Blogging from the Wild

Dog Day Afternoon (in Chernobyl)

Peter Heywood tells us about his visit to Chernobyl on the ‘Ukraine & Moldova: Europe’s Wild Frontier’ tour.

The Good Soldier

On our recent Ukraine and Moldova tour, Peter Heywood scoured Lviv's Old Town looking for 'The Good Soldier Svejk'...

The Road to Moscow

Before joining our Ukraine and Moldova tour, frequent Wild Frontiers traveller Peter Heywood went big taking the road to Moscow...

Dancing on the Border (at the Wagah Closing Ceremony)

WF traveller Peter Heywood visited Wagah on the Karakoram Adventure tour in June 2018.

Enlightenment at Fairy Meadows

WF traveller Peter Heywood visited Fairy Meadows on the Karakoram Adventure tour in June 2018.

Astana - A City of the Steppe

WF client, Peter Heywood, describes his visit to magnificently bizarre city of Astana , the capital of Kazakhstan.

Last Train to Addis

After the “Christmas Explorer” trip, Peter Heywood visited Dire Dawa and Awash with Wild Frontiers.

The Barefoot Emperor

Peter Heywood travelled to Ethiopia with Wild Frontiers on the “Christmas Explorer” trip.

The Man In The Bowler Hat (Belgrade)

Peter Heywood arrived in Belgrade a day before the start of our Into The Balkans group trip. Below he recounts his time exploring Serbia's capital Belgrade.

Coffee In The Electric City (Sarajevo)

Wild Frontiers client Peter Heywood recently returned from our Into the Balkans trip and discusses visiting Sarajevo.

Drums Along The Ganges

WF traveller Peter Heywood went on our Slowly Down The Ganges tour in November 2016. Below he relives his experiences of travelling to India during peak wedding season. Photos are courtesy of John Coupe, who also travelled on the trip. Surprisingly, camping on a sandbank in the Ganges can prove to …

Off the Rails in India

WF traveller Peter Heywood went on our Slowly Down The Ganges tour in November 2016. Below he recounts his experiences travelling on India's railways. Travelling on Indian Railways is, if nothing else, never dull. Outside Pathankot station I ran into an old friend. I’d met Bholu five years earlier…

India: The Day The Money Disappeared

WF traveller Peter Heywood visited Amritsar before joining the Slowly Down The Ganges tour in November 2016. Over breakfast in Amritsar I read the front page of The Tribune with mounting disbelief. The government had announced that, with immediate effect, all 500 and 1000 rupee notes (80% of all the…

Learning from the Master

Arriving in Hotan in the late afternoon, we drove over a bridge spanning a dry, rocky river-bed. Below us, men were fossicking among the stones and boulders, heads down. “They’re looking for jade,” said our local guide, Mohamed. “It gets washed down from the mountains.” We could see the snow-c…

The Shade Seller

Wild Frontiers traveller Peter Heywood shares a tale from the Taklamakan Adventure. Two weeks into our journey we left Turpan, travelling east along the northern fringes of the Taklamakan. Our Uighur guide, Mohamed, told us about the meaning of the desert’s name. It was the land of cottonwood, th…

Children's Day in Kyrgyzstan

WF Traveller Peter Heywood took a Kyrgyzstan extension after our Chinese Silk Road Taklamakan Adventure. At the Kyrgyzstan border, the solitary guard looked at my passport. His hut was at the side of the road next to what I took to be a barracks. It seemed deserted. Nearby, a young boy was fishin…

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