Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Sweat And Leather At Chouara Tannery, Morocco

Leaning over the balcony rail with my camera, I watched the tannery workers in the courtyard below. Some of them were thigh-deep in vats of brightly-coloured liquid. One heaved skins one by one, wet and heavy, into a deep pool. Another looked up at me as he took a breather&…
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A Morocco Itinerary in Two Weeks

A Morocco Itinerary in Two Weeks

Morocco has been on my bucket list for years. I’m not kidding. Like, 20 years! Why? Well, because it’s got everything the curious traveller could possibly want: history, architecture, adventure, mountains, deserts, culture, style, fascinating people, great weather, it’s close to the UK, and you can cover all …
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Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

Two Weeks In Uganda – A Suggested Itinerary

Regular readers of this blog will know that last year I spent four months living and working in Kampala, Uganda.  During that time I took a few weekend trips out of the city, but I didn’t get a chance to explore the rest of the country until the very …
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13 Top Tips for Taking Photos of Markets

13 Top Tips for Taking Photos of Markets

I’ve photographed markets from Cuba to Myanmar, and from Tanzania to Hungary, and I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of them.  Taking photos of markets is definitely one of my favourite types of photography.  Markets are so buzzing and vibrant, there’s so much going on, …
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Photographing Markets in Myanmar

Photographing Markets in Myanmar

Myanmar: come for the amazing architecture, scenery and history, stay for the markets. Well, that’s what I found anyway. As a travel photographer I absolutely loved Myanmar – the pagodas of Bagan, Inle Lake and Mandalay are all stunningly photogenic – but Myanmar’s markets were the unexpected highlight of the&…
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An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

An Afternoon in Kibale, Uganda

This is the second part of what I got up to in Kibale, Uganda.  Part 1 contains tonnes of information about Chimpanzee Trekking and a wonderful encounter with an impressive chimp named Ssebo. VILLAGE WALK In the afternoon our guide, Hassan, offers us the chance to do a birdwatching walk in&…
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Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

Finding Homes For Ugandan Orphans

We arrived at the Smile Africa Ministries orphanage in Tororo, Eastern Uganda, on a hot and sticky afternoon after a bumpy five-hour drive from the capital, Kampala. As the car pulled in through the imposing black gates and into the large and dusty compound, it was immediately surrounded by a&…
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A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

A Video Producer in Kampala: The Story of Safi and Amir

I recently spent three months in Kampala, Uganda, working as a video producer and photographer for Child’s i Foundation, a charity that works to support vulnerable families so that children don’t end up in damaging orphanages. My main role was to shoot and edit short films, to be …
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India: a nation of selfie-lovers

India: a nation of selfie-lovers

The India found in the guidebooks is a magical and mysterious place.  Where exquisite palaces gleam and sparkle on the shores of majestic rivers.  Where dark-eyed beauties walk demurely between crumbling temples, their vibrant saris wafting the fragrance of perfume and spices.  Where monkeys play amongst statues of ancient gods …
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The Unsung Heroes of Kilimanjaro

The Unsung Heroes of Kilimanjaro

No one survives even a day on Kilimanjaro, let alone making it to the top, without a frankly embarrassing amount of support from an enormous team of guides and porters.  It’s their job to carry your stuff, cook your meals, supply you with safe drinking water, put up your …
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The Forest Zone | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 2

The Forest Zone | Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route 2

This is the second part of my day-by-day account of what it was really like to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  If you missed it, Day One is here. It’s not something that had occurred to me before starting, but the nights on the mountain are LOOOONG.  The sun set at …
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Taking Portraits in Myanmar (Burma)

Taking Portraits in Myanmar (Burma)

One of the things they say about Myanmar is that the people are really friendly.  Actually they say that about a lot of places – and sometimes it’s true.  But it tends to be only true in parts.  In most places people will be people: some are friendly, some are&…
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How To Row With Your Feet

How To Row With Your Feet

If you’ve seen photos of Myanmar, or been there, chances are you’ll recognise these guys. They’re the Intha fishermen of Inle Lake, in the centre of the country, and they’re probably the most iconic representation of the country and its people. The best time to see …
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Inside Myanmar’s Monasteries

Inside Myanmar’s Monasteries

In my previous post about Myanmar’s Buddhist monks, I noted how photogenic they are.  With their shaven heads, red robes, and peaceful expressions, they have this amazing ability to step into a location, no matter how dull or ugly, and transform it into an eye-catching scene. You see them …
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Red Robes And Ringtones

Red Robes And Ringtones

One of the things you can’t fail to notice when you travel around Myanmar is the large numbers of Buddhist monks. They’re everywhere, going quietly about their business, and in their red robes with their shaven heads they’re impossibly picturesque and photogenic, especially against all that beautiful …
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