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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Coffin Culture, Ghana

Coffin Culture, Ghana

Burying a man in an oversized wooden chicken might seem odd. Not so, for the Ga people of Ghana. View Post
In the Shadows of Tignes

In the Shadows of Tignes

You don't have to travel far, to find some universal truths. View Post
Hemis Gompa Festival, Ladakh Valley

Hemis Gompa Festival, Ladakh Valley

The colourful flash of a Buddhist Summer festival, before the deep Winter snows return. View Post
Engadin Ski-Marathon, Switzerland

Engadin Ski-Marathon, Switzerland

Engadin ski-marathon; the best mistake I ever made View Post
Lake Abbé, Djibouti

Lake Abbé, Djibouti

Where the road ends, the journey begins. View Post
Whale Sharks, Djibouti

Whale Sharks, Djibouti

Hide and seek with the ocean's largest fish View Post
New Year’s Eve, Djibouti

New Year’s Eve, Djibouti

New Year's resolutions are quickly found after the NYE party in Djibouti View Post
Western Desert, Egypt

Western Desert, Egypt

The other-worldliness of the stark White Desert and Black Desert, are one of Egypt's true hidden treasures. View Post
Silk Road: Khiva, Uzbekistan

Silk Road: Khiva, Uzbekistan

The last oasis before the brutal crossing of the Karakum desert into Persia, the ancient city of Khiva on the Silk Road flourished from … View Post
Kopkari, Uzbekistan

Kopkari, Uzbekistan

The extraordinary horse back game of Kopkari, in southern Uzbekistan. View Post
Bull Jumping, Ethiopia

Bull Jumping, Ethiopia

The bull jumping ceremony in the Hamer tribe, Ethiopia, is a coming of age ritual like no other. View Post
Meroë Pyramids, Sudan

Meroë Pyramids, Sudan

There are more pyramids in Sudan than there are in Egypt, yet there are infinitely less tourists visiting them. I went to take a … View Post
Nagaland Stone Pulling Ceremony

Nagaland Stone Pulling Ceremony

The village turned out en masse, dressed in traditional tribal clothing, to play their part. A rare event, a ‘stone pulling’ ceremony occurs only … View Post
Tiger Territory, India

Tiger Territory, India

The Indian tiger is an enigmatic beast; a casually confident, territorial predator. But, as it turns out, not the most territorial animal in India’… View Post
Unravelling Khartoum

Unravelling Khartoum

A bustling city rich in history, culture and mysticism, to explore Khartoum is to slowly unravel its treasures. View Post
Fanico Fairy Tale

Fanico Fairy Tale

Many people in the travel industry try to sell you a fairy tale. Sometimes you sell it to yourself. Before travelling to Côte … View Post
This is Ivory Coast – TIC!

This is Ivory Coast – TIC!

There’s an explanation and an apology all wrapped up in the three words, “This is Africa,” often abbreviated to TIA for short. I … View Post
Djenne, Mali

Djenne, Mali

Visiting an African icon, the mud built grand mosque of Djenne View Post
Trespassers in the Mist, Rwanda

Trespassers in the Mist, Rwanda

To know that you are trespassing on someone, or something, else’s territory does not always need signs and fences. When you are over … View Post