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Faces of India – Allahabad

Portraits from our travels around India - Part I: Allahabad We’ve never been that great at taking portrait photos of people. I’m not talking about the technical skill of actually taking the photo, more the going up to someone and asking them if we can take their...

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Travel Shot | Expectant Faces at the Maha Kumbh Mela

This is one of my favourite shots of India. Even though it was taken at the Maha Kumbh Mela festival in Allahabad in 2013 (which happened to be the largest gathering on earth and was attended by an estimated 80 and 100 million people over about a 5 week period), there...

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Postcards from the Past: Asia

This post is part two of a mini-series and features postcards I sent from my first backpacking adventures #backintheday. The first part included cards I sent from my first trip to Europe way back in 1988! This second part features my first independent travels to Asia,...

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Travel Shot | High Court Street Typists in Kolkata

Despite its size, certain pockets of India’s second largest city are surprisingly easy to discover on foot. The district of BBD Bagh, for example, is awash with colonial-era buildings including the neo-Gothic High Court building. Outside, on the nearby streets, chai...

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Travel Shot | Tiger’s Nest Monastery | Bhutan

Today's Travel Shot is also a bit of a throwback: from our travels to Bhutan. We haven't written much about Bhutan as we visited way before we had this site. In fact, it was the first trip we took with a digital camera. This is the famous Tiger's Nest Monastery near...

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Trekking in Nepal: Gokyo Lake trek

Gokyo Lake trek: A great alternative to the classic trek to Everest Base Camp The trek from Lukla to Gokyo Lake offers an interesting alternative to the more traditional Everest Base Camp trek and has the advantage of being less well known and therefore a...

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Trekking in Nepal: Everest Base Camp

Trekking to Everest Base Camp: the Ultimate Experience? The Everest region is by far the biggest trekking draw in Nepal and the classic route to Everest Base Camp is always going to be top of the agenda for many trekkers visiting the country. In the high season...

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Trekking in Nepal: Upper Mustang trek

Trekking in the remote Kingdom of Mustang: Upper Mustang trek Once you have trekked in Upper Mustang it is easy to see why it is hailed as ‘The last forbidden Kingdom’. The scenery along the entire route is simply stunning and the high cost of the permit ensures...

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Trekking in Nepal: Annapurna Foothills Trek

A relaxing trek in the Annapurna Foothills With the highest part of this trek only reaching 2750m (at Ghorepani) and some fine mountain views (particularly between Tadapani and Ghorepani), this is a fantastic trek for those who do not want to walk for more than a...

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