Travel and transport

Travel and Transport – A Photo Essay

One thing I love about travel is the modes of transport offered in different countries, which give you an entirely fresh perspective on life. Of course, being a photography enthusiast, I’ve managed to snap a few of these experiences – where I’m literally bouncing, navigating, drifting or just hanging on from behind the camera to …

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Ecuadorian family

Dear Ecuadorian Family,

To the Ecuadorian family who took me in and looked after me when I was penniless in Quito, years ago. Thank you Mr taxi driver, for being patient, for driving me to a dozen different teller machines when my card wasn’t working, but especially for taking me back to your home and looking after me. …

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Food and Travel – From Elation to Despair

The anticipation of a meal – the wonderful aromas, glistening colours, textures – and then the flavours. Eating is undoubtedly one of the most sensational activities ever, yet the experience is amplified tenfold amongst ‘different’ cultures and places. Indeed, some of the most enjoyable and downright despicable experiences I’ve ever had involve food and travel. …

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Six Months in Mexico City

Sprawled across an ancient lake bed 2,200 metres above sea level, Mexico City is a pulsating behemoth of a place, teeming with variety, mystery, filth, wonder and alleys full of lovely little morsels called tamales, amongst many, many other things. It’s a hulking, diverse animal, and I had the good fortune to experience its many …

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Pigs balls

Guadalajara City, Mexico

Arriving at the Festival International Cervantino, in Guadalajara city, Mexico, was like a dream. Colonial-esque buildings forged from large sandstone blocks rested on cobblestone streets, in a dry, savanna-like landscape. It was as if a European town, housing an eclectic culture of old and new worlds, had been tossed into the desert. On this particular weekend, …

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Potosi, Bolivia

Potosí, Bolivia

Roughly 4,000 metres above sea level, lies Potosí, Bolivia’s city in the clouds. One of the highest cities in the world, Potosí is a crudely stunning place that sits beneath Cerro de Potosí, also called Cerro Rico (rich mountain), as it’s home to an abundant source of silver ore. Here the air is thin, fresh, …

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