Winter 2016 – 2017
Jaded writers may complain every corner of the globe has been discovered and explored, but this issue of Compass offers a straightforward rebuttal. We journey to Iran, a civilisation most of us know only through Persian myth and legend. And Sudan, an ancient, beautiful country in its tourism infancy. Burma is a relatively new destination for tourists too: its dazzling temples and colourful river markets are the very definition of exotic.
Seemingly at the other end of the spectrum, former Coast presenter and the Royal Geographical Society’s new president, Nicholas Crane opens our eyes to the fascinating forces that forged Britain.
We’ve plenty of travel news, reviews and articles – not to mention competitions! – to keep you going through the dark winter days. We may even inspire you to go on an adventure of your own.
Travel writer Charles Ward immerses himself in the wild landscape of British Columbia with a luxury lodge stay.
We interview Nicholas Crane, president of the RGS and former Coast presenter.
Cruising through the backwaters of rural Burma, Nigel Tisdall discovers the river less travelled.