My name is Xavier Raychell Blancharde, and I’m a travelling Brit who has grown up on the move. Born in Bristol, I’ve also lived in England, Holland, Oman and Lebanon. I am currently living in The Netherlands, studying Political Science at university.
My time in the Middle East taught me how to speak Arabic, and the region has certainly become a great interest of mine. I can also speak a little Persian, Russian, Dutch, German and Polish. I met my Syrian girlfriend in 2019, and we’ve since started running group tours to Syria together.
Since starting these group tours, a few newspapers have written about me. Here are some of them, with links to the articles: