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Jeremy Head

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I’m a travel writer, photographer and broadcaster based in Brighton, UK. Over the past decade or so, my travel writing and photographs have appeared in most of the UK’s national newspapers and specialist travel magazines. I also recently spent a summer wearing covert camera gear as an undercover reporter for ITV’s Holidays Undercover. My obsession with Seville began with a weekend break in 2000 and I’ve been going back for more ever since. (Maybe it’s the wine?) Along with being the Bindu Seville expert I’m author of the Frommer’s Day By Day Seville and Frommer’s Complete Seville, Granada & Andalusia. Find more of my writing at www.jeremyhead.com.

Posts by Jeremy Head

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  • 1
    Do you prefer traveling alone or with a companion? Why?

    I far prefer travelling alone. It’s only when you’re on your own that you can really experience a place with your own eyes and ears. I love the sensation of getting lost in a place. Almost disappearing, trying to blend in with local people. Travel is about meeting new people as much as it is about seeing new places.

  • 2
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    I love travelling by train. One of the first trips I did as a travel writer was the Trans-Mongolian from Moscow all the way to Beijing. Four days non-stop for the first leg of the journey. Waking up day after day to see a new landscape outside the window.

  • 3
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    The assumptions we make based on our own cultural norms are sometimes totally incorrect. Saying ‘No’ to someone in Africa – even if you mean ‘No’ can be very offensive. I discovered that one the hard way. To really travel we need to be quite humble – to accept that just because we think something is right someone else might think totally differently.

  • 4
    What's your most exciting or surprising travel experience?

    Every travel writer gets asked this one and it’s impossible to answer. But one of the most remarkable experiences I had was participating in a Sundance with a tribe of First Nation people in South Dakota. I was incredibly fortunate to be able to do this. The experience was other worldly – verging on hallucinogenic.