RUTH MILLINGTON

AWARD-WINNING WRITER, PODCASTER & ADVENTURE TRAVELLER

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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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY: TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK Photography is part and parcel of being a travel writer. It’s such a useful tool to be able to capture the moment, just like words can.

CHINA 2001: BUSES, BREASTS AND LǍOWÀI What a difference twenty years makes. I took this photograph whilst on a bus somewhere between Beijing and Xi’an in 2001. I can’t remember the exact place to be honest as I had been distracted that morning by a chicken sitting on my lap.  It was well behaved despite being …

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LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: NEPAL I first set eyes on Nepal when I was a little girl.  My father kept an atlas in my bedroom.  It was a huge book, half my size.  I would spend hours looking through the maps and data, struggling to turn the pages.  And I didn’t understand much about what was written, but it …

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