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Tom Harari

Sub-Saharan Africa, South America, Central Asia, Iran

Forget Your Preconceptions: Travelling in Iran

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“Hello, where you from?” an Iranian man asks me. I’m leaning against an arch beneath the Royal Bridge in Isfahan watching a group of young men who are just hanging out and singing. They’re not buskers or performers, just some friends having a sing-along, part of a long artistic tradition rich in music and poetry….

The Silk Road: part 2 of 2

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The Silk Road: part 2 of 2. Read part 1. Exodus’ Tom Harari takes us on the trail of ancient traders along Asia’s iconic Silk Road… Kashgar is tucked away in a remote corner of China. Flanked by mountains and desert, it is not an easy place to reach but the journey there is undeniably…

The Silk Road: part 1 of 2

Tom in Samarkand

The Silk Road: part 1 of 2 Exodus’ Tom Harari takes us on the trail of ancient traders along Asia’s iconic Silk Road… One sunny afternoon the Empress Leizu was sipping tea under a mulberry tree when a silk worm’s cocoon fell into her cup. In an attempt to fish it out the young lady…

Caped crusader: South Africa

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Coastlines have the power to mesmerise, whether due to tall cliffs buffeted by angry waves, tranquil bays where the tide gently laps the shore or palm fringed beaches bordering crystal clear lagoons. The world is full of these delectable sights where land and sea meet. To me, however, the stretch of coast right at the…

Timkat festival

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Throngs of white-clad festival goers sleepily make their way to the holy baptismal pool. As the early morning sun starts to warm the crowds, the feeling of anticipation is palpable. Children climb trees to get good views and adults jostle for space. The priests and deacons arrive, their blue velvet robes and yellow capes throwing…

An Ethiopian encounter

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As we reach the Sanetti Plateau, the skyline is broken only by Giant lobelias standing sentry over the windswept landscape. These tall peculiar plants are in stark contrast with low shrubs and rocky outcrops that surround us on all sides high in the Bale Mountains of Southern Ethiopia. Slowly, we slink along in search of…

Travels of a Coffee Addict

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By Tom Harari, Exodus Product Executive & die hard coffee lover! Like more and more people I am a coffee drinker. My first memories of drinking coffee are sat in the Piazza del Campo, in Siena, enjoying a cappuccino and bombolone (custard filled doughnut) as a teenager on a family holiday. Ever since, whenever I visit…

Tom Harari

About Tom
  • Product Manager
  • Joined 2011

Tom’s first foray outside of Europe was to Tanzania when he was 16 years old. Little did he know at the time that this would lead him on a path that would take him around the world. He lived and travelled extensively on four continents and lead tours from Mexico to Patagonia and from Nairobi to Cape Town. He has a particular passion for wildlife and is at his happiest when spotting animals in the wild.

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Forget Your Preconceptions: Travelling in Iran

Isfahan main square 3

“Hello, where you from?” an Iranian man asks me. I’m leaning against an arch beneath the Royal Bridge in Isfahan watching a group of young men who are just hanging out and singing. They’re not buskers or performers, just some friends having a sing-along, part of a long artistic tradition rich in music and poetry….

The Silk Road: part 2 of 2

39697

The Silk Road: part 2 of 2. Read part 1. Exodus’ Tom Harari takes us on the trail of ancient traders along Asia’s iconic Silk Road… Kashgar is tucked away in a remote corner of China. Flanked by mountains and desert, it is not an easy place to reach but the journey there is undeniably…

The Silk Road: part 1 of 2

Tom in Samarkand

The Silk Road: part 1 of 2 Exodus’ Tom Harari takes us on the trail of ancient traders along Asia’s iconic Silk Road… One sunny afternoon the Empress Leizu was sipping tea under a mulberry tree when a silk worm’s cocoon fell into her cup. In an attempt to fish it out the young lady…

Caped crusader: South Africa

caped1

Coastlines have the power to mesmerise, whether due to tall cliffs buffeted by angry waves, tranquil bays where the tide gently laps the shore or palm fringed beaches bordering crystal clear lagoons. The world is full of these delectable sights where land and sea meet. To me, however, the stretch of coast right at the…

Timkat festival

tamkat1

Throngs of white-clad festival goers sleepily make their way to the holy baptismal pool. As the early morning sun starts to warm the crowds, the feeling of anticipation is palpable. Children climb trees to get good views and adults jostle for space. The priests and deacons arrive, their blue velvet robes and yellow capes throwing…

An Ethiopian encounter

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As we reach the Sanetti Plateau, the skyline is broken only by Giant lobelias standing sentry over the windswept landscape. These tall peculiar plants are in stark contrast with low shrubs and rocky outcrops that surround us on all sides high in the Bale Mountains of Southern Ethiopia. Slowly, we slink along in search of…

Travels of a Coffee Addict

31955

By Tom Harari, Exodus Product Executive & die hard coffee lover! Like more and more people I am a coffee drinker. My first memories of drinking coffee are sat in the Piazza del Campo, in Siena, enjoying a cappuccino and bombolone (custard filled doughnut) as a teenager on a family holiday. Ever since, whenever I visit…

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