A selection of my non-fiction from over the years, including published articles from travels in Europe, the Arctic, Ethiopia, India, Guatemala, Mexico and elsewhere.
A portrait of the Levanter wind that blows through the Strait of Gibraltar between Spain and Morocco.
Published in Corriere della Sera.
Adapting to life as a stranger in the Lake District.
Published on Caught By the River
Gonzo ornithologists on the trail of London's green parakeets.
Published on Narratively
A field guide for how to walk from the Hook of Holland to Istanbul.
Published on Matador.
The story of one farmer's battle against the shale gas industry
The language of exploration is often the language of conquest and war, but our species has been too successful in imposing our will on the world. Where do find our sense of adventure in an age of limits?
Sixty years after my great-uncle's expedition conquered Everest, perhaps it's time we changed our attitude to adventuring.
Published in The Guardian.
How a right-wing, nationalist resurgence is undermining independent culture in the heart of Europe.
Published in New Internationalist.
While the oil-rich emirate’s economy is fast recovering from the global financial crisis, the plight of its indentured migrant workers has scarcely improved.
Published in Political Insight.
An attempt to get beyond the stereotypes in the world's most hyperbolic city