Charlie Jaques

Charlie or CJ as he is known is a true wandering spirit with 12 fully stamped passports and counting. He spent 15 years driving quite literally to the ends of the earth, on pretty much every continent, as an expedition leader - pioneering, amongst others, new routes through Russia, Mongolia and China. He then ended up going back to school to cement his German, French and Spanish language abilities, where he also picked up some basic Russian too. Since then, CJ has also qualified as a skipper and sailed across the Atlantic. Now based in the UK, he divides his time between Back-Roads Touring and training journalists and NGOs before they head out to more hostile environments.
 
In 2014 CJ won Silver at the Wanderlust World Guide Awards - a fantastic accolade. 

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