Tag: Travel photography

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…

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On death in the spiritual capital of India: Varanasi

A trip to India isn’t complete without visiting its spiritual capital, Varanasi. It is the oldest living city in the world and is crafted around the Ganges – where 5 rivers meet and considered to be one of the holiest places in the world. It goes by a number of names, the other it is most recognised as is Benares.…

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SPECIAL FEATURE // On Bhutan, land of the thunder dragon

I can say this with certainty: Bhutan is the most fascinating place I’ve ever encountered. I first heard about Bhutan in my Year 11 Economics class. It was mentioned fleetingly in documentary we were watching in class, but had always stuck in my mind. Bhutan is the world leader in measuring their economy’s success through Gross National Happiness. It makes…

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On Nepali misadventures: rain, rhinos and rowing // photo diary

Our time in Nepal was one of Plan Bs. Remember when I said that monsoon season that is ‘just a bit of water‘? Well I shot myself in the foot a little bit there. We were in Nepal for plus or minus 10 days. Five of those rained non-stop. I’m not exaggerating in the tiniest bit. Non-stop. And preceding our…

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…

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On Jaipur // Golden Triangle photo series part 2

After Delhi we headed to our second city stop on the Golden Triangle tour – Jaipur, the Pink City. Some centuries ago a King wanted to welcome the British to the area and decided to paint the whole town the colour of hospitality, and there has since been a law to keep all buildings in the centre that exact colour.…

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On Delhi // Golden Triangle photo series part 1

    India’s Golden Triangle – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur – is a trifector of astonishing craftsmanship, architectural feats around every corner, and a hell of a lot of traffic. Being short on time, we decided to take a tour of the three cities, culminating in a whirlwind adventure. Ordinarily I am not a fan of tours, but we had…