Rethinking Travel Photography

It’s pretty common whilst travelling to think, wow, I am having the BEST time, I had better photograph everything! Photos are a wonderful means of reliving key moments and experiences, augmenting your memories with detail and relived atmosphere. Photos also serve the purpose of documentation or proof: this is my family, cat, holiday, best meal … Continue reading Rethinking Travel Photography

How Much Is That One Over There?

Is bargaining really 'fair'? It’s a fine line when you are travelling – how do you know you are not just being charged tourist prices? And when is it OK to bargain? When I arrived in Oaxaca, not knowing the correct prices for things – and nothing is marked – I overpaid a few times … Continue reading How Much Is That One Over There?

15 Essential Travel Gadgets and Accessories

Travel, at least for me, is about immersing yourself in new countries, experiences and cultures and seeing how you stack up. However travel doesn’t also have to be a hardship. In answer to what I consider my must-have accessories and gadgets when travelling. The below items have proven invaluable for me over the past year, … Continue reading 15 Essential Travel Gadgets and Accessories

Oaxaca Transport: Colectivos

A colectivo is, as the name suggests, a shared form of transport. It looks very like a taxi, except it lacks a sign on the roof, and has a destination written in pen on the windscreen instead. It is a normal 4 door sedan however it actually carries 6 people: 3 seated across the back … Continue reading Oaxaca Transport: Colectivos

New York City

Yesterday afternoon after getting off the train at Penn Station, catching the subway across to Brooklyn and shedding my pack in Williamsburg, I caught the subway back into Chambers St in Manhattan and then walked BACK into Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge and then navigated my way under it to explore DUMBO or Down Under … Continue reading New York City