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Europe   28 Sep, 2010, 18:48
The fraudulent pyramids of Bosnia  
Rob Miller

The town of Visoko shot to fame when an expatriate metalworker, living in Texas, announced the the surrounding hills were mighty man-made pyramids. By the time the experts decided they were nothing of the sort a tourist boom was already underway. Rob Miller investigates.

Americas   28 Sep, 2010, 16:51
Losing the War on Drugs  
Hester Pollock

Six months backpacking around South and Central America shows Hester Pollock the bleeding edge of the drugs trade, that hardline Western narcotic policies just seem to make worse. Time, she says, for a rethink – and a new approach to drugs.

Americas   28 Sep, 2010, 16:22
The varied inhabitants of Washington DC  
Tim Jackson

We’d never stereotype Americans. We don’t need to, because we’ve got Tim Jackson to do it for us. He neatly runs through the standard images of America’s major cities before drilling into the reality of life in the capital city, Washington DC.

Central Asia   27 Sep, 2010, 13:53
The end of the affair: goodbye to Shirley (the bike)  
Daniel Bent

Daniel Bent comes to the end of his epic, 15,000km cycle ride to India and pedals into a hero’s reception. His trip has been shortlisted by a major publisher and your vote (by the 1st October) can help him win a book deal.

Americas   23 Sep, 2010, 12:23
Bogota has a birthday  
Emma Jones

Colombia’s capital is known for many things – but not, primarily, for it’s family-friendly entertainment. Emma Jones finds the city in party mood for it’s ‘Festival of Love’.

Central Asia, Europe   23 Sep, 2010, 12:11
A taste of life on the Trans Siberian train  
Anna Greenwood

As Russia’s iconic railway line arrows across the Steppe, Anna Greenwood finds the accents of the world fill the carriages on a journey linking continents.

Asia Pacific   23 Sep, 2010, 11:59
An eye-witness account by a My Lai survivor  
David Calleja

Few survived the Vietnam War’s most infamous massacre, when American troops targeted the village of My Lai. Though orphaned by the conflict, Tran Van Duc lived to tale his tale – and it’s one that deserves to be heard. David Calleja reports.

Europe   23 Sep, 2010, 11:42
Back to Bosnia: insights from a war zone  
Tina Baraga

Tina Baraga travels from her native Slovenia to Bosnia, where she finds striking evidence of the recent war and a people slowly rebuilding their lives.

Asia Pacific   23 Sep, 2010, 11:34
Tonga’s transvestites fight for a future  
Carlos and Vicente Orti Hernandez

The Pacific Islands have long traditions of men dressing – and acting – like women. Carlos and Vincente Orti Hernandez interview some Tongan transvestites who hold themselves aloof from their kava-swilling subsistence society.

Central Asia   23 Sep, 2010, 10:48
Trekking Annapurna’s Throng La pass  
Jack Southan

Forget Goretex. Jack Southan makes the 17-day assault on Nepal’s long Annapurna Circuit wearing a hoodie and shoes repaired with gaffer tape. Trekking gear might help fight off icy winds but altitude sickness doesn’t discriminate.

Africa   23 Sep, 2010, 10:19
A tough supply run in Zambia’s wet season  
Tony McKeith

The Zambian rains are too drastic to allow any green-season marketing push. Plains Camp in Kafue is almost completely cut off, as Tyrone McKeith finds when he tries to deliver maize to the caretaking team.

Editorials   14 Sep, 2010, 11:17
September Bookshelf  
Jack Barker

The best of summer’s travel books for quiet autumn reading: a fine road trip through China and another to Mongolia, and a very modest tramp past the world’s Seven Wonders.

Africa   12 Sep, 2010, 16:56
Summit night on Kilimanjaro  
Keith Perkins

There’s nothing easy about trekking up Africa’s highest mountain. Keith Perkins describes the final push to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Europe   12 Sep, 2010, 16:45
A microlight flight in Europe’s least-safe airway  
Thomas Randall

Thomas Randall’s girlfriend books him a birthday treat: a ULM flight over Ecrins Park in France. But when he googles the experience he finds that for pilots this is a regulation-free zone. Is she trying to kill him?

Asia Pacific   12 Sep, 2010, 16:25
Freedom camping in New Zealand  
Alicia Harney

It might not look big in the atlas, but there are plenty of miles to cover in New Zealand. Alicia Harney rents a campervan to explore.

Europe   12 Sep, 2010, 16:12
A week in Iceland  
Matthew Thomas

A carefully-planned week in Iceland brings Matt Thomas highlights and insights of this chilly, near-Arctic world.

Africa, Editorials, Pole to Pole   12 Sep, 2010, 15:41
An airline with attitude  
Simon Riddle

In the aviation industry, humour has been the first casualty of the age of health and safety. Simon Riddle finds a low-cost South African carrier that knows how to raise a smile: Kulula.

Central Asia   12 Sep, 2010, 13:58
An epic BMW ride through southern India  
Travis Billson

Travis Billson imports his trusty aircooled Beemer for an epic motorcycle journey around India’s southern states. This is half a book rather than an article but well worth the read.

Africa   7 Sep, 2010, 14:46
Beware the buffalo of Kenya’s Loita Hills  
Tim Woods

While East Africa’s National Parks teem with tourists, Tim Woods discovers a different side of Kenya in a trek through the Loita Hills: a true taste of the Great Rift Valley.

Americas   7 Sep, 2010, 14:20
Daytrips from Terrace: Kitimat and Kitamaat  
Curtis Sagmeister

For anyone at a loose end Canada, or more precisely in the north of British Columbia, Curtis Sagmeister suggests visiting a Haisla First Nations community village is a worthwhile way to pass a day. He takes his dog.

Europe   7 Sep, 2010, 13:54
Drilling into Poland’s past  
Peter Morgan

Tasked with taking rock samples from a remote Polish lake, geologist Peter Morgan finds Europe’s Ice-Age past forms an ancient backdrop to today’s patchwork of small towns and charming villages.

Asia Pacific   7 Sep, 2010, 13:39
A taste of Australia’s Gold Coast  
Conrad Clevlen

Philosophy student Conrad Clevlen wangles himself a semester abroad in Surfer’s Paradise. Not much work gets done but his board skills come on leaps and bounds.

Americas, Pole to Pole   5 Sep, 2010, 20:11
Infectious benevolence: couchsurfing  
Sonia Szamocki

Couchsurfing takes trust. This web-based service links hospitable locals with free-spirited visitors and relies on the kindness of strangers and the inherent goodness of people. In Los Angeles, Sonia Szamocki finds it brilliant.

Asia Pacific   5 Sep, 2010, 19:37
Tramping New Zealand’s Heaphy Track  
Adrian Harman-Bishop

Adrian Harman-Bishop packs too much into his backpack. You need to be self-sufficient to hike through New Zealand’s remote wilderness regions, but there’s a limit to how much you can safely carry across precarious rope bridges.

Editorials   4 Sep, 2010, 19:14
Write 350 words – win £1,500  
Jack Barker

Some competitions grab endless rights and the prizes are small. But this one, from Pure Travel and Geographical magazine, wants 350-500 words that catch a moment in time, with a cash prize of £1,500. Act soon: it closes mid-October 2010.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   3 Sep, 2010, 17:48
Voluntourism in Cambodia: happy smiles all round  
Carol Driver

Carol Driver volunteers to teach children in Cambodia. But her gesture of charity is converted, by a class of obedient, willing children, into a humbling lesson in surviving adversity.

Africa   3 Sep, 2010, 17:34
Morocco: from riad to tent  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead takes a leisurely tour though the Atlas Mountains, forsaking his riad and car for a camel and tent.

Asia Pacific   3 Sep, 2010, 17:11
The whale hunters of Indonesia  
Carlos and Vicente Orti Hernandez

On the Indonesian island of Lembata whale-hunting lives on. Carlos and Vicente Ortí Hernandez find brave sailors setting out in small boats to do battle with the world’s most powerful mammals.

Americas   3 Sep, 2010, 14:22
Five years on, film crews help New Orleans recover  
Stu Frith

Nicolas Cage’s film ‘Bad Lieutenant’ is just one of many to have been shot in New Orleans post-Katrina, as part of the city’s attempts to rebuild. Many have been facilitated by Jennifer Day of Louisiana’s film department: Stu Frith runs her through a quick q&a.

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