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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.

Central Asia   28 Feb, 2013, 09:04
Whistling to victory in Chennai, South India  
Paul Joseph

That whistling is a competitive sport came as news to me: and that it has an international organisation that flies competitors around the world. Paul Joseph takes a break from teaching Sociology to watch Indian teams compete.

Asia Pacific   24 Feb, 2013, 21:49
If your Minsk doesn’t smoke – add oil  
Richard Baker

Richard Baker finds a 100cc Russian motorbike well up to the challenge of touring rural Vietnam. It can even tow Hondas out of sticky situations.

Central Asia, Middle East   24 Feb, 2013, 10:53
Reasons Order College Dog Jerseys  
Aaron Brooks

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Central Asia   14 Feb, 2013, 23:11
Hot mint in Chennai: welcome to India  
Colin Todhunter

Southern India comes to life for Colin Todhunter, as he watches the ancient city of Madras stir its limbs to fight a new day.

Asia Pacific   9 Feb, 2013, 18:43
Strolling safely up Pattaya’s ‘Walking Street’  
Brian Fisher

Brian M Fisher has been on the world quite long enough to be able to cope with the shocks and surprises of Thailand’s nightlife. But even he is disturbed by new developments.

Americas   9 Feb, 2013, 17:01
Motorbikes at the ready: Sturgis, South Dakota  
Brett Gordon

Mild-mannered teacher Brett Gordon rests up in Sturgis, a sleepy Meade County town of 6,000 residents. But it’s just gearing up for its annual Bike Rally, with 600,000 visitors expected, and she has to learn more.

Europe   9 Feb, 2013, 16:08
A snowy hike from Poland to Slovakia  
David Zlatin

David Zlatin explores Poland for a few days, including some morbid time in Auschwitz, but then shoulders his backpack and hikes across the mountains into Slovakia.

Deals, Pole to Pole   8 Feb, 2013, 08:29
SUV exploits to drive your new year  
Cathy Richmond

Make this the year of the major Road Trip. Cathy Richmond runs through some of the world’s finest SUV driving routes.

Africa   7 Feb, 2013, 22:20
Strolling up Mount Kenya (not)  
Binod Shankar

While sponsored tourists follow the Coca-Cola route up to Kilimanjaro, there’s a far better East African mountain within easy range. Binod Shankar takes a leisurely stroll up Mount Kenya, a steeper, snowier and more challenging option.

Asia Pacific   7 Feb, 2013, 13:46
Hong Kong Phooey  
Rhiannon Haydock

Hong Kong is not commonly considered as a ‘top 10’ holiday destination; but for Rhiannon Haydock, it’s the world’s number one island.

Europe   1 Feb, 2013, 18:46
A disastrous attempt on Scotland’s Ben Nevis  
John Parker

In a bid to impress, John Parker embarks on a doomed attempt to guide two Norwegian girls up one of Scotland’s largest mountains. As he’s never been higher than a rooftop bar things soon go badly wrong.

Central Asia   30 Jan, 2013, 16:45
Under arrest in the market at Bishkek  
Jason Smart

Jason Smart gets himself into trouble in Osh Bazaar, Kyrgyzstan. Somehow he comes to the attention of some bored policemen.

Europe   30 Jan, 2013, 15:49
London to Brighton – by bike  
Kate Marillat

A couple of sporting wins have caused bicycle mania to grip the UK, something the climate has yet to quench. Kate Marillat says a push-bike is perfect for exploring southern England.

Editorials   30 Jan, 2013, 15:38
Travel light and launder: a new wash bag makes it easy  
Jack Barker

To travel light you need to be able to quickly wash clothes on the move. Jack Barker finds the newly-invented Scrubba™wash bag is a great solution to a daily problem.

Central Asia, Middle East   18 Jan, 2013, 16:26
A leisurely pedal across today’s Afghanistan  
Charlie Walker

It’s hardly a usual destination for a cyclist. But getting a visa is easy so Charlie Walker seizes the opportunity to visit a country that may soon, once more, close its doors to the West.

Africa   17 Jan, 2013, 15:07
Watching Sudan divide: two countries or one?  
Richard Boggs

Africa’s newest states are the two new results of the Sudanese rift. Richard Boggs’ new book, ‘Becoming Plural’, is an entertaining and informative guide to this little-known region: read this extract online.

Europe   17 Jan, 2013, 13:03
To see all Russia’s highlights, follow a bride  
Bonnie Lynn

There’s an easy way to find Russia’s iconic sights, says Bonny Lynn. Wait for a sunny weekend then just follow a bride: they invariably tour the highlights with a cameraman in tow.

Deals, Editorials   14 Jan, 2013, 14:59
Why and when to arrange travel insurance  
Teresa Turner

What kind of accidents can you have when you’re travelling and what does travel insurance cover? Teresa runs through what is and isn’t likely to be be included in a standard policy.

Africa   13 Jan, 2013, 11:33
Taarab music at Zanzibar’s music festival  
Mark Gillies

Don’t let anyone tell you music is un-islamic. Mark Gillies takes the tempo of Tanzania’s largest island in Zanzibar’s annual ‘Sounds of Wisdom’ festival.

Europe   12 Jan, 2013, 19:06
Going solo in the heart of Germany  
Tracey Gooch

Berlin’s attractions shine all the brighter for Tracey Gooch as she explores alone. This is one city where the freedom of solitude lets you launch out in style.

Deals, Europe   10 Jan, 2013, 12:25
Golf and Scotland go hand in hand  
Monica Martinez

Scotland’s best for golf, says Monica Martinez, as she finds even the tiny Isle of Jura (population 200) is planning to build a private 18-hole golf course.

Editorials   10 Jan, 2013, 11:56
Best on the planet: a traveller’s guide  
Jonathon Engels

The world’s iconic sights have to work hard to impress Jonathan Engels. Here he runs through those world highlights that really do impress.

Europe   10 Jan, 2013, 11:15
An unlikely ski resort – in Greece  
Demetrios Ioannou

The Greek economy might be in meltdown, but that’s not true of the snow on Mount Parnassus. Demetrios Ioannou takes to the slopes.

Pole to Pole   7 Jan, 2013, 15:40
Extravagant travel for trust fund babes  
Jack Barker

For some travellers money is no object. Jack Barker runs through some travel options for those young women with more cash than Caligula who want to see the world in style.

Central Asia   7 Jan, 2013, 15:28
Tripods at the ready for sunrise over Angkor  
Shampa Chatterjee

Cambodia’s iconic Khmer ruined city is spectacular at any time of day, but Shampa Chatterjee finds it at its best as dawn breaks over the mellow stone temple spires.

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