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WORLD ATTRACTIONS

10am 28 May 2005
Presented by John McCarthy

Ancient hillside city ruins of Machu Picchu, Peru


Dan Cruickshank - broadcaster
Dan Cruickshank is a regular presenter on the BBC, best known for his popular series Britain's Best Buildings, Around the World in 80 Treasures and for his appearances in The House Detectives and What the Industrial Revolution Did for Us. He is a leading expert on architecture and historic buildings. His book 'Around the World in 80 Treasures' is published by Weidenfeld Nicolson Illustrated, ISBN: 0297843990.

Nicholas Sparks - writer
Nicholas Sparks is one of the world's most loved authors. His latest book is ' Three Weeks With My Brother' published by Warner Books, ISBN: 0446532444 which is about a three week trip to see the great sights of the world, which he took with his brother Micah. and how they bonded against the backdrop of some of the most incredible places in the world to visit.

Rob Crossan - writer
Rob Crossan is a freelance travel writer, who is currently compiling a book on the smallest countries in the world. So far he has been to Andorra, Sau Tome (smallest African state) and Nauru in the Pacific which is the smallest republic in the world. It was the richest country in the world because it is made of phosphate. This was mined out about 15 years ago and now it is one of the poorest.
Rob is currently seeking a publishing deal.

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Around the World in 80 Treasures

Machu Picchu

The Republic of Nauru

Next Week: Sandi Toksvig will be walking in the Lake District with Sir Chris Bonington.

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