Category: travels/explorations

An English Boy in the New World. Canada 1980-81

Edmonton Alberta, June 1980 English boy follows Canadian girlfriend and arrives in the New World. The first thing that makes me wonder is how, compared to England, the blue skies above feel so distantly remote. When autumn brings the city’s initial snowfall, will come a...

Devon Crystals. Three extraordinary finds. Plus one.

Prologue 1979Devon is special to me. Not just the voluptuous curves of its verdant countryside but also its underlying geology, which has been quarried and mined for millennia. It may not be Brazil, or Madagascar, where the world’s most beautiful mineral and crystal specimens are...

Encounters in South Africa 1998

Nelspruit, Transvaal I arrive on 24th March 1998 together with my South African partner Tula, just a day after receiving the news in Cambridge, England that her father is in a coma on his deathbed.After an expensive last minute flight from London, we’re picked up...

OFF THE ROAD IN INDIA 2008-9

My journeys filming smiles in remote communities with photos from the 1960s by Sumant Mulgaokar Osho talking about the adivasis (tribals) of Bastar in central India: “ They are some of the most beautiful people in the world, they should be preserved. They are the...

Projects

Projects – Chinmaya’s Work for India’s Environment Since 2004, Chinmaya has been involved with various initiatives to support the environment and rural peoples of his adopted homeland, India. His films: ‘Green Ragas’ and ‘Concert for India’s Environment’, are musical appeals for environmental caring, and aim...

Sacred Temples of India

Spotify Apple Music Amazon Musicians Chinmaya Dunster: sarod, guitars, keyboardsManish Vyas: tabla, vocalsBikram Singh: fluteSangit Om: keyboard, harpSadhu Bolland: piano, swarmandel and vocalsNandin Baker: fluteVidroha Jamie: guitarPrem Patra: vocalsHenrik Gumoes: percussion(Released in 2002 – New Earth Records) My musical tribute to India, celebrating twenty-five years...

Hippy Trail 1975 Part3 Heading Back Again

Aug 21st Shamari Hotel, Kabul, Afghanistan Left Pakistan yesterday, after spending the morning in Peshawar and finding a nice chauda shawl to compete with J-Ps. Hopped on a crowded bus for Landi Kotal, not knowing quite why I was in such a hurry to leave...

Hippy Trail 1975 Part 2. Penniless in Pakistan

  “Life’s no joke, wondering where to go All by yourself up the valley Life’s a glue of what I’m about to do All by myself up the valley There’s lots of other types all juggling their hypes All by themselves up the valley” En-route...