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Central Asia   12 May, 2011, 10:45
A long draught of China on a slow-moving bike  
Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker is almost a year into an epic four-year cycle-ride that aims to reach the world’s ‘Four Corners’. With thanks to Lifeboat Tea (his sponsors) he details his experiences of pedalling through mainland China.

Central Asia   11 May, 2011, 12:31
A day in Bombay  
Matthew Paish

Mumbai is India’s largest city and not an obvious place to relax. After a day of walking the sites Matthew Paish finds the heat getting to him and needs a sea breeze: he finds this, and more, on Chowpatty Beach.

Europe   11 May, 2011, 10:58
What lies beneath: the catacombs of Paris  
Brett Longstaff

Most visitors to France’s capital waft around and see the usual sights; the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, perhaps. Brett Longstaff heads underground to meet some very old friends.

Americas   11 May, 2011, 10:40
La Pedrera; a journey within  
Daniela Maestres

Dwarfed by mighty neighbours, Uruguay is often overlooked. Daniela Maestres finds the tranquil, shifting coastline sets a reflective mood as she explores South America’s quietest destination.

Africa   27 Apr, 2011, 22:20
The ‘mammoth’ blows up in Mozambique  
Dana Haffar

Dana Haffar is well used to the road from South Africa into Mozambique, even loaded with teenagers and surfboards. Perhaps that’s why she decides to blaze a new trail through the Kruger, fording the Limpopo if and where possible. It’s not a complete success….

Americas   27 Apr, 2011, 21:45
Cycling Heaven in the heart of Texas  
Lindsay Salt

America always seems rather too large for a bicycle, but Lindsay Salt is made of sterner stuff. This account details a group marathon that explores the rural hinterlands of the Lone Star State.

Asia Pacific   27 Apr, 2011, 21:42
Burma’s refugees flatline in Malaysia  
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Tourism booms in the orient but life isn’t so easy for Burma’s Shan refugees, even when they’ve fled to Malaysia. Anthonio Graceffo tells one refugee’s sorry tale.

Editorials   27 Apr, 2011, 21:17
How to Weekend in Annecy  
Lauren Migliore

It’s easy to get a taste for France, says Lauren Migliore, and then proves it with this exuberant – and informative – guide to a Savoyard gem in the Rhone-Alpes region: Annecy.

Deals, Middle East   20 Apr, 2011, 15:17
Sharm el Sheikh Holiday Destination Guide  
Iain Miller

It’s ironic that the Middle Eastern revolutions were inspired by the desire for more jobs but as tourists stay away they’re resulted in less jobs. Iain Miller outlines some very compelling reasons to escape to Egypt for a beach break.

Americas   20 Apr, 2011, 15:07
Baseball’s big in Boston: touring Fenway Park  
Debra Rughoo

You can’t stay long in Boston without hearing about the Red Sox. One of America’s greatest baseball teams operates out of a shabby-chic stadium that predates both World Wars. Debra Rughoo takes a tour of Fenway Park and stays to watch a game.

Middle East   20 Apr, 2011, 14:50
In Israel and Jordan  
James Sinclair

James Sinclair spends some time in the fragile heart of Israel and then breaks out to explore the highlights of Jordan. This earns him a thorough search when he comes to fly home.

Central Asia   20 Apr, 2011, 14:38
A hellish busride to Jaisalmer  
Steve Rudd

Escaping Pushkar’s camel market proves to be somewhat problematic for Steve Rudd. The overnight bus to Jaisalmer was not the deluxe model promised on the posters and India’s crowded, potholed roads did little to help.

Asia Pacific   20 Apr, 2011, 14:32
Kayaking in Krabi  
Brian Fisher

Brian Fisher’s painstaking account of his most recent visit to Thailand details every stage of travel but comes to life exploring the hidden hongs of Krabi’s limestone mountains.

Americas   20 Apr, 2011, 14:22
Dancing with Dolphin  
Berit H. Hagen

There are ethical issues with keeping dolphins in captivity and training them to perform and interact with humans. But wild dolphins die young. On the Caribbean island of Tortola Berit Hagen’s swims with dolphins and finds they seem revel in their new easy life.

Americas   18 Apr, 2011, 13:18
Snakes and sorcery in Guyana’s soggy hinterlands  
John Gimlette

Deep inside roadless Guyana the Rupununi Savannah is the last refuge of a vanishing way of life. In this extract from ‘Wild Coast’, his excellent new book, John Gimlette steps out with the locals to go and hunt for food.

Europe   18 Apr, 2011, 12:41
Beating the Bulgarians at Table Football  
Charlie Sanchez

In Bulgaria’s capital city, Sofia, Charlie Sanchez finds a place to stay. Best of all he finds that when he teams up with his new flatmate for a game of table football they seem to be the best players in the neighbourhood.

Americas   18 Apr, 2011, 12:03
Getting high in the Andes: Machu Picchu  
Frank Rawlins

A training hike up Hereford’s Symonds Yat proves little preparation for Frank Rawlins’ visit to Peru’s iconic ‘Lost City’. But the sight of Machu Picchu makes it all worthwhile.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   3 Apr, 2011, 14:55
Cargo-boat cruise round the Maldives  
Donna Richardson

The Maldives are best known for their luxury resorts, crowded onto a few small islands leased to international hotel chains. Donna Richardson hops on a local cargo vessel heading to the archipelago’s southernmost islands and uncovers an alternative Maldives.

Central Asia   1 Apr, 2011, 09:49
Yoga for sale in Kathmandu  
Sarah Taylor

Nepal sells yoga classes as though they invented meditation. The signs make it sound a relaxing business. But Sarah Taylor’s account makes it clear that it might be a business but is anything but relaxing.

Americas   1 Apr, 2011, 09:36
Island-hopping by yacht in the British Virgin Islands  
Troy Shoen

In a hot tub in St Thomas Troy Shoen is told how to climb a palm tree. But it takes several days sailing around the islands – and a few too many painkillers on Yost Van Dyke – before he tries to put theory into practice.

Central Asia   1 Apr, 2011, 09:06
Adventure trekking returns to Afghanistan  
Thomas Bodkin

Headlines suggest remote Afghanistan is still in a state of war. But a British ex-officer says the Wakhan region is one of the world’s most rewarding trekking areas, and is looking for volunteers to join a 2011 expedition. Thomas Bodkin reports from the Hindu Kush.

Americas   1 Apr, 2011, 08:53
Finding Christoph a Guyanese snake  
Dorothy Conlon

A Swiss traveller with 25 pet snakes at home searches Guyana in vain for a snake in the wild. At Karanambu Lodge, river-otter country, Dorothy Conlon is there when he finds his first.

Asia Pacific   26 Mar, 2011, 23:02
Getting too close to an Indonesian volcano  
Alan Deegan

In the aftermath of Japan’s Tsunami the hypnotic appeal of the Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire’ volcanoes is more powerful than ever. Alan Keegan visits Anak Krakatau, an active volcano in Indonesia’s seas.

Deals, Pole to Pole   25 Mar, 2011, 19:13
World’s Best Poker Cities  
Rebecca Bryant

Whether you’re a keen poker player in search of the richest games or a beginner who’s only just mastered the basic rules, keen players are prepared to travel to play. Rebecca Bryant runs through the poker-playing centres across the globe.

Pole to Pole   22 Mar, 2011, 14:14
Antarctica: a journey to the South Pole  
Cameron L. Martindell

We don’t usually like features that start by describing the outward journey. But when Cameron Martindell agrees to spend four months in Antarctica the succession of flights to reach is snow-desert base are an adventure in their own right.

Asia Pacific   22 Mar, 2011, 13:58
Australia packaged: two tours from Melbourne  
Ethan Lee

A wedding in the State of Victoria gives Ethan Lee the perfect excuse to explore Australia’s southern coast. His only problem is time: coming from Singapore Australia just seems huge.

Central Asia   22 Mar, 2011, 13:37
Made in Coorg – a story of Indian coffee  
Phil Clarke-Hill

When it comes to coffee, India’s not a country that springs to mind. Phil Clarke-Hill visits a remote part of Karnataka where small farmers toil to produce a perfect bean.

Europe   22 Mar, 2011, 13:21
A hundred years of change on Scotland’s coast  
Paul Heppleston

From subsistence to affluence – and then most of the way back – the 20th century had plenty of changes for one particular bay in rural Scotland. Paul Hepplestone reflects on history and progress by the water’s edge.

Asia Pacific   16 Mar, 2011, 00:20
An awesome dive off Sipidan  
James Sinclair

One of Malaysia’s finest dive sites certainly does it for James Sinclair. By a tropical island, stitched into the depths of a coral-filled sea, he rolls off a boat for eight dives of his life.

Americas   16 Mar, 2011, 00:02
Conception, Chile: totally washed out  
Dominic Gill

Dominic Gill finds his round-the-world cycle rid brought to a muddy halt in a small Chilean town. Welcome to an El Nina climatic event: well up to derailing a man and his bike.

Europe   15 Mar, 2011, 23:32
When zombies roam the streets of Stockholm  
Tom Tree

Every summer Sweden’s capital is invaded by Zombies. Well, not really; more manicured wannabees still waiting for a starring role. Tom Tree sits down to watch the theatre but ends up going to see a film.

Asia Pacific   10 Mar, 2011, 23:12
Phuket’s Patong Beach: not quite relaxing  
Malcolm Teasdale

On business travel in the Far East, Malcolm Teasdale sets aside some time to chill on one of Thailand’s quieter beaches. Unfortunate, then, that he chooses Phuket Island and Patong Beach: all good fun but sleep is hardly an option.

Europe   10 Mar, 2011, 22:55
Recycling comes to Rome – with the force of empire  
Elizabeth Cinello

With 3,000 years of history on view in its streets, Italy’s capital used to have a problem distinguishing heritage and garbage. Just recently the ‘Eternal City’ has decided to address its waste disposal system. Elizabeth Cinello reports on a new zero-tolerance approach.

Americas   10 Mar, 2011, 22:32
Dancing the tango in Latin America’s Paris  
Erika Lindsay

Time to Tango? Erika Lindsay heads down to the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, to sashay her way through a traditional milonga.

Asia Pacific   7 Mar, 2011, 15:04
Meeting Komodo’s dragons – face to face  
Alan Deegan

Indonesia’s most famous animal is the world’s largest lizard. Alan Deegan heads out to Komodo Island to see if they really breathe fire.

Americas   7 Mar, 2011, 14:40
A heartfelt insight into rural Curaçao  
Patricia Selbert

Holland’s Caribbean outpost is most widely known for the startlingly blue liqueur that haunts the back of many a drinks cabinet. But there’s a whole culture behind the brand. Patricia Selbert’s new book colours in the reality of island life.

Europe   7 Mar, 2011, 14:30
Surreal nights in the ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’  
Tom Tree

Sweden in summer, and Tom Tree eats up the miles on a road trip through the countryside. Reality blurs in as the endless light merges each day into the next.

Deals, Europe   28 Feb, 2011, 15:11
Manchester, England’s ‘Capital of the North’  
Joe Williams

Of the UK’s great cities, Manchester is most often overlooked – which is a shame, as there is plenty to see and do. Joe Williams runs through some of the headline attractions of this buzzing metropolis in the heart of Great Britain.

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