About That Time I Went On Iranian TV

Those of you who’ve been reading this blog for a while will know that my mission for 2013 was to learn Farsi (Persian) in a year. This was put to the test on my recent journey to Iran, in which I spent six weeks attempting to follow the country’s longest river…

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Into The Empty Quarter [Film Review]

Last week I was honoured to be present for the world premiere of Into The Empty Quarter at the Royal Geographical Society. Al Humphreys’ and Leon McCarron’s film about their unsupported trek across the Omani desert is one I approached with trepidation. Even though they were friends of mine, how…

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Some thoughts, as the Beer Can Stove video goes viral

As of right now, the video above has been played 1,311,131 times. (Check it.) Needless to say, when Armen and I popped out to buy a couple of cans of Kozel for this film, we were not expecting this to happen. It’s been fun to watch the statistics over the…

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The Road: London to Bangkok in under 4 minutes [VIDEO]

Travel films are ten a penny. So are timelapses. So are beard videos. But it’s not often you find someone with the foresight to plan all three together. Rarer still that they’d already enlisted a professional filmmaker to visualise the result in advance and do all the painstaking legwork of stitching…

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The Cycle Traveller Who’s Going Nowhere (Plus, Upcoming Screening Events)

You know what I love most about this fantastic little film? (Do watch it.) It’s the fact that what our protagonist has unwittingly done is exactly the same as embarking upon a really long bike trip. The only difference is that he never leaves his home city. (But then if life on the…

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