hidden europe

Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

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Rudolf Abraham

writer and photographer
Rudolf Abraham is the author of Walking in Croatia (2004) and The Mountains of Montenegro (2007), both published by Cicerone Press. In 2008 the latter won the award for 'best guidebook' from the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, of which ...
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Nicky Gardner

writer and editor
Nicky Gardner is a travel writer and editor of hidden europe magazine. She is also a member of the British Guild of Travel Writers. Nicky specialises in writing about off the beaten track communities in ...
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Susanne Kries

editor and designer
Susanne Kries is editor of hidden europe magazine. She is also responsible for the magazine's design and layout. Born and brought up in Berlin, Susanne has made regular forays beyond the city boundary, so cultivating an affection for offbeat ...
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Laurence Mitchell

writer and photographer
Laurence Mitchell became a travel writer almost by default having squandered his youth travelling in North Africa and India. These days he concentrates on writing and photography, and prefers to travel to those places that Colin Thubron describes ...
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Duncan JD Smith

travel writer and urban explorer
Duncan JD Smith is an urban explorer, travel writer, historian, and photographer. He is the author of 'Only in Vienna', one of a series of guidebooks by Duncan that probe the hidden corners of various European ...
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Patricia Stoughton

journalist and photographer
Patricia Stoughton is a journalist specializing in French culture and history, with a particular interest in the hidden treasures of west ...
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Karlos Zurutuza

special correspondent
Karlos Zurutuza is hidden europe's special correspondent. He writes in Basque, Spanish and English. His work has been published in various magazines and ...

Mark Baker

travel writer
Mark Baker is a freelance travel writer who lives in Prague. He is a regular contributor on travel matters to 'National Geographic Traveller' and the 'Wall Streeet ...

Iain Bamforth

writer
Iain Bamforth is a much-travelled doctor of medicine and of letters, whose work has appeared in many periodicals, including 'Quadrant', 'London Review of Books', 'Times Literary Supplement' and 'Lapham's ...

Üstün Bilgen-Reinart

writer
Üstün Bilgen-Reinart is an Ankara-based Turkish-Canadian writer. Her books have examined the social and environmental dislocations associated with development in Canada and western Turkey. Her latest book, 'Porcelain Moon and Pomegranates: A ...

Victor Paul Borg

travel writer and photographer
Victor Paul Borg, a Maltese national, is a freelance writer and photographer. He writes regularly about his home country and is author of three guidebooks to Malta, including 'Malta and Gozo' in the Rough Guide 'Directions' ...

Hilary Bradt

travel writer
Hilary Bradt is founder of Bradt Travel Guides and herself author of a dozen books, of which the latest is '˜Slow Devon and Exmoor'. Madagascar is her first love, closely rivalled by her home county of ...

James Carron

writer
James Carron is an independent writer from Scotland. He specialises in outdoor pursuits and has walked many of Scotland's more demanding ...

David Cawley

writer and photographer
Following nine years of living in the Canary Islands, and a couple of years working with regional newspapers, David Cawley turned freelance. He focuses on travel writing and photography and nowadays lives not far from his native ...

Anjeza Cikopano

writer and photographer
Anjeza Cikopano is an Albanian photographer now living near Vienna in Austria. Her special interest is in social documentary ...

Christopher Deliso

writer and journalist
Chris Deliso is a writer and journalist who lives in Skopje in Macedonia where he manages the Balkan interest web site Balkanalysis. He is author of a travel narrative entitled Hidden Macedonia: The Mystic Lakes of Ohrid and Prespa, published in ...

Philip Dunshea

writer and historian
Philip Dunshea is a specialist in Brittonic history at the University of Cambridge. And his slightly less-academic alter ego weaves words which evoke the spirit of those landscapes ...

Bryn Frank

travel writer and editor
Bryn Frank writes widely about Germany and is especially interested in the eastern part of the country. He is editor of 'The Good Cottage ...

Paul Hadfield

poet and educator
Paul Hadfield is a writer and educator who lived for over twenty years in Ireland. His poetry has been published in many journalys including Critical Quarterly and Études ...

Amanda Kendle

travel writer
Amanda Kendle is an Australian travel writer with a special interest in Russia and eastern Europe. Prior to returning to her native Perth (Western Australia) in 2006, Amanda lived and worked in Europe for many years, with spells in both Slovakia ...

Tim Locke

travel writer and editor
Tim Locke is a travel writer and editor living in Sussex. He was born in Sydenham in a house once owned by John Scott Russell, a Victorial engineer who was one of the original directors of the Crystal Palace ...

Michelle Lovric

novelist
Michelle Lovric is a writer who splits her time between Venice and London. Her three novels about Venice, 'Carnevale', 'The Floating Book' and 'The Remedy' are all published by ...

Jamie Maddison

writer and photographer
Jamie Maddison is an English writer and photographer. Find out more about Jamie’s work at ...

John Mead

journalist
John Mead lives and works in Manchester in northern England. He is just embarking upon a career in ...

Adam Daniel Mezei

writer and freelance journalist
Adam Daniel Mezei is a Prague based writer and freelance journalist. Born in Canada, Adam has published two volumes of short stories: We are the New Auroras and We are the New Bohemians (both published by ...

Wolf Oschlies

journalist
hidden europe has published one article by Wolf Oschlies that originally appeared in German. Wolf is a regular contributor to the n-ost network that offers a fresh perspective on the parts of Europe that feature less requently in the ...

Theresa O'Shea

travel writer
Theresa O'Shea lives in Benaque, a small village north-east of Málaga. She is a frequent contributor to expat magazines about Spain. She is joint author (with Valerie Collins) of 'In the Garlic', a witty and perceptive account of Spanish life ...

Christopher Portway

travel writer
Christopher Portway was a distinguished travel writer and author of several books. He was based in Brighton (England) before becoming a Chelsea Pensioner. Sadly, Christopher passed away in August ...

Paul E Richardson

editor, publisher and translator
Paul Richardson is a journalist, photographer and publisher. Based in Montpelier, the capital of Vermont, he is also editor of Russian Life, a bimonthly magazine on Russian culture, history, travel and ...

Nigel Roberts

writer
Nigel Roberts is author of the first English language travel guide to Belarus. He lives in Worcestershire, England, where he works on sustainable development ...

Jenny Robertson

writer
Jenny Robertson has lived in Russia, Poland and Ukraine. Her books include 'A Season in St Petersburg' (Lion Publishing) and 'Don't go to Uncle's Wedding - Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto' ...

Erik Schaffer

writer and photographer
Erik Schaffer lives in Finland. Together with Silvia Stock, he produces texts and images on outdoor and travel ...

Kelly Schierman

travel writer
Kelly Schierman is a travel writer who spent two years in Zagreb before moving recently to Costa ...

Paul Scraton

writer
Paul Scraton is a Berlin-based writer with a particular interest in landscape, and in New Nature ...

Adam J Shardlow

writer
Adam J Shardlow writes fiction and travel related material. He has had short stories published in 'Twisted Tongue' and 'Aesthetica' magazines. He is also a scriptwriter for the BBC comedy 'Call My ...

Silvia Stock

writer and photographer
Silvia Stock lives in Finland. Together with Erik Schaffer, she produces texts and images on outdoor and travel ...

Neil Taylor

travel writer
Neil Taylor is author of 'The Bradt Guide to Estonia' and editor of and principal contributor to 'Baltic Capitals' (also published by Bradt). Neil splits his time between London and ...

Richard Tulloch

writer
Richard Tulloch is an Australian author of books, plays and screenplays for young people, and is most notorious for writing the children's TV series Bananas in Pyjamas, screened in over seventy ...

Diego Vivanco

documentary photographer and writer
Diego Vivanco is a freelance documentary photographer whose work has featured regularly in Danish and Spanish newspapers and magazines. His favourite themes are sport, landscape, communities and ...

Amanda Wilson

journalist
Amanda Wilson's commentaries on geo-political issues have been published in the media in both Europe and the USA. While living in Pécs, she worked with grassroots media initiatives in Hungary. Amanda now lives in North Carolina in the ...

Kate Wilson

writer and blogger
Kate Wilson lives in the Spanish village of Secastilla, where she is busily peeking into larders and watching the womenfolk of the village at work in their ...

Peter Wortsman

writer and translator
Peter Wortsman writes plays and short stories. He has translated a number of books from German into English. His new translation of Heinrich Heine's 'Reisebilder', a classic piece of early travel literature, has been published in 2008 by ...

Antonia Young

writer and anthropologist
Antonia Young is an anthropologist who has worked extensively in Albania and elsewhere in the Balkans. She is the author of 'Women who Become Men: Albanian Sworn Virgins' (published by Berg Press). Antonia lives in Skipton in ...