Ian Wright starts his journey in Tehran, Iran’s busy and polluted capital city which has a population of 12 million. He pays a visit to the Shrine of the Ayatollah, last resting-place of Ayatollah Khomeini and Iran’s holiest site of worship. He also visits the Martyrs graveyard where soldiers from the Iran/Iraq war are buried.
Traveller Shilpa Mehta visits some of the Philippines’ 7000 islands. She begins her journey in the town of Baguio on the island of Luzon, where she visits the giant statue of Marcos and Shilpa Mehta gets fruity on Boracay Islandfinds out what life was like in the Philippines during his rule. She also visits a faith healer renowned for his ability to perform surgery without the use of tools or incisions.
Just south of the Caucasus mountains are two countries where many cultures have clashed for thousands and thousands of years. Formally part of the Soviet Union but independent since 1991, Georgia and Armenia are situated at the crossroads of Europe and Asia.
Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China has been described by tourists as China's largest theme park for the Chinese it is the 'Promised Land' with its lure of prosperity.
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