Category Archives: Travel

When we visited Brazil for the World Cup this year I was delighted to be able return to Rio de Janeiro, a city I visited in 2007 and have wanted to return to ever since. There is something magical about Rio, nestled as it is between a majestic coastline and rugged mountains. Rio is obviously home to Read More →

I rarely leave home without my trusted camera so I have been fortunate enough to capture a number of memorable images during my travels around the world – but of all of the photos I have taken, perhaps my favourite were taken not of this world, but from beyond. On our way to back to Read More →

So as Chris and I are in South America this summer, it seemed rude not to drop by Brazil for a few weeks to soak up the atmosphere at the World Cup. Unfortunately we didn’t manage to spend the whole tournament in Brazil (much like the England team) but we did get to spend the Read More →

When I stepped outside the jeep on the last day of our Bolivian Salt Flats tour I couldn’t believe that the landscape that unfolded itself in front of me was real. The vistas I was lucky enough to witness rather looked like a painting coloured in soft shades of green, blue and brown, all framed perfectly with stunning Read More →

While day one of our Bolivian Salt Flat tour had us marvel at the immense Uyuni Salt Flats, day two and three was all about mountains and deserts. The Uyuni Salt Flats are situated in the world’s driest desert – the Atacama Desert. Within this desert lie many dormant and extinct volcanoes, as well as one active volcano Read More →

It’s 7:00 and I am sitting in a 4×4 vehicle squeezed between a Frenchman and Englishman (Chris). The Englishman has got the wide shoulders of an ex-Marine and the Frenchman has got the world’s longest legs which keep invading my leg space. As neither of them can help it I put up with it as going on Read More →

So Chris has finally made it back from his latest overseas jaunt, this time in rarely visited Bangladesh where he was working on another human rights initiative. As usual, he has returned from his latest mission with a number of inappropriate anecdotes but hardly any photos to show for his misadventures (he likes to pretend he was Read More →

Gasping for air and drenched in sweat, I crawled my way through dark tunnels, climbed down cramped, claustrophobic holes, and waded through giant puddles of water past unsecured lifting holes with 30m drops. The intense heat and suffocating dust were almost unbearable. Visible asbestos and the constant sound of explosions nearby turned me into a Read More →