Marseille: Exploring France’s oldest city in 72 hours

Marseille

During my fourth visit to France earlier this year, I visited the Haute Alps and Provence regions with a base in the country’s second largest city. Between Marseille’s history as France’s oldest city and its contemporary façade, there’s much to do during a three-day visit…

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Farewell 2018, Hello 2019

As has now become an annual tradition, at the end of each year, I trace the memories of new destinations I’ve discovered and those I have explored anew, through my photographs.

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Poland Travel Guide: All you need to know to plan a trip

Poland

Magic abounds in Poland. It’s a country where old and new coalesce, and is home to 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It is a destination filled with Gothic cityscapes, medieval castles and where you’ll find a city quite literally overrun with gnomes. Mythical dragons, mermaids and…

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Volcano Tourism on Reunion Island

volcano tourism

Reunion Island’s geological pyrotechnics make it an otherworldly destination where visitors can explore lava tunnels, hike the rim of an active volcano and watch the crater turn into a bubbling cauldron. It’s rather unique when compared to its tropical neighbour Mauritius and nearby Seychelles, as…

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My 2017 highlights in photographs

It’s become an annual tradition now – to map out a photographic essay of the countries and destinations I’ve travelled to throughout the year. You may read my 2015 and 2016 travel highlights too. This year I welcomed the new year with two dear friends in Mozambique…

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13 hangover cures from around the world

Hangover cures

Besides the bleeping obvious (not drinking in the first place or drinking lots of water during a night out), here are 13 hangover cures I’ve encountered while travelling around the world or that have been suggested by my fellow travelling companions. Try any combination of…

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Dashing through Durham in 48 hours

Durham

Three hours from London by train and 15 minutes from Newcastle Gateshead lies the North East county of Durham. It’s a portmanteau of the Celtic word “dun”, which means hill fort and the old Norse “holme”, meaning island. This is a land of castles and UNESCO sites, meadows…

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13 random things you didn’t know about NewcastleGateshead

Newcastle

Late last year, I spent two days exploring Newcastle Upon Tyne and Gateshead (on northern and southern banks of the Tyne River respectively). If you’re a keen street photographer, both towns are quite picturesque, especially alongside the Quayside, where seven bridges arch over the Tyne…

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10 FREE things to do in the UK

Free things to do in the UK

Travelling to the United Kingdom on the South African rand (and a number of other currencies) can be expensive, but it doesn’t mean you’ll have to eat nothing but two-minute noodles after your return. Many of the best museums and art galleries in the UK…

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12 Reasons To Love Croatia

Croatia

It’s really hard not to fall in love with Croatia at first sight, even more so if you spend more time along the stretching coastline exploring her seaside towns and islands. Read about our sailing trip about Croatia for more inspiration. 1. With clear, warm waters…

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Croatia: Land of a Thousand Islands

Many Croats will tell you that it was in 14th century Croatia that poet Dante was inspired to pen Inferno and after a visit you’ll understand why: the pride of the people for their culture, the sloth that overcomes you on the beaches of its…

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Vienna in Six Snapshots

Vienna

My two dear friends, Christina and Matthias, hosted me in Vienna for  just over a week. So often capital citifies and popular travel destinations become synonymous with photographs of their must-see landmarks. In this post I hope to present Vienna’s from a different perspective, not…

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Austria: What Architects Appreciate

Austria

Herzogshof Frescoes Herzogshof facade is truly striking: it is covered in frescoes depicting Greek and Roman gods. It was originally painted in 1742 by Johann Mayer, but since then has received multiple new coats of paint. It’s only a couple of hops and skips away…

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Gregarious Graz

Graz

Graz was already on my list of towns to visit while in Austria, but when my dear friend Rachel, with whom I worked in South Korea moved there with her husband, we decided to explore the city together. As the second largest city in Austria,…

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