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Six days in La Coruna

May 28, 2012 | Spain, Travel | 12 Comments

I knew nothing about La Coruna before I arrived. A smallish city of around a quarter million inhabitants on Spain’s north-western coast, I was there only to visit Craig and Linda, good friends that I seem to keep bumping into all over the world..

I boarded the train six days later enamoured with the place. Narrow cobbled streets snaked through the old town with no discernable order to the untrained eye. Families strolled together ambling towards dinner, the restaurants barely starting to open at a time when those in other parts of the world have already shut. The ever-present Atlantic breeze kept temperatures cooler than the rest of the country, but the ocean views that came with it were adequate compensation.

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Sunrise at Phu Lang Ka

Dusting off the photo albums: my 7 super shots

April 2, 2012 | Article, Travel | 14 Comments

The Hostelbookers 7 Super Shots game has been running for a couple of months now, and I’m probably just about the last travel blogger on earth to take part in it.

I’d been tagged by a couple of people (thanks, Aaron and Devon) and to be honest just hadn’t got round to putting anything together. Now though, it’s time. I hope the wait was worth it.

If you’re one of the four people that reads this site avidly, you’ll probably recognise a few of these images from my regular Friday Photo series, on Facebook or elsewhere. Good photos just need to be shared, I guess!

And away we go…

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Sunrise in Phu Lang Ka

Northern Thailand road trip: a photo essay

February 8, 2012 | Thailand, Travel | 11 Comments

As you probably know if you’ve been following along, I spent eight days last month on a fairly epic 1400km scooter road trip. Here are the photos.

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Roadside stall, Vietnam

The kids of South East Asia

April 25, 2011 | Cambodia, Laos, Travel, Vietnam | 8 Comments

There’s no doubt that kids everywhere are cute, but for some reason the miniature citizens of South East Asia seem to be especially photogenic. Whether they’re peering inquisitively at the stranger in their midst, playing with their friends at the side of a dusty road or just splashing around happily at bath time in the river, there’s something about them that made me reach for my camera every time.

Here’s a selection of shots of those pint-sized people from my travels through the region.

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