The Commonwealth Games have kicked off in Delhi, India, after weeks of speculation that the venues were unfinished and/or unsafe for athletes. Even now that the Games have started, there are still problems plaguing the Games.What exactly are the Commonwealth Games you ask? Good question. And if you listen to episode 20 of Talking Travel, you’ll have a much better idea not only of what the Games are (think the Olympics, only with mostly former parts of the British Empire, and with lawn bowls and netball). We’ll talk to David Allan, editor of the BBC’s Travel website, for more information about “20 Great Things to Do in Delhi.” For the latest sporting information from the Games, you can check out the BBC’s live coverage. And you can always find out more about Delhi and India at the Lonely Planet website.
Also in this episode, Lonely Planet’s Tom Hall will tell us about a new library that’s opened up. OK, no big deal you say. Except that this library is in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport! Got a layover in Holland? No worries, kick back and do some serious learning about the history of The Netherlands! We’ll also hear from Shawn Low, Asia Editor for Lonely Planet, about some really big news: Oprah is taking her studio audience, and about 150 crew, Down Under in December. That’s right, Australia! Great promotion, or a waste of money? We’ll find out what Aussies think.
Oh, and it’s that time of year again. The leaves are changing, and the highways and byways of America are filling up with leap peepers. BBC Travel’s got some ideas for making the most of the fall foliage.