3/6 Katie Derham looks at the rising popularity of taking a holiday by rail.
BBC Radio 4
John McCarthy introduces travellers to remote observatories and the temples of Malta.
2/6 Katie Derham celebrates the pursuit of good food as a newly popular reason to travel.
John McCarthy looks at the Andes, Patagonia and Rwanda.
5/5 Writer Maureen Freely on the great feeling of melancholy that enveloped 1960s Istanbul.
BBC Radio 3
4/5 Turkish author Moris Farhi on the mythical past of Istanbul through childhood memories.
3/5 Writer Jason Goodwin on 19th-century Istanbul as the inspiration for his own fiction.
2/5 Turkish author Elif Shafak casts a writer's eye over Istanbul and its many identities.
1/5 Mary Beard casts a classicist's eye over Istanbul under the Roman Emperor Constantine.
1/6 A month from the World Cup, Katie Derham looks at holidays to South Africa.
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