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Faraz Shibli is a British travel writer and adventurer. He is a contributor to two books, and his words have been published by the i newspaper, British GQ, BBC Travel (with Lonely Planet), FOX 4 News and The Great Outdoors.

Faraz is passionate about remote places and slow travel. His expeditions have included leading Bactrian camels 1,600km across Mongolia's Gobi Desert; walking through the notorious Darién Gap; crossing Mongolia south to north by horse, road and rail; living with Kazakh eagle hunters; walking through the Tien Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan; and cycling through Laos and Thailand.

A barrister by day and an adventurer by… well, just other days, really

—British GQ

Faraz is also a barrister specialising in international law, with 16 years’ experience working in private practice, government and the United Nations. He has represented refugees escaping conflict and persecution in countries such as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Iraq, advised the Government of Mongolia on reforms to its labour and human rights laws and advised the UK Government on novel legal issues relating to Brexit.


Faraz was born and grew up in Scotland. He was educated at Warwick and Oxford and now lives in a village in Northamptonshire. 

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