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Reliving Polar history

After burying Frank Wild's ashes next to Shackleton's, Karen Bowerman ventures south to the scene of their greatest adventure

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How not to get a visa for the Democratic Republic of Congo

Charlie Walker has to resort to all kinds of trickery to realise his dream of travelling to the DRC...

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Fighting malaria in the DRC

Charlie Walker comes down with malaria – and typhoid – on the road to Kinshasa. The kindness of strangers helps him survive

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Mysore's Slumdog Guru

Former street kid brings Bollywood glamour to the world of Ashtanga yoga to help others

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Who's the boss? Building houses for former bonded labourers

Mark Sowden recounts the joys - and muscle aches - that come from joining an ActionAid project in Nepal

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Visit Africa. Retire. Start conservation project

How an overland trip through Africa led to the establishment of Malawi's premier carnivore conservation project

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How I set up Malawi's premier carnivore conservation project

Duncan Yearley’s first tentative steps at putting together his African conservation project are met with great success… Until disaster strikes

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Peaks Foundation: Helping others climb out of poverty

Laura Hartstone from Peaks Foundation explains how climbing mountains helps others climb out of poverty

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How I spotted the first Painted Dog in Malawi

Laid up in hospital with sleeping sickness Duncan Yearley starts seeing giant pink ants. Then finally, his first Painted Dog...

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Plum crazy in Romania

Charlie Walker discovers that you don't have to be crazy to cycle around the world raising money for charity. But it helps...

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How a Tibetan family saved my life

Charlie Walker's charity ride takes a life-threatening turn in Tibet. Can the kindness of strangers pull him through?

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How to get through China's most notorious roadblock

Charlie Walker channels the spirit of James Bond to slip past a Chinese military checkpoint in Tibet

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Japan: Back with a bang?

Travel volunteer Jamie Lafferty beats the drum for travellers to return to Japan

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Danger on the roads of India

Round-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker hits the roads of India and wonders who - or what - has the right of way?

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How you can rescue a Moon Bear

A visit to the Moon Bear Rescue Centre in Chengdu moves artist Suzie Marsh to tears

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Reuniting Antarctica's Wild Bunch Pt 1

Karen Bowerman is reporting live from Antarctica on a special voyage that will reunite Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild for the final time

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How to spend a night in a Thai Temple

Round-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker finds inner peace and a cure for aching muscles at a wat in Thailand

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Reuniting Antarctica's Wild Bunch Pt 2

Karen Bowerman, reporting live from Antarctica on a special voyage that will reunite Sir Ernest Shackleton and Frank Wild for the final time

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Race Tasmania to save a Devil

The Swisse Mark Webber Challenge shows off Tasmania at its best – and raises money for good causes too

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The world's most spectacular race course?

Day two of the Swisse Mark Webber Challenge and Will Gray wonders how competitors can concentrate

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Could you be an International Adventure Wrangler?

As Ants Bollingbroke-Kent leaves her role as International Events Organiser for The Adventurists, she explains what the job involves

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Uncovering state secrets in Tassie

Will Gray is on the third stage of Mark Webber's Tasmanian Challenge; he fills us in on all the thrilling details...

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You never forget your first iceberg...

Karen Bowerman finally steps ashore on Antarctica and enjoys the blissful solitude

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To the ends of the earth: 18 days in Antarctica

Karen Bowerman reflects on the end of her Antarctic adventure

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Learning to meditate in southern Thailand

Around-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker unwittingly finds inner peace at Wat Tham Tu Khao Tong

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A wet old Laotian New Year

Round-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker cops it in the neck in Northern Laos. And begs for more

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Off his bike but back in the saddle

After working in Beijing for six months, around-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker is back in a very different kind of saddle

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Afghanistan by bike

Around-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker takes a dangerous diversion into one of the world's most troubled regions

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Cycling through Iraqi Kurdistan

Round-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker on a former war zone that is well on the mend

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Is Ethiopia the unfriendliest country on earth?

Around-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker hits Ethiopia and comes under attack – for the first time in his epic 40,000 mile journey

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Chuck Norris. On a bike. In Mozambique.

Around-the-world-cyclist Charlie Walker hits Mozambique where his beard excited more comments that his bike

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Beware the mice of Mozambique!

After cycling thousands of kilometres around the world, Charlie Walker finally meets his match in the bush of Mozambique – a mouse

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Going bananas in Uganda

Around the world cyclist Charlie Walker discovers that there's something about Uganda that makes people go a little crazy

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Finding it hard to get back in the saddle

After an extended stay in Cape Town, around-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker restarts his journey on a new bike he's not quite sure about

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How to celebrate your birthday in the middle of the Congo

Round-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker finds himself in the back blocks of the DRC on his 27th birthday. How will he mark the occasion?

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Welcome to China – in the Congo

Round-the-world cyclist Charlie Walker finds himself reminded of Hunan, China, as he battles his way through the Congo

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Travel in the time of ebola

Round-the-world cyclist reaches West Africa to find borders closing in an attempt to control Ebola. Will this mean the end of his journey?

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How to end a 43,630 mile journey

We celebrate the end of Charlie Walker’s round-the-world cycle trip with our favourite blogs from his incredible adventure. And one of his world-famous time-lapse videos...

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How to keep travelling when you're ready to give up

The kindness of a stranger helps Charlie Walker push on through the final leg of his round-the-world cycling adventure

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How the rain in Spain helps ease the pain

A life-long friend joins Charlie Walker as he cycles through Spain ... and ever closer to home.

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Making sense of life after a journey ends

After cycling around the world for four years, Charlie Walker finally arrives home. And he needs your help

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How I helped organise an African music festival

Rosie Ponting wanted to give something back to Africa. So she got a job organising the Lake of Stars Festival in Malawi

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