For me, one of the most rewarding things about travel is the opportunity to view and photograph wildlife I could never see at home. In this post I share some of the most memorable - and unusual - animal experiences I have had on my journeys around the globe. What has been your most exciting wildlife experience on your travels?
All the encounters in these posts were with wild animals, apart from the horses which were domesticated and well cared-for.
Indri in Madagascar
A trip to the island of Madagascar, Read more [...]
It's a Wednesday night, and I'm tucked up in my bed, unable to sleep. It sounds like there's a farmyard outside my window.I'm in the small town of Bajawa on Flores Island, Indonesia. A bit of a geography geek since childhood, I pride myself on having a very good grasp of where places are on the map, but even I had never heard of Bajawa before this trip. Flores is a primarily Christian island in multi-cultural Indonesia, located in the East Nusa Tenggara region 3 islands to the east of Bali. We Read more [...]
One of the joys of travel is to experience the best of cultures the world over. Music and dancing is a huge part of my life at home, and I’ve been lucky enough to experience it in many styles across the globe, sometimes as a display for tourists, sometimes in its most authentic form. Here are my 12 favourite traditional dance experiences - what are yours? 1. Kathakali dancers, Kerala, India
India’s Kathakali dancers hail from the southern state of Kerala, and I was lucky enough to see Read more [...]