Levison Wood

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Date Published: 10/09/2019
Duration: 00:31:40
Season: 1

Today I’m joined by Levison Wood, the British explorer, photographer, best selling author, and TV presenter.

You probably know him from his incredible walking expeditions, which he’s documented on TV. He’s walked the length of the River Nile, through Central America from Mexico to Colombia, and the length of the Himalayas from Bhutan all the way to Afghanistan.

We talk about the time he hitchhiked from Nottingham to India – and his adventures along the way; what it was like driving an ambulance from London to Malawi in Southern Africa through 27 countries, and about his most recent and maybe most ambitious expedition yet, which was a 5000 mile circumnavigation of the Arabian Peninsula from Iran to Lebanon.

Destination recap

  • Greece
  • Mexico
  • London to Malawi drive
  • Columbia
  • Grosny, Chechnya
  • Southern Yemen
  • Southern Dhoffar Mountains, Oman
  • Lebanon
  • Damascus, Syria
  • South Africa
  • Hitchhiking from Nottingham to India including Afghanistan
  • Georgia
  • Byblos, Lebanon
  • Iran
  • Corfu
  • New Zealand
  • Vancouver Island
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Biking through South America


If you’d like to hear more from Levison, you can pick up a copy of his book, Arabia: A Journey Through the Heart of the Middle East. And he’s also written a gorgeous children’s book called Incredible Journeys, and that’s out now too.

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Come and find me on Instagram – I’m @hollyrubenstein – and to find out more about the podcast, visit TheTravelDiariesPodcast.com


This is episode was produced by Holly Rubenstein


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