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Central Asia   24 Aug, 2010, 11:18
Turkmenbashi’s Land of Fairy Tales  
Tom Coote

Ashgabat is the capital city of Turkmenistan but tourist attractions are thin on the ground. It does have a theme park though. Tom Coote visits – and lives to regret it.

Americas   24 Aug, 2010, 10:45
The Witch Doctors of Ecuador  
Benjamin Cook

When Ben Cook decides to study shamanism he does it properly. He flies down to South America and visits faith healers in the Andes and Amazon. Will his sturdy scepticism stay the course?

Europe   22 Aug, 2010, 20:22
Life as a gypsy: my Bosnian in Belgium  
Landon Spencer

When Landon Spencer’s circus act is brought to a halt by a broken arm she decides to heal in Brussels. She doesn’t get to see the city’s brochure sights, as her mind is drawn more to Bosnia.

Europe   22 Aug, 2010, 19:31
Greek lightning  
Roger Norum

Athens was once considered the centre of the ancient world. Roger Norum finds that despite Greece’s economic travails the city still seems pretty central now. He tastes life in the capital and then heads out to the Saronic Islands.

Europe   22 Aug, 2010, 15:01
Thin air and massive views: climbing Mont Blanc  
Rachel Berkowitz

Most of us just look in awe at Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the European Alps, or – if feeling energetic – buy a postcard of its snowy heights. Rachel Berkowitz ropes up for the climb to the summit.

Central Asia   11 Aug, 2010, 10:40
Hunting for honey in Nepal’s Himalayas  
Anna Greenwood

On a Nepalese trek Anna Greenwood captures a magic moment where life seems perfect. Love, chocolate, honey and company come together in the mountains: who could ask for more?

Americas   10 Aug, 2010, 22:01
Homestays help a Titicaca island  
Brendan van Son

On the island of Amantani Brendan van Son finds that tourism has been gently harnessed to benefit the local community.

Europe   10 Aug, 2010, 17:24
Lost again: 5,000 European kilometres, a bit confused  
Eric Whitehead

When Eric Whitehead flies into Europe he uses the latest satnav technology as well as traditional maps. These don’t, strangely, help, and he gets thoroughly misled on a tour that turned out more epic than expected.

Americas   6 Aug, 2010, 12:29
Whiskey breaks the ice with Colombia’s smugglers  
Adam Page

The Guajira Peninsula on Colombia’s northern coast is known for one thing. Contraband. But when Adam Page is told the people who live at Puerto Estrella are also ‘crazy, savage, and drunk all day’ he scents the chance of a duty-free dram.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   6 Aug, 2010, 12:17
Over the moon for (agent) orange cows  
David Calleja

The after-effects of America’s crazed war against communism live on in Vietnam. But there’s an Aussie ex-journalist working to help, one cow at a time. David Calleja describes a wholesome and helpful charity at work.

Africa, Middle East   6 Aug, 2010, 11:57
Muddling through Marrakech  
Tara Donaldson

On her first day in Morocco, Tara Donaldson is momentarily taken aback by the speed and determination with which the locals seek to part her from her freshly-changed dollars.

Asia Pacific   6 Aug, 2010, 10:49
A backpacker’s paradise in Queensland’s far north  
Catherine Thomson

After a year on the road, there’s one place that stands out in Catherine Thomson’s memory as the best place she’s visited. Squished between the rainforest and the Barrier Reef, it’s the small town of Port Douglas.

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