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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Ciao Bella! Italy: wine, women & so much more…. I was supposed to be in Sicily in Italy this week, but the dreaded C word got the better of me. No, I didn’t get struck down with the world’s favourite virus, but the Italian government did suddenly put in new measures so that any visiting …

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THANK YOU! A big THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me your stories for my EXTREME HOLIDAYS PODCAST. Wow! There are some cracking tales out there and I can’t wait to get recording! Talking of which, look what I’ve just received in the post. I LOVE these AKG K92 headphones to go along with …

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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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WELCOME TO MY NEW WEBSITE! As a writer and a passionate adventure world traveller, I have been inundated over the years with requests to share my fascinating travel tales so I’ve decided to set up my own website and blog. I’ll be sharing with you my journeys as both an explorer and writer as well …

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