tv The Travel Show BBC News September 19, 2017 3:30am-4:01am BST
. yemen is in the grip of the worst humanitarian crisis with 2 million malnourished children and the fast scoring cholera epidemic on record. 600,000 have been affected and 2500 have died. less than two weeks after hurricane irma hit the caribbean, another violent storm. forecasters say maria has become a dangerous category five. 0ne say maria has become a dangerous category five. one of the storms is passing over dominic right now. mr trump has said the united nations is failing to fulfil its potential because of bureaucracy and mismanagement. in his first speech at the un in new york he criticised what he sees as a disproportionate contribution by the united states. the former england captain, wayne rooney, has been banned for driving for two years and ordered to do community service. he pleaded guilty
to drink driving and was arrested near his home in cheshire this month. dan roan was in court. less tha n month. dan roan was in court. less than 2a hours after playing for his club, when ruby lviv at stockport magistrates' court this morning over a drink driving charge. flanked by police and security guards the former england captain was escorted through a media scrum and accompanied by his agent. he was arrested in the early hours of september after being stopped by police driving a car belonging to a woman he met on a night out and who he was driving home from this part. the court heard that the 31—year—old had been three times the legal alcohol limit. wayne rooney spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth, issuing a guilty plea three his solicitor. he said his client had genuine remorse for the terrible mistake. the district judge handed him a two—year driving ban and ordered him to carry out 100 hours of community work. he was told to pay £170 in costs. he wrote a
letter to the court expressing remorse. his solicitor asked that he be spared a community sentence because of his charity work. however thejudge said he because of his charity work. however the judge said he wasn't convinced a fine would have the same punitive effect following what he called a very serious offence. in a statement, wayne rooney said... yesterday wayne rooney made his first return to manchester united since leaving 0ld first return to manchester united since leaving old trafford to rejoin everton in summer. the court heard his boy —— boyhood club would dock two weeks wages. having left the court, wayne rooney said he accepted the sentence and that his punishment would enable him to make amends. it is just would enable him to make amends. it isjust gone would enable him to make amends. it is just gone 3:30am in the morning, that means it is time for the travel
show. coming up this week, scotland's most beautiful roads. it's some of the most amazing landscapes and seascapes you'll see. it's around the world in 500 miles. where to spend your christmas holidays and how about a cup of fish entrails? laughs. very strong! it's really chewy. really very, very strong. the city of inverness on scotland's north—east coast is the unofficial capital of the highlands.
it's been a popular tourist destination since the arrival of the railways in the mid—19th century and, despite its rather changeable weather, the city remains the gateway to exploring the country's mountainous north. the usual tourist trail begins here in inverness and visitors tick off the big attractions in the region, heading to loch ness, glencoe and even as far as the isle of skye, but now there's a different way to explore the highlands. the north coast 500, or nc 500 for short, is a driving route, promoted as scotland's answer to route 66. the 516 mile route begins in inverness and traces a route around the north coast through some of the wildest country in the uk.
from dramatic mountains, to lochs, high passes and white sand beaches. it's of the most amazing landscapes and seascapes that you'll see. in fact, some people say it's around the world in 500 miles. tom campbell was the creator of the nc 500. he envisaged it as a means of bringing visitors out the parts of the highlands previously undiscovered by tourists and to bring economic benefits to struggling communities. one of the real drivers of this was to try to make the highlands and north highlands more sustainable and so create opportunities for investment. and businesses were closing and leaving. now they're staying and expanding. and it has been a success. since the nc 500 launched in 2015, locations along the route have reported a 26% increase in visitor
numbers, as keen drivers arrived from across the uk, europe and the world. while i don't have the recommended five to seven days required to see the entire north coast 500, i can't resist hitting the road and seeing part of it for myself. 0utside inverness, the landscape quickly becomes more rugged, with craggy mountains on the horizon and valleys covered in heather and gorse. there are some great stretches of road and increasingly drivers are taking to these twists and turns with rather more sophisticated wheels than i have at the moment. hello.
you must be rob and that must be your gorgeous car! when the north coast 500 launched, local farmer rob saw an opportunity and now hires out his prized sports car to tourists who want to hit the highlands in a high—performance soft top. so how did you go from farming to renting out sports cars? i mean, this seems a big transition. i'm a bit of a petrol head and i've always enjoyed driving and i always wanted to buy a small two seater sports car, so i decided to buy a porsche boxster, which is more modern, more of a driver's car, and hire it out when i'm not using it. that's how it came about. driving a convertible, you can see the scenery much better and the sights and sounds and smells of the countryside. it's just a really unique driving experience. so exciting! very nice. i'm going 60, which is
the speed limit along here. but you can tell this baby's got a lot more in the tank. the route takes in sections of standard highway, as well as more secluded roads, and there are plenty of opportunities for diversions. and you don'tjust have to stick to the main route, you can take a ten minute detour, like i have, up to a beautiful viewpoint and the best part is there's no one here. small businesses like rob's sports car hire have sprung up along the route, but there's also been an uptake for long established
ventures, such as the shieldaig lodge hotel in the western coastal village of gairloch. since the nc 500 we've gone on to full all the time. from the beginning of april we're full right up through to september. for locals like lisa, this has meant a whole new range of people discovering their small part of the highlands. they don't realise what a gem we've got up here and then when they drive the route and see the hidden pockets, they're absolutely delighted. a lot of them will stay. if we didn't have the tourism, people wouldn't stay. people would leave. young families go away, people wouldn't retire up here, it would just become a very quiet and i suppose lonely old place and we need the tourism.
and two hours' drive away is one of the most difficult sections of the nc 500. the bealach na ba pass, or ‘pass of the cattle', an historic drover‘s road, that's now a single paved track that winds up and over the applecross mountains. it's notorious for its steep gradients and sharp hairpin bends and i've chosen a particularly hairy time to attempt it. it's very atmospheric looking out. very misty. i know there's a big mountain there but i can barely see it. in recent years, this road has become increasingly busy, with buses and motorhomes often clogging the narrow passes. this is one of the more dangerous stretches of the nc 500.
very twisty and turny. and there's every chance you can meet an oncoming camper van coming the other way, because it's single lane. to add to the excitement i've got scottish weather and rain hitting us right now, so it's a bit tricky to see out the windscreen. this increased traffic has caused serious concerns for residents of applecross, the small seaside village at the end of the pass. applecross is known as a sanctuary, or was known as a sanctuary. i think there's a few people calling it other words now. this village now receives a barrage of visitors, putting pressure on its limited infrastructure. the conditions of the roads have deteriorated tremendously. the camping facilities, the accommodation facilities, the restaurant facilities are all very much under an awful lot of pressure. i could employ ten more people
basically, here at the inn, with the new business that's come long. but is that a good thing? because, as you say, if business is good, that's a good thing? no, i did like my little pub as it was. we're a bit of a feeding factory now, we just constantly need to man the door. the local boys would like to get a corner of the bar occasionally to have a beer. but despite some discomfort among applecross locals at the swollen visitor numbers, there is a recognition that the changes brought by the nc 500 route are likely to stay. you can have 300 people in the motel and it's beautiful and that always will be, it doesn't matter how many people come here. still to come on the travel show:
from amsterdam to vietnam, our travel guru fields your questions. and carmen's trip takes on a fishy flavour during her mission to tackle some of japan's most daunting dishes. mmm... very crunchy and very, very fishy. kampai. the travel show, your essential guide, wherever you're heading. welcome to the slice of the show that tackles your questions
about getting the best out of travel. coming up, advice on a christmas escape, and why banks in argentina are coming back into fashion. first, at the end of a summer which has seen long passport queues across europe, i can bring you details of what awaits visitors from outside the eu who don't currently need visas. the electronic travel information and authorisation system, or etias for short, will require prospective visitors to fill in an online form, similar to the us scheme, and pay 5 euros to apply. there's no date yet for implementation, but the eu has promised there will be an initial six—month spell when the etias will be optional. of course we'll keep you posted on the travel show. here is a question e—mailed to the travel show: for christmas 2017, i have one recommendation — luxor, in egypt. for christmas
2017, i have one recommendation — luxor, in egypt. as luck would have it the only scheduled flight of the week takes off on december 25th. you leave the midwinter gloom of northern europe behind and touch down in a warm, welcoming city halfway between london and the equator. walking is the ideal way to explore the ruins of karnak on the edge of luxor, then take a ferry across the nile to the valley of the kings. you can easily combine luxor with the egyptian capital, cairo, thanks to the overnight train, or frequent planes between them. just check the latest travel advice before you go. alison is off to vietnam in november, but:
first, top marks for choosing to travel to vietnam in november, when the humid summer is over, leaving cool days in the north and warm sunshine in the south. the vast majority of vietnamese traders are honest and friendly and it's an excellent place to sharpen your bargaining skills. ask other tourists, particularly backpackers who've been in vietnam for a while, for guidance on appropriate price levels. and while you're negotiating, keep smiling. it's important that both parties make it a fun and engaging experience. and if you're happy with the agreed price, pay with a smile and don't give the purchase a second thought. finally, george wants to know: argentina is a wonderful country to visit. from patagonia to buenos aires, and the spectacular iguazu falls. last time, the best way to get money for your trip
was on the blackmarket. but, now that constraints on the official rate have eased, there is longer any advantage to changing on the streets. so these days i recommend taking a credit card or two, and some us dollars. though you shouldn't need too many, because argentina remains outstanding value. whether you're contemplating a trip to the nation next door, or the end of the earth, i'm here to help. so e—mail your question, and i will do my very best to find you an answer. from me, simon calder, the global guru, bye for now and see you next time. japan's food can bejust jaw—dropping, and most people new to the country make a beeline for the yakitori joints or sushi stands you'll find everywhere. i have been in tokyo for three years now,
and i love japanese food. but there is still some ifind quite intimidating. so, with a little help from my translator, i'm taking my tastebuds on a trip through this country, to try and understand what i'm missing out on. wow, look at this octopus. this is tokyo's tsukiji market, the world's biggest fish market. the early—morning tuna options are the biggest attraction, butjust the sheer range of creatures here is fascinating. that is a lot of blood and guts. it won't be around forever, though. it is likely to be relocated next year to a site outside central tokyo. this is all so fresh.
i think i need something with a kick. the outer market is where you can try some of the more exotic flavours. so this is shiokara. there are lots of different types, but this is squid. now, i've been told that this one — you can see there are some dark bits in it, which is basically the whole squid. there is the skin, there is everything. shiokara is fish fermented with its own entrails in a salty liquid, usually made from wheat, miso and oil. it is usually served as an appetiser, in small portions, with some alcohol. very strong! it is really chewy,
really very, very strong. i don't want to offend her, but... 0h, 0k. i need a drink. now, i don't mind squid. it's just the fermentation and the entrails i have problems with. so, to convince me i'm wrong, she takes me to a class run by one japan's most famous fermenters. so why do the japanese like shiokara so much? so i've got hold of the head and the tentacles very firmly. and i'm meant to pull, and intestines are meant to come out. it is so slimy. 0k, slowly, slowly... is this right?
ugh, look at this. stuff oozing out. he said this will be good. we eat this bit? so this is soya bean, wheat... what else? salt and water. put some into this bowl, because it will smell really bad. but suddenly i stumble across something that mightjust make a difference. maybe it goes better with beer, if it's fishy. sake! so it seems shiokara makes most sense when eaten with sake. i wonder whether that might just
make the difference. this shiokara specialist, with a vast menu, is just around the corner akihabara, from tokyo's famous electric town. they have 60 different types here, from squid through to cherry shrimp, octopus, and shark. i've arranged to meet a sake somelier, who runs tasting tours around the city. lets try a shark bone. maybe the texture should be interesting, i think. ok, here goes. the colour looks pretty, i'll give it that. very crunchy. very, very, very fishy.
mmm. that's good. so, in general, i think the dry sake should go well with any kinds of shiokara. if shiokara has a strong taste, or strong umami, maybe it should go well with a sake with a complex taste. that definitely compliments. that's where i was going wrong. i didn't have a sake. well, that's all we've got time for on this week's show. but coming up next week: we pay a flying visit to the greek islands, and visit the first of them to run a tourist industry on the wind and sun alone.
the tourist industry here on tilos is pretty sustainable anyway, but they are setting a good example. so dojoin us then if you can. and you can catch up with us on the road in real—time by signing up to our social media feeds. details are on the screen now. but from me, christa larwood, and from the rest of the travel show team, it's goodbye. hello there.
with a ridge of high pressure building in for tuesday, it looks like today could actually be the better day of the week for most of us. chilly start, mind you, where skies cleared overnight. temperatures in low single—figures in some rural spots. here is the ridge of high pressure, then. this weather system will be making inroads for wednesday. meanwhile, this is the weather front which brought the rain during last night. and there could be a few showers across the south—east, as that weather front continues to clear away. but essentially it is a nice fine, dry start — a chilly start, mind you, and there will be some mist and fog around. some of it could be quite dense in places, central, southern areas across the midlands into cheshire. eventually it will lift during the morning, potentially into low cloud, before breaking up. but you can see plenty of sunshine on the map there, from northern england in towards scotland. for northern ireland, though, clouds will be thickening up, particularly across western areas,
but there could be early brightness across the belfast area. but the cloud is thickening up here because of this weather front, which is slowly making inroads off the atlantic. elsewhere, you'll see a little bit of cloud just bubbling up through the day. there could be an isolated shower, but most places will be dry. light winds, as well, and despite the chilly start, it should get pleasantly warm into the afternoon. the high teens celsius across central, southern and eastern areas, and there is still some strength in the sunshine. now, as we head on in towards wednesday, this weather front slowly makes inroads off the atlantic. we lose our ridge of high pressure, but it will be bringing air from the south—south—west. that is always a mild directions, so temperatures will be on the rise. and, in fact, for the eastern half of the country, it doesn't look too bad. through the day, we'll hold onto some sunny spells, where it will feel quite warm. but further west it goes downhill, turning windier with outbreaks of rain, quite heavy in parts of western scotland and northern and northern ireland. so mid—teens celsius here, 18 or 19 degrees again across the east and south—east.
now, for thursday, it looks even wetter. this weather front has some pretty heavy rain on it, particularly for the south—west of england, towards wales, south—west of scotland. could be concern about rainfall amounts building up there by the time thursday is out. again, the south—east escaping, seeing the sunshine, and it'll stay warm. now, let's zoom out, head across the atlantic in towards the caribbean because, of course, we've got the next major hurricane making inroads in towards the leeward islands. now, hurricane maria is a major storm, category four storm. it is ploughing through some of the islands as it works its way west north—west. so we could be looking at some destruction, very heavy rain and flooding, and coastal surge. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. our top stories. two million malnourished children, and a rapidly growing cholera epidemic. a special report from yemen, as the world's worst humanitarian crisis deepens.
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