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John at the City Palace, Jaipur

John

Central Asia & Silk Route Specialist

John's love of travel began at an early age reading travel and adventure books. Shortly after completing his university degree he began a career in the travel industry which enabled him to work and also travel across countries that he found fascinating, including Russia and the trans-Mongolian railway.

Having been firmly bitten by the travel bug, he has since travelled along the Silk Road through China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, across northern and southern India and much of the Middle East.

When not working at Audley John is a keen chef of the recipes he's learnt on his travels.

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Riad Ilyaka, Marrakesh

I recommend staying at - Riad Ilayka, Morocco

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There’s wonderfully homely feel to Riad Ilayka in Marrakesh. When you close the entrance door to the hustle and bustle of the city you can feel the calm descend and it really is a little oasis of calm.

I'll never forget when…

I saw the sun setting on the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert for the first time. After years of reading about the Sahara and seeing it featured in television programmes, I still didn’t feel prepared for the immensity and beauty of it.

Photos of John

  • John in Khiva, Uzbekistan John in Khiva, Uzbekistan
  • John in Kyrgyzstan Valley John in Kyrgyzstan Valley
  • John at a pottery workshop in Cappadocia, Turkey John at a pottery workshop in Cappadocia, Turkey
  • John outside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey John outside the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey
  • John exploring Cappadocia, Turkey John exploring Cappadocia, Turkey
  • John at the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, or the 'Baby Taj' John at the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah, or the 'Baby Taj'