Any significant travel to somewhere new merits a bit of pre-trip research, partly to build the anticipation and partly to reduce issues like price or temperature shock when you finally arrive.
Today is the day you realise IKEA is the LEAST cool thing to come out of Sweden.
“Allo Oma, allo Opa. Wie geht’s?” Those were the first words I attempted when I met my girlfriend’s grandparents for the first time. I learned the next day that I apparently sounded more Russian than German.
You’ll be happy to know, Eat Pray Love does not feature on the list.
Johnny Depp gets it. When his character Jack Sparrow stood at the helm of the Black Pearl and said ‘Bring me that horizon’, he was talking about the sailor’s endless quest for new waters and unchartered shores (or at least shores unchartered by most major cruise liners).
Listen up, aspiring photographers/photo journalists/anyone with a pulse.
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.
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.