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Middle East   17 Oct, 2007, 23:21
A challenging encounter with Iran  
Sezgi Yalin

Sezgi Yalýn finds her meeting with Esfahān, a spirited and insightful Iranian woman, is a highlight of her time in Iran. The fulcrum of America’s ‘Axis of Evil’ clearly has hidden depths.

Americas   17 Oct, 2007, 23:06
Not quite Che Guevara  
Mark Lynch

A motorbike tour of Chile and Argentina turns into a frantic, freezing chase for Mark Lynch, as he learns Spanish fast and endures emergency root-canal surgery. Personally I think he did well to survive.

Asia Pacific   17 Oct, 2007, 22:44
Slipping into the Singapore ‘hole’  
Jeni Stembridge

It’s not easy to predict what friends and relatives understand from your travel tales. Jenni Stembridge finds no-one’s remotely interested that she’s been flicked by a ping pong ball hurled from a Thai stripper’s not-so-private parts: all her family want to talk about is her ‘Singapore Hole’.

Americas   17 Oct, 2007, 22:25
Bigger is better on Canada’s cycle trails  
Kathleen Hegedus-Beeksma

The Veloroute des Bleuets covers 272km of Quebec: a good reason, I’d have thought, to stay well clear or rent a car. But Kathleen Hegedus-Beeksma climbs into the saddle and finds fresh fruit and a warm Canadian welcome makes it all worthwhile.

Europe   17 Oct, 2007, 22:20
A day-tripper’s time in Portofino  
Deery Walker

In Portofino, Deery Walker says it’s useless to pretend you’re any more than a tourist. But, somehow, this doesn’t matter. 

Americas   17 Oct, 2007, 22:10
Discovering Iguaçu’s hidden side  
Kathleen de Azevedo

Missing out on most superlatives, the famous waterfalls that straddle the border with Brazil and Argentina (for the search engines, variously spelt Iguazzu Iguassu) are generally agreed to be the world’s ‘Overwhelmingest’. There are also smaller beauties. Kathleen de Azevedo takes a quieter walk through the surrounding National Park.

Central Asia   17 Oct, 2007, 21:48
Just don’t go to Osh!  
Henry Steel

If you’re planning a trip to Central Asia, Henry Steel and Nicolas Niarchos have a couple of bits of advice. One is watch out for the helicopter rides, while another is – especially in middle Uzbekistan – watch out for melons.

Asia Pacific   17 Oct, 2007, 21:12
Falling out of love at 13,000 feet  
Lisa McCallum

Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia, is an undoubted natural wonder. But why, asks Lisa McCallum, does her (then) boyfriend expect her to share her desire to climbi one of Asia’s highest peaks?

Central Asia   8 Oct, 2007, 14:59
Strolling the streets of Luang Prabang  
John Mead

John Mead escapes the Lao Republic’s tourist crowds by taking to the hills through a Hmong heartland.

Americas   8 Oct, 2007, 14:53
Finding love in Merida  
Rick Beaty

On Mexico’s Yucutan Peninsula Rick Beaty gets stalked by a hawker and menaced by souvenir salesman: a chance incounter with a beautiful woman is all that saves his memories of Merida. 

Asia Pacific   2 Oct, 2007, 10:37
Shackled by the Neck  
Antonio Graceffo

Antonio Graceffo finds that Burma’s Long Neck Karen Hill Tribe choose to eke out a living in a tourist village rather than go back to a civil war that borders on genocide. ¿0a 

Asia Pacific   1 Oct, 2007, 03:17
A taste of Saigon  
Lisa Pettersson

For a foodie, Southeast Asia is paradise. Lisa Pettersson settles in to a leisurely tour of Vietnam’s culinary highlights.

Americas   1 Oct, 2007, 02:55
Racing the Amazon, crew report 2007  
A J Rivera

A J Rivera gets sucked in to joining the Iquitos Amazon River Race and – despite being about the oldest contestant with some of the youngest crew – helps his team to a moral victory.

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