Author Archives for Sophie Ibbotson

2019 Articles

At Polo Valley, a converted farm house in Sotogrande, you can try your hand at one of the oldest team sports in the world
At Polo Valley, a converted farm house in Sotogrande, you can try your hand at one of the oldest team sports in the world
The last time I was this near a horse, the beast in question decided uncharitably, if not without logic, that [...]
November 4, 2019
In search of India's Silk Road, the centuries-old trading route crossing the Himalayas
In search of India's Silk Road, the centuries-old trading route crossing the Himalayas
Standing on top of Khardung La, I was higher than I’d ever been without flying. An enterprising clutch of soldiers [...]
October 31, 2019
How a tea estate is helping to conserve Rwanda’s rich biodiversity
How a tea estate is helping to conserve Rwanda’s rich biodiversity
There are only two things that most people think about when they hear “Rwanda”: the country’s unfathomable genocide, the 25th [...]
September 27, 2019
How the fall of Mugabe allowed Zimbabwe to reclaim the future of its tourism
How the fall of Mugabe allowed Zimbabwe to reclaim the future of its tourism
We discussed him in hushed tones, out of earshot of anyone else. Always the conversations were the same: “one day, [...]
September 2, 2019
How one man defied Stalin and risked death by firing squad to conceal outlawed art from the Soviets
How one man defied Stalin and risked death by firing squad to conceal outlawed art from the Soviets
If you had to hide a work of art, where would you put it? And what if there were 80,000 [...]
July 24, 2019
Trek across the ice fields of Finland on a Northern Lights tour
Trek across the ice fields of Finland on a Northern Lights tour
The fire fox runs at such great speed across the sky that sparks fly from his tail, streaking bright colours [...]
June 24, 2019