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John McCarthy talks to author Douglas Rogers, whose parents ran a backpackers' lodge in Zimbabwe, and to Southern Africa tour operator John Berry about how tourism in the troubled country has been faring in the years of the Mugabe regime and hyperinflation, what the country can offer the traveller now and whether there is any likelihood of improvement.

John also compares travelling in the eastern Europe of 20 years ago with the present day when he asks journalist, writer and angler Tom Fort about a journey he made to Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Romania on the eve of the fall of communism. Tom revisited many of those places and indeed fishing spots recently and observes how life and fishing have changed in the intervening years.

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30 minutes

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Sat 17 Apr 2010 10:00
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