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Blogging from the Wild

Visiting Algiers and the Sahara

WF tour leader, Hilary, reports from the chic and welcoming city of Algiers, and the edges of the vast Sahara Desert, whilst leading our Algerian Colours tour.

Joining in with the Kalash's Joshi Festival

Hilary was fortunate enough to lead a Wild Frontiers tour in Pakistan during the Kalash's famous Joshi festival. She describes her experiences here.

Christmas in Bhutan Continued

Even for non-birdwatchers seeing numerous Black Necked Cranes on our hike in the Phobjika Valley was an exciting experience. We watched their graceful flight overhead and they graciously posed for us as they foraged on the frosty ground. They migrate to this valley in Bhutan every winter.

Christmas in Bhutan with Wild Frontiers

We meet in Delhi: nine travellers arrive from different countries and of various ages and professions, all with the common desire to experience Bhutan. For me a long-held interest in Buddhist culture and love of remote mountainous terrain has led to a yearning to come here – but will it live up to expectations?

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.

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.

Horsing Around in Kyrgyzstan

Tour Leader Hilary Napier blogs live from the yurt, while leading our group along the beautifully scenic Kyrgyzstan Explorer tour. Woken by snuffling and chomping outside my yurt but inches from my ear. Day already in full swing as Norgul is milking a cow for my latte. Post doughnuts and porridge …

A Beautiful Day for a Picnic

Tour leader Hilary Napier is live blogging from our Kyrgyzstan Explorer tour. Replete with pancakes, maize kasha, omelettes and homemade raspberry jam, we set out to walk the seven lakes of Sary Chelek. We passed through alpine meadows with white stem-roses, potentilla and other yellow flowers tha…

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