Jerash and its Roman Ruins – Jordan’s other rediscovered treasure

By | April 29th, 2014|Jordan, Photographic Inspiration|

In any conversation regarding Jordan, the first point of call is usually Petra, not once did Jerash come up in conversation. Its understandable really, an exquisite city, carved from rock and lost for an eternity.  Now rediscovered it has played host to a number of big budget Hollywood movies, and is courted by hundred upon [...]

Photo Essay: Petra by night

By | April 16th, 2014|Jordan, Photographic Inspiration|

Few words needed in this post, and those that are required for Petra have already been written about in my Petra - The good, the bad and the ugly. Simply treat your eyes to the below and know that a ticket to Petra's Treasury by night costs only 12JD (£10.30 / $16.97 / €12.33).  Bargain! [...]

Petra – The good, the bad and the ugly

By | April 3rd, 2014|Jordan, Photographic Inspiration|

Petra needs little introduction as one of the worlds most famous archaeological sites, and no trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to what some are calling the 8th wonder of the world.  That obviously isn't an official title, but Petra was officially recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985. Established possibly as [...]

An East London Street Art Tour

By | March 5th, 2014|Photographic Inspiration, What to do in London|

Avoiding the tube strikes was a minor miracle, avoiding the floods was other worldly. We could not escape the wind and rain however, and so upon exiting Liverpool Street station it was hold onto your hats, umbrellas and any other lose items you may have on your person at the time.  Ah springtime in London, [...]

A war tour of modern day Mostar with Miran

By | February 10th, 2014|Bosnia, Photographic Inspiration|

Miran, who is Miran? Miran is a man from Mostar, a man who has seen worse things than I dare imagine, who has suffered loses I cannot comprehend, a man with a beautiful family and a home that doubles as an award winning hostel, where with open arms he both welcomes and educates backpackers such [...]

Claigan Coral Beach – The Isle of Skye

By | December 13th, 2013|Photographic Inspiration, Scotland|

A treasure of a beach located in a slightly unsuspecting location, the Claigan coral beach is a must visit for anyone spending a few days on the Isle of Skye. With nothing more than a few vague location notes scribbled down on a crumpled sheet of paper my friends and I set out from our [...]

Flying high above Vang Vieng at sunrise

By | December 4th, 2013|Laos, Photographic Inspiration|

I've never really liked heights, but seeing Vang Vieng at sunrise was worth the struggle with my fear.  It's a strange one really considering that I'm OK flying, will quite happily throw myself out of a perfectly good plane, or dive off a bridge with no more than a glorified elastic band wrapped around my [...]

Flying high over London with The London Helicopter

By | October 14th, 2013|Photographic Inspiration, What to do in London|

Eek, a ride on the London Helicopter.  It sounded as terrifying as it did exciting. Its not that I'm afraid of heights, I'm just not their biggest fan.  As the rotary blades spun at what seemed like a million miles an hour above me and the ground disappeared below, I could feel the beads of [...]

My top 10 photos of my Angkor Wat tour

By | September 16th, 2013|Cambodia, Photographic Inspiration|

Siem Reap and a tour of Angkor was the higlight of my time in Cambodia.  Whilst on my mini tour of Laos and Cambodia, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville just hadn't set my world alight in the same way that Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng had the week previous.  So, by the time my partner and [...]

Kuang Si Waterfalls and Bear Rescue Centre

By | June 26th, 2013|Laos, Photographic Inspiration|

'The Kuang Si Falls' 'Kuang Si waterfalls' 'THE KUANG SI WATERFALLS DAMMIT!' ... scream the good people of Facebook when I ask them what I should get up to whilst in Luang Prabang.  I trust in them and take the plunge, a little skeptical that Kuang Si will in no way be able to [...]