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Helen Hokin in the Spotlight

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Pictured with Setu tribe in Estonia

When and why did you join the Guild?
I joined late last year (2013), finally, after promising myself for about ten years.

What are you working on at the moment? Any future plans?
I continue to edit foodtripper.com and am writing a piece about food in Old Dubai.

What's your earliest memory of travel?
Camping holidays in the Vendee with my parents, four sisters and one...
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 "“You can swim here if you like,” said Yaró.
Deep within my memory, bells were ringing about tiny jungle parasites that find no greater pleasure than swimming straight up your plumbing and co-habiting your vital organs. Plus, there was of course the crocodile infestation and the world’s only freshwater sharks that lurked never far away.
“No thanks, I’ll just watch.” Besides, it was raining. A lot. But then this was the rainy season in Nicaragua."

Joe Cawley, River of Dreams, The Guardian, Sept 17, 2005

 

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