Where to for travel writing

The three interviews connected to our Kickstarter project started with Graham Boynton, a magazine and newspaper editor. My second subject was Rolf Potts, whose career [...]


Where to for travel writing?

As part of Old World Wandering’s Kickstarter project, I’m interviewing three people about travel, writing and how they intersect in the topsy-turvy present. Last week I [...]

Graham Boynton

Where to for travel writing?

Editor at Conde Nast Traveler and Group Travel Editor at the Daily Telegraph, Graham Boynton says “the greatest crisis facing travel writing [is] the dumbing down of the genre.”

Zhan Dening outside his family home in Mae Salong

China’s Forgotten Army

An interview with a veteran of China’s Forgotten Army in Mae Salong. Abandoned by Taiwan and adopted by Thailand, he fought for over 40 years.

Claire and Iain with friends at Mokkos in Shanghai

Making a Life in China: A Documentary

An eTV documentary following three South Africans living in Bejing and Shanghai

Jonnee Green menthol cigarettes, made by the China-Laos Good Luck Tobacco Company

Off the Record in Vientiane

A man I met in Vientiane, who spoke eloquently about the city and how it had changed, initially gave short, guarded answers to my questions. [...]

The Curse of Gokarna

The Curse of Gokarna

Gokarna is a village growing awkwardly and uncomfortably into a town. It is in this sense an adolescent, unsure of itself in the modern world, but in every other sense Gokarna is old, with a history that stretches into the remotest parts of human memory.



Claire and I arrived in Madrid late at night. We waited for a train to our hostel, watched by police with sniffer dogs, listening to [...]