'It's time to Travel Virtually...escape from COVID 19… make your way to the Majorcan sun, walk on Cromer beach, listen to wild animals on an African Safari, hunt WW2 submarines in Orkney, lap up the vibrant coast of Cape Town, and swim in the warm blue waters of the small archipelago of Palau in the South Pacific and then if you're brave enough, come deep-sea diving in the Red Sea.
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31. Sent to Siberia - Joanna Dobson
Joanna shares her trip to visit an Altai indigenous family living in the Karakol Valley, Ongudai Raiyon, Altai Republic (southernmost Siberia), where she lived and worked as a translator representing the indigenous people.
Joanna is a Russian to English translator and interpreter based on the North Norfolk Coast. She is currently writing a work of creative non-fiction based on her experiences of the Altai Republic and the Altai indigenous culture. She delves into themes of archaeology, homeland, visual arts and eco-translation. Instagram @altaipilgrim and for more Information on the book about Altai and my events www.altaipilgrim.com
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Joanna is a member of LWS
30. Seville Spain - Katie Monk
Follow Katie’s romantic path down Seville streets in the height of Spring. Jasmine fragrance fills the air, Flowers bloom, Blackbirds sing, and we’ll look for Flamenco dancers before our drink in Citroen Bar to end a perfect afternoon.
Katie is a freelance writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent and Psychologies. Follow Katie on Twitter at@katie_monk or on her blog, www.whatkatiedidnow.com.
29. A Trek down the Nile - William Keeling
A Trek down the Nile (in 1983) - William Keeling
William pays homage to the late Geoff Crowther (1944-2021), author of the travel guide ‘Africa on a Shoestring’, by recalling his own teenage holiday to war torn Sudan and Uganda in 1983. The 18 year-old William travelled from Cairo in Egypt to Khartoum in Sudan, before trekking from Nairobi in Kenya to visit the Kabalega Falls on The Nile in Uganda, and the Gorillas in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda.
William Keeling was foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and exposed a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal in Nigeria in 1992. Having tired of reality, he turned to fiction. He is the author of The Gay Street Chronicles, a series of satirical novels of which the first - Belle Nash & the Bath Soufflé - is to be published in October, 2021.
28. Boat life on the Grand Union Canal - Ruth Stokes
A moorhen chirps outside your porthole, geese honk hello as they pass by, and now and again a kingfisher flies close in a flash of blue And if you're lucky, you’ll wake early enough to catch the dawn chorus as it bursts into life in the quiet morning air. This, this is boatlife on the Grand Union Canal, London. Welcome aboard.
Ruth Stokes is author of The Armchair Activist’s Handbook (Silvertail Books) and a content designer in the charity sector. In a former life, she was a journalist for the likes of the Guardian, The Ecologist and New Internationalist.
27. Stepping back in time. Havana, Cuba - Emadch Beck MacNee
Havana Cuba – Chauffeured to downtown Havana in a 1950’s Chevrolet Bel Air, the smell of freshly baked bread hits your taste buds, you admire the old architecture until the singing of 'Guantanamera' beckons you down a side street bar to enjoy a traditional Cuban highball Mojito, close to the blaring music, whilst breathing the aroma of Havana cigars.
Do yourself a favour, step back in time and visit Cuba, you won’t be disappointed.
Dr Emadch Beck MacNee, originally from Palau, was raised in New York. She studied marine biology at James Cook University in 2002, and now lives in Australia with her husband, two children, and two dachshunds. She and her husband enjoy cooking exotic meals and travelling the globe with their children.
26. Hugs from the Aegean Sea - Joanna Akoumianaki
Joanna Akoumianaki grew up in Greece and now lives in Perthshire, Scotland with her two children and husband. Water inspires every aspect of her life. She is a water scientist, a coastal hiker, a diver, a gardener, a maritime-fiction lover, and a writer of stories about travelling on water. You can find her on twitter @Joanna_Akoum and Facebook ioanna.akoumianaki. Acknowledgements for the production of this podcast: Steve Addison, Kostis Avissinos (Lousakiano Krasi, Nostos, https://open.spotify.com/album/7p4esO1vSlLIUZpw5x8pTf) and Couleur Locale (Lousakies)