I have been a freelance writer since 2010, specialising in feature articles on travel and culture in Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. At various times I have written for Ukraine International Airlines’ Panorama magazine, Made in Georgia magazine, The Calvert Journal, The Geographer, IWSR Magazine, and many other publications. 

Some recent published articles:

Lonely Planet:

‘How to spend a perfect weekend in Kyiv, Ukraine’

‘Working remotely in Tbilisi, Georgia’

‘How to spend a perfect weekend in Plovdiv, Bulgaria’

‘Two days in St. Petersburg: the perfect itinerary’

‘Highlights of Baku, Azerbaijan’

‘Rila National Park in Bulgaria’


Open Central Asia:

‘A meeting with Kazakhstan’

‘Armenia’s Ancient Zorats Karer Stones’


Bradt Guides:

‘Tipsy travels: a tour of Eurasia’s favourite drinks’

‘Bulgarian Lessons’ (a story in the Bradt anthology Kidding Around)

‘Once more with feeling: Kazakhstan’


The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack:

A story about Uzbekistan’s first ever cricket tournament (2014)

A story about Russia becoming an ICC member (2021)

A story about cricket in Tajikistan (2022)


The Calvert Journal:

‘Letter from Yoshkar-Ola: a bizarre fairytale in the middle of provincial Russia’


Jonathan Campion is a writer, a translator from Russian and Ukrainian, and a book editor. He has travelled in Eurasia since 2005. Read about his work here, and contact him here.

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