Those that roam the Arctic wastes January 10th 2011 Drinking blood in a darkened teepee with nomadic reindeer herders; sitting on the snow chewing frozen fish in -40 C and howling winds; seeing a white landscape turned brown by 10,000 reindeer and countless sledges crawling slowly over it; the kindness of people who live a life so harsh I could never cope with it. These are among my memories that, so extreme in their surreality, have become dream-l ... read more
Europe » Russia » Siberia Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynas... ... 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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