Isolated tribal community receives first visit from outside world March 15th 2009 During the two days I spent in the community of 200 people, only a handful of metal pots and machetes betrayed the fact that the year was not 5000 B.C. There were also three T-shirts but these were so ragged and dirt-encrusted that they were almost indistinguishable from the grey and brown strips of woven tree bark that the women used to cover their breasts. I later discovered that the men wearing ... read more
Asia » Philippines » Mindoro The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century; they were ceded to the US in 1898 following the Spanish-American War. In 1935 the Philippines became a self-governing commonwealth. Manuel QUEZON was elected President and was ta... ... read more
I run a small but successful fixer / interpreter service organising trips to hard-to-reach parts of Siberia, the Arctic and the Russian Far East, in particular the Yamal Peninsula and the Polar Urals . I write whenever I get the chance, which is not so often any more. My writing on Siberia has been published in The Geographical, The Calvert Journal and Travel Addict. I am also a permanent paid contributor to the Globespots online travel guide.
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