The Last Puppet Maker of Venice

The Last Puppet Maker Of Venice

Like a modern Geppetto, Roberto Comin slowly and carefully chips away at blocks of pinewood to make unique creations in his workshop in Venice. Without a shop window and betrayed only by a discreet sticker affixed to an anonymous iron gate, L’isola di Pinocchio is not easy to find. I didn’t know about its existence until a good friend of mine asked …

Cattle Market, Nizwa, Oman

Oman Travelogue, Part 4: Nizwa

This is part 4 of my series of articles about my recent photo tour in the Sultanate of Oman. You can find the previously published parts here: Oman Travelogue, Part 1: Muscat Oman Travelogue, Part 2: Nakhal, Wadi Bani Awf, and Al Hamra Oman Travelogue, Part 3: Jebel Shams The next episodes in the series will be published shortly. I am …

Chiang Mai

Thailand in Two Weeks: Chiang Mai

This is the fourth installment in my series about Thailand. You can find the previous ones by clicking on the below links: One Night in Chinatown, Bangkok More Bangkok Thailand in Two Weeks; Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Lampang All photos taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X100S and various lenses. After the chaos and the frenzy of Bangkok, it was great to spend …

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Oman Travelogue, Part 1: Muscat

The year 2017 will go down in my personal history as one of the richest, in terms of the destinations I have traveled to. Its beginning and its end are marked by two journeys to a country that was new to me and that I’ve come to love like few others: the Sultanate of Oman. I was lucky to be …

Homelands of the Vikings 3 – Saint Petersburg

Homelands of the Vikings, Part 3: Saint Petersburg

by Bob McCormac This is a multi-part article encompassing my 20-day trip to the Nordic countries that spawned the Vikings and where they left their mark on civilization. In most areas, those direct influences have long since been erased but the impact on the cultures is still apparent in each country. Some of the articles also cover the neighboring countries, …

Namibia – 50 Shades of Desert

Namibia – 50 Shades of Desert

By Simon Patterson Safe airline arrival into Namibia? Check. Camping equipment supplied with hire vehicle? Check. Wheels attached firmly to the vehicle? Only one wheel nut missing, so near enough. Let’s drive! Of course, we only realised a wheel nut was missing after a tyre went flat on a lonely desert road. With no mechanic for many miles, we had no …

Homelands of the Vikings 2 – Helsinki

Homelands of the Vikings, Part 2: Helsinki

by Bob McCormac This is a multi-part article encompassing my 20-day trip to the Nordic countries that spawned the Vikings and where they left their mark on civilization. In most areas, those direct influences have long since been erased but the impact on the cultures is still apparent in each country. Some of the articles also cover the neighboring countries, …