Paul Clammer

Paul Clammer

Paul Clammer trained and worked as a molecular biologist before an unexpected encounter in an Iranian teahouse led him into being sucked into the travel industry. He has worked as a tour guide for adventure travel companies in... lees meer

Paul Clammer

Paul Clammer

Paul Clammer trained and worked as a molecular biologist before an unexpected encounter in an Iranian teahouse led him into being sucked into the travel industry. He has worked as a tour guide for adventure travel companies in Morocco, Turkey and Pakistan.

In 2001 he backpacked in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, during which he ended up having dinner with two Taliban ministers a fortnight before the 9/11 attacks. On that trip he had little more than a battered 1970s guidebook to assist him, and he started writing an Afghanistan travel website called Kabul Caravan, collating his own experiences and those of the many foreigners now in the country following the Taliban's ouster. This led to him being approached by Lonely Planet Publications, who asked him to write the Afghanistan coverage for their Central Asia guidebook that eventually evolved into a ground-breaking stand-alone guide to Afghanistan.

Paul continues to cover Afghanistan for LP, as well as taking on other countries for the publisher - he has written on Pakistan's North-West Frontier, Baluchistan and Sindh for the Pakistan guide, and Nigeria, Mauritania and Cameroon for the West Africa guide. Paul is also the author of Bradt's Sudan guidebook.

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