There’s nothing like a global photography competition to make you self-conscious about your Instagram feed.
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.
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.
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.