Professional photographer Melissa Findley was in Cambodia when she heard the news about the Nepal earthquake, but the week before she’d been in the Himalayas, ground zero, trekking with a friend.
The road: a magical, serendipitous place, though often a long and lonesome one. Whether you’re a solo wanderer or not, a great read remains a crucial travel companion for any long haul adventure.
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.
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.