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Central Asia   21 Aug, 2017, 22:14
Four days in the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’  
Alex Jones

Bhutan, the tiny country half-crushed between China and India, is famed for it’s religious adherence and dedication to national happiness. Alex Jones has been there.

Central Asia   16 Feb, 2016, 09:29
Face to face with a Nepalese rhino  
Alex Jones

Deep in the jungles of the Chitwan National Park, Alex Jones tracks a rhino by elephant, jeep and finally foot, braving the area’s tigers and snakes. Success, hard-won, is all the more valued.

Central Asia   10 Aug, 2015, 12:06
Mud, mud and more mud in tiger territory, Sunderbans  
Alex Jones

On the back streets of Calcutta Alex Jones books a boat safari through the Sunderbans, the swampy waterworld between India and Bangladesh. Though there’s no guarantee of spotting an elusive royal Bengal tiger there’s a good chance of seeing action as rival tourist boats crash – and clash.

Americas   6 Jul, 2012, 19:27
The Amazon by boat: hammocks all the way  
Alex Jones

It’s not your usual holiday. For his annual leave Alex Jones completes a 2,500-mile boat journey from the Peruvian jungle, through Colombia and Brazil to the Atlantic Ocean. The world’s greatest water route at a gentle hammock pace.

Central Asia, Europe   27 Apr, 2012, 10:40
Catching the 18:30 train: 7,500 miles to Shanghai  
Alex Jones

Alex Jones is not a fan of trains. But when he realises he can rock up to Bristol Temple Meads, get a ticket through Europe and Russia and end up in China the temptation is just too much. He signs up for the Trans-Siberian express.

Central Asia   13 Apr, 2012, 07:52
The tuk-tuk challenge: a race across India  
Alex Jones

In Chennai’s gridlocked traffic twenty rickety free-wheelers set off for a 2,000km dash across the subcontinent. In the monsoon. Alex Jones enters the Mumbai Xpress Autorickshaw Challenge.

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