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Central Asia, Deals   23 Mar, 2012, 07:52
Rail Tours- a whirlwind adventure in India  
Sophie McGovern

India’s rail system is perhaps the most useful legacy of the colonial era. Sophie McGovern lets a train take the strain of her 12-day adventure that takes in all India’s most stunning highlights.

Asia Pacific   23 Mar, 2012, 07:37
Beating culture shock on arrival in Cambodia  
Angelique Stevens

Southeast Asia’s safe, friends had said, even for a woman travelling alone. But on her first day in Phnom Penh Angelique Stevens struggles to quell her travel nerves.

Europe   22 Mar, 2012, 22:55
Good and Evil on the Streets of Naples  
Josh Landson

In the sultry south of Italy Josh Landson finds himself caught on the horns of an ontological problem. Are the Italians good – or just evil?

Asia Pacific   22 Mar, 2012, 22:11
Five things to love/hate in irritating/lovable Korea  
Michael Fraiman

Life as an expat in South Korea proves something of a challenge to Michael Fraiman. There’s a lot about the country he actually hates – but these turn out to be the traits that make the place worthwhile.

Deals, Europe   22 Mar, 2012, 14:17
Manchester – Be Here Now  
William David

England’s second city is a worthy rival to London. There’s culture, cuisine and a real sense of history. William David says the time to visit Manchester is now.

Asia Pacific   22 Mar, 2012, 14:07
Sabah, Malaysia’s ‘Land Below The Wind’  
Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher picks his careful way through a holiday experience in Sabah. His hotel makes all the right noises and – thankfully – makes no effort to make him climb Mount Kinabalu.

Europe   22 Mar, 2012, 13:32
700 tourists for each resident: Christiansø Island  
Lilia Velinova

Lilia Velinova heads to the very edge of Europe when she sails to Christiansø, a remote island off Denmark’s Baltic coast. Each summer the indigenous population of 100 is swamped by a tidal wave of 70,000 visitors. But why?

Americas   22 Mar, 2012, 13:08
Struck with awe by California’s Big Sur  
James Sinclair

Touring the USA, James Sinclair finds the coast at Big Sur shows America at its most moody and imposing.

Africa   21 Mar, 2012, 10:20
The brighter side of Senegal: Dakar’s Île de Gorée  
Mark Moxon

West Africa’s not known for its beautiful cities, and Senegal’s capital is no exception. But Dakar does have one unusual attraction, an exclusive island just offshore. Mark Moxon finds a millionaire’s playground has a dark history.

Americas   21 Mar, 2012, 09:57
Alaska by passenger ferry: cruising like a local  
Roy Stevenson

While large cruise ships ply the Alaskan coast, the state-run ferry system provides a more independent alternative. Roy Stevenson designs his own route around America’s northernmost coast.

Europe   21 Mar, 2012, 07:54
Iceland is cool – even without puffins  
Jason Smart

Jason Smart strolls into downtown Reykjavik with no expectations, except, perhaps, to see a puffin or two. He finds Iceland’s capital is a friendly, walkable city where there’s never too much to see or do.

Americas   21 Mar, 2012, 06:28
Mother-daughter dialogue: a letter from Otavalo  
Rachelle Tiessen

Rachelle Tiessen backpacks her way around Ecuador, the country where her mother has settled. Their different experiences shine in an exchange of letters.

Europe   16 Mar, 2012, 15:45
Eight days dog sledding: the King’s Trail in Lapland  
Bob Carter

Bob Carter is born to run. Just as well that Sweden’s dogs are too, as they get to pull him across the icy wastes in the far north of the country, an empty winter wilderness with a stark, dramatic beauty.

Middle East   16 Mar, 2012, 13:30
Return of a native for Christmas in Beirut  
Jackie Abramian

After 44 years away, Jackie Abramian’s husband decides to return to his birthplace to celebrate winter. In Lebanon, she finds, they do this with style.

Europe   16 Mar, 2012, 12:56
More tourist tat than miracles at the holy town of Lourdes  
Vanessa Rainbow

Joining the coach parties of pilgrims and the hopefully queuing wheelchairs, Vanessa Rainbow visits southwest France’s most important saint and marvels at the merchandising that buoys the holy spirit.

Africa   2 Mar, 2012, 15:30
A shared-taxi ride across West Africa  
Glen Rooney

The road from Mali to Senegal is not to great in any vehicle, but it proves too much for Glen Rooney’s ageing share-taxi. By the side of the dirt tail he takes lessons in butchery, bush cuisine and – this is Africa – patience.

Europe   2 Mar, 2012, 14:42
Nice: where English and French rarely mix  
John Welsh

It’s nice to see the entente cordiale is alive and well in Southern France. John Welsh says there’s not a lot of interaction between the races in the heart of Provence.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   2 Mar, 2012, 14:10
Sounding the horn for brand Sri Lanka  
Will Maude

Why do people fly over Sri Lanka on their way to the Maldives? While visiting the Kumbukkan River Will Maude thinks Asia’s southern teardrop has a far better claim for travellers’ attention.

Europe   2 Mar, 2012, 14:02
The Monster of Prora: Hitler’s hellish holiday camp  
Helen Moat

It’s not widely known that Hitler’s plan for a new, German Europe contained plans for a wholesome set of holiday parks. Helen Moat visits his flagship, now derelict, on the not-so-sunny Baltic Sea.

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