About Me

Michael Arkus

An inveterate traveller, I worked for more than four decades as a Reuters journalist, being based in posts as disparate as France and Cuba, Israel and Brazil. Since then I have been working on short-term assignments for various international institutions, using the rest of the time to continue gadding about the globe.

I have so far visited 247 of the 320 countries and destinations listed by the Travelers' Century Club, which includes separately entities that are geographically or ethnically different even if they are recognised as part of the same political country, such as China and Tibet, the United States and Alaska, England, Scotland and the Channel Islands.