Photo Essays & Travel Shots

Photography features heavily in our travels and in documenting our journey. Here are some of our favourite photo essays and some in which travel photography features heavily. Also Travel Shots, our equivalent of photo of the day.

What we got up to in the Baltic States and the Caucasus

Not the typical tourist attractions: Alternative sightseeing on our travels In no particular order, our priorities on our recent 2½ month trip to the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, and Armenia, Georgia and Abkhazia in the Caucasus were as follows:...

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Travel Shot: Tea pickers near Darjeeling in India

Indian tea (a.k.a chai) - you gotta love it! It seems to us that just about everyone in India is partial to a nice cup of tea and when we visit, we are no exception. We’ve tried many varieties during our time in India - black tea, masala tea, Darjeeling tea, Assam tea...

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Travel Shot | The Sunday Market in Kashgar

Boiled sheep head anyone? Although the Chinese authorities are doing their darnedest to try and destroy Uyghur culture in Kashgar and other parts of Xinjiang, they are certainly not achieving their goal at the once-weekly Sunday Animal Market. The market is still very...

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Cosplay Girls in the Taiwanese city of Tainan

Plus, a short history of cosplay and how one of the greatest movies of all time got its name … There’s a blood-red shrine in Tainan dedicated to the great Ming-era general, Koxinga. At weekends it becomes a meeting place for DSLR-wielding photographers. Their subject...

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Fan-Shaped Train Garage in Changhua, Taiwan

I’m not sure what it is these days, but we seem to spend more and more of our time searching for vintage planes, trains and automobiles (there’s got to be a film in there somewhere!). We’ve seen brightly-coloured Soviet-era locomotives in Belarus, weird and wonderful...

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Travel Shot: Djemaa El-Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco

This is the ‘catching a bottle of pop with a fishing rod’ game. The tall guy in the shorts to the left of the photo is a pro - he gets a bottle every time and is there to demonstrate that the task in hand is easy. The other people are punters and during the 15 minutes...

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Soviet ‘street art’ in the Ukrainian city of Zhytomyr

Deciphering the history behind Soviet-era plaques This wasn’t supposed to be a long post. Kirsty and I saw these Soviet-era symbols on the side of the PJSC Ukrtelecom (Ukrainian National Telecommunications Operator) building while wandering around Zhytomyr. We liked...

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Window Shutters in George Town, Penang | Malaysia

A Collection of Weathered Window Shutters spotted in Penang’s vibrant George Town Someone once told me to always remember to look up when walking around a city. It’s a good bit of advice, which has stuck for as long as I can remember. The likelihood of getting a stiff...

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Travel Shot: Black Dragon Pool in Lijiang, China

Classic China! Black Dragon Pool is one of Lijiang’s (and Yunnan's) most dramatic sites but it does get very busy with other tourists. To avoid the crowds as much as possible, late afternoon is the best time to visit, plus you have the added bonus of having the sun...

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St. Paul’s Pro-Cathedral in Valletta, Malta

Believe it or not, getting to view Valletta's St. Paul's Pro-Cathedral from within the city itself is a seriously tricky affair. It simply disappears from sight among the maze of backstreets and side alleys. But all is not lost - if you jump on the ferry to Sliema and...

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