“In this mortal frame of mine which is made of a hundred bones and nine orifices there is something, and this something is called a wind-swept spirit for lack of a better name, for it is much like a thin drapery that is torn and swept away at the slightest stir of the wind” – Basho (1644 – 1694), The Records of A Travel Worn Satchel



DSCF0500-1TravelWornSatchel.com is the blog of David Harden who started travelling aged sixteen when he hitch-hiked to Greece during a school summer holiday. After leaving school he left the UK to travel overland to Australia making it as far as Afghanistan before returning home almost two years later. He has worked as a freelance photojournalist and picture editor for national and international news organisations which include The Observer, The Independent and Independent on Sunday. After a fifteen year break in the corporate world he has returned to taking pictures and writing – but this time for his own enjoyment.  

David has travelled and worked in most European countries and throughout the Middle- and Far-East and the Indian sub-continent.