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Central Asia   29 Apr, 2007, 09:25
The unexpected hazards of charity in China  
Sharon Lockwood

A good Samaritan would have a hard time in China, judging by Sharon Lockwood’s tale of a western doctor who tries to help after a traffic accident.

Europe   29 Apr, 2007, 09:09
Cold, dark and expensive. It must be Iceland  
Jennifer Price

Don’t believe the negative press. Jennifer Price says there’s a lot to like about Iceland: you can’t do much about the winter daylight hours but there are ways around the cost and visiting in winter has some unexpected advantages.

Central Asia   26 Apr, 2007, 23:25
Buying guns in Pakistan’s Afghan hinterland  
Manfred Elian

It’s hardly your average retail therapy, but Manfred Elian finds armaments aplenty in the mountains of Pakistan. Buy now, shoot later, welcome to Babel.

Americas   26 Apr, 2007, 23:16
Rafting the Rio Naranja  
Katie Ahlman

Katie Ahlman pushes her envelope on Costa Rica’s most dangerous river – in flood – and lives to tell the tale. We hate to think what’s next on her adventure programme.

Asia Pacific   26 Apr, 2007, 23:01
Every new wife needs a Pacific test-dive  
Brad Butler

Most people have their honeymoons after their wedding. Brad Butler takes his bride to Tahiti first, in case they don’t get on. By the sounds of it Moorea comes good, and we assume the sound of bells will follow.

Africa   26 Apr, 2007, 22:50
From mainland Africa to an Indian Ocean isle  
Richard Lawrence

A trip to Tanzania proves something of a learning curve for Richard Lawrence, as he travels from Dar Es Salaam to Zanzibar.

Africa   26 Apr, 2007, 22:39
At home in De Hoop  
George Edwards

George Edwards finds Africa’s beauty at its best in the understated reserve of De Hoop, half-hidden along the Garden Route.

Americas   26 Apr, 2007, 22:35
Tracing the USA’s lost civilisations  
Jamie Friesen

Central Colorado, and in the Mesa Verde National Park Jamie Friesen finds the ruins left by the Anasazi people mark out a civilisation just as important as the Incas of Latin America, but much less known.

Europe   26 Apr, 2007, 22:05
Even in the Rain, Ljubljana is Luminous  
Susan Cava

If you need a souvenir, buy a dragon. Susan Cava finds Slovenia’s capital has a charm that defeats the worst weather central Europe can throw.

Asia Pacific   26 Apr, 2007, 21:59
Ti-ni Plod-pai (‘It is safe here!’, in Thai)  
Gary Davis

A father who lives in Thailand makes Gary Davis something of an expert on Asia’s ultimate tiger, with tales and insights into a rather admirable society.

Europe   11 Apr, 2007, 16:31
Navigate or die: kayaking the Adriatic  
Shane Braddock

The journey from Italy to Croatia is too easy by ferry: Shane Braddock unpacks his kayak, totally unsupported, and starts to paddle.

Europe   11 Apr, 2007, 16:12
It shouldn’t happen to a pilgrim  
Babette Gallard

Following St James’ route acrss Europe Spain can be hard on the legs, but Babette Gallard’s decision to travel on horseback meant her progress was more eventful than reflective.

Europe   11 Apr, 2007, 16:04
Bringing a blast of Irish music to Lanzarote  
Sean Hoskins

It’s not clear how Kiwi Sean Hoskins finds himself playing traditional Irish music in Dublin: even less how the band get invited out to play a gig in the Canaries. After a shaky start on their first world tour the ‘Bad Examples’ make a good one.

Central Asia   11 Apr, 2007, 15:55
From Beijing to Base Camp  
Daniel Allen

The new train across the tundra makes the journey from China’s capital to Everest’s Base Camp a breeze. Shame it has to trample across Tibet. Daniel Allen makes speed across Asia.

Europe   11 Apr, 2007, 15:31
Crazy in Croatia  
Susan Cava

It may not quite match New York, but the city of Zagreb makes quite an impression on Susan Cava.

Americas   11 Apr, 2007, 15:24
Central America’s ‘Chicken Busses’  
Nathan Richards

Nathan Richards, back home in the UK, pays tribute to the rackety transport that got him around Central America, the Chicken Bus.

Central Asia   11 Apr, 2007, 15:12
Linking to Himalayan valleys  

Steer clear of Nepal’s ‘cola treks’: Rob Paton and Clare Holdsworth finds plenty to crow about as they take a local route that links the Khumbu and Gokyo valleys.

Asia Pacific   9 Apr, 2007, 10:36
Home sweet jail  
Antonio Graceffo

Puerto Princessa, the Philippines and Antonio Graceffo finds an innovative prison changing the lives of those on trial and serving sentences.

Americas   6 Apr, 2007, 11:11
The great Amazon raft race  
Michael Collis

Time to get your entries in for September’s three-day panic paddle down the world’s greatest river , starting in Iquitos, Peru. There’s a separate prize for Gringos, says Michael Collis, as the village teams cover 130 miles pretty damn fast.

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