Sophie Ibbotson

Sophie Ibbotson

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Sophie Ibbotson is the founder of Maximum Exposure Ltd., a development consultancy and public relations company working in the tourism and culture sectors. She specialises in emerging markets and post-conflict zones, and has worked in Central Asia since 2008. She is the co-author of Bradt’s Uzbekistan, Kashmir, Sudan, and South Sudan guides, and her writing has also been published in Newsweek, the Financial Times, and the Sunday Telegraph. Sophie is the co-founder and publisher of Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel, a trustee of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs, and a board member of the British Georgian Chamber of Commerce.

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From Swaziland to eSwatini

April 2018 saw Mswati III announce that Swaziland – the name given to the country by the British – would be no more. Author Sophie Ibbotson was in the newly renamed eSwatini for the celebrations. 

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Trekking in the Fann Mountains

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

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

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