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 …

Still water reflections in Bow Lake, Alberta in the Canadian Rocky Mountains of Canada on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel iain_mallory_can1401201 bow_lake

Roadtripping in the Canadian Rockies; The Icefields Parkway

There are many ways to enjoy the Canadian Rockies, perfect for outdoor adventure activities including, climbing, trekking, biking, or rafting. Patient, and fortunate visitors may see some of the incredible wildlife. However, when the weather is right, the mountains are simply breath-taking, and just standing back to admire them is enough. The rugged peaks are easily accessible, often from the …

Street art in cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg, South Africa on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography iain-mallory-300-26_streetart

The Creative Streets of Johannesburg – Photo Essay

Johannesburg, South Africa is a destination which is experiencing increased popularity, reinventing itself into an exciting and attractive proposition for travellers. Graffiti has also come a long way in recent years; once viewed as the handiwork of undesirables and vandals, many street artists are justifiably receiving worldwide acclaim for their stunning often building sized creations. There is plenty to experience, …

Burj Khalifa, Dubai; View from the top of the World

It’s not everyday that the opportunity to visit a Guinness World Record presents itself. Travelling in the superfast lifts to the 124th floor of the World’s tallest building the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is available to anybody visiting the Emirate and breaks a number of records. The space age looking building located in fashionable ‘Downtown Dubai’ among other high-rise buildings, …

Fishing boats under the ramparts of the Moroccan port of Essaouira on the Atlantic coast on Mallory on Travel, adventure, adventure travel, photography iain-mallory-300-19_essaouira

Essaouira – A Fishy tale in Morocco’s Windy City

Essaouira on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is known as the ‘Windy City’, and it’s not difficult to understand why. Even when there is little more than a breeze, it gusts through the streets, market places and along the beach. Its touch caresses the sand and reaches every hidden space within the town. That Essaouria s described as a city is …

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The Hohenzollern Brücke, Cologne; The Bridge of Locks

At first glance the Hohenzollernbrücke railway bridge of locks, which spans the Rhine (Rhein) in Cologne may not seem a monument to love. An industrial sculpture of concrete and steel with high-speed trainstravelling in both directions over one of the World’s great rivers, impressive certainly, but romantic, surely not? Expressions of Love on the Bridge of Locks Getting a little …

Cultural Aveyron; Enchanting Villages and Mystical Castles

It surprised me to discover the Midi-Pyrénées is the largest region in mainland France and is larger than the Netherlands. I visited the Aveyron, tucked away in the South-West of the Massif Central. It is extensively wooded, the deep valleys providing lines of communication between the many towns and villages. The landscape is dominated by deep clefts gouged out by …

Berber Desert Odyssey – Camels and Starlight

In search of just deserts The word desert is an evocative one and conjures up visions of endless sand dunes, a barren landscape interrupted only by lush but rare oasis and scenes from films with men driven mad with thirst searching for water. The desert environment is an unfamiliar one for most of us and for this reason alone attracts …