He became a journalist and writer, and went off to live and work in Cairo, Tallinn, Beijing, Mumbai, Melbourne, and a bunch of other places.
He has written more than 20 guidebooks to destinations including Siberia, Central Asia, Syria, Iran, Shanghai, Istanbul and Marrakech for the likes of Lonely Planet, National Geographic and Time Out.
His journalism has appeared in the Financial Times, Sunday Times, Observer and Time Out magazine.
He has written two books on intrepid early travellers in Egypt and is currently working on a book about Eel Pie Island, a legendary music and counter-culture haunt in the Thames at Twickenham.
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