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Transnistria……now you see it, now you don’t!

The Setting People may voluntarily choose not to see issues or deny uncomfortable truths in their lives such as debt, addiction, sometimes love………surprisingly for some, even the lunar landing ! Arguably though, the most astonishing examples of mass denial remain those...

Adventure Cam Disaster!

“You need to watch your step, but everyone makes it across easily” my guide whispered to me in encouragement as I gazed a little perplexed at the hazel coloured water that stirred, foamed and crested in front of me. “Ok, it’s fine, I’ll do it”, I said. Stripped down...

Stopped by the Cops….

The rice paddies on the hills in southern Sumatra were simply beautiful at that time of the day. The sun, low on the horizon, cast it’s late day rays on the water brimmed terraces that reflected the crimson light everywhere in a comforting orange glow. A picture...

Size matters …especially when taking pictures

There is an unspoken truth that most newcomers to travel photography ignore. It’s a dirty little secret that camera stores and dealerships avoid exposing to photo enthusiasts especially when these are set on the purchase of their first “capable machine”. Blinded by...

How to summit Everest ….for the couch potato

Katmandu Katmandu, in Nepal, has long been the starting point of many a fabled and exhilarating adventure. The stuff of daring men and women who have pushed the boundaries of endeavour literally to the highest of heights. The finest mountaineers of every recent...