The Blue Lagoon – Vang Vieng

By | June 12th, 2013|Laos, Photographic Inspiration|

The Blue Lagoon is a must for any travellers visiting Vang Vieng in my opinion ... if only to escape the searing heat for a couple of hours.  Located around a 25 minute tuk tuk ride or 45 minute bicycle ride from town, the lagoon pretty much does what it says on the tin.  Its [...]

Songkran 2013 – super soakers at dawn in Luang Prabang

By | May 22nd, 2013|Laos, Photographic Inspiration|

Songkran, the world famous water festival that takes place over Thai new year.  With nothing but envy I've read countless blogs posts on the festival and how much fun the worlds biggest water fight is.  Hammering passers by with a stream of fresh water from a super soaker resembling something built by Tony Stark becomes [...]

The Golden Circle – Iceland

By | April 29th, 2013|Iceland, Photographic Inspiration, Photography|

A tour of the Golden Circle is usually pretty high on any visitor to Iceland's 'must do' list.  The natural features visited on any tour of the circle are second to none.  In 8 short hours, you'll experience the very best of area surrounding Reykjavik. Looking more like a circle drawn by a two year [...]

Coogee to Bondi coastal walk

By | November 7th, 2012|Australia, Photographic Inspiration|

The Coogee to Bondi coastal walk was one of my favourite things to do during my time in Sydney.  Considering its absolutely free, its value is un-quantifiable   Not a particularly difficult walk, but at 6km and allowing for stop offs it could take around 3 hours.  Be prepared for a few steps and hilly parts, but he [...]

Capture the Colour Photo Contest Entry

By | July 13th, 2012|Photographic Inspiration|

I'm quite a big fan of these 'my best of, pass it on posts' that seem to pop up every now and then, but when they do pop up I always wonder if each is going to be the last one, surely there's only so many of them that cant do the rounds .. wrong! [...]

Belfast Black Taxi Tour

By | June 8th, 2012|Ireland, Photographic Inspiration|

There's never any guarantee's, but we should be fine.  There hasnt been any trouble in a while, and June is usually when it stirs up a bit, not May. ... reassuring words from a man who grew up in Belfast at a very very difficult time and who now takes tourists on tours of the area [...]

Cliffs of Moher

By | May 28th, 2012|Ireland, Photographic Inspiration|

The cliffs of Moher are located in west Ireland, stretching along County Claire's Atlantic Coast.  At their highest they stand 214m tall and stretch for roughly 8Km along the coastline.  The site has been awarded the prestigious designation of membership of the UNESCO supported Global Geopark network. We visited the cliffs on day 6 of [...]

Photo Essay: Giants Causeway

By | May 18th, 2012|Ireland, Photographic Inspiration|

Giants Causeway is located on Northern Irelands north coast, between Belfast and Derry (the blue pin on the map below), the stretch of coastline is a marvel and draws hundreds of tourists a day.  It was declared as Irelands first National Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.  I was lucky enough to visit the causeway on [...]

Oxford in (lots of) pictures

By | April 18th, 2012|England, Photographic Inspiration|

Its amazing how many pictures I managed to take in just a single weekend, but Oxford was very a photogenic city.  Aside from punting, which I blogged about last week, the mrs and I also took in a few of the shops, a museum or two, some markets and a jazz festival.  It was pretty full [...]

Punting in Oxford

By | April 13th, 2012|England, Photographic Inspiration|

Punting in Oxford is not easy!  Last weekend, with a little help from @Roomorama and @TravMonkey, I decided that for the 28th anniversary of my birth I would flee the dismal grey skies of London and head west along the M4 and then north west a bit up some A road I cant remember the [...]