World of Adventure Saturday

13:45   Chris Scott      Sahara Camel Trekking


The idea of travelling across the desert with a camel caravan guided by nomads is an iconic notion in adventure travel. Join Sahara specialist Chris Scott on a stunning photographic journey through the wilderness, as he elaborates on the practicalities and possibilities of camel trekking in the great Sahara.




15:15   Mike Wells     Cycling the Camino de Santiago


Stretching for nearly 800km across northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago is Europe’s most popular long distance walking and cycling route. While preparing his new Cicerone guidebook about cycling the Camino Francés from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Mike Wells cycled the route three times last year. As well as riding the off-road route favoured by walkers which is suitable for mountain and cross-trail bikes, he also followed a route on quiet country roads ideal for cyclists on touring or road bikes. He will describe the preparation needed for such a journey and his experiences following Europe’s most historic trail.



16:00   Alan Palmer   Amongst the Head Hunters of Nagaland


Headhunting, colonial conflicts and battles of World War Two all remain very close to the surface in Nagaland today. Alan picked out the evidence for each of these on his journeys through the beautiful mountains of this now peaceful corner of India before finally arriving at the vibrant tribal celebrations of the annual Hornbill Festival.



16:45   Puran Bhardwaj         Insight into rural India and the British Raj connections


Puran will address the needs that may arise for the more nervous travellers in India. How to cope with unorganised streets to a top destinations in India. Information on Visa and insight into the positive connection from the British Raj with railways, education and army. Explaining and defining these themes through a presentation.


17:30     Alison Burgh       Curious About Belize? Head for Corozal and Toledo…

Rich in living cultures and stunning nature, Belize’s hidden gems, Corozal in the north and Toledo in the south are more than just districts to pass through on your way to the reef. Find out how to get up close and mix with local communities and wildlife.