Tom Coote

Biography

My first book 'Tearing up the Silk Road' was published by Garnet in August 2012. It details a journey along the ancient trade routes from China to Istanbul, through Central Asia, Iran and the Caucasus. In December 2013, my second full length travel book 'Voodoo, Slaves and White Man's Graves: West Africa and the End of Days' was published. I also helped found the alternative travel magazine Wicked World (www.wickedworld.net).

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Books

A Short Break in Libya
By Tom Coote
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This article details a short trip to Tripoli and Leptis Magna in Libya, during the first days of the Arab Spring. Libya appeared to be making its first tentative steps towards opening up to mass tourism but then everything changed.
To Camels from Cows: Algeria Overland
By Tom Coote
Price: Free! Words: 3,900. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
This article details a short trip to Annaba, Constantine and El-Oued in Algeria at the end of April 2009. Algeria has effectively been out of bounds for independent travel for over two decades but it is now beginning to open up again.
Turkmenbashi's Land of Fairy Tales
By Tom Coote
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Turkmenbashi's Land of Fairy Tales is a $50,000,000 amusement park in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. It was meant to be Central Asia's answer to Disney Land but fell somewhat short of expectations.

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