How do you like to spend your leisure? What makes you enjoy being off duty and away from work? Pascale Harter introduces correspondents' tales of treasured free time from around the world. Frank Gardner's off for a night out on the Amazonian jungle town of Puerto Leguizamo, in the company of a delegation of the Colombian Navy. Hannah Lucinda Smith hears why the footballers of Kirkuk FC, in Iraq's northeast, think they might be role models for the country's feuding politicans. Julian May stumbles into a musical instrument shop in Mumbai - and hears that Indian classical music is being drowned out by a clamour of Western drum kits, grand pianos and electric guitars these days. Katy Watson thought she was something of a coffee addict, until she went to one coffee-growing region of Brazil where the locals' consumption of the puts her habit in the shade. Aidan O Donnell's looking for slightly harder tipple in the Ethiopian city of Harar: sidestepping its famous mosques, he's off in search of its almost equally well-known brewery. And to round it all off: a nice cafe with a wonderful cultural excursion attached ... or should that be the other way around? Fuchsia Dunlop's left salivating by the elaborate (and mouthwatering) displays of historic Chinese cuisine at the food museum in Hangzhou.
Producer: Polly Hope
Photo: A waitress displays drinks at Mango's bar on April 17, 2010 in Medellin, Colombia. (RAUL ARBOLEDA/AFP/Getty Images)