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Malta, behind the Façade

Malta is made up of three islands, Malta, Comino and Gozo. Our trip was focused on diving off Gozo but there was enough time for a walk round Mdina on Malta before heading for our ferry to Gozo. The position of the island group in the Mediterranean Sea means that it has long been prized as a strategic asset. From …

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Meet the Locals – South America’s Unmissable Cultural Experiences

Diverse, vivacious and utterly unique, South America offers some of the most exciting cultural adventures in the world. Alongside the classic travel highlights, there are plenty of ways to get off the beaten track and immerse yourself in local life. From exploring Lima’s food markets to cruising the Galapagos with local fisherman, here are the experiences you must not miss…. …

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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 …

Visual storytelling; Old deserted fishing boats in the Sound of Mull near Salen, Isle of Mull on the west coast of Scotland on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Scotland 002

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. …

A sunset cruise on the Sekonyer River, Tanjung Puting National Park, Kalimantan in Borneo, the Republic of Indonesia on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain-mallory_indo-1-9

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, …

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 …

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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 …