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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.

Europe   25 Feb, 2011, 16:08
Walking London’s M25 – in the snow  
Alastair Humphreys

Inveterate adventurer Alastair Humphreys stays close to home for his latest travel challenge – following London’s outer ring-road, on foot. It’s hard to imagine a less pedestrian-friendly circuit at any time of year, so to make it more difficult he chooses mid-winter in the snow.

Africa   25 Feb, 2011, 15:44
Buffalo vs Bus – both sides lose  
Bill Davis

Microlight pilot Bill Davis has a bumpy ride getting his license to fly around Zambia’s Victoria Falls. Obtaining his permit requires several coach-journeys to Lusaka – and his final journey proves, in many ways, one too many.

Americas   25 Feb, 2011, 15:20
L Ron Hubbard’s cupboard: a brush with Scientology  
John Edwards

John Edwards always felt he’d missed out on joining a cult. His New York home just feels too balanced. So he decides, in the interest of research, to visit the Church of Scientology in Manhattan’s ‘Hells Kitchen’ area.

Middle East   25 Feb, 2011, 14:54
No revolution on Lebanon’s ski pistes  
Alanna Allen

Not all the Middle East is in a state of insurrection. Alanna Allen finds there’s not a dictator in sight at the Mount Lebanon resort of Farya Mzaar – and the skiing is superb.

Asia Pacific, Central Asia   23 Feb, 2011, 17:07
The past in aspic: two Korean folk villages  
Tamara Dahler

History doesn’t stretch too far back in South Korea, but on the honeymoon island of Jeju-do they’re trying to preserve it. Tamara Dahler explores two folk villages that seek to capture an earlier way of life.

Europe   23 Feb, 2011, 16:31
Icebound in Russia: a Kremlin tour with Giorg  
Georgie Klein

A wintry Moscow is a challenging environment and hardly conducive to seeing major sights. Georgie Klein is brought in from the cold by a skilled guide called Giorg, who brings Russia’s past to life before taking her home to meet his family.

Americas   23 Feb, 2011, 16:20
Crossing the United States by train  
Janos Gal

When Janos Gal wants to cross America from Washington DC to San Francisco he decides not to fly. For those with time on their hands who want to see the country, he says train is a good way to go.

Asia Pacific   23 Feb, 2011, 16:06
Meeting Elvis, a Vietnamese elephant  
David Calleja

In Vietnam’s Central Highland city of Buon Ma Thuot David Calleja finds his sporting knowledge scorned by a gambling-mad guide. But football allegiances fade away on a rewarding journey into Yok Don National Park.

Editorials   21 Feb, 2011, 19:37
Development: does Southeast Asia need it?  
Antonio Graceffo

The western concepts of development don’t always translate easily into the new nations of the East. Antonio Graceffo asks some searching questions about the nature of progress – and its effects.

Americas   21 Feb, 2011, 18:49
Catching California  
Eric Whitehead

The giant State on America’s Pacific Coast has plenty to entertain Eric Whitehead – but it’s his final day before he finds out how to tame San Francisco’s endless hills.

Africa   21 Feb, 2011, 18:35
Kenya’s coast: a view from Lithuania  
Aneda Antanaviciute

A warm welcome makes Aneda Antanaviciute feel right at home on the East African coast, but certainly held plenty of surprises. Coming from landlocked Lithuania the first, and most obvious question was where the hell had the sea gone?

Deals, Europe   16 Feb, 2011, 13:12
Discover Granada – the jewel of Andalucía  
Peter Parker

The Alhambra might be one of Spain’s iconic highlights, but Granada has plenty more to offer, says Peter Parker. The walkable city centre, for a start, where the tapas that come with your drinks are – still – invariably free.

Americas   16 Feb, 2011, 13:00
Life’s not so easy in Cuba if you need to catch a bus  
Ruby Weldon

Tourists in all-inclusive resorts rarely see life at street level for ordinary Cubans. Ruby Weldon brushes reality when she takes an intercity bus from the capital, Havana, to the provincial town of Santa Clara.

Africa   16 Feb, 2011, 12:34
Dead-again granny helps cross the Congo River  
Lois Pryce

Lois Price motorcycled down Africa – and wrote a very good book about it. This extract details the ferry crossing from one Congo to another, from Brazaaville to Kinshasa in the DRC. It’s not the easiest border crossing and only fast thinking gets her through immigration.

Asia Pacific   16 Feb, 2011, 11:59
In praise of Vietnam’s conical hats  
Bess Browning

The characteristic sea-shell hats do much more than just keep Vietnamese heads cool. They’ve become a cultural icon in their own right. Bess Browning investigates the Non La.

Europe   16 Feb, 2011, 11:46
A stroll around Krakow’s ancient city centre  
Lindsay Salt

Lindsay Salt says Poland’s second city is an approachable, walkable place with an old-world charm – and more than a thousand years of history.

Deals, Europe   15 Feb, 2011, 11:02
Easter getaways from the UK  
Jon Sullivan

Easter is a prime opportunity for rain-lashed Brits to fly off to find some sun but Europe’s summer hasn’t really kicked in. Jon Sullivan reviews your travel options.

Asia Pacific   15 Feb, 2011, 10:43
Escaping Singapore for the Chinese New Year  
Steve Rudd

Travel gets difficult in Asia when the Chinese New Year comes around. Steve Rudd is desperate to escape a rain-swept and over-regulated Singapore to more casual Malaysia but needs both his shopping elbows to score a bus ticket.

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