Personal Information

Name

Rudolf Abraham

Town

London

County

UK

Postcode

E17

Telephone

07789 936507

Mobile Telephone Number

07789 936507

Email Address

rudolf@rudolfabraham.co.uk

Website(s)

http://www.rudolfabraham.co.uk
http://rudolfabraham.wordpress.com
http://croatianmiscellany.wordpress.com

Specialist Activities

Photographer, travel writer, photojournalist, author

Specialist Areas

Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Montenegro, Slovenia, Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans, Baltics, Turkey, Patagonia, Middle East.

Professional Details

Short Biography

Rudolf Abraham is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Croatia, Central and Eastern Europe, Austria, France, Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia.

He is the author of Peaks of the Balkans (Cicerone, 2017) The Alpe Adria Trail (Bradt 2016), Montenegro (Berlitz 2016), Islands of Croatia (Cicerone 2014, winner ‘best guidebook’ in the BGTW Awards 2014), St Oswald’s Way (Cicerone 2013/2016), National Geographic Traveler Croatia (2011/2015), Istria (Bradt 2013/2017), Torres del Paine (Cicerone 2010/2016), The Mountains of Montenegro (Cicerone 2007/2015, winner ‘best guidebook’ in the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild Awards for Excellence, 2008), Walking in Croatia (Cicerone 2004/2010/2019), and has contributed to many more. His work is published widely in magazines and online including Arts Society Review, BBC Countryfile, France Magazine, Geographical, Hidden Europe, The Independent, Morning Calm, The National, OE, Songlines, The Telegraph, The Great Outdoors etc.

Rudolf first visited Croatia in the late 1990s, returned to live in Zagreb for two years, and continues to be based there for several weeks a year. He lives in London, and is available for both photographic and written commissions.

Professional Activities

Travel writer, photographer, guidebook author, journalist. Specialist subjects: outdoors (walking, trekking, hiking, cycling); adventure travel; culture; heritage sites; history; art and architecture (MA in art history), in particular Islamic art; family travel; environmental and conservation issues; food and wine; world music. Specialist areas: Central and Eastern Europe, in particular Croatia, Montenegro, Slovenia; Austria, France, Italy; Turkey (especially eastern Turkey); Patagonia (Chile/Argentina); Caucasus, Iran and Central Asia.

Recent Publications

Books – Author/Photographer:

Peaks of the Balkans (Cicerone, 2017)
Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide (2nd edition; Bradt, 2017)
Montenegro Pocket Guide (Berlitz/Insight, 2016)
Torres del Paine (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2016)
St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2016)
Alpe Adria Trail (Bradt, 2016)
National Geographic Traveler Croatia (2nd edition; National Geographic, 2015)
The Mountains of Montenegro (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2015)
The Islands of Croatia (Cicerone, 2014)
Istria. The Bradt Travel Guide (co-author with Thammy Evans; Bradt, 2013)
St Oswald’s Way and St Cuthbert’s Way (Cicerone, 2013)
Rijeka Carnival (Blurb, 2013)
National Geographic Traveler Croatia (National Geographic, 2011)
Torres del Paine (Cicerone, 2010; reprint 2013)
Walking in Croatia (2nd edition; Cicerone, 2010)
The Mountains of Montenegro (Cicerone, 2007, reprint 2013)
Walking in Croatia (Cicerone, 2004)

Books – In progress:

Walking in Croatia (3rd edition; Cicerone, 2019)
Salzkammergut and Dachstein (Cicerone, 2020)
Croatian Miscellany
Arctic Norway

Books – Contributing Author/Photographer:

Fifty Years of Adventure (Cicerone, 2018 – contributing author)
Via Dinarica (Bradt, 2017 – sections on Low-impact trekking, Mountain safety, Long-distance hiking: travelling light)
Transylvania (3rd edition; Bradt, 2017 – photographs as credited)
British Life Photography Awards – Portfolio 2 (Dewi Lewis, 2016)
MIMO – Sur la trace des dinos by Mazan and Isabelle Dethan (Eidola, 2016 – English translation)
Memory in a Mediated World (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 – front cover photograph)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (6th edition; Bradt, 2016 – updates, photographs as credited)
Macedonia. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2015 – updates, photographs as credited)
Montenegro. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2015 – updates, photographs as credited)
Latvia (World Travel Guide, May 2014 – updates)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (5th edition; Bradt, 2013 – updates, photographs as credited)
Bratislava City Guide (World Travel Guide, April 2013 – updates)
Transylvania (2nd edition; Bradt, 2012 – updates, photographs as credited)
Turkey (DK Eyewitness, 2011 – updates for eastern Turkey)
Ultimate Food Journeys (DK Eyewitness, 2011 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Time Out Visitor’s Guide to Croatia (Time Out Croatia, 2011 – updates, photographs as credited)
Croatia Travel Guide (World Travel Guide, August 2011 – updates)
Ljubljana. The Pocket City Guide (2nd edition; Thomas Cook, 2011 – updates, photographs as credited)
Croatia. The Bradt Travel Guide (4th edition; Bradt, 2010 – updates, photographs as credited)
The Road Less Travelled (DK Eyewitness, September 2009 – contributor)
Santiago City Guide (World Travel Guide, October 2009 – updates)
The Arts of Islam. Masterpieces from the Khalili Collection (Thames & Hudson, 2010 – contributor)
The Arts of Islam (exhibition catalogue, IMA Paris 2009/Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi 2008/ AGNSW Sydney 2007 – contributor, additional editing)
Art et Culture de l’Islam (Solar, 2006 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Islamic Art and Culture. A Visual History (Overlook Press, 2006 – contributor, photographs as credited)
The Timeline History of Islamic Art and Architecture (Worth Press, 2005 – contributor, photographs as credited)
Worcester – A History and Celebration (Ottakar’s, 2004 – photographs as credited)
Arminius Vambery, Travels in Central Asia (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)
Robert Curzon, Armenia. A Year at Erzeroom and on the Frontiers of Russia, Turkey and Persia (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)
C.E. Yate, Northern Afghanistan (reprint, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2003 – introduction)

Recent articles/photo stories:

The roof of Croatia
On the Way of the Gull – Isle of Man
Matera
Veloscenic
Camino de Santiago
Sounds of the Dolomites
Burgundy hiking
Rijeka
Metz
Aisne
Silba
My kind of place – Pisa (2018)
Winter in Gastein (OE, December 2018)
Walking with giants (France, December 2018)
Mohács – Dancing by the Danube (Hidden Europe, November 2018)
Eating out in La Brenne (France, November 2018)
Croatia’s best B&Bs (Evening Standard, October 2018)
Beyond Borders (Morning Calm, September 2018)
Zagreb – City of poets (Morning Calm, September 2018)
NAUSICAA (France, August 2018)
Leeuwarden – Program by the people (Morning Calm, August 2018)
24 hours in Dubrovnik (The national, July 2018)
The art of falconry (Hidden Europe, July 2018)
Rakija (Luštica, summer 2018)
Hike and bike Montenegro (Luštica, summer 2018)
Montenegro’s southern coast (2018)
Balkan Borderlands (2018)
Boulogne-sur-Mer (France, June 2018)
Channel Islands for Kids – Guernsey, Herm, Sark (OE, June 2018)
Toy Story – Wooden toy-making in Hrvatsko Zagorje (Morning Calm, June 2018)
Where to eat, sleep and shop in Basel (The National, May 2018)
Graphite and paper – the art of bande dessinée in Angoulême (Morning Calm, April 2018)
Peaks of the Balkans (Hidden Europe, March 2018)
A taste of Le Havre (France magazine, January 2018)
Travel Year in Review (The National, December 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (The Telegraph, December 2017)
Deep freeze in Finland – Kuusamo for kids (OE, December 2017)
Peaks of the Balkans (TGO, November 2017)
An intro to the Peaks of the Balkans (Cicerone Extra, November 2017)
24 hours in Riga (The National, November 2017)
Peaks of the Balkans (The Independent, November 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (The Telegraph, November 2017)
Peaks of the Balkans (Evening Standard, November 2017)
Brittany by bike (France magazine, November 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (The Telegraph, September 2017)
Alpine adventures for beginners – the Salzburger Almenweg (OE, September 2017)
Croatia calling (Moments, Autumn 2017)
Diocletian’s palace (Arts Society Review, Autumn 2017)
Concrete Cities – Le Havre (France magazine, October 2017)
Riga & Tallinn (Woman’s Own, August 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (The Telegraph, August 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (The Telegraph, July 2017)
Puppetry in Prague (Hidden Europe, July 2017)
My Kind of Place – Jurassic Coast (the National, June 2017)
Plitvice Lakes (Morning Calm, June 2017)
The Uncertain Future of Lake Skadar (Geographical, June 2017)
Seville tiles (NADFAS Review, Summer 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (The Telegraph, June 2017)
My Kind of Place – Zadar (The National, May 2017)
My Kind of Place – Kotor (The National, May 2017)
Montenegro – myriad marvels (Luštica, Summer 2017)
Montenegrin coast (Luštica, Summer 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (March 2017)
Kotor and Dubrovnik (Woman’s Own, March 2017)
Edible art – the gingerbread craft of northern Croatia (Morning Calm, February 2017)
Telegraph hotel reviews (The Telegraph, January 2017)
EPUK Showcase (December 2016)
Telegraph hotel reviews – Kvarner and Istria, Croatia (The Telegraph, December 2016)
Winter Dolomites for kids (OE, Winter 2016)
A passion for pizza – Naples and the art of pizzaioli (Morning Calm, November 2016)
Designs on Dinosaurs (France, October 2016)
Telegraph hotel reviews – Istria, Croatia (The Telegraph, October 2016)
Zagreb and beyond (Oryx, October 2016)
Crossing Borders – Peaks of the Balkans Trail (OE, October 2016)
Myriads of Math – Persian tiles (Morning Calm, August 2016)
Croatia – island highs (OE, July 2016)
Mountain Playground – Cairngorms for kids (BBC Countryfile, August 2016)
Évora and the vanishing art of cowbell crafting (Hidden Europe, July 2016)
Riga – Baltic Beauty (Morning Calm, July 2016)
Montenegro, 10 years on (Luštica, Summer 2016)
Boka cuisine (Luštica, Summer 2016)
Kotor, Montenegro (Luštica, Summer 2016)
Lake Skadar, Montenegro (Luštica, Summer 2016)
My kind of place – Évora (The National, May 2016)
Alpe Adria Trail (Top Trails, March 2016)
Moravian motifs (NADFAS, 2016)
Granville Carnival (France magazine, February 2016)
Set Sail for the Channel Islands (BBC Countryfile, February 2016)
Southern Wilderness – Torres del Paine (OE, January 2016)
Hunting the hunters – wildlife volunteering in Slovakia (Mountain Pro, January 2016)
Flamenco in Seville (Morning Calm, January 2016)

Awards

2017 – French Travel Media Awards – Best Cultural Feature 2016 – BGTW Awards – Photographer of the Year
2016 – BGTW Awards – Best UK Feature
2014 – BGTW Awards – Best Guidebook: The Islands of Croatia (Cicerone)
2013 – BGTW Awards – Photographer of the Year
2012 – OWPG Awards for Excellence (Photography): The Lofoten Islands.
2012 – OWPG Awards for Excellence (Best Travel Feature): ‘Once were pirates. In search of the Uskoks of Senj’ (Hidden Europe).
2011 – BGTW Awards (Kenneth Westcott Jones Memorial Award for Best Transport & Specialist Feature): ‘The Magic of Montenegro’ (OE magazine)
2009 – OWPG Awards for Excellence (Best Outdoor Feature): Velebit. A Mountain in Croatia (Hidden Europe)
2008 – OWPG Awards for Excellence (Best Guidebook): The Mountains of Montenegro (Cicerone)

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