There's something about looking at a map and hatching a plan, the inevitable pre-departure kit explosion, excitement at all the possibilities, and then hoicking on a rucksack and going.
Jess and I recently traveled overland from London to Istanbul, somewhere we've wanted to visit for a while now. It's a pretty important point on a map, right in the middle of East and West. We did however taking a somewhat roundabout route, visiting a few of Europe's wild places on the way, you can read about the journey below...
Perhaps rightly so, we were a little apprehensive of passing through Kosovo on our journey from London to Istanbul. In fact, given recent unrest in the Northern area around Mitrovica we had decided to avoid the country all together.
James is a conservation biologist with a passion for expeditions and adventure having been involved in projects on four continents. In the UK James regularly speaks in schools to inspire and engage young people in science. He has recently returned from an expedition to the Dhofar Mountains of Oman in search of the elusive and critically endangered Arabian leopard.
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