Archive | November, 2012

Photo of the Week: A Storm Above the Harbour

 Bad weather looms over Valletta harbour; the summer is almost finished along Malta’s coastline.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Northern Lights on Cloudy Nights

“Oh my goodness!” The breath had been knocked out of my lungs. Or rather, not knocked so much as shoved. The shover in question was a middle aged American woman who lay heavily across my knees, neck straining against the cold interior plastic of the minibus door. “I can’t see anything!” she cried, her voice […]

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Photo of the Week: the Watermelon Man of Mamallapuram

Walking through the baking streets of this little Southern Indian town, I stopped for a slice of watermelon. I’m pretty sure the salesman was expecting quite a large amount of business that day.

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Diani beach Kenya boys football playing

The Three Month Update

I’ve been ‘back from Asia’ for three months now. Which also means it’s approximately three months more until I head out to Ecuador and discover whether teaching English to a group of children for a five month semester is something I’m actually able to do. There’s also been a lot happening in the world of Flora The […]

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Photo of the Week: Maasai and Mzungu

Walking behind a group of Maasai warriors in Kenya, as they prepare to demonstrate their renowned Adumu, or “warrior”, jumping dance.

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Skydive coast Diani beach Mombasa Kenya

A Fear of Flying

This morning, I’m making my way to Gatwick, an airport I’ve frequented many times. I’m off to catch a flight to Morocco, on what will be my twentieth airborne journey this year alone. But I’ve got a confession to make. Every time I board a plane, I make my peace with dying. Like most people who are a […]

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Photo of the Week: The Flower of Mysore Market

Opposite a perfume stand in a bustling market, I found a family selling vegetables, their serious son sitting on a crate. I talked to his mother in the hope that she’d make her child smile. She grinned at me delightedly instead, and pinched my cheek. NB: When I got back to England, I posted a […]

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Photo of the Week: A Hill Filled with Crosses

Just outside Šiauliai, the wind moves between a thousand crosses made from wood and metal, plastic and string. The air is never quiet here.

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