Beautiful Xhosa people near Bulungula South Africa #travel—
Love em or hate em, the crocodile is (in my eyes) one of the most fascinating and beautiful creatures on this planet. Obviously deadly, but perfectly at ease with itself never needing to adapt or evolve it continues to rule the animal kingdom and rid its waters of the odd human. It lies await with zen-like calm almost in a faux meditative state until something catches its menacing eye and then…
Ah the land of the illusive kiwi, both the fruit and the bird, which actually look fairly similar if you snap the bird’s head and limbs off (sorry I’m tired). My month has come to end and I’ve seen heaps, been on more buses then any human should have to endure in a lifetime and spent loads of time forgetting which country I’m in – in my defence it looks a lot like the UK and Canada too.
Ahh Queenstown, the place where dreams are fulfilled and fears are overcome. This place is perhaps my spiritual home, sadly the cost of living here probably means I’d be rough sleeping in my Nirvana. It’s really tricky to put into words just how cool this place is. The stunning mountainous landscape, with crystal clear lakes, shed-loads of space but the people are all slightly unhinged and their…
So our beloved Internet is 25 years old and it’s got me thinking, could I have ever done this epic journey without the web at my disposal. Social media, the Internet and should we be connected to the ‘real world’ is a standard conversation amongst the travelling community. Has the web like totally ruined the travelling experience or has it enhanced it?
Dangling in dark caves with only glow worms illuminating the way, kayaking through waterfalls under the stars and water acrobatics with wild bottle nose dolphins. That is what New Zealand’s North Island had in store for me in my first few days on Kiwi soil.
deb morris specializes in photographing tiny waves - three to thirty centimeters high - that break on the coast near her home in new south wales. “my ‘waveart’ is my photographic passion,” she explains. “rather than just capturing frozen moments from this beautiful landscape, i have found a whole new hidden world to investigate. i endeavour to capture those moments the naked eye misses, trying to provide an alternative look to the average wave shots of today.”
As soon as I got a smiley Fijian welcome from a group of big strong men wearing skirts and flowers behind their ears I knew I was on to a good thing. Massive smiles, guitar playing and a really chilled out attitude to life. Everything runs on ‘Fiji time’.