Where the experts holiday: Philip Young from the Endurance Rally Association

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Philip Young kick-started the historic-rally movement: he has driven the Himalayan Rally six times and tackled the Paris Dakar plus the longest rally ever – the 1977 London to Sydney Marathon. More recently Philip has opened up the frontier between Tibet and Nepal for the first time since being slammed shut by Chairman Mao for the first overland timed drive between Peking to Paris. Here the chair of the Endurance Rally Association reveals why New Zealand and The Alkham Valley get his vote


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What do you like to do on holiday?
I like to do something, rather than just sit around. I’m always keen to strike up a conversation with  interesting locals.


Where did you last go?
Rorke’s Drift, scene of the Zulu siege.


Do you know where you’re going this year?
Wherever there is a long distance rally to route-find!


Of all the places you’ve been to, which was your favourite and why?
Probably The Alkham Valley, the back of Dover.


New Zealand holds a special place in Colin's heart

New Zealand features on Philip’s bucket list

Which destination do you wish to travel to, but haven’t yet been?
I haven’t done New Zealand as yet…  looking forward to it!


How do you plan your trips?
Work tends to take me to off the beaten track type places.


How often do you go away?
I travel about four times a year, trying to cut down


Who do you travel with?
I have done trips on my own in the past, but usually I  travel with a mate.


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