Excess Baggage - 12/12/2009

Sandi Toksvig with the adventures, frustrations and joys of travel. Lady Mary Fretwell found out about the difficulties of travelling across international borders with dogs during her life as a diplomat's wife and resolved to tackle Britain's strict quarantine laws. She tells Sandi how her organisation 'Passports for Pets' helped achieve this and how the current rules work. And Belinda Harley fell in love with an unwanted dog in Greece and relates the problems she experienced bringing him back to Britain. Travel writer Rob Crossan has just returned from the Vietnamese capital Hanoi where, despite the single-party socialist regime, capitalism flourishes. Among experiences to be had are unlikely visits to the impressive Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and restaurants that specialise in serving up...dog.


  • 2009-12-12 10:00:00 - 2009-12-12 10:30:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,