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Africa   19 May, 2010, 14:18
Untouched Uganda: Lake Opeta  
Sam D'Cruz

There are corners of Africa where tourism has yet to plant it’s heavy foot. On a remote Ugandan lake Sam D’Cruz discovers a gentle society (tribal wars apart) and a remarkably beautiful natural environment.

Americas   19 May, 2010, 14:08
Confessions of a volunteer archaeologist  
Carlie Sorosiak

Huanchaco, coastal Peru, and Carlie Sorosiak digs deep to discover an ancient civilisation. But it’s present-day Peru that really catches her attention, culminating in a memorable Independence Day binge.

Central Asia   19 May, 2010, 13:50
Notes from the border between Pakistan and India  
Daniel Bent

On an epic cycle ride from the UK to a village in southern India, David Bent keeps a blog. In this extract he visits Amritsar and finds bugs too big to battle with and wakes up with maggots in his beard.

Americas   19 May, 2010, 13:36
‘Homeland Security’ at work in Aspen  
Steve Rudd

Off-season Aspen, and Steve Rudd finds his progress impeded by a self-appointed patriot.

Central Asia   19 May, 2010, 13:03
Kerala: holistic heaven under a tropical sun  
Karen Dabrowska

There’s more to Kerala than the backwaters says Karen Dabrowska. But you don’t need to take her word for it: she asks a bloke called Batu and writes down what he says.

Europe   14 May, 2010, 13:48
Killing time – and whales – in the Faroe Islands  
Lawrence Edmonds

Stranded mid-ocean between Scotland, Norway and Iceland, Lawrence Edmonds becomes part of a primeval, brutal tradition where the islanders pit their wits against the world’s largest mammal: a Faroese whale hunt.

Asia Pacific   14 May, 2010, 13:16
Explosives galore at Laos’ annual Firework Festival  
Kenton Molloy

Drifting smoke and the smell of cordite isn’t always a good sign in Southeast Asia. But Kenton Molloy finds the religious festival that sends rockets into the skies of Northern Thailand and Laos is a pyrotechnic’s party that defies health and safety.

Americas   14 May, 2010, 12:38
New Mexico: where dogs race cars  
Nina Crump

The ancient past meets a very strange present in Colorado and New Mexico. Nina Crump meets the characters who have built their communities in a harsh desert landscape.

Asia Pacific   11 May, 2010, 14:06
Koh Tao: stress-free Thailand  
Thomas Randall

Thailand might have political problems but these don’t trouble Thomas Randall on the sleepy southern island of Koh Tao. Until, that is, he dons a snorkel and realises he’s forgotten how to swim.

Americas   11 May, 2010, 13:50
Beyond the theme parks: Florida’s wild side  
John Gifford

There’s more to Florida than tacky tourist offerings. John Gifford explores the fishing town of Apalachicola and the natural coastline of St George Island.

Middle East   11 May, 2010, 13:28
Ignore the hype: Dubai is dull  
Anthony Toole

Oblivious to Israeli assassination squads tramping through his hotel, Anthony Toole finds a single-night stopover in the Middle East’s holiday hotspot is quite long enough.

Africa   11 May, 2010, 13:04
Dogon country: into Mali’s cultural heartland  
Christian Cummins

One of West Africa’s most isolated communities is found where Mali’s Bandiagara Escarpment blocks off tarmac through routes. Christian Cummins treads sandy trails to reach the Dogon people and experience, first-hand, their rich local culture.

Americas   2 May, 2010, 16:16
Jamaica: hustle central with a reggae beat  
Karen Harris

As the drugs squad take away her luggage for analysis, Karen Harris reflects on the lessons she’d learned from her holiday in Negril. Jamaica in the raw had shaken her trust.

Africa   2 May, 2010, 16:04
Green season Zambia – flooded, with bees  
Elizabeth Watkin

What African tourist boards call their ‘Green Season’ the locals call the rains. But a wet-season safari can still be fun, says Liz Watkin: it certainly keeps away the crowds.

Asia Pacific   2 May, 2010, 13:47
Always a good time to visit Broome, WA  
Adrian Harman-Bishop

One of the world’s most isolated beach communities is found on the northern wastes of Western Australia. Adrian Harman-Bishop finds a laid-back holiday town with plenty to do.

Asia Pacific   2 May, 2010, 13:34
Water-pistols and real guns on Bangkok’s restive streets  
Christian Cummins

Christian Cummins finds there’s something slightly surreal about Thailand’s exuberant waterfight festival, Songkran, as it takes place against a background of violent demonstrations curbed by live ammunition. Main Pen Rai, he says, as cold water is poured down his neck.

Americas   2 May, 2010, 13:15
Riding the wilderness trails of Canada’s Rockies  
Eric Whitehead

A horseback trek with nights camping in the wild provides Eric Whitehead with a prime opportunity to bond with his family. Paradise, he discovers, can be found in the Canadian Rockies.

Asia Pacific   2 May, 2010, 12:56
Stairs, spit and the Seoul Stare down  
Lauren Manuel

Lauren Manuel finds that South Korea presents some fairly daunting cultural challenges as she settles in to life in the capital.

Asia Pacific   2 May, 2010, 11:05
Coping with Cambodia’s Aids orphans  
David Calleja

David Calleja meets a orphaned baby called Anne-Marie – and the dedicated individuals working to give her a stable future.

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