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Why it’s great to be back in India

It can be the most overwhelming of places, but after so long on the road, somehow the honking horns, the traffic, the mayhem, the noise, the dust and the heat don’t really get to me like they […]

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An Evening with Mr. Long

Far from being about the sights you see or the food you taste, the most rewarding thing about travel is when you have those preconceived ideas quashed in a mind opening encounter with an eccentric local. It was on my last […]

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My Top 10 Photos of 2014

I got this idea from another photographer whom I follow online, and although a little late, here is my go at showcasing my top 10 photos of 2014 in no particular order. It was a year which […]

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The Floating Markets of the Mekong Delta

“Be frugal with your time, not your money”. Wise words indeed, and although not my own,  I shared them with someone I’d come to know in north Vietnam. Overtip a waiter, and you can earn the money back, but misspend your […]

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Saigon Wanderings

A raised hand which twists as they articulate a firm “No” accompanied by a shake of the head. It’s the default response from the elderly to a photo request around these parts. I was targeting the little old ladies, […]

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Why I Love Hanoi

Swarms of motorbikes, fruit sellers, taxis, more motorbikes, noise, pollution, honking, hawkers, amazing coffee, street dogs, delicious street food and have I mentioned motorbikes? It’s intense but not overwhelming, maybe I’d say addictive, and it’s perhaps […]

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The Faces of Laos

While travelling certain countries you oftentimes have much more meaningful interactions with the local people than normal. In my case this usually means coming away with a disproportionate number of portrait photos of the local people. […]

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Trek Diary – Everest Base Camp Part 2

A continuation of the trek diary from the month-long trek from Jiri to Everest Base Camp and back. If you haven’t read part 1, best start there first. In part 2 of the series I finally […]

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Trek Diary – Everest Base Camp Part 1

I trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal this time last year, but blogged little about the experience, just providing a photo slideshow. That slideshow does tend to get quite a bit of traffic and […]

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A Journey up the Nam Ou River

Travelling southeast Asia in the low season has been great, the only disadvantage that comes to mind are the slow arse-numbing bus rides that meander through the shitty roads of rural Laos. Add to that the customary hour […]

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Nong Khiaw – A Photo-essay

The power went out three hours ago and with no wifi to distract me it seems like a good chance to pen a few words for the blog. Laos has been great so far for […]

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13 Photographs of the Mekong River

The ‘mother of water’ is how its name translates from Lao, and it’s no surprise given how important the Mekong river must be to the local people. I spent some time photographing them and the […]

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The Lao Virga

For any landscape photographer, clouds play such an important role. A telephoto lens generally stays on the camera unless the clouds put on a show, after all, there’s nothing more boring than a cloudless sky! We […]

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Mekong Meditations

The steaming afternoon temperatures in northern Laos keep me bound indoors under the relative comfort of a weak ceiling fan, as I sit at a table looking over a map of the area surrounding Luang Prabang, the northern Lao […]

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Sri Lankan Skies – A Timelapse Video

She has long since passed the rated shutter actuations but despite all the abuse I give her, she stills hangs on in there like some kind of Keith Richards. Past her sell by date and […]

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