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'My ultimate piece of travel advice? Shut up and listen' - Bruce Parry on being kidnapped and why he's stopped flying

'I was kidnapped in Ethiopia once and held at gunpoint'
'I was kidnapped in Ethiopia once and held at gunpoint' Credit: Paul Grover

The documentary-maker recalls chilling in Ibiza, battling the elements in Greenland and fine dining with a tribe in New Guinea.

I'm not flying at all this year

I’m trying very hard to stay put. What I have learnt from my travels around the world is that learning to be connected to a place brings about a deep sense of contentment that is impossible to achieve on more fleeting trips.

My last trip was to the United States

I was there for the release of the film, Tawai. I did a little trip up the west coast of America, to California, which is lovely. Before that, the last adventurous trip I took was to the Amazon for the making of the same film, which took five or six years to complete. We spent time in India, the Amazon, Borneo and a few other incredible places.

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