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Americas   30 Jan, 2008, 09:21
Hallucinogenic frogs key to an Amazon trip  
Aaron Smith

Downriver from Iquitos, Aaron Smith hires a Vietnam vet to give him advice on drugs, including those squeezed from a small toxic frog, stretched on a rack. For a vegetarian, this was a brave – if not foolhardy – adventure.

Africa   30 Jan, 2008, 09:08
Fifteen rules for girls in Morocco  
Jessica Leving

A Moroccan shares, with Jessica Leving, the 15 golden rules for an American girl in Africa. Most are true anywhere, though I’m not sure about rule six. Present company excepted…

Americas   29 Jan, 2008, 23:39
Settling in to Bequia  
Mari Suyama

Airplanes, taxis and a stomach-churning ferry make Mari Suyama’s journey to Bequia something of a trauma. Once she’s settled down to Caribbean speed, however, it’s quite another story.

Europe   29 Jan, 2008, 23:27
Scotland’s greatest ‘Munro’, Ben Nevis  
James Barnet

Scottish mountaineer James Barnet recounts a fog’n’rain’n’snow’n’all ascent of one of Britain’s biggest bumps.

Asia Pacific   29 Jan, 2008, 23:12
Malaysia’s jungle railway  
Paula Denny

Thailand to Singapore by train? Paula Denny takes the local service, and rises before dawn to clack across three countries in a tropical, palm-heavy haze.

Europe   29 Jan, 2008, 23:00
The hidden history of sport in Rome  
Matthew Genner

If you doubt the Italian obsession with sport, just look at the Colosseum: even the big religions struggle to match this monument to athletic entertainment. Matthew Genner finds the love of sport just as central to the Romans of today.

Asia Pacific   22 Jan, 2008, 23:20
Tricks of travel in the new China  
Paul Haire

The only way to experience China is by public transport. Paul Haire is something of an expert on the various travel options.

Central Asia   22 Jan, 2008, 22:40
Pushkar Lake: the place to go for filth and deception  
Anne Hay

One of India’s holiest places does little to melt Anne Hay. After being buffetted by beggars and trailed by touts she eventually has to buy back her shoes, respectfully removed, from a pint-sized thief.

Americas   22 Jan, 2008, 22:23
Never trust a man for the size of his monkey  
Sarit Reizin

A trip into the Ecuadorian Amazon provides plenty of surprises for Sarit Reizin. The worst bit, probably, is when he turns into a ghost.

Americas   22 Jan, 2008, 21:33
Finding values in backstreet Peru  
Doug Klostermann

Doug Klostermann strays off the Gringo Trail to discover another Cusco, where he helps pioneering Peruvians improve the lot of the poor and learns quite a lot about life.

Europe   22 Jan, 2008, 21:29
From Sheep to Shyrdak – Making felt in Kyrgyzstan  
Saffia Farr

Borat doesn’t visit Kazakhstan and makes a fortune. Author Saffia Farr goes to Kyrgyzstan and learns how to make – er – felt.

Europe   22 Jan, 2008, 21:11
Raising the bar in central Siberia  
Dara Hallinan

Novosibirsk, Siberia, is not a city many westerners will be familiar with. Dara Hallinan says it’s well worth a visit, if just for one very special jazz club and several shots of vodka.

Europe   22 Jan, 2008, 21:04
In northern Finland, Lapland lives  
Patricia McCormack

There’s life bamongst the ice, finds Patricia McCormack as she flies north to Finland and beyond into the heart of an ancient culture: the Lapps.

Americas   22 Jan, 2008, 20:01
A Chinese ghost in California  
Daniel Metraux

It’s a bit strange that America, as the world’s most dynamic economy, should be littered with ghost towns, but few are stranger than the mining camp built in the wake of the Opium Wars. Daniel Metraux reports.  

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