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Prague: City of Elegance wears a Party Hat

It seems fair to say that in the United Kingdom, Prague has a reputation as being one of the destinations of choice when it comes to a groom’s celebration of their forthcoming nuptials. One reason, its accessibility, it’s an easy city to get to, I flew direct from Manchester to Prague with Jet2. There are casinos, clubs and bars that cater …

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Visual Storytelling; Social Commentary in Pictures

Travel photography is visual storytelling, through a mix of genres including street photography, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, cultural imagery it tells the story of a destination or culture. While travel photographers seek to inspire, this doesn’t necessarily mean producing a series of unfeasibly beautiful images, but also providing a social and historical dialogue. Historical and Cultural Storytelling We perceive images of …

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Postcards from the Musée de l’Armée, Paris

This site isn’t well known for recommendations for museums and galleries. I am excited by culture, but it’s usually direct contact with the people, rather than cultural architecture and exhibitions. Perhaps the ex-soldier in me found the Musée de l’Armée, Paris more fascinating than normal, or possibly the fact that it is the last resting place of ‘Boney’, Napoleon Bonaparte. …

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Faces of Indonesia; A Cultural Portrait

Indonesia is a wonderful place for photography, impressive natural wonders, equally spectacular temples, amazing wildlife, yet it is the photogenic people, the faces of Indonesia, that I remember most vividly. A smiling, happy and friendly people always willing to allow their smile to broaden for a camera, photography is part of the culture of Indonesia. During my most recent visit, …

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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 …

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Menorca; Timeless gem found in the details

There’s a chance those without a degree in smart Alec or geography will have had to google Menorca, surprised to discover there is a third Balearic island. This one however, isn’t just about all night partying and daytime recovery on the beach; it’s an unheralded and timeless cultural gem of the Spanish Mediterranean. Menorca is an island, therefore it’s blessed …

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Road trip highlights in East Iceland

Iceland, the Land of Fire and Ice may seem like a small island, which can be explored in little more than a week, but even after a third visit, my appetite is still barely whetted. Taking a road trip with Discover the World, exploring the fjords of East Iceland, I was soon to realise there is still so much more …

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Rwanda, Beyond Kigali – A Cultural Portrait

It wasn’t until the vehicles left the outskirts of Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda that the true culture of this fascinating country began to emerge. Kigali, had appeared a modern, busy city, with plenty of development, including the arrival of several large chain hotels, but not the Rwanda our group hoped to see. Rwanda is known as the “Land …