Listen up, aspiring photographers/photo journalists/anyone with a pulse.
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.
Presenting a photographic love letter to the world’s most colourful and chaotic city.
Warning: may include dangerous levels of natural beauty. Consume at own risk.
This post was written and snapped by Pete and Dalene Heck (aka the lovely team at Hecktic Travels).
Even the name ‘Zanzibar‘ sounds exotic. Add in the phase ‘spice islands’ and the mind boggles with vision of pirates, cinnamon, chalk-white beaches and cinematically swaying palms. With a rich history as a gateway for treasure-hunters in search of gold, wild animals, slaves, or simply a tropical paradise, to this day Zanzibar still owes its livelihood in large part to travellers.
It was a cool morning in Tanzania, and my husband and I rose a little earlier than most to sneak into the sheltered kitchen and grab coffee before the breakfast rush. The tents were beginning to stir, but we had a few minutes alone to enjoy the first of the sun’s rays, the squawking of unnamed birds, and to stares of the giraffes nearby.
From the Roman ruins tucked away amid the seven hills of Amman to the lunar-like landscape of Wadi Rum, Jordan has a little something for everyone. So it should come as no surprise that Instagram is awash with thousands of jaw-dropping Jordan snaps and, thankfully, they’re not all selfies of travellers at Petra!
In June, I was lucky enough to travel through India with travel photographer and Instagram juggernaut Lauren Bath (@laurenepbath). It was a beyond-brilliant experience, a the perfect way to see a country renowned for providing photographers with limitless subjects to capture. For those who haven’t been to India yet, there are the expected clichés: contrasts, colour, curries, chaos and cows. But there’s also much to photograph beyond people chucking coloured powder at Holi Festival (although that’s a pretty awesome sight too).
There’s a part of Brazil that is mostly void of international tourists. It’s a little harder to get to, it’s more remote than iconic Brazil and English is not widely spoken. But it’s worth the effort because you’ll be blown away by its natural beauty, fascinating history and energetic locals.