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Forget Middle Eastern Politics — It’s All About Food

While the media is hollering madly about civil unrest and revolutions, it’s time to remind ourselves that pretty much everyone in the region (and the world) is still going to work, drinking tea, and — of course — sharing meals with close family and friends.

My parents-in-law and many of their extended family live in Tehran, and I’ve shared countless delicious Persian meals in their company. Iranian is possibly my favourite cuisine of all.

Two bicycle adventurers in the UK are touring the world’s cuisines without ever leaving London. Here’s their short video from Iran. I’m salivating already…

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/21649290[/vimeo]

If you liked that, check out their website at AtoZlondonfood.com.

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Films Scandinavia 2011

Video: Letter From Lapland

Making a film of my cycle tour in Norway and Sweden this winter was never part of the plan. But long hours in the saddle tend to generate ideas. It’s short — only two minutes — and sweet. Enjoy!

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Films Mongolia 2010

Video: Mongolia By Mountain Bike — Final Part

This is the last part of my series of videos from mountain-biking in Mongolia last year (start with Part One if you just found this). In this episode we find ourselves spending several days pushing our bikes down a deserted valley in search of a town whose name we are unable to pronounce, lured on by the faint hope of a big plate of deep-fried dumplings with which to celebrate the end of our trip.

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Films Mongolia 2010

Video: Mongolia By Mountain Bike — Part Three

This is Part Three of my series of videos from cycling in Mongolia last year (here’s Part One if you missed it). In this episode we travel along the banks of Lake Khovsgol, which on a heavily loaded bicycle is a bit more difficult than it might sound. We meet some local holidaymakers and embark on what begins to look like an unrideable ‘shortcut’ to a town on the far side of a mountain range.

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Films Mongolia 2010

Video: Mongolia By Mountain Bike — Part Two

This is Part Two of my mountain-bike adventure video series from Mongolia (here’s Part One by the way). In this episode, we’re searching desperately for something more interesting than riding across the endless steppe. I unfortunately get ill and we have to lay up for a couple of days in the town of Moron, and then we decide to head north to Lake Khovsgol.