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Africa, Asia Pacific   29 Mar, 2013, 20:54
Sex in the Seychelles: humpy time for tortoises  
Jason Smart

Love is often in the air in one of the world’s honeymoon havens. But when Jason Smart takes his wife for a walk they find an unexpected romance blossoming in the bushes.

Middle East   29 Mar, 2013, 20:27
Overland Iran: borders apart, remarkably easy  
Andy McGinlay

Officialdom aside, Andy McGinlay finds travelling in Iran refreshingly easy. As ever, its the Iranians themselves who make everything work.

Americas   29 Mar, 2013, 19:42
No way José: tatty passport means no to Mexico  
Aaron Brooks

Six months in southeast Asia takes its toll on Aaron Brooks’ British passport. But he never expects the damage to mean he’s refused entry at the Mexican border and flown back home like a criminal.

Europe   29 Mar, 2013, 19:29
Civita: Italy’s ultimate hill town  
Eric Whitehead

Of all the hilltop cities in the world, few can match Italy’s Civita, just outside Rome. Eric Whitehead drinks in some outstanding views and more than a touch of atmosphere.

Asia Pacific   29 Mar, 2013, 19:08
Watching Singapore play in the ASEAN Basketball League  
Mike Weisbuch

Mike Weisbuch talks his way into the press enclosure at Singapore’s Indoor Arena. The basketball match between Singapore and the Philippines is taken extremely seriously.

Editorials   29 Mar, 2013, 18:20
Remember the days when flying was fun?  
Colin Todhunter

Colin Todhunter is old enough to recall a long-lost era when flying was glamorous – though few could afford it. These days, he says, the romance has gone.

Asia Pacific   28 Mar, 2013, 14:46
Cast adrift on the River Kwai  
Brian Fisher

Many years ago Brian Fisher greatly enjoyed a trip to Thailand’s infamous railway line on the River Kwai. A recent visit, however, was much less successful.

Deals, Europe   13 Mar, 2013, 17:15
Making the most of your time at Disneyland Paris  
Monica Martinez

Disneyland Paris is invariably a hit with families. Monica Martinez has some tips on how to make sure you make the most of your visit.

Central Asia, Middle East   13 Mar, 2013, 16:26
An all-too white Christmas: Iran by bike  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker’s epic bike ride continues through the Middle East’s most hidden society, the shrouded rural areas of Iran. Though the authorities are routinely suspicious, amongst ordinary Iranians he finds nothing but friendliness.

Europe   13 Mar, 2013, 14:38
A Gaudí round every corner in Barcelona, Spain  
Hendson Quan

Hendson Quan takes an architectural tour of the Catalan capital, then rounds off the experience with a memorable meal.

Editorials   7 Mar, 2013, 00:01
Air Passenger Duty: is the UK government mad or stupid?  
Paul Woollacombe

It’s not easy to unite the ceo’s of BA, Easyjet, Virgin and Ryanair, but the UK’s crazed attempts to tax the bejeezus out of travellers can do it. Especially if Air Passenger Duty is actually costing the country money.

Europe   4 Mar, 2013, 20:15
Top 10 best beaches in the UK as voted by Trip Advisor  
Mark Shaw

No need to choose your own favourite British beach. Tripadvisor’s crowdsourced it so now you know. Mark Shaw reports.

Middle East   4 Mar, 2013, 15:42
Taken for spy in Assad’s Syria  
Andy McGinlay

In the relatively relaxed early days of the Arab Spring, before Syria’s uprising got serious, Andy McGinlay busses into Damascus and shoots off some photographs of city-centre buildings. Including, incredibly, the view from the top of the Ministry of Defense. This turns out to be somewhat unwise.

Americas   4 Mar, 2013, 15:13
On the road with the malabaristas – in Mexico  
Catriona Rainsford

In the small town of Chihuahua Catriona Rainsford strikes up a friendship with an itinerant circus performer – and embarks on a two-year safari into the heart of the country. Extracted from her book ‘The Urban Circus’.

Deals, Pole to Pole   1 Mar, 2013, 14:47
Recession-busting travel tips  
Madeleine Wilson

Just because money is tight there’s no need to cancel your travel plans. Madeleine Wilson has some budget-stretching plans to stretch your travel pounds.

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