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.

Visiting Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

This is the huge Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. Some say it is the third largest mosque in the world, others say more like the fifth. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210m so it can claim that record at least. At a rumoured cost of 800 million US dollars to...

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In Photos: The Roman City of Leptis Magna in Libya

Every now and then I look through some of our old photos and consider if I can do anything with them in order to make them presentable and worthy of a post on our blog. I have visited Libya twice, both times were during the reign/dictatorship of Colonel Gaddafi and...

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Alternative Kiev: the State Aviation Museum

Exploring off the beaten track Kiev: A trip to the Aeroplane Museum Even if you’re not into aircraft and all other things aeronautical, the State Aviation Museum is a brilliant place to spend a couple of hours if you are in the Ukrainian capital and looking for...

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Alternative Kiev: The Expocenter of Ukraine

Off the Beaten Track Kiev Historically, I can’t provide you with too many facts about the Expo Centre in Kiev. I know its correct name is the National Complex Expocenter of Ukraine (VDNG), that it was constructed between 1952 and 1958, and was originally known as the...

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Slavutych: A Walking Tour in Photos | Ukraine

A photographic journey through Ukraine's ‘21st-century city’. What is Slavutych? Slavutych is a purpose-built city in the north of Ukraine, that was created to house civilians evacuated from the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. It is situated 200km directly north of Kiev,...

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The Air Force Command Building in Belgrade, Serbia

The 1999 NATO bombing of the Serbian capital is well documented. It’s hard to miss the bombed-out shell of the former Yugoslav Ministry of Defence building on Nemanjina Street in the heart of the city and if you head around the back of St. Mark’s Church in Tasmajdan...

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An A to Z of Ukraine

Ukraine Travel Inspiration from A to Z Last weekend we got back from Ukraine. It was our fourth trip to this eastern European gem in three years and this time we spent six weeks travelling to 18 towns and cities (15 that were new to us). At a very rough estimate, we...

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The Retro Museum in Varna | Bulgaria

Our Impressions of the groovy Retro museum in Bulgaria’s most cosmopolitan Black Sea city Before you read on, listen to the following bit of music on Youtube. It’s only eighteen seconds long but, I assure you it sits very nicely with the photos you are about to look...

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In photographs … Magnificent Ladakh

Images of Ladakh, one of India's most photogenic regions Isolated from the rest of the country for much of the year, the northern mountainous region of Ladakh is one of India’s most visually stunning locations and the place to visit for awe-inspiring Himalayan scenery...

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Travel Shot | Einstein Street Art in Sofia | Bulgaria

This is such a genius idea for a garbage bin, don’t you think!? See what I did there? 😉 We spotted this great piece of artwork during our exploration of Sofia. Is it technically street art though? Perhaps it could be the start of a whole new style of street art …...

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The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk

A large dose of Combat and Propaganda Art in one of Minsk's most impressive museums  I’m not really into conventional paintings - stick a Turner or Van Gogh in front of me and you won’t get much reaction but there is something about Combat and Propaganda Art that I...

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