When Dan Berlin lost his vision due to cone-rod dystrophy, his life changed. One world dimmed, faded, and finally switched off, but another opened up: the world of ultra-distance running.
While we’re not all just thirsty for Insta and Facebook Likes, everyone still wants amazing travel photos to remember their trip and show their mates – to wow them, inspire them, and maybe make them more than a teensy bit jealous.
Maybe you’ve heard of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author of the best-selling novel Americanah. Maybe you haven’t. If it’s the latter, listen up, because she is fabulous and wonderful and well worth having on your to-read list.
I can’t remember exactly where in China I was at the time, but perhaps it doesn’t matter. My seven weeks travelling through the country had become a bit of a blur anyway. I was on a train, my ass parked on an unforgiving bench with a cup of salty noodles for lunch (again) and a bottle of 2.5% beer to wash it down.
Presenting a photographic love letter to the world’s most colourful and chaotic city.
Ask anyone what their dream job is and (right after Full-time Lottery Winner and Smooth-talking Billionaire Superhero) you’ll get Travel Writer.
Imagine for a moment that it’s 1969: Hendrix is shredding Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock; war rages in Vietnam; a counter-cultural revolution is taking place in the western world, and you’re part of it.
It’s a long uphill climb but smiles are back on innocent faces and time it seems has healed.