“The sort of trips I go on are all about living cheap and getting dirty which is how I like it.”
Cheap, yes. Dirty, yes. And also the most interesting and funniest of most travel shows in television today I think. Host of Globetrekker and other shows including Ian Wright Live and Ian Wright’s VIP Weekends, Ian Wright is a 40-year old Englishman, who, before the travelling bug hit him, was an accomplished artist and theatre performer, who even sold home-made jams and crafts at London’s Spitalfields market.
Engaging, honest and endearingly a little mad, Ian’s passion for travel and love for the cultures of the world truly come off in his show, making them immensely watchable stuff.
“Every single country you go to just blows your mind! You know with this job you always get five months condensed in three weeks! The final program gives you a splash of colors, a smell of the country, and that’s where its success is I think.”
“I love it! I’m like an adrenaline junky. That’s my nutty side coming out! It always seems more dangerous when you’re sitting there in your comfy room watching it on TV, but you know, most of the things I do, I’m in control of. I’ve done loads of stupid stuff as a kid, so I know my limits.”
“Every country we meet incredible people, from an atomic bomb victim in Japan to the blind masseur in Cambodia. The people I love are the people I meet by accident. Sitting in a back street of Mongolia talking to a man who works in a run-down garage, speaks five languages, and has two degrees makes me feel the size an ant. I’m just the boring glue that sticks it all together.”
Ian’s travel philosophy?
“If you spend too much time thinking about it, then you miss it! Things come. Keep looking, meet different people, and exchange ideas. There is no rule.”
“The first step is in your head. So don’t think about it, buy a flight ticket tomorrow and then worry about it on the plane. This is the hardest step.”
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