006 LISTENup: The Flirt of the Forest

January 11, 2010

[audio:] The LISTENup podcast series returns, with a sensuous foray into the Sumatran jungle, before catching a tortuous getaway bus out. Ant gets up close and overly personal with the People of the Forest, before sampling the rich palette of colours which make up this mystical Indonesian island.

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Trails of the Unexpected

September 4, 2009

I stare at the newspaper. It wasn’t me. I gawp at the television. It wasn’t me. I trawl through the internet. It wasn’t me! I listen to the radio, podcasts, and conversations on the bus. It WASN’T me! At least — I hope it wasn’t me?

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The Reprint: ‘Split Personality’

March 12, 2009

In almost every country I’ve visited in Asia there is a town where artisans almost outnumber tourists. Undoubtedly talented, you can find the most amazing local and international art at guilt-pecking prices. In China it’s Lijiang. In India it’s Cochin. This image could have been anywhere, but it’s from the Balinese town of Ubud.

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Turning Circles

July 25, 2008

Déjà vu: a flash flood of familiarity bursting through the secret sluice between our worlds. I’m sitting on a tiny tropical island that wears a golden ring of sand engraved by faint footprints being slowly blotted out by the sapphire of the ocean. I know this island well. I know where the sun sizzles the […]

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