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Asia Pacific   31 May, 2004, 18:29
Surviving Cambodia’s Killing Films  
Antonio Graceffo

Unlikely filmstar Atonio Graceffo finds himself starring in a Cambodian martial arts movie, aimed at rekindling the country’s traumatised Khmer identity.

Americas   30 May, 2004, 20:53
Mexican Wave  
Allen Cox

San Miguel de Allende is one of Mexico’s most beautiful towns, says Allen Cox, but he finds a new flood of Norte Ameicanos adding stress to an already fractured society.

Central Asia   30 May, 2004, 20:19
Shattered Mirror of the Sky  
Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace finds the rice-terraces of Yuanyang in China’s Yunnan province might be handy to preserve endangered mosquitos, but also offer a last chance to be a ‘real’ traveller.

Central Asia   26 May, 2004, 19:03
The River Route Through Laos  
Mike Buscher

The River Route is the only way to travel through Laos – as anyone who’s tried the road will attest – but photographer Mike Buscher takes his camera too.

Africa   26 May, 2004, 17:42
Tangier for Jazz  
Saeed Taji Farouky

He knows what it’s called, but not where it is. Saeed Taji Farouky’s search for Morocco’s best jazz takes him down some strange alleys.

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Central Asia   24 May, 2004, 18:47
Travelling Siberia as a Modern Minstrel  
Joshua Hartshorne

Josh Hartshorne takes to the Russian streets – armed with more traditional folk tunes than roubles for his dinner – to launch his musical career.  

Europe   24 May, 2004, 17:40
Bemused, on a Bicycle, in Bohemia  
Briand Beausoleil

Towing a three-year-old child behind a bicycle from Prague to Vienna seems perfectly sensible to Briand Beausoleil, and his wife doesn’t dare disagree. This is the tale of an epic trip. 

Europe   23 May, 2004, 23:22
What Next? Locusts?  
Jim Marquez

It’s not often you find Jim Marquez in a church, and even God seems unwilling to show him the greatest wonder of Chartres Cathedral in France: the famous veil remains, well, veiled.

Central Asia   22 May, 2004, 08:40
Beyond the Beer in Upcountry Laos  
Catherine Mojsiewicz

In Laos, the tiny village of Muang Ngoi is well off the beaten trail. But the tropical heat and a diet of warm beer cause Catherine Mojsiewicz’s grip on reality begin to slip.

Asia Pacific   21 May, 2004, 17:05
Japan’s Floating Art Museum  
Ted Shaffrey

Ted Shaffrey goes into sensory overload in Tokyo. With the amount he’s noticing about one of the world’s most complex cities, I’m not entirely surprised.

Asia Pacific   21 May, 2004, 11:14
Floating off in Thailand  
Helen Taylor

When the Thais celebrate Loy Krathong, Helen Taylor joins in, stapling a banana-leaf well enough to sell to tourists. And, she says, even her wish came true.

Africa   21 May, 2004, 09:42
Necklaced by an Angry Old Bat  
Kathy Sharrad

After the long drive to Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, Kathy Sharrad expects a warm welcome. Instead a local granny scares her into buying a tatty bead necklace.

Africa   21 May, 2004, 09:11
Play it again, Sam  
Sara Nelson

Hollywood’s Casablanca is far from reality, finds Sara Nelson as she discovers a modern Moroccan city. But though Humprhrey Bogart is missing, there’s plenty there to take his place, and she finds peace in Morocco’s coastal capital.

Asia Pacific   20 May, 2004, 23:56
Returning to Manila  
Ty Nelson

Frankly, I think Ty Nelson – or at least his mother – is paranoid. But perhaps Manila is different for expatriates and there’s no denying there’s a genuine fear as he returns to his Philippine roots and – at last – meets people off the payroll.

Asia Pacific   16 May, 2004, 10:03
Tentative in Thailand  
Lydia Smith

Unnerved by Lonely Planet’s alarming health warnings, Lydia Smith finds terror on an idyllic Thai beach. It’s the snake I feel sorry for.

Europe   15 May, 2004, 16:44
Nothing Stupid about Sweden  
Terje Raa

However stupid the question, you can always rely on a civil answer from the endlessly civilised Swedes, says Terje Raa, who explores the city of Malmo. 

Europe   14 May, 2004, 14:43
Teaspoons in Silistra  
Matt Pointon

Bulgaria is famous for many things, but I hadn’t realised its teaspoons were a feature. Matt Pointon takes time off from people-watching to track down a stirring mystery.

Central Asia   14 May, 2004, 13:56
Dysentery in Delhi and Chills in Chennai  
Colin Todhunter

It’s not the dysentery that bothers Colin Todhunter as he stumbles round his Indian guest house. It’s the people who keep asking how he is.

Europe   14 May, 2004, 11:48
Pilgrim’s Progress  
Marlene Bell

Marlene Bell finds the July pilgrimage to Reek in western Ireland is hard on the hamstrings – but it’s all worthwhile, when wishes come true.

Americas   14 May, 2004, 11:19
Petting Chipmunks  
Philip Blazdell

Hiking in Joshua Tree National Park, Philip Blazdell finds it’s his inspiring companions who add the final touch to a beautiful desert landscape.

Asia Pacific   6 May, 2004, 21:53
Graced by Ghosts  
Hanna Gezelius

In Phnom Penh’s infamous Toul Sleng concentration camp, Hanna Gezelius finds the Cambodia’s past lives on in bloodsoaked walls.

Americas   6 May, 2004, 21:45
Visa? What Visa?  
Lydia Stockdale

Most people arriving to work in Mexico go to great lengths to get their paperwork straight. Not Lydia Stockdale, who instinctively knows how to ‘Press the Green Light’ for her travel visa.

Asia Pacific   5 May, 2004, 11:17
Pacific Arts Festival comes to Palau  
K M Jellen

This year’s festival for the arts and cultures of the Pacific nations comes to the tiny island archipelago of Palau. Not many people even know where it is: let’s hope this festival puts it on the map, says K. M. Jellen.

Asia Pacific   4 May, 2004, 11:46
Bangkok to Siem Reap – Overland  
Carl Thompson

Some people fly to Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s leading attraction. Carl Thompson boards a bus in Bangkok and finds out why.

Europe   4 May, 2004, 10:58
Down but not Out in Amsterdam  
Justin Bilton

Running out of money in Amsterdam brings Justin Bilton a new understanding of tourism, sex and the city and a useful job in a flying pig.

Central Asia   4 May, 2004, 09:33
In the Land of the Goloks  
Daniel Wallace

In a small Tibetan town in northwest China Daniel Wallace finds the people much to his taste. Not, however, the momos, and a growl from his stomach soon sees him boarding the first bus that might reach an English-speaking doctor.

Europe   3 May, 2004, 13:51
Live for the Moment  
Matt Pointon

As he stumbles around Bulgaria’s ill-fitting pavements, Matt Pointon reflects on the limitations of long-term planning.

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