Everyone is a photographer

The more I travel the more I see people taking photographs of not just themselves, but also each other, historic sites, their food and anything else that catches their eye. This in itself is not unusual, and after all I do the same, but what is escalating beyond any sense of proportion is the sheer … Read more

Torres Del Paine – Patagonia photo

Torres Del Paine, National Park must be Eden on earth for landscape photography and a stunning Patagonia photo is within easy grasp. I first went here in 2009 and was captivated by the whole region. Many people are confused about ‘what is Patagonia?’ It’s a vast area of wilderness land mostly in Argentina but also … Read more

Old Man Of The White Desert

Some places are just more photogenic than others. While it’s true that you can take a great photos just about anywhere, there is without doubt, some environments that make life so much easier. One such place is the White Desert in Egypt. This one of the most interesting of what are generally known as the … Read more

Toy Train Darjeeling

Darjeeling is home to the famed Toy Train or more accurately, The Darjeeling Himalaya Railway (DHR).

Darjeeling Tea plantation Time

If you think of India, and you’re British, one thing that will spring to mind is Tea. In particular, Darjeeling tea. We drink oceans of the stuff in Britain and just about everyone will have heard of Darjeeling tea. While in India, I went to a plantation, and spent a few nights in a home … Read more

Holy Varanasi ghats

The Varanasi Ghats are found in what is reputed to be the city with the longest continual history in the world, at over 3,000 years. The city is spread along the west bank of the Ganges River (or Ganga as it’s known in India). Confusingly, the river, which flows from the Himalayas in the North … Read more

Ronda – The heart of Moorish Spain

Andalusia is spectacularly beautiful and an ideal destination for a keen photographer. Ronda Spain, in particular, is gorgeous and has everything from classic Spanish architecture, Moorish old city, landscapes, and photogenic people. The centre piece of the town is the New Bridge (El Puente Nuevo) which spans the El Tajo Gorge, linking new Ronda with the old … Read more

Living Root Bridges

From a trip made in 2012 The incredible root bridges of North east india The bridges are located in the East Khasi Hills area of Meghalaya state. Entirely formed of natural materials, the bridges are constructed over many years by training the roots to interweave to create a bridge. There two locations – Mawlynnong and … Read more

The Shillong archery lottery

The incredible sight of the Shillong Teer lottery result being decided by way of archery is one of the most intriguing and yet little known spectacles in India. I went there on my trip to the Khasi Hills region to see the living root bridges. As a town, there is not much of interest for … Read more

Wild West in Spain

You may know that what are often called “Spaghetti Westerns” were actually filmed in Spain and this includes the Sergio Leone trilogy. What you might not know is that a lot of the original film sets are still there, and easy to visit. Some of the sets, created by Sergio Leone, are open to the … Read more