Jake Leigh-Howarth

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Jake Leigh-Howarth is a journalist and researcher from the UK with 8 years experience in music, travel, news, and historical journalism. He grew up in rural North Yorkshire where he developed a lifelong fascination for nature, mythology, folklore and history. 

He holds a masters degree in Modern History from the University of Leeds, where he specialized in the travelogues of Western visitors to Soviet Central Asia. Inspired by the very same travelers, he moved to Bolivia in April 2021 where he also teaches as an ESL teacher and maintains a personal blog about his experiences. 

Some of his favorite historical periods include the Tamerlane Empire, the Mongolian Empire, and the Eleusinian Mysteries of Ancient Greece. Aside from writing, his other passion is making music with his ongoing experimental rock project Pandelume.




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