GET­TING BANNED FROM AZER­BAI­JAN

Wanderlust Travel Magazine (UK) - - 25 YEARS OF WANDERLUST -

“It wasn’t just the wildlife trips that back­fired. An as­sign­ment to Ar­me­nia for

Wan­der­lust back in 2011 led to me be­ing banned from a coun­try for the first time in my life. But it wasn’t Ar­me­nia who banned me. I’d writ­ten a very even­handed story about a dis­puted ter­ri­tory be­tween Ar­me­nia and Azer­bai­jan called Nagorno-karabakh. Sadly, the Az­eris took ex­cep­tion to the story and I was duly la­belled an ‘un­de­sir­able el­e­ment’. I still hope to make it to Azer­bai­jan one day!” Mark Strat­ton

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