Blogging from the Wild

Trekking Japan's Kumano Kodo

Follow in the footsteps of Japanese Emperors on the Kumano Kodo (or Emperor's Trail), an ancient route through Japan's mist shrouded mountains and wooded valleys where isolated shrines dot the countryside.

Support the DEC Appeal for the Rohingya Crisis

  • 18th October 2017

Hundreds of thousands of people have fled the violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, to seek refuge in Bangladesh in recent weeks. There are now more than half a million people, mostly women and children, in urgent need of food, shelter, medical care and water. Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries on earth, and after the worst rains in 20 years, is struggling to cope with this influx of refugees. The country has kept its borders open, offering safety and shelter to fleeing families, with amazing generosity being shown by local villages and communities. However the refugees are fully dependent on humanitarian assistance for basic needs such as food and water.

Abyaneh - The Ancient Persian Red Village of Iran

  • 17th October 2017

The tiny village of Abyaneh however has held out for over a thousand years at this point, making it one of the oldest cities to be found in Iran. Locations that have been around as long as that end up collecting more than a few fascinating historical connections and Abyaneh is no exception to that.

Ethiopian Cultural Food

  • 12th October 2017

Ethiopian Cultural Food is characterized by the ritual of breaking "injera" and sharing food from a common plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship. The traditional way of eating is with fingers. "Injera" is placed on the plate with variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it.

My Return to Yazd, Iran

Carly, currently leading our Iran Unveiled tour, describes her return to the ancient Iranian city of Yazd

Witnessing Muharram in Tehran

Carly continues her journey in Iran, this time she describes the passionate celebration of Muharram, one of Islam's holiest months, in the capital of Tehran.

Journeying Along Pakistan's Karakoram Highway

Max Wood has just returned from Pakistan where he was leading our 'Karakoram Adventure: Kashgar to Kashmir' Tour. Read about his adventures in some of the world's most stunning scenery.

Russian Saunas & Local Vodka in Kyrgyzstan

Alison Baxter retells some of her adventures from her recent Wild Mountains and Fabled Towns tour, including rustic saunas and local vodka.

The Best of Chile: Atacama and Patagonia

On his recent recce trip to Chile, our Latin America consultant, James, had two new 'bests' - his best ever view and best overall travel experience. Find out more about a country with a burgeoning reputation in the world of travel.

Just Back From...The Balkans

Marketing Manager Michael recently returned from our Into the Balkans trip and here he shares some of his favourite memories.

Experiencing a Fire Ceremony in Papua New Guinea

Our Head of Group Tour Operations, Jane, has just returned from Papua New Guinea to put the finishing touches to our upcoming 2018 trip. Here she describes the amazing spectacle of the Baining people's fire dance ceremony.

An Insider's City Guide to Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore is Pakistan's second most populous city, as well as being its cultural and culinary centre. Home to magnificent examples of Mughal architecture and bustling markets, it's one of Asia's most fascinating cities.

Beautiful Bosnia: A Photo Blog

WF Marketing Manager Michael recently returned from Bosnia on our Into the Balkans tour. As well as the fascinating history, Michael was left impressed by the stunning scenery of Bosnia...

Bolivia in Pictures

Steve and Amanda recently visited Bolivia with Wild Frontiers, sampling the country's vibrant culture, amazing scenery and wildlife. Here they talk us through their fantastic trip alongside their own photos.

Sogdians and Spices in Samarkand

The final post from Hilary Napier as she ends her 'Silk Road: Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan - Wild Mountains, Fabled Towns' tour by enjoying the sights in the ancient city of Samarkand.

New Best Friends in Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan

Hilary Napier continues her story as she travels from Kyrgyzstan to Uzbekistan, making plenty of friends along the way.

Vardzia: A Cave Monastery in Georgia

Despite being easy to miss on a map Georgia is home to one of the most visually impressive and culturally rich destinations in Europe- the labyrinthian Vardzia Cave Monastery, an entire city carved within the very side of the Erusheti mountain in Georgia.

Horse Games in Kyrgyzstan

Hilary describes the incredible horsemanship of nomads in Kyrgyzstan as she leads our Silk Road: Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan - Wild Mountains, Fabled Towns trip.

Tito's Legacy

Michael is currently on Wild Frontiers' Into the Balkans tour. Here he reports on Tito's Mausoleum and an unusual exhibit...

A Day in the Life of Viscri, Romania

Carly explains everyday life in the idyllic village of Viscri in rural Romania - from ancient churches and handmade wares, to fields of cows and rolling hills.

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