Asia Pacific

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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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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Gungung Mulu National Park

Ten Reasons to Visit Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park, located on the island of Borneo in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, is a UNESCO World Heritage site brimming with lush rainforest, intricate cave systems and colourful creatures. When I went there it was rather soggy, although it was also exceedingly green. Furthermore, the caves and forest were stupendous and some …

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Travel Evangelists – Does the World Really Need Them?

I asked myself this question after a reader commented on my destination piece – “I wish people would stop sharing it”…“when does it get to be too much of a good thing?” This got me thinking, was I positively engaging with the world? Or was I another self-absorbed pleasure seeker, hastening the fall of destinations …

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Varanasi, India

Varanasi, India

With its winding, cow-filled alleys and ashen atmosphere blotched with rich colour, Varanasi – India’s spiritual capital – is an adventure for the senses. Here people come from all over the country to this holiest of cities to burn their dead, as they believe death here can bring everlasting salvation. If you’ve ever been here, …

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Gunung Rinjani

Climbing Gunung Rinjani

Climbing Gunung Rinjani is an exhilarating experience. For much of the finale it’s two steps up, one sliding back, on what feels like a deathly precipitous slope which repeatedly punishes your body. However, besides the expansive views you’ll likely experience, it feels even the blood pumping hurriedly around your body is celebrating. It’s such a …

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Travelling and photography

The Art to Travel

Many travel to experience different cultures and places, which can lead to wonderful experiences. And in order to achieve this most desirable outcome, one simply needs to be a bit organised, and then step forth in the direction they choose. However there’s an art to travel, particularly in developing countries, which involves keeping a balance …

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