RUTH MILLINGTON

AWARD-WINNING WRITER, PODCASTER & ADVENTURE TRAVELLER

A QUINTESSENTIAL ENGLISH SUMMER HOLIDAY Someone asked me the other day what I would describe as a quintessential summer holiday in England. Being a travel writer, I usually travel abroad for my holidays and work, but Covid has forced me to rediscover my home country of England. Part of me had forgotten what a typical …

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LOCKDOWN 2: WHEN THE NOVELTY WORE OFF Lockdown 2 has been hard.  There’s no denying it.  It’s affected everyone in some shape or form.  We’ve all had to adapt; we’ve all had to cope; we’ve all had to deal with the frustration of being locked in our homes for an unforeseeable amount of time.  I live on my …

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BLAST FROM THE PAST: GANESH HIMAL 2001 This photograph was taken 20 years ago in a small village up in the Ganesh Himal region of Nepal.  It had taken me four days to get there through knee deep snow up mountain sides and across dangerous ravines.  One night I had to pitch my tent on icy ground …

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MY INTERVIEW ON BBC WORLD SERVICE’S ‘OUTLOOK’ In 2003, I was a Christmas visitor to Bam in southeastern Iran.  On Boxing Day a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit the city.  The quake destroyed 90% of the town and eventually led to the tragic deaths of over 26,000 Iranians.  I was staying at a local guesthouse which was levelled to …

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