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Americas, Deals   26 Nov, 2010, 14:44
Jumby Bay, Antigua – a Perfect Beach Haven  
Iain Miller

Iain Miller reckons he’s found the ultimate Caribbean hideaway. He finds himself relaxed and seduced by Antigua’s Jumby Bay.

Europe   26 Nov, 2010, 14:38
Sofia: a couch-surfer’s perspective  
Charlie Sanchez

Charlie Sanchez finds a couch-surfing contact brings him the best of Bulgaria’s capital. He sees the clubs, is introduced to a female dog called Paul and meets the city’s premier busker.

Asia Pacific   26 Nov, 2010, 14:27
Adopted by Hanoi on a visit to Uncle Ho  
David Calleja

On a visit to Vietnam David Calleja decides to visit Ho Chi Minh, embalmed and still receiving guests in central Hanoi. What could be a morbid experience is brought to life by his wannabe guides.

Europe   26 Nov, 2010, 14:12
From Romania with love, love, love..  
Mick Huerta

Driving the Tranfagarasan Road through Romania, Mick Huerta finds danger and delight on in a land of monasteries and mushrooms, survives snowdrifts in the mountains, makes new friends in Brasov and returns safely to Bucharest.

Central Asia   26 Nov, 2010, 13:41
Shanghai’s World Expo: a vision for the future?  
Stuart Kurtz

As the dust settles on Shanghai’s 2010 World Expo, Stuart Kurtz reflects on its implications. A world facing a depression at the same time as adjusting to a new knowledge of the fragility of its environment should take a long look at China.

Africa   26 Nov, 2010, 13:24
Puku watching at Plains Camp  
Lesley Pritt

Take Africa slowly is Lesley Pritt’s advice. Instead of heading out on a game drive she spends an afternoon in Zambia sitting around at camp and watches the drama of the bush play out in front of her. And the lead actor, surprisingly, is a lechwe called Dave.

Americas   12 Nov, 2010, 18:51
Costa Rica – A Nature Lover’s Paradise  
Lindsay Salt

Central America’s most diverse country captivates Lindsay Salt, who thoroughly enjoys touring its National Parks and meeting its wildlife.

Europe   12 Nov, 2010, 18:04
Glimpses of Prague over 20 change-filled years  
Matthew McMullen

The fall of communism transformed the old Czechoslovakia into the new Czech Republic. Matthew McMullen tracks the changes that time has wrought in the capital, Prague.

Africa   11 Nov, 2010, 18:54
Limping into Maralal  
Warwick Cairns

Researching his new book on Wilfred Thesiger (and life in general) Warwick Cairns heads out to Kenya, where the public transport system proves something of a challenge. His ebook, btw, is out now and free all November.

Europe   5 Nov, 2010, 00:51
Bounced from the border on the way into Russia  
Anna Greenwood

Warsaw to Moscow, by train, should be easy. But Anna Greenwood finds that a ticket isn’t enough. If you don’t have the right visas your journey can be cut short.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   4 Nov, 2010, 16:09
Friday Night at the Grand Pyongyang Hotel  
Tamara Dahler

On an overnight stop in In the provincial city of Jeungup, deep within South Korea, Tamara Dahler takes a close interest in the family-run hotel where she lays her head. It doesn’t sound like the most exciting weekend of her life.

Americas   4 Nov, 2010, 16:00
Snakes, samba and giant meals: five weeks in Brazil  
Melanie Lewis

Melanie Lewis finds conspicuous consumption, extreme poverty and spectacular beauty mingle in South America’s largest country and new giant of the world economy.

Editorials, Pole to Pole   4 Nov, 2010, 15:45
Scenting your way around the world  
Paul Lynch

Dogs sniff the air to learn where they are, what’s going on and who’s around. Humans, generally, forget this vital sense. Paul Lynch takes an olfactory world tour.

Deals, Editorials   4 Nov, 2010, 11:14
Hotels are so last century: hello crashpads  
Josie Robson

Crashpadders pay less and see more than traditional hotel guests. These formalised homestays bring travel down to earth, as Josie Robson shows with a selection of actual experiences that make it so different.

Europe   4 Nov, 2010, 10:30
Budapest’s museum of horrors  
John Edwards

Since the Second World War the Nazis and then Communists kept Hungary in a state of fear. John Edwards visits an ambivalent museum that tries to make sense of fifty years of madness.

Europe   2 Nov, 2010, 00:12
Krakow: city of sex and business?  
Chloe Johnson

Not yet, says Chloe Johnson, as she struggles to shift the echoes of Auschwitz in Poland’s party town.

Africa   1 Nov, 2010, 22:47
Age isn’t an issue for one oldie in West Africa  
Dorothy Conlon

You don’t need to be young to have adventures. Dorothy Conlon is in her eighties when she travels – by bush taxi and riverboat – into upcountry Ghana, but says ‘it’s no big deal’. This report from Kpandu Village, on the edge of Lake Volta, shows she hasn’t lost her edge.

Europe   1 Nov, 2010, 22:28
Would you like ice in that?  
Meg King-Sloan

Meg King-Sloan, like many Americans, is used to ice being piled into every cool drink. I’d always assumed this because ice was cheaper than the beverage it replaced. Travelling in Europe, she learns to do without.

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