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2014: A Year in Review

This time last year, I could have never predicted where I’d be at this exact moment: sitting on the patio of my family’s rented casa in Nicaragua, a spiced rum and coke beside me, the sun dipping low in the sky before it sinks past the ocean’s horizon and out of sight. I thought that […]

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Portuguese Reds

Do you know what they say about people who love the colour red? They’re impulsive, outgoing, aggressive at times. They have a strong zest for life. They tend to be extremely optimistic, but hate monotony and crave change. They are passionate and strong, full of vigour. They are restless. They can be too quick in […]

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Trying Francesinha in Porto

In reading up on things to do in Porto, I kept stumbling across the same tips: port tasting, climb the Torre dos Clérigos, visit Livraria Lello (a bookstore), walk along the Ribeira. And, other than Portugal’s famous bacalhau (cod), one food kept popping up on Porto’s “must do” lists: Francesinha. Vegetarians and vegans, look away […]

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How To Make Friends In Nepal

…or Romania, or Bolivia, or Japan…  When you ask a traveller what he or she loves most about being on the road, chances are he or she will, at some point, mention interacting with the local people and learning about new cultures. Most travellers are, after all, xenophiles at heart. But to the novice traveller, […]

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Orange You Glad

Listvyanka, Russia Beijing, China Lagos, Portugal Kyoto, Japan Marrakesh, Morocco Edinburgh, Scotland Valletta, Malta Paris, France One of my favourite things to photograph is colour. I love bright, bold hues, red and purple and green and orange, so I thought I would start posting some of my favourite photos of each colour. Orange often represents […]

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Let Me Take Your Picture, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal Last night I drank port with a Portuguese friend, and we shared our experiences of Lisbon. We agreed on the necessary long walks through Bairro Alto, the necessary fado bars in Alfama, the necessary fish markets near the sea. I don’t always love the photos I take, but there are a few countries […]

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Love For Lisboa

Lisbon, Portugal I went to Lisbon a few Aprils ago. I spent my days there simply and quietly; it rained a lot of the time. Every night I ate a communal dinner with the other people in the hostel, traditional Portuguese arroz de marisco and jugs of red wine, all you could eat and drink. […]

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