Blogging from the Wild

Yoga with Nomads at Son Kul in Kyrgyzstan

Antonia describes her time at Son Kul Lake in Kyrgyzstan - an area of breathtaking natural beauty.

World Nomad Games 2018 - Opening Ceremony

WF tour leader, Antonia, describes the excitement and spectacle of the opening ceremony of the World Nomad Games 2018, which took place in Kyrgyzstan earlier this year.

Long Live the Longyi!

In Africa they are called Kikoys or even Chitenge, head to India and you find a Dhoti. Stay in the Pacific Islands and you will be wearing a Lap Lap or maybe a Lavalava, travel to Brazil and you are given a Kanga. In South Asia they have Malongs and Patoongs and in the Middle East they are known as …

Magical Myanmar

A wet and dreary December, with no sign of a beautiful cold, crisp, sunny, winter day in site; my bags were packed and a hot dry climate for Christmas was calling... and so to Magical Myanmar we go! Our adventure started on the 19th December and, to my surprise (given the small population of Christi…

There's always time for a cup of tea

I will happily drink tea any time of day and certainly over the last decade tea, and tea infusions, have taken over our supermarket shelves, bewildering us with now dozens of choices. Where ever I travel to, tea is also often a national drink and I therefore find myself sampling teas all over the wo…

Iran? The answer is “Yes! You must go!”

Is it safe?  Why are you going?  Will you have a body guard? – some of the many questions from various concerned friends and family prior to my first trip to Iran.  However I could only think of excitement and anticipation for the experience to visit this mystical Persian land. Seemingly a coun…

Having a bad hijab day!

The word hijab describes the act of covering up generally but is often used to describe the headscarves worn by Muslim women which are seen as a sign of modesty, and a symbol of religious faith. One of the reoccurring themes which often arises for many women visiting Iran is how your hijab begins to…

Wild Orchids and Honey Bees

Our hosts in Faragheh treated us like Kings and Queens. Having appeared out of our cosy kilim clad rooms at 6.30am, we found the kettle was already bubbling away and the bread oven was hot and ready for its first round of flatbread dough. We left after a breakfast of scrumptious home made jams, fres…

Mountain Villages and a Nomadic Wedding

Having spent two days in the capital seeing the glittering Golestan Palace, exploring several museums and having dinner in Darband at a restaurant nestled in the mountain, alive with a mass of twinkling lights, we then made a start on our road adventure, heading towards the historical mountain villa…

Mountains to Deserts in an Inspiring Country

Tour leader Antonia Morris blogs from our Chinese Taklamakan tour. China, one of the world’s oldest civilizations with thousands and thousands of years of continuous history, not only is this trip a gourmet feast but it is a whirlwind of adventure and enraptures the senses. We arrive in Xi…

The Mysterious Desert Lands of Turkmenistan

Tour leader Antonia Morris recently returned from leading our Cities of the Silk Road group tour. Below Antonia reflects on her time in Turkmenistan. Our journey now heads towards Mary in Turkmenistan, with the heat ever increasing and the temperature rising to the high 30s. As luck would have it…

Beyond the Domes and Minarets of Uzbekistan

Tour leader Antonia Morris has just returned from leading our Cities of the Silk Road group tour. Below Antonia looks back on her visit to Uzbekistan. There are not many travelling folk I know, who when asked if they could go to Central Asia to explore part of the Silk Route would say no! So when…

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