Ed Gillespie

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Member since
29th January 2009

I am Co-Founder and Creative Director of Futerra. I've worked as a teacher in Jamaica, as a marine biologist in Wales, Orkney, New Caledonia and Australia, as a researcher with the Survival Natural History Film Unit and as environmental manager for London Transport before co-starting Futerra in 2001. Originally from the flat badlands of Norfolk, when not travelling I'm based in bustling Brixton, ‘sauf’ London where I live with my girlfriend the lovely Fiona.

It's not a question of whether we can save the world, it's more a case of will we?

Slow Travel Blog

Ed Gillespie's activity

  1. April 2009
  2. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Slow down London!

    I'll be joining the Financial Times' journalist Harry Eyres (author of the 'Slow Lane' column) in conversation on the South Bank on April 29th as part of the Slow Down London festival."

  3. March 2009
  4. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Big Freeze and Brown Cheese...

    Slow journeys never start auspiciously when you hear the heart-sinking words ‘Rail Replacement Service’."

  5. February 2009
  6. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Festivals, fiery feasts & wombats on the Prom…

    And so to ‘Marvellous Melbourne’, cultural bo-ho capital of Australia where artful tattoos, piercings and black-clad beatniks abound and residents enjoy a distinctly European style climate (i.e. it’s colder and wetter than the rest of the country)."

  7. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Life on the ocean wave...

    It was with some trepidation that we’d boarded our container ship the Theodor Storm for the ten day voyage from Singapore to Brisbane. We were the only two passengers on the 30,000 tonne vessel, joining a crew of Russian and Ukrainian officers and Fillipp"

  8. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Loud in Los Mochis...

    We left La Paz on a ferry across the Sea of Cortez to the Mexican mainland. True to form the lounge on the ship continued the trend of Mexican buses for showing hideously inappropriate films and treating us to a helping of tasteless splattergore."

  9. January 2009
  10. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Follow the Ho Chi Minh trail...

    In the swarming streets of Ho Chi Minh City we sought comfort in a cold beer as the brooding sky threatened to unload a downpour of Biblical proportions."

  11. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Big Daddy Splat

    Following the ‘Museo de las Momias’ our experiments in activities of questionable taste continued with a night out at the ‘Lucha Libre’ (literally ‘free fight’) that is Mexican wrestling."

  12. Ed Gillespie wrote a blog post Banks, tanks & breakfast with rats...

    Returning from Sapa to Hanoi at 5am on a Monday morning we’d run out of cash, so I ventured off on an ATM mission only to find after six different machines that our wonderfully ethical accounts at the Co-Op Bank had blocked our cards. Again."