A Photographic Look at Burmese People and Traditions

Burmese man wearing Thanaka

Burma has made its way into my heart, just as Norway has done and Poland before that. These places make me feel fuller, deeper, and happier. When I think of the countries I love the most, they are all so very different, but one thing drawing them together is the people: the tight-knit community of […]

Japan: A Country of Intense Contrasts

Tokyo neon lights

In terms of things to see and do, I cannot think of a country that offers as much diversity as Japan.  It has a cultural dualism of the zen and the zany, leaving visitors to oscillate between the two worlds, often just streets apart, without getting dizzy. I’ve never been to a country that can […]

Saltstraumen Maelstrom – the World’s Strongest Whirlpool in Bodø!

RIB Boat over Saltraumen Maelstrom

Before going to Bodø in Northern Norway I wasn’t sure what to expect. It’s not well visited by tourists and I wondered if that was correlative with the amount of things to do there… I’m pleased to say it’s not. There are quite a few things to do in Bodø that range from the arty […]

Fushimi Inari Taisha – A Blaze of Orange in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha Geisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha was my favourite place to visit in Kyoto and a highlight of my trip to Japan. Hypnotic, colourful, mesmerising and unique.  Visually, it’s so striking you’ll have a hard time ever forgetting it. If you’ve watched Memoirs of a Geisha, you might recognise it as one of the locations used in the […]

Leg-Rowing Fishermen – The Icons of Inle Lake, Myanmar

Leg rowing fisherman, Inle Lake

He stands on one leg like a flamingo, and wraps his other leg around the oar. By rotating his leg, the blade of the oar moves the boat along. After a short distance he becomes completely still, effortlessly balanced. Fully immersed in seemingly unconscious meditations, he looks outward upon the vast expanse of water and […]

Iceland’s Most Majestic Waterfalls

Svartifoss waterfall, Iceland

Strange plumes of smoke rising from the ground, craggy lava fields, erupting geysers, colossal glaciers, perpetually sprouting rainbows; these are just a few of the reasons why I’m obsessed with Iceland. I could be here all day writing about the gazillion other reasons why I love this small yet unimaginably diverse country, but I’m going […]

Doggy style! Japan’s Most Pampered Pooches!

Doggy style in Japan!

  Japanese people are the most stylish people in the world. Period. It’s a country ubiquitous with great fashion and quality made clothing, this eye for great taste is the reason why Japanese people look so unattainably amazing, but it’s not the only reason. I’m certain they’ve got something in their DNA that the rest […]

How to obtain a Russian Visa from the UK (the fool-proof way)

Russian Visa UK

Everyone has a list of countries they dream of going to, and for a very long time, Russia was one of mine. For years I said to myself, ‘This is the year I will go to Russia!’, but eventually the year passed and another one began with the same promise to myself. You might then […]