Keri Jones visits the capital of Slovakia. Bratislava is set alongside the River Danube and was once the city where Hungarian royalty was crowned.
A huge, white hilltop castle overlooks the town. Keri tours the quaint old town’s lanes and he visits the eastern block monuments and unusual communist-era architecture, including the river bridge that resembles a UFO and the inverted pyramid that houses the radio network. Keri sees the city on a guided tour in a vintage Czech car.
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Travel writer Carol Perehudoff talks about her trip to the sprawling metropolis of Mexico City where she found unusual food, lots of art and mystics in markets.
Most British travellers head to New Zealand during our winter – which is their summer – but you can get some great deals if you decide to go during their winter instead. What’s it like during the colder months? Keri spoke to travel blogger Charlie Elliot to find out. She spent a winter exploring both the North and South Islands of New Zealand and enjoyed landing in a helicopter on a glacier. Charlie told me she loves New Zealand because there’s so much variety to the landscape.
The North African country of Morocco has always held an exotic attraction for British travellers – helped by the famous 1940’s film, Casablanca. Keri spoke to Paul Clammer, author of The Lonely Planet Guide to Morocco, about how the launch of cheap flights is allowing more people to explore this fascinating country.
Mumbai is India’s biggest city and not an obvious choice when starting a tour of the country – but it’s home to India’s incredibly successful film industry. Keri spoke to travel writer James Clark about his experiences in the city and his surprise taste of Bollywood fame.
Vineyard tours, where elephants wander past the vines. Travel writer Mar Pages talks about visiting wineries in Thailand and Indonesia.
- Jackson Five – Blame It On the Boogie
- Rag ‘n’ Bone Man – Human
- Temptations – Get Ready
- Elbow – One Day Like This
- Dionne Warwick – Do You Know the Way to San Jose
- No Doubt – Don’t Speak
- Abba – Dancing Queen
- Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars