Multi-lingual writers across the Middle East

Qualifications in Arabic and Turkish, as well as French, Spanish and Italian, have led Tristan and Kathryn on travel writing commissions to Middle East nations including Egypt, Pakistan, Tunisia, Oman and Iran. 

 

They used to live in Istanbul where they wrote the Rough Guide, National Geographic and Time Out guides to the city. Recently published travel writing stories from Georgia, Dubai, Turkey, Morocco and Azerbaijan are below. 

AramcoWorld, Sep 2019

AramcoWorld, Sep 2019

Egypt's electronic music revolution

Food + Travel, May 2019

Food + Travel, May 2019

Eating in Izmir

Sunday Times Travel, Feb 2019

Sunday Times Travel, Feb 2019

Georgia on my mind

Sunday Times Travel, Mar 2019

Sunday Times Travel, Mar 2019

Total Dubai

Telegraph, Dec 2018

Telegraph, Dec 2018

Morocco's new Marrakech Express

Etihad Atlas, Oct 2018

Etihad Atlas, Oct 2018

Baku's oil baron palaces

Delicious, Sep 2018

Delicious, Sep 2018

Eating Georgia, from toe to tail

South China Morning Post, Sep 2018

South China Morning Post, Sep 2018

Georgia's cradle of viticulture

AramcoWorld, Dec 2017

AramcoWorld, Dec 2017

Cinema city in the Moroccan Sahara

easyjet, Oct 2017

easyjet, Oct 2017

Yves Saint-Laurent in Marrakech

Etihad Aspire, Feb 2017

Etihad Aspire, Feb 2017

Inside Yves Saint-Laurent's secret garden

easyJet, April 2017

easyJet, April 2017

Marrakech's 21st century steambaths

Jazeera, August 2016

Jazeera, August 2016

Boho on the Golden Horn

Sunday Times Travel, April 2016

Sunday Times Travel, April 2016

Istanbul Insider's Weekend

Jazeera, March 2016

Jazeera, March 2016

Istanbul's hammam revival

Superyacht Business, December 2015

Superyacht Business, December 2015

Riza Tansu, interview with the A-list superyacht producer

Jazeera, December 2015

Jazeera, December 2015

The female football fans of Istanbul

Brownbook, November 2015

Brownbook, November 2015

Dracunculus vulgaris, Anatolia's erotic lilly

Superyacht Business, December 2015

Superyacht Business, December 2015

New marina projects on the Bosphorus

Boat International, September 2015

Boat International, September 2015

Turkey's five secret islands

The Guardian, August 2015

The Guardian, August 2015

Top 10 Istanbul sights

Sunday Times, June 2015

Sunday Times, June 2015

Lazy weekend in Istanbul

The Guardian, June 2015

The Guardian, June 2015

Top 10 hotels in Istanbul

Jazeera, May 2015

Jazeera, May 2015

Istanbul, fashion capital of the East

Brownbook, February 2015

Brownbook, February 2015

Architectural study of the Pakistan Embassy in Ankara

Royal Jordanian, March 2015

Royal Jordanian, March 2015

Istanbul Fashion Week

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

A history of Ottoman cuisine

Selvedge, Spring 2015

Selvedge, Spring 2015

The Anatolian textile trail

Thomas Cook, Spring 2015

Thomas Cook, Spring 2015

A taste of the Turkish Riviera

JetAway, February 2015

JetAway, February 2015

Top Ten Turkish Beaches

Korean Air, March 2015

Korean Air, March 2015

Empires of the Anatolian East

Independent, January 2015

Independent, January 2015

Istanbul's hamams scrub up well

THY Skylife, January 2015

THY Skylife, January 2015

Turkey's yachting industry sets sail

Jazeera, December 2014

Jazeera, December 2014

Istanbul on film

Qatar Airways, February 2015

Qatar Airways, February 2015

Istanbul: my favourite street

Condé Nast, January 2015

Condé Nast, January 2015

Istanbul's hip hammams

Jazeera, October 2014

Jazeera, October 2014

Arzu Tekir: the woman unjamming Istanbul

Etihad, October 2014

Etihad, October 2014

Solving Turkey's traffic problems

Condé Nast, October 2014

Condé Nast, October 2014

Hipster hangout: Alaçati

Jazeera, August 2014

Jazeera, August 2014

Turkey's superyacht success story

The Times, September 2014

The Times, September 2014

Alaçati: Turkey's answer to St Tropez

Brownbook, Summer 2014

Brownbook, Summer 2014

Anatolian shaving ceremonies

easyJet, August 2014

easyJet, August 2014

Slow Food comes to Turkey

The Guardian, May 2014

The Guardian, May 2014

Top 10 family-friendly apartments and villas in Turkey

Qatar Airways, May 2014

Qatar Airways, May 2014

Cosmopolitan Istanbul: A century apart

The Guardian, April 2014

The Guardian, April 2014

Top 10 family-friendly hotels in Turkey

The Times, April 2014

The Times, April 2014

The secret beaches of Turkey

Brownbook, February 2014

Brownbook, February 2014

Trans Asia Express to Lake Van

South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Sailing Turkey: Into the blue

Wizz Air, December 2013

Wizz Air, December 2013

Insider's Istanbul

Brownbook, November 2013

Brownbook, November 2013

Han Tumertekin: Istanbul's man of the moment

Brownbook, May 2013

Brownbook, May 2013

Inside Istanbul's Silahtaraga Power Station

Qatar Airways, July 2013

Qatar Airways, July 2013

Aegean Coast sets sail

Korean Air, February 2013

Korean Air, February 2013

Istanbul's fishy tales

JetAway, November 2012

JetAway, November 2012

Turkey's other side of paraside

easyJet, October 2012

easyJet, October 2012

The five stars of Istanbul

Gulf Life, February 2012

Gulf Life, February 2012

Ara Guler, the Eye of Istanbul

Sunday Times, March 2012

Sunday Times, March 2012

The way to Oman's heart

Brownbook, December 2011

Brownbook, December 2011

Besiktas Fish Market redesign

easyJet, October 2011

easyJet, October 2011

Art beat on the Bosphorus

Sunday Times, August 2011

Sunday Times, August 2011

Istanbul four ways in four days

Brownbook, August 2011

Brownbook, August 2011

Banané: Art incubators of Istanbul

Real Travel, July 2011

Real Travel, July 2011

Learning to sail on Turkey's Aegean Coast

The Guardian, July 2010

The Guardian, July 2010

Free diving in Turkey

Brownbook, June 2011

Brownbook, June 2011

Istanbul's contemporary mosque architecture

Independent, September 2009

Independent, September 2009

Bozcaada, the Greek island without the Euro

The Guardian, July 2009

The Guardian, July 2009

Great Eastern Lines to Turkey's Anatolian interior

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