Sophy Roberts, Travel Author – Long Haul

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Date Published: 10/03/2020
Duration: 00:53:38
Season: 2

Today, I’m joined by one of the world’s leading travel authors and journalists, Sophy Roberts. Formerly the editor-at-large of Conde Nast Traveller, and Departures Magazine, as well as a columnist at the Financial Times, Sophy’s focus now is primarily on remote parts of the world, reporting on fragile cultures, wildlife conservation and threats to eco-systems.

I hope this episode grabs you and transports you to the wild and wonderful ends of our planet. It’s a long haul, feature length episode and a love letter to travel, which will take you to some truly far flung locations from deepest Siberia and wild Papua New Guinea, to the deserts of Chad and the lakes of Kashmir. I really hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.

Destination Recap:

  • Uzbekistan
  • Aryll, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
  • Leger, France
  • Ireland
  • Ecclefechan, Scottish Borders 
  • Russia
  • Delhi Old Town, India
  • Kashmir, India
  • Drive from Kashmir to Ladakh 
  • Siberia, Russia
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • New York City, USA
  • New York Public Library
  • Sylvia’s, New York
  • Nihiwatu – Now called Nihi Sumba, Indonesia
  • Hotel Trasierra, Andalucia, Spain
  • Chad
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Yeotown, Somerset
  • The Canary Islands
  • St Tropez in August
  • Mozambique
  • Kolyma, Siberia, Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Arctic poles
  • Socotra Island, Yemen
  • Mississippi River, USA

‘The Lost Pianos of Siberia’ by Sophy Roberts, is out now. You can follow Sophy’s travel on Instagram here

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