Back in the DayReminisce with Mark and enjoy his stories of what it was like travelling 'way back when' ...
What it was like to visit North Korea as a tourist nearly twenty years ago? Mark looks back at his visit to this Hermit Nation in the early 2000s.
Photographs of pre-civil war Syria. In the autumn of 2005, six years before the start of the civil war, I spent ten days travelling around Syria.
One of those backpacker stories that will endure for a long, long time … Back in 1992, I visited Phi Phi island whilst island-hopping in Thailand.
This post is part two of a mini-series and features postcards I sent from my first backpacking adventures #backintheday. The first part included cards I sent from my first trip to Europe way back in 1988! This second part features my first independent travels to Asia,...
We were back in the UK recently and while rummaging through one of our numerous boxes of stuff that my parents allow us to keep in storage at their house, I came across a batch of postcards that I wrote over twenty years ago. My father collected all the postcards and...
An epic journey by train to Pakistan. I arrived in Zāhedān in May 1995 to catch the twice monthly train to Quetta in Pakistan.
Bam in Iran: Bam is a small desert oasis town in the southeast of Iran. Pre 2003 it was to see the Arg-é Bam, the largest mud brick structure in the world.
An epic travel story of travelling in Pakistan in the early 1990s: I arrived in Pakistan under a hail of falling rocks, lightning and torrential rain.
A photographic look back at Yangon then and now. When you compare these two photos, how much has Burma (Myanmar) changed over the years?
Shooting a Kalashnikov rifle is an unusual tourist activity but one I experienced during my travels in Pakistan’s North-West Frontier.
Kashgar is an oasis town in China’s northwest province of Xinjiang. The city is home to Uyghur people, fat-tailed sheep, and one of the best markets in Asia.
On my first visit to Pakistan in 1992, I spent a week or so relaxing in Altit, a tranquil village deep in the Hunza Valley, staying at Ali’s Guesthouse.