Excess Baggage - 08/05/2010

John McCarthy asks travel writer Michael Jacobs about the journey he made down the Andes from Venezuela to Patagonia. Michael reveals how a bus trip can turn into a test of nerves and what happened when he went to visit the last speaker of a native language in Patagonia. John also talks to Roz Strickland who worked as a volunteer in an orphanage in Rwanda and thinks that the country is unfairly characterised as simply about gorillas and genocide. She thinks there is a lot more to it than that - not least the friendliness of the people once viciously divided. It could be the basis of attracting the visitors Rwanda crucially needs.


  • 2010-05-08 10:00:00 - 2010-05-08 10:30:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,