31 MAY 2020

Romantic Road – an epic drive across rural India with Rupert and Jan Grey – a webinar on 3 June

A webinar from the Royal Society for Asian Affairs – click here to register

Watch the film of an improbable journey.  Rupert and Jan Grey meet tea-wallahs and maharajahs, dodge tribal conflicts and battle with border officials. Their destination: the biennial Chobi Mela festival in Bangladesh run by world renowned activist and photographer Shahidul Alam.

After registering you will receive a link to the complete film*.  You can see the trailer now:


The webinar will be an opportunity to talk to Rupert and Jan Grey about this remarkable trip.  Q&A will be moderated by Sophie Ibbotson.

Sophie is a tourism and economic development consultant and writer with an interest in emerging destinations and post-conflict zones and a member of the RSAA Council.

She is the founder of Maximum Exposure Ltd, the author of five Bradt Travel Guides, and Uzbekistan’s Ambassador for Tourism.  She also once drove a tuk-tuk from Darjeeling to Bishkek, but that’s another story…


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