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March 20, 2019
Diana Driscoll is a leading Islamic world guide and lecturer with an emphasis on Central Asia. Educated at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Diana has over 30 years of experience studying and exploring Ancient Near and Middle East history, languages, religion and culture. Diana has led tours for Steppes […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: China, Kyrgyzstan

March 18, 2019
With many different options on offer, a holiday to the Malaysian Peninsula can be as relaxing or busy or as adventurous or simple as you want it to be, but no matter which option you take, it guarantees to provide a rich melange of cultural experiences. Kuala Lumpur Kuala Lumpur; a city which certainly deserves […]
By: Clare Higginson
Destination: Malaysia

March 13, 2019
Ian Colvin is a historian and researcher at the University of Cambridge who works on the South Caucasus, Byzantium and Sasanian Iran. Alongside work for the School Classics Project, he is Director of the Anglo-Georgian Archaeological Expedition to the important site of Nokalakevi in Samegrelo, West Georgia–a project he established in 2001 in collaboration with […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Armenia, Georgia

March 11, 2019
The capital cities of Latin American countries are often considered unavoidable points of entry, a stopover city or just the gateway ‘to the real holiday’. We believe they are much more than that. The vibrant metropolises of San Jose, Mexico City and Havana make a great standalone, long weekend. San Jose, Costa Rica Long known […]
By: Kate Wharton
Destination: Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico

March 11, 2019
The vast region of New England in northeast USA, which boasts a land area that is nearly one-and-a-half times the size of England, is composed of six states that stretch 500 miles from the Canadian border to New York City. Notably, this expanse of states played a significant part in the American Revolution, a history […]
By: Jenn Evans
Destination: USA

Train Exterior, The Golden Eagle Train, Moscow, Russia
March 7, 2019
Founder and chairman of Steppes Travel, Nick Laing set up the company in 1989, following an exploratory trip to the remote Altai region of Russia. Since then Nick has avidly travelled the globe, always seeking out places off the normal tourist trail. He has undertaken some epic overland journeys including his first ever adventure driving […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Russia

March 6, 2019
There is a depressing inertia to see beyond the short and medium term when it comes to talking about climate change and global warming. Yet the problems are clear and present. The greatest sadness being that the vulnerable most affected by climate change have done least to contribute towards global warming. At the end of […]
By: Justin Wateridge

March 5, 2019
As I stepped off the plane, I was greeted by my driver Hasan, who gave me a warm embrace and a genuine smile. This set a lovely tone, which turned out to be constant theme through the entirety of my trip. Jordan had long been on my bucket list of places to visit but other […]
By: Tom Frost
Destination: Jordan

March 4, 2019
The first time I visited Lima I arrived aboard an old overland truck with a group of other back packers who had spent the past four months exploring Patagonia and the salt flats of Bolivia before trekking the Inca trail. Lima to us seemed like a huge a sophisticated city. We stayed in a hostel […]
By: Sue Grimwood
Destination: Peru

March 4, 2019
Cheesy as it sounds I felt quite emotional at my evening with a geisha in Kyoto. It was actually, a meeting with a geiko as they are known in Kyoto, or maiko who are the younger geiko in training and recognisable from a few differences, many of which are incredibly subtle. The main difference is […]
By: Kate Burnell
Destination: Japan