JOURNALISM & BOOK REVIEWS

The Sunday Times - Silk Road adventure: the valley of the Stans

Times Literary Supplement - Book review The Biscuit, Lizzie Collingham

The Guardian - Feasts and holy days in the Kazakhstan desert

Times Literary Supplement - Eggs, gowns and vodka

The Guardian - The best food books to take you overseas

Psyche - Cigarette! Exquisite fiend, ephemeral friend, how I miss you

Times Literary Supplement - What Lies Beyond

The Guardian - Easter in Uzbekistan – and in the footsteps of Ella Christie

Times Literary Supplement - The art of living in a hard place

Cornucopia Magazine - Variations on a theme of exile

Times Literary Supplement - Armenian Food

Financial Times - The Magic of Uzbek Winter Melons 

Times Literary Supplement - Maritime Skulduggery

The Guardian - Turkey’s Black Sea coast: food to drive for

The Guardian - A Backpacker’s Guide to Uzbekistan

Times Literary Supplement - Fernweh, Wild Women

Times Literary Supplement - Trouble in Cow Paradise 

London Review of Books - Under the Black Sea

The Guardian - China's new high-speed train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou

Times Literary Supplement - Deserts in Travel Writing 

LA Review of Books - A Kitchen Window Peepshow 

London Review of Books - Ella Christie, Japan and Samarkand

Financial Times - Tashkent Tales, book review of Hamid Ismailov’s The Devils’ Dance

LA Review of Books - A Nobel Tradition: Rabindranath Tagore — the First Songwriter to Win the Prize

Conde Nast Traveller - Eating in Edinburgh

Daily Telegraph - Bowie, Buddhists and sunken cities: 10 things you didn't know about the Trans-Siberian Railway

The Guardian - A Local’s Guide to Edinburgh 

The Guardian - Best of the Baltics 

The Guardian - The cult of Babel: Odessa's literary flashmobs 

The Guardian - Odessa's new parks lead a blossoming of urban regeneration

The Guardian - The Istanbul Research Institute … a lot more interesting than it sounds

The Guardian - San Francisco, 50 years on from the Summer of Love

The Guardian - Kickin’ Kiev 

Daily Telegraph - Central Asia: Under a Crescent Moon and Lenin’s Gaze 

Daily Telegraph - Travelling in Kazakhstan

Geographical magazine - Central Asia 25 years on after the fall of the Soviet Union

The Guardian - On board the Trans-Siberian Railway for a centenary ride

The Guardian - Uzbekistan's magnificent cities: where Soviet style meets Islamic heritage

National Geographic Traveller - Central Asia: On the trail of the Silk Road

Wanderlust magazine - Travelling the Pamir Highway - Tajikistan 

Financial Times -A bullet-train across China

Financial Times - A tug boat in Canada

Financial Times - Postcard from Iceland 

Financial Times - Time travel in Heimaey, Iceland 

The Guardian - Uzbekistan’s magnificent cities

The Guardian - Hauz Khas, Delhi

The Telegraph - Out of Africa in Kenya

The Telegraph - Trekking in Tajikistan

Independent - Return to Haiti 

The Guardian - Plov: Uzbekistan’s national obsession

Daily Telegraph - Coconut and egg... orange and olives: the new flavour pairings

Daily Telegraph - How Britain became a nation of chilli-heads

Daily Telegraph - How saffron found a place on modern menus 

Financial Times - Quick Bites - Breaking bread in Uzbekistan

The Guardian - Mum’s Cooking in Mumbai

The Telegraph - interview with Diana Henry

The Guardian - interview with Kay Plunkett-Hogge about Bangkok

The Guardian - interview with John Torode about Sydney

The Guardian - interview with Malacy Tallack about Fair Isle

The Guardian - interview with Jason Goodwin about Istanbul

The Guardian - interview with Fiona Caulfield about Kolkata

The Guardian - interview with Buddhist nun Emma Slade on Bhutan

Occasionally, I contribute to From Our Own Correpondent (or ‘ FOOC' as it’s fondly known by its contributors) on BBC Radio 4 and the World Service. 

I am almost certainly better at writing the scripts than reading them out, but to me FOOC is the perfect format: 750 words, which translates to five-minutes of radio. I am a real fan of this show and tune in on Saturdays or download the podcast when I travel. Podcasts are available here

My own FOOC’s have covered vodou priests in Haiti, shamans in Kazakhstan, archivists in Ukraine, Bangladeshi tribal kings, brides in Samarkand and master weavers in both Uzbekistan and Bangladesh.