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Trekking in the Fann Mountains

22/12/2017 11:10

Written by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare

Discover the turquoise waters of the Seven Lakes and with our authors’ guide to the Fann Mountains’ best treks.

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Dead goat polo

21/12/2017 22:13

Written by Sophie Ibbotson &Max Lovell-Hoare

Tajikistan's national sport buz kashi is a popular and brutal game, famously known as dead goat polo.

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The Yagnobi

20/12/2017 11:15

Written by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare

Our authors discuss the last remaining speakers of the ancient Sogdian language.

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The Registan

08/09/2017 14:39

Written by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare

One of the most iconic sights on the Silk Road, this central square is one of the world's greatest examples of medieval Islamic architecture. 

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How to make plov

26/04/2017 21:06

Written by Sophie Ibbotson & Max Lovell-Hoare

It sometimes seems that Uzbekistan runs on plov, the heavy, calorie-laden dish that is the nation’s undisputed favourite.

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The Mughal Gardens

08/08/2014 20:08

Written by Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare

According to authors Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare, the Mughal Gardens are far more than just collections of plants.

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The Chadar Winter Trek

08/08/2014 19:56

Written by Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare

Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare describe the challenging and beautiful six-day hike in sub-zero temperatures along the frozen Zanskar River. 

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Buddhism in Ladakh and Zanskar

08/08/2014 19:50

Written by Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare

Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare discuss the history of Buddhism in Ladakh and Zanskar and its legacy today. With thanks to Tanzin Norbu (www.mountaintribalvision.com).

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Interview with Sophie & Max Lovell-Hoare

04/07/2014 12:20

Written by Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare

We chat to Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare, authors of our new Kashmir guide, about their travel memories, tips for travel writers and how to get the most out of a trip to Kashmir. 

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The Nubians

13/05/2014 12:49

Written by Sophie Ibbotson and Max Lovell-Hoare

Authors Sophie and Max Lovell-Hoare explore the history of the Nubian people.

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