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Europe   26 Oct, 2010, 06:50
A vineyard – in Yorkshire?  
Philippa Vanham

You don’t associate the UK with fine wines. But Philippa Vanham says that’s all changing, as she visits one of 390 little vineyards that have sprung up across Britain. Even Yorkshire, it appears, can produce a decent plonk.

Africa   26 Oct, 2010, 06:36
Mariam Kawinga: seamstress, Malawi  
Stefanie Giglio

When Stefani Giglio goes frock shopping, she does it in style. Armed with a sheaf of fabric she tracks down the best seamstress in Monkey Bay, and gets her dresses tailor-made.

Central Asia   19 Oct, 2010, 14:54
A strip-search for an Uzbek taxi  
Tom Coote

As a westerner, Tom Coote expects to be given the third degree when Militsia stop the taxi that’s – just about – taking him across Uzbekistan’s Kyzylkum desert. This time, however, it’s the car that gets it.

Africa   19 Oct, 2010, 14:21
License to flirt: Morocco’s ‘Marriage Market’  
Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman

In Morocco’s High Atlas mountains the annual ‘Fete Financiere’ presents the perfect chance for Berber boys to meet blushing brides. If they can get past the mothers, that is. Aaron Hochman-Zimmerman hitches along mountain tracks to the small village of Imilchil.

Central Asia   19 Oct, 2010, 14:03
Nepal’s little-known ‘To the Airport’ trek  
Anna Greenwood

In Khatmandu an angry Maoist demonstration disrupts Anna Greenwood’s airport transfer. Tempers run high and windscreens shatter. She’d have stayed to chat but had a plane to catch, so continues her journey on foot.

Asia Pacific   19 Oct, 2010, 13:49
Phuket with your family: top travel tips  
Christopher Dobie

Thailand is a great place to travel with your children. Photographer Christopher Dobie is a frequent visitor and for a gentle introduction to Southeast Asia recommends the island of Phuket.

Europe, Pole to Pole   13 Oct, 2010, 12:45
Greenland’s passenger ferries: all life is there  
Roland Boer

The world’s largest island has hardly any roads. Roland Boer takes a passenger-carrying icebreaker that crosses into the Arctic with Greenlanders on the move.

Central Asia   13 Oct, 2010, 12:30
Cool Karma on the streets of India  
Emma Higgins

Emma Higgins is used to travelling in the Europe, where you have to lock every backpack and still things get stolen. Her first visit to India is therefore quite an experience, as she discovers poverty and honesty can go hand-in-hand.

Europe   13 Oct, 2010, 11:52
What the heck is a Franc?  
Stephen Langlois

Switzerland is something of a mystery to Stephen Langlois, but a spectacular one. He finds the Alps look just like they do on TV but – after a night in a tent – perhaps colder.

Deals, Europe   5 Oct, 2010, 16:56
A driving tour of northern Spain  
Nicole Biarnes

After three years in Barcelona, Nicole Biarnes piles her belongings in a rental car to explore a part of Spain often missed by visitors, the northern provinces between Catalonia and the Atlantic beaches of the Basque region.

Africa   4 Oct, 2010, 12:09
Fleeced at poker in Botswana’s ‘Donkey Town’  
Steve Cartwright

Maun, Botswana, and Steve Cartwright doesn’t waste his energy on safari drives. Instead he settles in for an afternoon beer and a poker session with the wilder human predators of Africa’s finest backwater.

Asia Pacific, Deals   4 Oct, 2010, 11:55
Across Australia on the Indian Pacific  
Paul Joseph

Even though (or because) he sells air tickets for a living, Paul Joseph decides the five-hour flight between Perth to Sydney would be too easy. Instead he takes the train.

Africa, Middle East   4 Oct, 2010, 11:38
Morocco on a budget: cheap(ish) Africa  
Matthew Thomas

Armed with a Lonely Planet guidebook and an open-jaw plane ticket Matthew travels from Marakesh to Agadir.

Europe   4 Oct, 2010, 11:10
Back in time to a painful Berlin past  
Eric Whitehead

Eric Whitehead’s mother-in-law fled Germany just before the outbreak of World War II. So it’s only to be expected that a family visit to her childhood home will uncover painful memories.

Americas   4 Oct, 2010, 10:52
Off the power grid in British Columbia  
Matt Crawford

Canada’s Lasqueti Island is tantalisingly close to Vancouver but a step away in time. Matthew Crawford takes his bike to explore a solar-powered barter economy that dances to a different tune.

Asia Pacific   4 Oct, 2010, 10:32
Franz Josef Glacier: a masterpiece in ice  
Luke Gribble

Every visitor to New Zealand is urged to visit South Island’s most famous glacier. Luke Gribble finds the helicopter access brief and expensive, but the guided hike that follows makes his trip worthwhile.

Europe   28 Sep, 2010, 18:48
The fraudulent pyramids of Bosnia  
Rob Miller

The town of Visoko shot to fame when an expatriate metalworker, living in Texas, announced the the surrounding hills were mighty man-made pyramids. By the time the experts decided they were nothing of the sort a tourist boom was already underway. Rob Miller investigates.

Americas   28 Sep, 2010, 16:51
Losing the War on Drugs  
Hester Pollock

Six months backpacking around South and Central America shows Hester Pollock the bleeding edge of the drugs trade, that hardline Western narcotic policies just seem to make worse. Time, she says, for a rethink – and a new approach to drugs.

Americas   28 Sep, 2010, 16:22
The varied inhabitants of Washington DC  
Tim Jackson

We’d never stereotype Americans. We don’t need to, because we’ve got Tim Jackson to do it for us. He neatly runs through the standard images of America’s major cities before drilling into the reality of life in the capital city, Washington DC.

Central Asia   27 Sep, 2010, 13:53
The end of the affair: goodbye to Shirley (the bike)  
Daniel Bent

Daniel Bent comes to the end of his epic, 15,000km cycle ride to India and pedals into a hero’s reception. His trip has been shortlisted by a major publisher and your vote (by the 1st October) can help him win a book deal.

Americas   23 Sep, 2010, 12:23
Bogota has a birthday  
Emma Jones

Colombia’s capital is known for many things – but not, primarily, for it’s family-friendly entertainment. Emma Jones finds the city in party mood for it’s ‘Festival of Love’.

Central Asia, Europe   23 Sep, 2010, 12:11
A taste of life on the Trans Siberian train  
Anna Greenwood

As Russia’s iconic railway line arrows across the Steppe, Anna Greenwood finds the accents of the world fill the carriages on a journey linking continents.

Asia Pacific   23 Sep, 2010, 11:59
An eye-witness account by a My Lai survivor  
David Calleja

Few survived the Vietnam War’s most infamous massacre, when American troops targeted the village of My Lai. Though orphaned by the conflict, Tran Van Duc lived to tale his tale – and it’s one that deserves to be heard. David Calleja reports.

Europe   23 Sep, 2010, 11:42
Back to Bosnia: insights from a war zone  
Tina Baraga

Tina Baraga travels from her native Slovenia to Bosnia, where she finds striking evidence of the recent war and a people slowly rebuilding their lives.

Asia Pacific   23 Sep, 2010, 11:34
Tonga’s transvestites fight for a future  
Carlos and Vicente Orti Hernandez

The Pacific Islands have long traditions of men dressing – and acting – like women. Carlos and Vincente Orti Hernandez interview some Tongan transvestites who hold themselves aloof from their kava-swilling subsistence society.

Central Asia   23 Sep, 2010, 10:48
Trekking Annapurna’s Throng La pass  
Jack Southan

Forget Goretex. Jack Southan makes the 17-day assault on Nepal’s long Annapurna Circuit wearing a hoodie and shoes repaired with gaffer tape. Trekking gear might help fight off icy winds but altitude sickness doesn’t discriminate.

Africa   23 Sep, 2010, 10:19
A tough supply run in Zambia’s wet season  
Tony McKeith

The Zambian rains are too drastic to allow any green-season marketing push. Plains Camp in Kafue is almost completely cut off, as Tyrone McKeith finds when he tries to deliver maize to the caretaking team.

Editorials   14 Sep, 2010, 11:17
September Bookshelf  
Jack Barker

The best of summer’s travel books for quiet autumn reading: a fine road trip through China and another to Mongolia, and a very modest tramp past the world’s Seven Wonders.

Africa   12 Sep, 2010, 16:56
Summit night on Kilimanjaro  
Keith Perkins

There’s nothing easy about trekking up Africa’s highest mountain. Keith Perkins describes the final push to the peak of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Europe   12 Sep, 2010, 16:45
A microlight flight in Europe’s least-safe airway  
Thomas Randall

Thomas Randall’s girlfriend books him a birthday treat: a ULM flight over Ecrins Park in France. But when he googles the experience he finds that for pilots this is a regulation-free zone. Is she trying to kill him?

Asia Pacific   12 Sep, 2010, 16:25
Freedom camping in New Zealand  
Alicia Harney

It might not look big in the atlas, but there are plenty of miles to cover in New Zealand. Alicia Harney rents a campervan to explore.

Europe   12 Sep, 2010, 16:12
A week in Iceland  
Matthew Thomas

A carefully-planned week in Iceland brings Matt Thomas highlights and insights of this chilly, near-Arctic world.

Africa, Editorials, Pole to Pole   12 Sep, 2010, 15:41
An airline with attitude  
Simon Riddle

In the aviation industry, humour has been the first casualty of the age of health and safety. Simon Riddle finds a low-cost South African carrier that knows how to raise a smile: Kulula.

Central Asia   12 Sep, 2010, 13:58
An epic BMW ride through southern India  
Travis Billson

Travis Billson imports his trusty aircooled Beemer for an epic motorcycle journey around India’s southern states. This is half a book rather than an article but well worth the read.

Africa   7 Sep, 2010, 14:46
Beware the buffalo of Kenya’s Loita Hills  
Tim Woods

While East Africa’s National Parks teem with tourists, Tim Woods discovers a different side of Kenya in a trek through the Loita Hills: a true taste of the Great Rift Valley.

Americas   7 Sep, 2010, 14:20
Daytrips from Terrace: Kitimat and Kitamaat  
Curtis Sagmeister

For anyone at a loose end Canada, or more precisely in the north of British Columbia, Curtis Sagmeister suggests visiting a Haisla First Nations community village is a worthwhile way to pass a day. He takes his dog.

Europe   7 Sep, 2010, 13:54
Drilling into Poland’s past  
Peter Morgan

Tasked with taking rock samples from a remote Polish lake, geologist Peter Morgan finds Europe’s Ice-Age past forms an ancient backdrop to today’s patchwork of small towns and charming villages.

Asia Pacific   7 Sep, 2010, 13:39
A taste of Australia’s Gold Coast  
Conrad Clevlen

Philosophy student Conrad Clevlen wangles himself a semester abroad in Surfer’s Paradise. Not much work gets done but his board skills come on leaps and bounds.

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