Postcards from Camprodon in the Catalan Pyrénées

The attractive village of Camprodon in the Catalan Pyrénées has enough to keep a curious visitor busy for an afternoon, especially when a knowledgeable guide is on hand to provide an informative narrative relevant to each point of interest. Strolling through the narrow streets is like taking a walk through the history of the region. Occupied by various warring factions, …

Postcard from Iconic London – Favourite Destinations Series

It’s not just patriotism speaking when I describe London is one of the world’s iconic cities. It’s undisputedly a popular destination, statistics prove it’s the second most visited city on the planet. The London landmarks are among the most recognisable, along with those of Paris or New York. I’d be crazy to suggest this is an iconic image of London, …

Postcards from Everest Base Camp; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

The last time I stood at the new Everest Base Camp was over a decade ago and the scene was very different. The majority of expeditions were still populated by climbers, commercial guiding was in its infancy and yet a small fabric city was still located on the glacial moraine. There always seemed to be plenty of activity, climbers carefully …

Postcard from Lucerne; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Switzerland would be many peoples choice as their favourite country in Europe or even in the world. The cities often feel almost surgically clean, public transport runs like clockwork, the alpine air is fresh, spectacular mountains seem to be everywhere, picture postcard villages dot the landscape, there are clear lakes like small inland seas and the cows wear huge bells …

Postcards from Paris; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Shock, horror but confessing that Paris hasn’t always been a favourite destinations will undoubtedly have some questioning my sanity. The city of romance is often described as gay but until a recent visit it’s frivolity always alluded me. Perhaps it all depends on the company but it’s a result of maturity. Cities have never been a favourite environment and the …

Postcards from Egypt; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Egypt is one of the earliest civilisations, thriving when the ancient Greek civilisation was still in cultural nappies and the Roman empire was just a twinkle in the eye of mythical founder Aeneas. Witnessing a flaming sun make it’s daily journey below a Red Sea horizon or a butterfly-like felucca gliding down the Nile are just two evocative scenes from …

Postcards from Catalonia; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

Apart from the fierce patriotism and character of the people of Catalonia what is most striking about the region is it’s diversity. It officially holds the status of a nationality and most inhabits are Catalans first and Spanish second if at all. The great cities of Girona, Tarragona and the capital Barcelona which is Spain’s second largest city are all …