Category Archives: Asia

Where I’ve Been

By all accounts I’m a pretty young guy who has lead what a good number of people would consider a privileged life. I am not about to deny it. I consider the ability to travel and see the world as a luxury that not everyone has the time or money to do. I’m not in a position to travel indefinitely but if I could I would! I’m happiest when I’m on the move and I feel so relaxed when just literally slotting into the world and watching every bit of it zoom past me; taking it all in at my own pace – preferably with a cold beer and good company.

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Street Art

I’m a massive fan of street art. I love finding what people have created and I’m always bowled over at the talent and the life and character that it gives a place. Below are some of my favourite pieces – whether they are murals, paintings, sculptures or even just a snapshot of life that I’ve found on my travels. 

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Panoramas

I love taking photos and one of my favourite types is the panorama. Trying to capture a whole scene and getting that cool fish eye effect to me is really awesome. Below are some of my favourite panoramas from my travels. All were taken on an iPhone 5. They don’t quite capture how great some of these places are but they look cool nonetheless. I hope you enjoy them and for the hell of it let’s see who can tell me where these are from! 

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Hangzhou

The West Lake is a wonderful place to get lost in some dramatic hill drenched scenery while the willows rustle in the wind around you. Oh and no doubt you’ll be able to hear traditional Chinese music drifting across the water from somewhere. The time of year that I went meant that the trees were awash with flaming reds, burnt oranges and every shade of yellow in-between, interspersed with greens here and there. Explore towering pines, fields of ferns, bushes and other shrubbery, meander through bamboo and wander through forests of maple type trees bursting with colour. See if you can locate the stones that create a path along a stream and the statues of children playing in the water, locate the zig-zagging bridge that takes you out onto the lake itself, the statues commemorating brave warriors and see if you can find the lover’s seating area hidden on a hill. There’s plenty to try and find!

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Rajasthan

It was July 2010 when I first entered the massive country that is India. I was only there for a short while; just over a week, but the country left a lasting impression. At the time I didn’t enjoy it much, however, upon reflection, I think India is one of the those countries that, when you look back on your time there you do actually want to return and experience just a little bit more of its hugely diverse culture. Something I don’t think I appreciated as much as I should have.

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Everest Base Camp

Everest Base Camp. The first of many camps leading to the highest mountain on Earth. The trip that got me there was easily one of the most amazing periods of my life. It sealed the deal with my love affair of travel and it has most definitely helped shape me into the person I am today. It’s something I look back fondly on and one that I constantly wish to relive.

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