My stomach has endured the full scope of awful foods this planet has to offer Trying adventurous food is a big part of travelling, but India, where I'm travelling through now, has more problems with [food] hygiene than anywhere else in the world. It's a cultural problem, as eating meat is a rarity in rural areas, so they treat it like a vegetable, keeping it in a cupboard. So when the occasional Westerner passes through, by the time it's pulled out, it's been in there for a few months. When travelling across poorer parts of India now, I try to survive off rice and dahl.
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Friday 23 August 2013
SABMiller pulls out stops in Africa
Tuesday 20 August 2013
Ultra-obese 20-year-old weighs the same as two baby elephants
Sunday 11 August 2013
Most US embassies that were shut after a wave of global terror threats from al-Qa'ida in the Arabian Peninsula will reopen today, but Washington warned that its Yemen outpost would remain closed due to "ongoing concerns" in the region.
Passengers fight and vomit as British Airways flight turns back for two emergency landings in 24 hours
Friday 09 August 2013
One member of cabin staff tried to deal with 300 travellers at Riyadh airport as others reportedly 'hid' in a back office
Friday 02 August 2013
Maisah Sobaihi is the only South Arabian woman ever to appear at the Edinburgh Festival, whose shoe focuses on what it means to be a woman in Saudi.
Watch a video preview of the one-woman show Head Over Heel in Saudi Arabia below:
Thursday 01 August 2013
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Wednesday 31 July 2013
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Wednesday 17 July 2013
Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner was hit last year but Yemen branch has just announced death
Thursday 11 July 2013
Meshael Alayban was arrested in California and charged with allegedly holding a Kenyan maid against her will. She could face up to 12 years in prison
Friday 05 July 2013
Saudi Arabia announces plans to open first female-only colleges - run by British universities
Thursday 04 July 2013
The Syrian National Council will meet today to reassure anti-government backers they can be trusted with weapons
Tuesday 02 July 2013
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Wednesday 26 June 2013
Saudi Ministry of Health will send 20 doctors for specialist training in the NHS from August this year
Tuesday 18 June 2013
Freedom of Information request forces authorities to name terror suspects held for the last 12 years
Thursday 06 June 2013
Ban follows a warning from government regulator in March due to unspecified 'infringement'
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