Tags archives: travelling

Getting Started, Getting Here

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"That's it," I said, sitting back and looking round at my friends. "That's what I'm going to do. I'm going to live in the woods". It was the early autumn of 2012, three of us sat in my friend's room having just watched 'Into the Wild'. The other two agreed enthusiastically. Phrases like "it would be great", "totally amazing" and "me too!" were thrown aroun[...]

A Photographic Journal: Tainan

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During my time in Taiwan I spent as much time as possible exploring with my Hasselblad. It was the first time I had taken my camera out properly since quitting fashion photography and it gave me a reason to truley explore this new, bizarre country, more thoroughly than I would have done otherwise. A lot of these images were taken during Taoist rituals and c[...]

A Photographic Journal: An American Roadtrip

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"Our road trip started in Banning, CA where we chased cars down the freeway to Las Vegas, NV and watched the sun rise from our hotel balcony after a trippy night in “the city of sin”. We all wore matching Hawaiian shirts and I won eighty bucks from a dollar in a slot machine. From Vegas we drove through the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon, AZ and stayed in t[...]

Surviving South East Asian Traffic

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It's also incredibly dangerous with over 330,000 deaths by road traffic accidents in 2010, but there are ways and means to minimise your risks of actually dying. My main experience of scooter riding was in Taiwan. Taiwan is a wonderful country full of wonderful people, but as soon as you put one of them on a scooter or in a car all brain function seems to s[...]

A 21st Century Guide to Hitchhiking

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Hitchhiking used to be reasonably common-place for people of both genders, even at young ages, particularly those living in remote areas, as it was often one of the only ways to get around. The decline seems to have come from wider accessibility to more places, meaning hitchhiking is no longer the necessity it once was for a lot of people, as well as the fea[...]

Photographer Interview: Ricardo Kump

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Firstly, tell us a bit about yourself and what it is you do. I’m a self-taught landscape and documentary photographer from Brazil. I split my time between my motion design and photography career. How did you first get into photography? It came naturally, from travelling and wanting to depict the places I’ve been. But it wasn’t until my thirties that I s[...]

The Rapidly Shrinkxpanding Shanghai Pt. 2

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Continued from Part 1 Next to the neighbourhood that was still being demolished was a construction site, where, a quick glance at the not-up-to-date Baidu streetview revealed, an almost identical neighbourhood to that which is pictured in Pt. 1 and at the gallery at the end of this post stood very recently. It was both amazing and saddening to see the befor[...]

The Rapidly Shrinkxpanding Shanghai Pt. 1

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Whilst it may be growing outwards, the most obvious growth is upwards - it's a city with more than 20,000 buildings 11 storeys or higher, and more than 1,000 buildings with over 30 storeys. Construction is everywhere, and with a population growing so fast, room in the centre of the city is running out. To make way for new high-rises, old neighbourhoods of 2 [...]

A Short Ride in the Jungle: Riding Solo across the Ho Chi Minh Trail

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Complete with a beautiful Pink(ish) Panther motorcycle, Antonia started her journey across the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the spring of 2013. We're sharing with you an extract of her novel A Short Ride in the Jungle: The Ho Chi Minh Trail by Motorcycle with details of where to purchase below. An introduction to her journey Constructed between 1959 and 1975, the [...]

Orchha– A Feast for the Senses

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There was a gaping void in the door of the unreserved train carriage we had managed to force our way into and no space was available aside from the floor. The gaps to the outside world created a howling winter wind that swept past us throughout the night as we laid wrapped up in each other, shivering inside our thin summer sleeping bags and trying not to ima[...]

First Impressions of India

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Coming out of the airport at 3:30am on Tuesday we were greeted by hoards of people offering taxis and people picking their families up in Mercades Benz that are charged a 100% import tax, along with rats, cockroaches and men selling chai from trolleys. Driving through Mumbai we bore witness to the extreme poverty of people living in absolute squalor juxta[...]

A Photographic Journal: Rome

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It was my first experience in Italy and I went armed with a 35mm camera and a sense of curiosity over the attitude to Rome as a tourist. I was interested in the way people would stand and photograph the same things and beautiful, mundane things went completely amiss.

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