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Bucket List

5 August 2013 | Living

Travelling the Trans-Mongolian train from Beijing to Moscow last month put the final tick on a bucket list I drew up in 1992. I don’t think the expression ‘bucket list’ had been created back then, but the list I drew up had 15 ‘must do’s’ on it and 13 of them I enjoye...

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The Dolman Short List

9 August 2012 | Media

I’m chairing the 2012 Dolman Travel Book of the Year award this year, deciding on the best travel book published in Britain last year. I’ve posted blogs about the awards and, as I worked my way through the entrants and the long list my thoughts on the books entered. C...

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Dolman Award Books

23 May 2012 | Media

I’m chairing the panel of judges for the 2012 Dolman Travel Book of the Year Award, the annual award for the best British travel book. Currently I’m working through the entries with my fellow judges Sarah Spankie of Conde Nast Traveller magazine, Susie Dowdall the Boo...

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Mustang Trek – Part 2

25 October 2011 | Places

▲ The first half of our two week trek to the legendary Tibetan kingdom of Mustang or Lo Manthang took us up to the ‘capital’ Lo Manthang. This is the main square of the walled town. The king’s palace, where we had an audience with the king,’ overlooks the square fro...

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10 Books

23 December 2010 | Media

There were lots of interesting books in 2010 – fiction and non-fiction, travel and standing still. Here are 10 I found particularly interesting, starting with 5 travel books: Country Driving – Peter Hessler’s look at contemporary China from behind the steering wheel ...

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