that all is lost. But he’s reckoning without the ingenuity and honesty of the modern Egyptians.

Central Asia   28 Feb, 2004, 16:03
Taking the Trans-Siberian  
Darren Skelton

Darren Skelton finds a few days on the trans-Siberian a great way to cap a spell teaching in China.

Europe   28 Feb, 2004, 15:44
Cruising Cappadocia  
Catherine Mojsiewicz

Travelling Turkey’s most spectacular landscapes, Catherine Mojsiewicz finds herself in a fab blue convertible, but also gets on the wrong side of car rental man.

Central Asia   28 Feb, 2004, 15:34
Eyes Open in India  
Sukrit Sabhlok

A holiday in India is an eye-opening experience, finds Australian schoolboy Sukrit Sabhlok.

Europe   25 Feb, 2004, 20:36
Flotsam in Barcelona  
Jamie Strachan

Spain’s leading Catalan city harbours strange citizens, finds Jamie Strachan on a recent visit to Barcelona.

Europe   24 Feb, 2004, 12:42
Music Festival for Families  
Renate Stendhal

Kim Chernin and Renate Stendhal find Austria’s Schubertiade strikes the right chords for all ages when they take along their family.

Central Asia   20 Feb, 2004, 15:41
Ad-Breaks in an Indian Dream  
Colin Todhunter

Colin Todhunter reflects on the consumer society as it tries to pierce the ancient culture of Chennai, India’s great southern city.

Asia Pacific   20 Feb, 2004, 15:32
Stars, Sand and Sea-life  
Anthony Morrissey

Perth doesn’t do it for Anthony Morrissey, but he heads into the outback to discover one of Western Australia’s greatest attractions, the sociable dolphins of Monkey Mia.

Europe   20 Feb, 2004, 14:20
Prague’s Finest Prostitute  
Jim Marquez

In a characteristically outspoken report, Jim Marquez explores the seamy side of the Czech Republic’s capital city. Only read this if you’re ready to meet Veronica – and quite a lot of Jim.

Asia Pacific   20 Feb, 2004, 14:14
Australia’s Original Residents  
Daniel Metraux

When he visits the Canberra Tent of Australia’s ‘Aboriginal Embassy’, Daniel Metraux is quickly won over to the earliest residents’ forgotten cause.

Europe   20 Feb, 2004, 14:00
Eastern Europe Without Reservations  
Julianne Nardone

When Julianne Nardone decides to spend her honeymoon driving from Budapest to Lake Balaton, her travel agent wants to plan every night. No way. They wing it and have a much better time.

Central Asia   20 Feb, 2004, 12:03
New Year in Siberia  
Joshua Hartshorne

It might be a hardship posting in the days of the Russian Empire, but Joshua Hartshorne finds they know how to see in the New Year in Irkutsk.

Editorials   20 Feb, 2004, 11:53
‘Big Fish’ Reviewed  
Alice Duberry

Alice Duberry reviews ‘Big Fish’, latest mystery aimed at the backpacker’s back pocket.

Asia Pacific   12 Feb, 2004, 19:20
Living amongst Landmines  
Catherine Mojsiewicz

Catherine Mojsiewicz volunteers to help a private mine-clearance expert at his landmine museum in cambodia. You don’t have to dig for landmines – while the aid agencies use metal detectors Aki Ra uses his toes – but there are other ways to help.

Americas   12 Feb, 2004, 19:04
Petrified in Arizona  
Andrew Hartnagel

Andrew Hartnagel bumps into a small onyx log in one of America’s desert wilderness area but finds it’s guarded by, not just by a ranger, but a plague of small fleas….

Americas   12 Feb, 2004, 18:40
Celebrating Salvador  
Nicholas Watson

In the run-up to Carnival, Nicholas Watson in Salvador da Bahia discovers thereĀ“s far more to Brazil than bodies and beaches, Rio and Ronaldo.

Central Asia   12 Feb, 2004, 18:13
Get Me Outta Here!  
Richard Fletcher

India can be at its most frustrating when you’re in a hurry. Beset by delays, Richard Fletcher’s relaxed visit to a train station decays into a into a slow dash to the nearest airport.

Central Asia   12 Feb, 2004, 16:54
Lazy Day on a Chinese Lake  
Patrick Wenckebach

Sometimes it’s hard, travelling, to just sit back for a day and relax. Not for Patrick Wenckebach, who settles down by Erhai Lake in China’s Yunnan province.

Africa   11 Feb, 2004, 23:11
A Wheelchair in Ethiopia  
Gordon Rattray

Most people would regard being quadriplegic as a good reason to duck a trip to Ethiopia. Not Gordon Rattray, who finds African resourcefulness well able to cope.

Europe   6 Feb, 2004, 11:25
Lights Camera Action  
Rupert Eden

When Rupert Eden checks in to Lisbon’s Palacio Belmonte he thinks, at first, he’s stepped into a horror movie. Will he survive??

Asia Pacific   5 Feb, 2004, 21:12
Spook Time in Asia  
Christopher M. Holleran

Christopher Holleran visits Vietnam and finds the country already populated by the ghosts of from his school ‘Missing in Action’ board.

Asia Pacific   5 Feb, 2004, 20:43
Pachinko Parlours in Upcountry Japan  
Rebecca Gross

Forget Japan’s cities, says Rebecca Gross. The country’s soul is around the mountain from Sapporo.

Europe   5 Feb, 2004, 20:30
New Language – New Life  
Sara Woods

Charlemagne thought, apparently, a new language offered the chance of a new soul. Sara Woods finds it at least moves her away from ‘Hasta La Vista’ (baby).

Europe   5 Feb, 2004, 19:41
England comes Alive  
Karina Timmel

It’s not easy to cheer the English up, but Karina Timmel finds that winning the Rugby World Cup will just about do it.

Americas   5 Feb, 2004, 19:31
Cool at Cape Cod  
Rowena Carr-Allinson

Cape Cod is a cool, says our chill-consultant Rowena Carr-Allinson, as she sashays amongst the beautiful people.

Americas   5 Feb, 2004, 15:06
Addicted to Snow  
Luke Phillips

Feeding a skiing habit costs nearly as much as doing hard drugs, finds Luke Phillips, as he supports a ski-bum existence in Whistler, one of Canada’s leading – and most expensive – resorts. 

Africa   5 Feb, 2004, 14:42
Climbing Kilimanjaro  
Roman Picherack

Africa’s greatest volcano takes guts to climb, as Roman Picherack proves as he treks to the summit.

Americas   5 Feb, 2004, 14:33
Mayan Magic and Aztec Amazements  
Habeeb Salloum

Mexico’s greatest ruins lift Habeeb Salloum’s spirits as he travels back in time to Central America’s greatest civilisation.

Americas   5 Feb, 2004, 14:24
Machu Picchu, City of Gods  
Daniel Metraux

An ancient prophesy predicts Peru’s Incas will, once day, be great again. Daniel Metraux finds echoes of glory in the ancient stone of the Inca capital.

Americas   5 Feb, 2004, 14:18
Overfly Alaska  
Matt Scott

Wrangell-St. Elias is America’s largest park, six times the size of Yellowstone. Not suprising, perhaps, that Matt Scott finds it easiest to start his exploration of this Alaskan wilderness region by air.

Asia Pacific   5 Feb, 2004, 14:11
Japan’s Thousand Festivals  
John Erskine Banta

Tourist offices list only a few of the thousands of festivals that make up the Japanese year. John Erskine Banta finds there’s more to discover outside the main ciites.

Europe   4 Feb, 2004, 20:03
At Large on Lesbos  
Terje Raa

Though far from a Lesbian, Terje Raa has the inside scoop on Mytilini, on the Greek island of Lesbos.

Asia Pacific   4 Feb, 2004, 18:45
River Tracers Climb Upstream  
Antonio Graceffo

As Antonio Graceffo finds when he joins a group of explorers discovering inland Taiwan. Upstream, and with no boat.

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