Tom Kendall is a traveller, adventurer, and writer.
Hi, I’m Tom, and welcome to my page. I am fascinated by exploration and unusual journeys which lead us to discover more about the world we live in.
My philosophy is that everywhere, no matter how stricken or downhearted, has a story worth sharing.
I have crossed the Eurasian Continent from Tokyo to Moscow using any means except air travel, which involved travelling the Trans-Siberian and Trans-Mongolian railways; have travelled the lengths of Vietnam and Australia; and as a youth I completed the ‘Lon Las Cymru’, a beautiful cycle route the length of Wales carrying only a one-man tent and sleeping bag on my pannier.
Among other things, I have walked the shores of Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in the World; driven a camper-van around Iceland; ridden a rickety old roller coaster down the side of a mountain in Kazakhstan; and walked the full 40km circular route of Tokyo’s Yamanote train line, twice.
I love all things Japanese as a result of having lived and worked in Japan – a part of my life which has had a profound impact on me and directly contributed to my love of languages, travel, and culture – essentially meeting new people and experiencing new things.
I have completed the ‘Para’s 10’, an endurance march in aid of the Parachute Regiment Charity, the AJ Bell London Triathlon, and the Clarendon Way Marathon in Aid of Naomi House Hospice. 2016 has seen me complete both the Blenheim Palace Triathlon and the Rift Valley Marathon in Uganda.
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