The Cyclist Battalion

21 December 2014 | Living

Going through some boxes of old photographs and cards belonging to my elderly mother, who has recently moved into a nursing home, I came upon a 1916 Christmas card from my grandfather R E Ludlam sent from Bangalore in India when he was there with the 1/9th Battalion, ...

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Trans-Mongolian Train Trip – Novosibirsk

24 July 2013 | Places

4672km from Beijing ▲ On the long stretch (1842km) from Irkutsk to Novosibirsk there was plenty of time to gaze out the window and watch Siberian forest pass by. For much of that distance across Siberia there’s appear to be nothing to the north of the railway lin...

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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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Alaska Blog 6 – Nome

2 August 2009 | Places

I’m in Alaska travelling with an LPTV film crew making a program for the forthcoming Roads Less Travelled series with National Geographic. I’ve been east of Anchorage across Prince William Sound to McCarthy-Kennecott and the Wrangell-St Elias National Park, now I’m he...

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