Travelling in Asia
Regular travel features from South
Asia and South East Asia.
A journalist from Channel 4 and
a photographer from Rex Features have resigned from their jobs in
London to embark on an exciting one way journey to Australia. Their
trip starts in Calcutta and carries on up through West Bengal, taking
in the tiger wildlife parks, until they reach the Buddhist Kingdoms
of Bhutan and Nepal. Their itinerary then leads on to New Delhi,
Goa, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo and Malaysia.
Share their ups, downs and risks
as they attempt to mix in with the local communities and compare
their experiences to life in England. They promise to bring you
pictures and interesting insights into other ways of life.
1) Calcutta city of chaos, kindness
2) Calcutta's warriors against poverty
3) Darjeeling admire mountains
from a seat in the clouds
4) Bhutan Land of the Thunder
Dragon, a fairy-tale brought to life
5) White water rafting thrills
6) Goa does it still deserve its legendary
7) Goa a personal view
© Rodney Appleyard 2003
Appleyard helped set up www.filmfour.com
in 2000. Since then he has been one of the main writers for
the site and has interviewed some of the most famous actors
and directors in the world. Before joining Channel 4, he was
an Asian sports columnist at the BBC, where he also wrote
for the BBC's education, movie and cult TV web sites. He has
also worked for local newspaper, radio and television companies.
Thory has been taking photographs for the last 8 years.
After completing a course in wildlife photography at the University
of Nottingham, he went on to take pictures for several environmental
organisations and projects before embarking on a trip around
South America. On returning to the UK in 1998, he began working
for Rex Features (the photographic press agency) and has since
had his images published in several UK magazines, regional
newspapers and calendars.
His photographs are represented by the following picture agencies:
Rex Features: www.rexfeatures.com
Nature Picture Library: www.naturepl.com