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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Tuesday 06 March 2012
Monday 27 February 2012
The death of the swashbuckling adventurer John Fairfax has stirred memories in Sylvia Cook - of their record-breaking Pacific voyage, and of a love affair that hit the rocks. Simon Usborne reports
Saturday 25 February 2012
John Fairfax, self-styled "professional adventurer," fulfilled a boyhood dream when he became the first recorded person to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 1969.
Friday 24 February 2012
More areas of England are at high risk of drought this spring and summer due to ongoing dry weather, the Environment Agency said in its latest briefing.
Wednesday 07 December 2011
A shark sighted close inshore led to a hurried morning meeting of leaders from the 78 countries and 1,100 competitors taking part in the world championships of sailing.
Saturday 03 December 2011
Sam Loxton, one of Australian cricket's so-called "Invincibles" and who Sir Donald Bradman once referred to as "the very essence of belligerence," has died at the age of 90.
Wednesday 30 November 2011
Pirates on the next leg of the Volvo round the world race and two people killed by sharks in the waters off the race tracks of the world championships of sailing, with 10 world titles at stake, make sailing look even more dangerous than is normal.
Monday 24 October 2011
Sunday 23 October 2011
A great white shark killed an American diver yesterday in the third fatal shark attack in recent weeks off the coast of Western Australia.
Monday 05 September 2011
Sunday 04 September 2011
A shark bit the legs off a bodyboarder at a popular surfing spot in western Australia, killing the man, police said. Authories were reportedly searching for the shark as well as the man's missing limbs.
Saturday 20 August 2011
Saturday 20 August 2011
The recent riots indicate that we have not got the correct balance between citizens' rights and their duties. Perhaps we have something to learn from Islam.
Friday 19 August 2011
The widow of a man killed by a shark during their honeymoon in the Seychelles has described hearing his "awful scream", having been reassured earlier that there was no danger in the water.
Thursday 18 August 2011
The Seychelles has not had a shark attack in coastal waters for nearly 50 years, according to a police spokesman
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