Nagasaki - Slow travel canoe
If you are simply planning to do nothing today then our guest Hilary Bradt thinks you've planned your holiday perfectly. Her new guide is called Slow Devon and Exmoor and it's all about how to enjoy the gentle side of holidaying. She joins Sandi Toksvig in the Excess Baggage studio along with Peter Knowles, who has written a canoeing guide which lists twenty-seven stretches of water where you can serenely paddle through beautiful countryside and end up in a lovely pub.
Sandi is also joined by author Lee Langley who walked out of Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly desperate to know what became of the remaining characters. Her novel Butterfly's Shadow imagines their lives through 20th Century Japan and America.
Producer: Laura Northedge.