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Amelia - Original Diver

Amelia Stewart

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Middle East, Africa and Europe.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • A road trip down West coast of America ending up at the Burning Man festival
  • Swim the Hellespont swim in Turkey
  • Cycling around Palestine
  • Take a train from London to Tehran
  • Eat my way around Italy

Best Moments

  • Celebrating Timkat Festival in Ethiopia
  • Witnessing a solar eclipse in the middle of the Libyan Sahara
  • Nights under the stars in any desert
  • Dancing with Tuareg in Timbuktu
  • A cup of tea and a biscuit at the end of any long walk
  • My favourite place has got to be Naqsh-e Jahan Square in Esfahan, Iran, or defend.speedy.history if you prefer

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Getting lost and nearly running out of water in a remote part of the Algerian Sahara.

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Climbing a mountain outside of Yazd in Iran with an Iranian rock climber training for the Olympics. We came to a vertiginous plateau at about 4000m a few hours from the summit and it was freezing cold with snow on the ground and darkness falling. About 20 trekkers suddenly pitched up as we all eyed up the only shelter to sleep in - a tiny tin can hut covered in political slogans. We built a huge fire, ate kebabs, sang songs and giggled hysterically in the thin air. Then we crammed ourselves into this hut which was lit by a single naked bulb that flickered on and off…A surreal night

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