Published on Aug 2, 2012
An extract about a covert entry into Burma -- edited together by Mike Lopez -- taken from the TV series Tropic of Cancer, shown on BBC2 during 2010. In this series Simon Reeve circled the world following the line that marks the northern border of Earth's tropical region. After his acclaimed series Equator and Tropic of Capricorn this epic trip completed Simon's trilogy of journeys exploring the tropics. Simon started his journey on the paradise beaches of Mexico's Pacific Coast, and then circumnavigated the planet, heading east across the Caribbean, the Sahara, crossing borders in North Africa closed to foreigners for decades, and then on through the deserts of Arabia and the remote jungles of Asia, to finish in Hawaii. He visited 18 countries, meeting amazing people, witnessing bizarre and beautiful sights, and encountering spectacular and endangered wildlife
Radio Times: "Revelatory, moving and intriguing, it's much more than just a travelogue."
The Times: "a real gem... Reeve is in a class of his own."
Total TV Guide: "An intense, exhilarating journey which, because of Reeve's intelligence and likeability, is probably the best travel documentary you'll see all year."
Daily Mail: "Reeve is engaging and informative, with a fearless approach and a good nose for a story."
------- Simon Reeve is an adventurer and bestselling author who has travelled extensively through more than 110 countries, across jungles, deserts, mountains and oceans, and to some of the most dangerous and remote regions of the world. He is the presenter of the acclaimed 2012 BBC TV series Indian Ocean and has circled the planet three times for the BBC TV series Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. On his travels Simon has braved frontline conflict, hunted with the Bushmen of the Kalahari, dived with sharks, survived malaria, walked through minefields, tracked lions, been taught to fish by the President of Moldova, adopted by former headhunters, and detained for spying by the KGB.
His TV adventures have been broadcast in dozens of countries, enthralling millions. He Is an ambassador for the nature conservation organisation WWF, a New York Times bestselling author of several books, and has been awarded a One World Broadcasting Trust award for an "outstanding contribution to greater world understanding" and the 2012 Ness Award by the Royal Geographical Society. ------