Great Games on the Old Silk Road

Peter Reddish


Region:
West Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Hobby
Fee:
Paid: £75 plus travel expenses
Category:
Travel
Updated:
17th November 2017
Tagged:
Adventure Travel | International | Silk Road | Central Asia

In the course of living and working for over nine years in Uzbekistan, I had many opportunities for travel to parts of the region that are not frequented by tourists. This talk covers some of the trading history of the region as well as my visits to ancient Silk Road cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, and Shakrisabs including two expeditions to the ill-fated Aral Sea. International intrigues, spies, political prisoners and camel trains loaded with exotic merchandise are all featured. All my talks reflect my experiences in very remote and rarely visited countries and are illustrated using my own photographs in a PowerPoint presentation.

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About Peter Reddish

As an independent development consultant, I worked in 14 different developing countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Oceania including spending over nine years on the Old Silk Road in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. My last long term assignment was as adviser to the Minister of Development, Planning and Aid Coordination in the Solomon Islands.

My talks reflect my experiences in these very remote and rarely visited countries. Each is illustrated using my own photographs in a PowerPoint presentation.

I am based in South Cheshire and am willing to travel reasonable distances in the North West and West Midland areas.


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