Monthly Archives: June 2011

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Which is the Best Lens for Travel Photography?

One of the things that usually find themselves inside the backpack during the early stages of packing for a trip are cameras and lenses, particularly if you take travel photography somewhat seriously. For many, a point and shoot camera is enough (some have superb zooms), but there are others who want to take their photography […]

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7 Somewhere Over the Moonbow in Zimbabwe

I always thought that Cape Town in South Africa would be my first port of call when I made my debut trip to the African continent but knowing how important tourism is to the economy of a nation, I decided to head to Zimbabwe to witness the beauty behind the country renowned for its political […]

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9 A Weekend in Carcassonne, France

The drive into  Toulouse began our weekend break in Carcassonne (Southern France) for Liza’s birthday.  It took only about two hours from Andorra and because of the special occasion we stayed at a nice hotel just outside the ancient Cité walls. Our approach passed rolling vineyards until we were met by an awe-inspiring first look […]

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11 On Safari in Tanzania, Africa

Everyone has their own picture-perfect image of Africa. My own personal vision, no doubt inspired by ‘The Lion King’, consists of vast stretches of grassland, punctuated by acacia trees and waterholes, surrounded by grazing zebras, elephants, and lions. Majestic mountains soaring above the savannah, silhouetted black against a vivid red sky at sunset. The sound […]

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26 Why Visit Kuala Lumpur?

Any visitor to Kuala Lumpur is at once confronted with its collision of cultures; its sparse and glittering modern architecture and the extravagance of old designs, its celebration of economy and commerce, and tenderness towards life’s simple pleasures. There’s a vast array of unique things to do in Kuala Lumpur, ranging from cultural, to natural and […]

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10 Highlights of Istanbul, Turkey

It’s impossible to describe Istanbul without resorting to clichés. The term ‘east-meets-west’ is over-used, as is ‘ancient-meets-modern’, but as hackneyed as these expressions may be, they’re no less true. Gracefully straddling the border between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is an eclectic, polyglot cocktail of cultures, fusing together the most vibrant aspects of the languages, cuisines […]

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8 Touring New Zealand Wineries

We were finally in New Zealand for a trip I had been looking forward to for years. We spent a fantastic 5 days staying in a hotel in Auckland enjoying all the great sights and hospitality of the city but then it was time to really indulge my passion.  We were not only attracted to […]

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