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On Borneo

On Borneo // a photo diary from the archives

Borneo is a beautiful place. The plants are greener, the heat is thicker, the raindrops are heavier, the smiles are heartier, the bugs are absolutely enormous, and it’s home to some of the best nature in the world. Borneo is truly larger than life. My sister and I took a trip there in 2011 – visiting Kuching, Semenggoh Orangutan Reserve, Bako…

On Agra // Golden Triangle photo series part 3 - Taj Mahal

On Agra // Golden Triangle photo series part 3 ft. Taj Mahal

The final stop on the Golden Triangle tour was Agra, most famous for the gorgeous Taj Mahal. En route we stopped off at the palace of Fatehpur Sikri. Or should I say 3 palaces? The king who constructed it wasn’t entirely clear on his religious beliefs, so to cover his bases married a Muslim, a Hindu, and a Christian, each…

On Prague  // Central Europe photo series part 6 - Prague

On Prague // Central Europe photo series part 6

The end point of my trip, and the final part of my six-part photo series on Central Europe is Prague. I had been there before, but felt like I hadn’t quite done it justice. So I braved the swathes of tourists (requires patience, and at times pointy elbows to retain your personal space), armed with my sister and a friend, my…

On Cesky Krumlov & Bohemia // Central Europe photo series part 5 - Cesky Krumlov

On Český Krumlov & Bohemia // Central Europe photo series part 5

Český Krumlov is a small city in South Bohemia in the Czech Republic, and is a visual treasure trove. It reminded me a lot of my university town Durham actually. With winding, cobbled streets along the curving river, pastel buildings with terracotta roofs, hedge gardens, and an embellished castle with bears pottering around the moat, Český Krumlov is enchanted. The trip to Český…

On Bratislava // Central Europe photo series part 4

Bratislava is an interesting city. It bears the hallmarks of bygone grandeur, juxtaposed with bleak communist overtones. The most iconic of the latter is a flying saucer structure, known locally as the UFO, on a bridge that towers over the city, and looks to be plucked straight from War of the Worlds. Even more bizarrely, the city appears to exist around a…

On Budapest // Central Europe photo series part 3 - Parliament Building

On Budapest // Central Europe photo series part 3

Budapest was a premeditated stop on my trip to meet my boyfriend. I knew I wanted to come here because I’ve been here before. Budapest is the kind of place you get addicted to. In fact, I think it’s my favourite city in Europe. It has the elegance of Hapsburg era architecture, but with an edge to it. It’s grungy without…

On Lake Bled & Ljubljana // Central Europe photo series part 1 - Lake Bled rowers

On Lake Bled & Ljubljana // Central Europe photo series part 1

My Central Europe adventures began in Lake Bled. It has been on my bucket list for a long time. And why wouldn’t it be? The Lake is perfect. Other than turquoise, I haven’t seen anything more turquoise. The water was the most refreshing I’ve ever been in. It was a brilliant 33 degrees – perfect for reading, sunning, swimming, a boat, forest walking, gorge visiting, and an…

On Central Europe: a photo series - Lake Bled, Slovenia

On Central Europe: a photo series

Hello! Lovely to see you again, welcome back. I’m excited to say I’ve had some adventures this past two weeks where I did an InterRail whirlwind of central Europe. I started in bucket list location Lake Bled (pictured above), and let the train lines and timetables dictate my route, with friends dropping in along the way. Armed with the Lonely…