Photo Essays

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.

Impressions of Romania

The country in Europe we want to revisit more than any other… As Kirsty mentioned in her end of year wrap up for 2016, Romania was the one country in which we could have easily spent much longer. There were two factors that stopped us doing so. The first was the...

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Fifty Shades of Blue in Chefchaouen…

Or, why is almost every square inch of this small hillside town in Morocco doused in blue paint? Another place on my Moroccan #bucketlist (yep, there's that word we don't use again!) was the Blue City of Chefchaouen. I'll be honest here: until recently when I saw...

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Tibet in Photos | Our Favourite Images from Tibet

A photographic look back at our travels through Tibet Our three-week journey through Tibet began with a VERY long train ride from Beijing to Lhasa from where we journeyed along the Friendship Highway to Gyantse and Shigatse, visiting places of interest along the way....

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The Leather Tanneries of Fez in Morocco

Visiting the leather tanneries was one of my main reasons for wanting to go to Fez in Morocco.  But, I'd gone right off the idea by the time I'd read other travellers' experiences on websites such as TripAdvisor. Chouara (Chaouwara) Leather Tanneries in Fez Medina  I...

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Ukrainian Bangers and Beauties

And why we are thinking about buying a Lada... Hello, I’m Mark and I’m an Ladaholic. I’ve decided I am officially obsessed with photographing Ladas and other retro-style cars that date back to the Soviet-era. Ukraine is one of the best places to see them in their...

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Kamyanets-Podilsky – Ukraine’s Hidden Gem

The medieval town in Central Ukraine that’s missing only one thing - tourists… I don’t believe in sticking up a load of photos, accompanied by the minimum of text and telling the reader that they must go to such and such a place simply because it’s awesome and I’m...

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London: Old Favourites and New Discoveries – A Photo Essay

Eight years of travelling and finally we’ve got round to exploring a bit of London Kirsty was born and raised in North London and I moved to the capital in my early twenties and lived and worked there for about a decade. Indeed Kirsty and I met in London when we both...

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Kep’s Abandoned Colonial and Modernist Villas

Neglected and atmospheric architecture on Cambodia’s southern coast Kep Sur Mer (Kep-on-Sea), to give Kep its correct title, is a rather quiet coastal town in southern Cambodia. These days, it is known for its laid-back ambience, excellent seafood (especially crab)...

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2016 Travel Review in Photographs

Here we go again with a roundup of where our 2016 travels took us, featuring a lot of wanderlusty photographs. Is it really a year since our last annual travel review?! At the start of every year we catch ourselves saying “we’re going to really slow it down this...

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Visiting Bangkok’s Airplane Graveyard

Urban Exploration and Abandoned Aircraft at Bangkok’s airplane graveyard: one of the Big Mango’s most unique attractions What is the Airplane Graveyard? Named after King Ram Khamhaeng, the 13th-century ruler of ancient Sukhothai (the forerunner to modern day...

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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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