Interview: Taste for adventure

Despite having an insatiable appetite for travel that has taken him to every corner of the globe John Pilkington is still a planner at heart, David Dewar discovers. The Old Silk Road between Venice and the Yellow Sea, Patagonia and Antarctica are among the exotic and far-flung destinations that have been explored by travel writer and broadcaster John Pilkington. The one-time planner has encountered nomadic tribes, simmering volcanoes and even a national revolution along the way.

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