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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.

19 Mar, 2016, 20:49
Six islands, two days: Japan by bicycle  
Jacob Laukaitis

Jacob Laukatis takes an unusually outward-looking tour around Japan on a very basic rented bike. Take a pillion seat on a ride along the the Shimanami Kaido route that includes several different bridges and at least one meal.

15 Feb, 2016, 18:49
Immortality assured at a Tamil temple opening  
A J Box

In 1950’s Malaya A J Box finds his rubber-tapping tedium relieved by a surprise invitation to a religious ceremony. This involves several more beers than are quite compatible with a motorbike ride home.

2 Feb, 2016, 14:35
Free-fall adventure off the Queensland coast  
Ciarán Logue

Too many people spend their whole time in the Barrier Reef diving. Ciarán Logue goes the other way, taking to the sky for a thrilling sky-dive.

13 Jan, 2016, 14:46
Stormy waters in Burma’s Inle Lake  
Brian Fisher

Myanmar’s photogenic highlight lures Brian Fisher to its shores. But a chartered boat trip becomes a nightmare when the weather turns.

18 Dec, 2015, 14:22
The road to Mandalay starts.. somewhere in England  
Brian Fisher

When Brian Fisher decides to travel to Myanmar, he plans carefully. He seems to find Burma without any trouble, and books himself a private tour.

16 Nov, 2015, 16:30
A video selfie from the island of Bali  
Jacob Laukaitis

Indonesia’s tourist paradise proves a visual feast for Jacob Laukaitis’ 21st century scrapbook, a video selfie binge for the youtube generation.

11 Nov, 2015, 15:50
White Christmas in the Whitsunday Islands  
Jen Thames

While the Northern Hemisphere shivers it’s summer down under and you still get a white Christmas, just with sand not snow. Jen Thames presents the ultimate guide to Australia’s fabulous Whitsunday Islands.

5 Oct, 2015, 08:23
Thrills and scams in Cambodia and Vietnam  
Laura French

In Southeast Asia Laura French finds here western complexion ruins her attempts to pass as a savvy local. But she has plenty of fun as she travels through Camrobya and Vietscam.

30 Sep, 2015, 12:44
A first experience of Airbnb in rural New Zealand  
Benjamin Rietema

All hotels are full in downtown Dunedin, but Benjamin Rietama comes up with a cunning plan. He signs up for Airbnb and finds himself totally immersed in Kiwi life.

14 Sep, 2015, 09:05
Holiday in the paradise of Vanuatu  
Lucy Barker

Once of the least-visited countries in the south Pacific has great beaches, fascinating cultures and dramatic volcanoes. Lucy Barker explores Vanuatu.

2 Sep, 2015, 12:02
Penguins and muttonbirds on the coast of Victoria  
Anthony Toole

There’s birdlife aplenty on Australia’s long southern coast. Anthony Toole starts out on the outskirts of Melbourne and continues along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road.

25 Aug, 2015, 11:44
Welcome to Vietnam  
Janet Myers

In a land that seems to be obsessed with scooters, Janet Myers worries she might feel out of place. But she has no trouble getting around the cities and even spends a night on a junk as she tours the country.

8 Aug, 2015, 11:18
Dancing with the nymphs of Angkor  
Will Ottley

Will Ottley explores the Buddhist/Hindu temples of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat complex and discovers that ancient wisdom lives on in the temples and monuments they left behind.

5 Aug, 2015, 11:24
A road trip around Oceania – here’s where to go  
Lucy Barker

There’s so much to see in Australia and New Zealand that it’s hard to know where to spend your time. Lucy Barker suggests the best things to see and do.

28 Jul, 2015, 08:46
Miyagawa, where Japan’s longest river flows crystal-clear  
Sze-Leng Tan

Japan’s longest river flows through the island of Honshu: miraculously clean, ultimately tidy and teeming with fish. Sze-Leng Tan finds a serene simplicity on its elegant banks.

25 Jul, 2015, 08:01
Adelaide for hen nights and some unexpected hipster havens  
Mae Demdam

South Australia’s capital city has a world image that generally ranges all the way from dull to genteel. But Mae Demdam says it’s anything but. Her bachelorette party in Adelaide finds bars and speakeasies that are bang on trend.

16 Jul, 2015, 16:21
Live like a local: discover the top beaches in Sydney  
P Watson

Australia’s most popular city has beaches to suit every mood. Paul Watson outlines three of the best.

6 Jul, 2015, 13:03
Meeting three strangers on the Magome-Tsumago Trail  
Sze-Leng Tan

On a solo trek across Japan’s central Alps, Sze-Leng Tan finds a series of chance encounters give her plenty to think about. Fortunately she’s also got plenty of space for reflection.

22 Jun, 2015, 15:38
A tranquil moment in Bali’s wet season  
Lisa Power

Seasonal rains do nothing to spoil the soothing influence of Indonesia’s Buddhist enclave. Lisa Power finds the cares of the world ebb away as she relaxes in a Balinese villa.

16 Jun, 2015, 10:43
Singapore has the ‘Wow Factor’  
Janet Myers

A brief stopover in the Far East leaves Janet Myers needing more. The Far East’s slickest city enchants and enthralls.

28 Mar, 2015, 14:44
Feeding the pelicans of Kangaroo Island  
Anthony Toole

Australia’s third-largest island provides plenty of opportunities for Anthony Toole to get off the beaten trail. But his most vivid experience was at best questionable and, under local regulations, illegal.

20 Mar, 2015, 16:22
An Australian road trip through the Northern Territory  
Jemilla Russell-Clough

Her first job in Australia ends badly for Jemilla Russell-Clough, due to a possibly naive refusal to flirt. They might have told her that was part of a miner’s job description. But it gives her a chance for a long aimless road trip through the endless outback.

24 Feb, 2015, 12:02
Three tastes of Thailand under military rule  
Brian Fisher

Despite a year which included a stroke and an extended stay in hospital, Brian W Fisher casts aside his Zimmer frame and flies off to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi. Even after the recent coup Thailand’s smiling welcome remains.

28 Jan, 2015, 10:08
Swimming with turtles on the Society Islands  
Marc Plumlee

Though Tahiti might be the largest of the Society Islands, it’s Bora Bora that captures Marc Tomlees heart, as he meets the green turtles of a private lagoon.

27 Jan, 2015, 18:45
The delicate subject of death in China  
Scott Ballantyne

There’s a lot that’s different about daily life in China. And after many years in the country Scott Ballantyne has come to understand just how attitudes differ. Here he examines the delicate subject of death.

8 Jan, 2015, 20:18
Scouring Malaysia for a whiff of ripe durian  
Leslie Sinclair

The famously stinky durian is banned in most Malaysian hotels and few westerners dare go near it. Leslie Sinclair, however, is made of sterner stuff. She searches out ripe durian and – naively hoping no-one will notice – smuggles it back to her room.

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