When we think of festivals, we often picture trampled city streets shot through with bright streamers. We hear the rumble of drums and the hooting crowd.
“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.
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.