jjaarrvv

London dweller with a penchant for the remoter destinations that the world has to offer. Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute and always on the look out for an unusual tribal festival!

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Lahore – the Walled City

Lahore – the Walled City

“If you have not visited Lahore, you have not yet been born.” View Post
Video: Night Train from Kashgar

Video: Night Train from Kashgar

An experience of a lifetime, taking the epic overnight train journey from Kashgar, high in the Karakoram mountains, to follow the ancient Silk Road. View Post
Karakoram Highway

Karakoram Highway

Traversing the Karakoram Highway, navigating the snow capped peaks... View Post
Air Astana – Flight KC 942 Review

Air Astana – Flight KC 942 Review

Don't be fooled, Air Astana might just be your new, economical air bridge to Asia. View Post
Quintessential Cotswolds

Quintessential Cotswolds

Idyllic England, cycling the historic honey-stoned villages of the Cotswolds View Post
Caffè Gilli and ristorante Cibrèo, Florence

Caffè Gilli and ristorante Cibrèo, Florence

Florence is a city of gastronomy but you must bring one vital ingredient yourself: time, with which to savor it. View Post
Scoppio del Carro, Florence

Scoppio del Carro, Florence

Italian tradition of Scoppio del Carro is as curious as it is long lived, dating back 500 years. View Post
Eurostar Overnight Ski Train – Review

Eurostar Overnight Ski Train – Review

From Central London to the French Alps, overnight by train. What's not to love? View Post
Nguon Festival, Cameroon

Nguon Festival, Cameroon

A myriad of costumes and theatrics, the final day of the Nguon Festival is an immersive theatre of tribal symbolism. View Post
Climbing Mount Cameroon – Day Three

Climbing Mount Cameroon – Day Three

Descending through the jungle on day three was a befittingly slow and challenging farewell to "Mongo ma Ndemi." View Post
Climbing Mount Cameroon – Day Two

Climbing Mount Cameroon – Day Two

Ascending to the peak of Mount Cameroon, the highest in West Africa, is a journey of will power. View Post
Climbing Mount Cameroon – Day One

Climbing Mount Cameroon – Day One

Day one, hiking up Mount Cameroon is steep going, rewarded with breathtaking views. View Post
Togean Islands, Sulawesi

Togean Islands, Sulawesi

If ever the splendour of a place is proportional to the difficulty in getting there, the Togean Islands must be atop the list. View Post
Funeral Season – Tana Toraja, Sulawesi

Funeral Season – Tana Toraja, Sulawesi

Celebrating death, the Torajan way... View Post
Tana Toraja,  Sulawesi

Tana Toraja, Sulawesi

In Tana Toraja, the biggest day of your life is the leaving of it. Time for a party... View Post
Bugis Ship Builders of Sulawesi

Bugis Ship Builders of Sulawesi

The proud product of centuries of Bugis history, the finished pinisi sets sail to make her own. View Post
The New Spice Route:  Flight GA 87 Review

The New Spice Route: Flight GA 87 Review

Garuda Indonesia's new direct flight from London to Jakarta follows the well trodden Spice Route. View Post
Rebel Rebel, Nepal

Rebel Rebel, Nepal

Travel provides fresh perspectives. Sometimes they comes from unwanted and uncomfortable quarters. View Post
Kish Island, Iran

Kish Island, Iran

Kish Island is like Iran flirting with you. View Post
The Minangkabau, Sumatra

The Minangkabau, Sumatra

Just when you think you know it all... View Post