The finale of the Kecak Fire Dance Performance in Uluwatu Temple on the Indian Ocean, Bali in Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_indo-1-149

Kecak Fire Dance Performance, Uluwatu Temple

Everything is not as it seems in Bali. Of course, there are a plethora of bars, clubs and massage parlours, there seems to be a tattoo artist on every street corner and those same streets rammed packed with tourists. Flocking here for the beaches, wonderful sunsets and watersport excitement, they’ve also attracted the usual entourage of tourism facilitators. However, take …

Town on the shores of Lake Garda in the Gardone Riviera, Lombardia in Italy on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_garda-1-5

Gardone Riviera; Sailboats, Speedboats and Sports Cars

It’s common knowledge that Italy oozes style, hell if you google the definition of style it’s probably written in Italian! The cities of Rome and Milan are strongholds of European fashion, where immaculately groomed residents  gently wrap perfectly manicured fingers around slim stemmed glasses filled with prosecco. Those that know their Versace from their Galliano though, probably holiday in the Gardone …

Orangutans at Camp Leakey in the Tanjung Puting National Park of Kalimantan on the Indonesian island of Borneo on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Indo-1-228

Planet of the Apes; Orangutans in Tanjung Puting

As the wooden ecoboat, known as a klotok chugged closer to the first station along the Sekonyer River in Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan familiar emotions began to surface. Feelings of excitement, anticipation and elation began to well up at the prospect of coming face to face with orangutans here in the Indonesian forests of Borneo. Emotions I’m becoming more used …

Cycling in Asturias, arriving in Niembro on the Camino de Santiago (north) in Northern Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Spain-7408

Life on the Camino; Cycling in Asturias

Walking is the most popular way of completing the Camino de Santiago (north), but cycling will appeal to those preferring two wheels to Shank’s pony! We gave it a try in Asturias, and it proved the perfect way to discover this natural paradise.
El Sablon Beach, LlanesGetting on your Bike
Taking to two wheels offers a few advantages, it’s quicker, so it will suit peregrinos with limited time, it will also allow greater flexibility to take diversions and explore or to pause longer in a place which

The Northern Quarter of Manchester, a city holding a claim to be the capital city of northern England on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Manchester-3248

My Perfect Day in Manchester

Manchester has a credible claim to be the capital of the north, a city with a long, industrious history, which has successfully reinvented itself. A lively conurbation, with a vibrant shopping centre, a smattering of cultural attractions and a thumping nightlife. Rather than turn its back on its industrial heritage, the city has embraced it. Several of the museums focus …

A beach in Asturias, on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain_Mallory_Spain-7351

Life on the Camino; A Pilgrim’s Way

The first thing to do is admit to being a fake, I’m not a fully-fledged pilgrim, not even a partially fledged one. This trip was not anywhere near long enough to complete the Camino de Santiago (North) or St James Way, and our group cherry picked the choice walking and bike riding routes through Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. …