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23 May, 2018, 08:10
Pursuing the culture and spirit of New Zealand’s Maoris  
Lindsay Salt

A traditional village welcome makes Lindsay Salt feel fully attuned to the proud and sturdy Maori culture. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

11 May, 2018, 15:49
A captivating 24 hours in Queenstown, New Zealand  
Lindsay Salt

The sun comes out in South Island for Lindsay Salt as she explores New Zealand’s adventure capital. Photos, as ever, by David Grimble.

13 Apr, 2018, 21:41
The Tongariro Alpine crossing, New Zealand’s best day walk  
Lindsay Salt

The Tongariro crossing is one of New Zealand’s most challenging day hikes through an Alpine landscape. Lindsay Salt steps out boldly. Photos, as ever and with perfectly straight horizons, by David Grimble.

11 Mar, 2018, 12:06
A Bangkok sandwich in Thailand’s Rayong Province  
Brian Fisher

An early injury curbs Brian Fisher’s ambitious plans for travelling around Thailand. But not by much..

23 Feb, 2018, 12:43
Learning to care for Java’s endangered wildlife  
David Nesbit

David Nesbit takes a group of children to the Cikananga Wildlife Center on Indonesia’s most crowded island, where they learn to rehabilitate orphaned wildlife for release into the wild.

22 Feb, 2018, 17:46
How my trip to Thailand totally changed my life  
Nicoleta Radoi

When Nicoleta Radoi first went to Thailand she was sure to spend at least half her visit volunteering. Now, she says, it’s a way of life.

5 Feb, 2018, 13:22
A paroxysm of morality clouds Indonesia’s sunny image  
J.M. Daniels

Five years in jail for sex outside marriage? That’s what the Indonesian government seems to be legislating. J M Daniels says that’s not just unwise, but insane.

1 Feb, 2018, 12:30
Curries and Common Ground  
Kristina Johnson

When Kristina Johnson sets off into the hills of Northern Thailand to learn how to cook, she discovers a whole lot more about life than she expects.

19 Jan, 2018, 09:29
Japan’s best powder skiing: when, where and why  
Ryoko Amano

Japan’s legendary dry and light powder attracts a growing number of foreign skiers every year. Ryoko Amano shares some insider tips.

9 Jan, 2018, 16:18
How to get the best from Bali  
Lucy Barker

There’s nothing wrong with Bali now Mt Agung has gone quiet. Indonesia’s Hindu outpost charms Lucy Barker again.

21 Sep, 2017, 21:30
Through sick and thin: haze and hope in Myanmar  
Cole Evanek

Digestive problems don’t stop Cole Evanek appreciating the sense of hope sweeping through one of the world’s least visited destinations, the country once called Burma.

5 Sep, 2017, 16:14
A video experience of the climb up Indonesia’s Mount Rinjani  
Jacob Laukaitis

Indonesia’s active volcanoes challenge serious hikers everywhere. Jacob Laukaitis takes his Go-Pro to the peak of Rinjani Mountain on Lombok so we can see how exhausting it is without having to make the climb ourselves.

22 Aug, 2017, 16:09
Romancing New Zealand on a self-drive tour  
Bhupender Gupta

The ‘Land of the White Cloud’ is a long way away. But Bhupender Gupta finds a self-drive holiday in New Zealand is an uplifting experience.

22 Aug, 2017, 11:10
We’d all love to own a villa in Bali. The bad news is we can’t.  
J.M. Daniels

Whatever it says in overseas property supplements, Indonesia’s underpriced villas cannot safely be bought by foreign nationals. John M Daniels corrects one well-known newspaper that should have known better.

15 Aug, 2017, 16:33
North and South Korea – by someone who’s visited both  
Jacob Laukaitis

As tension mounts over North Korea, Jacob Laukaitis – who has visited both – has put together a timely video to illustrate what each country is actually like.

1 Jul, 2017, 21:12
An momentary idlyll on Sri Lanka’s Aragum Bay  
Devika A Rosamund

Back in the 70’s the surf scene in Sri Lanka is pretty much a paradise, according to Devika A Rosamund. It probably still is.

30 Jun, 2017, 14:15
A cheerfully cheap tour of Southeast Asia  
Mary Rose Acosta

From the Philippines, Southeast Asia is almost on the doorstep. Mary Rose Acosta travels inexpensively around a range of countries most Westerners can only dream of.

27 Mar, 2017, 13:29
Koh Chang, Thailand’s big and beautiful paradise island  
Brian Fisher

Koh Chang is one of Thailand’s least-visited islands, perhaps because in the past it used to harbour Dengue Fever. Brian Fisher finds the slow pace of life and lack of tourists just adds to its appeal.

16 Feb, 2017, 20:47
A visit to Banaue’s rice terraces – in 1963  
Martin Berthoud

The Philippines’ stunning rice terraces are now an UNESCO heritage site. But in 1963 they were simply quite hard to get to. Martin Berthoud takes time out from diplomacy to make the expedition into upcountry Luzon.

9 Feb, 2017, 14:38
Motorcycling abroad isn’t covered by standard insurance  
Jacob Laukaitis

Renting a scooter is commonplace amongst travellers throughout the Far East. But Jacob Laukaitis discovers that one drunk driver can make a holiday adventure turn suddenly expensive. Worst thing is he was actually lucky.

12 Dec, 2016, 11:09
A guide to the beaches of East Sydney  
Anthony Toole

At this time of year Southern Australia is at its best, and everyone in Sydney heads for the beach. Anthony Toole tours the eastern beaches through the long day of an Austral summer.

2 Dec, 2016, 17:09
Casting for a catch in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam  
Patterson Riley

The limestone outcrops of Ha Long Bay are an iconic highlight of northern Vietnam. Patterson Riley explores by kayak and catches a few of samples of the local sealife.

27 Nov, 2016, 16:42
An Aussie head-to-head: Melbourne vs. Sydney  
Andy Morrow

Australia’s two heavyweight southern cities enjoy a healthy rivalry. Sydney has its harbour but Melbourne has the edge for cafe culture. Andy Morrow says both are worth a visit.

10 Nov, 2016, 17:38
A glimpse into Burma’s only synagogue  
Sankar Chatterjee

Myanmar might have problems accepting its Muslims, but it’s not widely known there are also Jews in Burma. Sankar Chatterjee explores Yangon’s (once Rangoon) only synagogue.

8 Nov, 2016, 20:07
In search of Hong Kong’s best rooftop bars  
Hans Ebenman

When Hans Ebenman flies in to Hong Kong, he plans to tour the rooftop bars. But he’d reckoned without a typhoon that turned the Far East’s most sophisticated city into a ghost town. Happily things soon look up.

31 Oct, 2016, 12:58
Beginner on a motorbike in rural Vietnam  
Laura Knight

There are better places than Ho Chi Minh city to learn how to ride a scooter, and better islands than Phu Quoc to practice riding in mud. Laura sails through the experience to reach beach, beer and hammock.

14 Oct, 2016, 12:09
‘Good study, day day up’: China’s leap into modernity  
Linda Caradine

Linda Caradine finds her first experience of China as much baffling as intriguing. Despite an economic and social revolution the sheer scale of the country shelters a distinctively different way of thought.

15 Sep, 2016, 12:41
A layover in Singapore makes long-haul travel easy  
Bonnie Lynn

Bonnie Lynn finds that stopping off in Singapore doesn’t just provide a much-needed break on a long journey. Thanks to the region’s cut-price airlines it also saves her money as well.

9 Sep, 2016, 08:54
A video glimpse into the heart of North Korea  
Jacob Laukaitis

Jacob Laukaitis shares his travelling impressions of one of the world’s most secretive nations. Staying out of trouble seems to be the major challenge: 15 years hard labour would be a stern price to pay for travel journalism.

31 Aug, 2016, 08:38
Sea kayaks and wild camping in Pha Nga Bay  
Tim Morch

The limestone islands and sheltered caves of Thailand’s beautiful Andaman Sea coast is the perfect setting for Tim Morch’s latest waterborne adventure.

3 Jul, 2016, 11:26
The weird world of the Komodo dragon  
Bonnie Lynn

The world’s biggest lizard kills with the sheer filth of its spit. Luckily it’s only found on one island in Indonesia. Bonnie Lynn heads to Flores and finds realism and surrealism come together in the daily life of the Komodo Dragon.

10 Jun, 2016, 09:48
A male-friendly guide to Thailand’s top spas  
Adam Jacot de Boinod

Spas are often seen as female domains, perhaps because the process is so dull. But Adam Jacot de Boinod says all that should change as he tries Thailand’s finest.

25 Apr, 2016, 14:29
Are Thailand’s cockfighters cleaning up their act?  
Crystal Wilde

Love it or loathe it, cockfights take place in several southeast asian countries. Crystal Wilde brings a video insight into a largely hidden sport.

15 Apr, 2016, 13:21
Land-locked Laos – with three ‘L’s at the end  
Brian Fisher

Brian W Fisher takes a tour of Southeast Asia’s most reclusive country, tiny landlocked Laos. Distressingly he observes, in the end, it’s a ‘Land of Linear Litter’.

6 Apr, 2016, 09:15
Too much to do on a Singapore stopover  
Rosie Milne

Should you be using Changi Airport as a far-eastern hub, Singapore resident Rosie Milne suggests you break your journey for a while. There is plenty to see and do.

4 Apr, 2016, 14:14
In Beijing it takes two traditional doctors for one night’s sleep  
Dustin Grinnell

When Dustin Grinnell spends three nights in China’s capital he finds it strangely hard to sleep. Two traditional Chinese doctors go to great lengths to solve his insomnia but in the end he decides he just doesn’t care.

31 Mar, 2016, 12:09
A cycling tour of Bangkok’s smiling slums  
Christian Cummins

Thailand’s capital has a huge range of public transport, with boats and ferries on the rivers and canals, tuk-tuks, scooters and taxis as well as buses and trains. Christian Cummins, however, takes an alternative approach: he pedals a bicycle on an inner-city tour.

29 Mar, 2016, 15:28
How to avoid the crowds and still climb Mount Fuji  
Jacob Laukaitis

It’s easy, according to Jacob Laukaitis, to climb Japan’s iconic volcano. Just wait for closed season when there’s no-one on the mountain to tell you to get off.

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