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Between a Rock and a Colourful Place: the Magical Realism of Guatape

A few hours away from Medellin, in the midst of the rolling green Colombian countryside, sits a rock. But this isn't just any old rock. El Peñol de Piedra is huge, the only giant rock for miles around; it looks out over clusters of tiny islands dotted with trees and houses; and it's the centre […]

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Exploring the Strange and Surreal on Bolivia’s Salt Flats

The sky is huge in Bolivia. There's something about the vast amount of blue up there that makes me feel different; like I'm at once an intrinsic part of something, and yet I'm also utterly tiny and insignificant. It's both dangerous and strangely thrilling to think of yourself as nothing more than a speck. The […]

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The Most Beautiful Cemetery I’ve Ever Seen

I have a bit of an affinity for graveyards. As a child, on my family's twice-yearly visits to my grandpa's grave in Somerset, there were three other plots I used to say hello to. None of them were related to me in any way; but one man had died on my birthday, another woman shared […]

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Batman’s Alley: the Boldest and Brightest of Brazilian Graffiti

There’s a huge amount of fascinating street art pieces throughout South America, and every time I take a photo of a particular piece of graffiti, I immediately think I should write a graffiti-focused post. Maybe a “Top Ten Awesome Graffiti Pieces in South America?” or, as I’m steadily becoming more awestruck, “Top Ten Graffiti Pieces […]

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Snorkelling with Sharks at San Cristóbal

“Tiburones! Tiburones abajo!” My heart sank. Only an hour before, I’d learnt that this was the Spanish word for sharks. Plural. And now I was about to swim over a whole school of them. “Los tiburones están aquí!!” I got the distinct impression our snorkelling guide was about to have a heart attack if I […]

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Travelling in 2012: A Photographic Roundup

It’s been an odd twelve months. I knew this year would involve a lot of travel, but I didn’t count on quite so much. This time last year, I was mainly blogging for my friends and family; now, I feel like I’m writing for a much bigger audience. And three continents and ten countries later, […]

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Photo of the Week: A Wheel on Fire

Celebrating New Year on the banks of the Thames is an old habit for many Londoners, but watching fireworks spark off the capsules of the Millennium Wheel is a relatively new and altogether breathtaking experience.

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Photo of the Week: Waking Up in Wadi Rum

After sleeping under the Jordanian night skies in a Bedouin camp, I awoke to find my welcoming host still sleeping peacefully beside me.  

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Photo of the Week: Holi Cow!

  After a long and colourful day of powder throwing at the Holi festival in Orchha, the local animals show off their new looks. Keeping it casual and cool, as most Indian cows are.

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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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