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John, Russia, Central Asia, The Silk Route & Turkey Specialist

John's love of Russia started at school whilst studying Russian history, which culminated in a visit to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Following university he decided to indulge his love of all things Russian and started working for a Russian tour operator based in the UK.

Following this he joined Audley, as it enabled him to work more closely with people visiting Russia — and meant he could spend all day talking about the country. Having been firmly bitten by the travel bug, he has since travelled along the Silk Route through China, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan and also to Turkey, where he became fascinated by the country's history and its food. One of his Turkish highlights was a hot air balloon ride over the beautiful Cappadocian landscape.

When not working at Audley, John is a keen chef and an even keener eater. He enjoys reading and photography.

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Photos of John

John in Moscow, Russia John in Moscow, Russia
John in Khiva, Uzbekistan John in Khiva, Uzbekistan
John in Kyrgyzstan Valley John in Kyrgyzstan Valley
John at Retro Park in Listvyanka Village, Russia John at Retro Park in Listvyanka Village, Russia
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

Photos taken by John

Lake Baikal, Siberia Lake Baikal, Siberia
Man in Madrassah Man in Madrassah
Madrassah in Bukhara Madrassah in Bukhara
Minaret in Bukhara Minaret in Bukhara
Yurt Camp at Tash Rabat Yurt Camp at Tash Rabat
Alacati Alacati
Alacati Alacati
Sunrise over Cappadocia Sunrise over Cappadocia
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul The Blue Mosque, Istanbul
Hagia Sophia, Istanbul Hagia Sophia, Istanbul
Istanbul skyline Istanbul skyline

I'll never forget when…

Diving into the ice-cold river that runs through the beautiful Tash Rabat Valley in Kyrgyzstan, after a toasty Kyrgyz banya (sauna), was truly memorable. Our hosts were very keen for us to experience this traditional element of their nomadic way of life and were delighted that we took part so enthusiastically. Not only does it make your skin glow for several days but you sleep like a baby almost immediately afterwards.