In Pictures: Atop Across The World

When I travel, I always try to see things from a different perspective. Not just metaphorically, but physically too.  Climbing high to observe my surroundings helps me to get my bearings and also provides an alternative view of very familiar places. Sometimes, I’ve made an extra effort to reach the tops of buildings and mountains,…

In Pictures: Trpejca, Macedonia

A small fishing village on the shores of Lake Ohrid, Trpejca is accessible by road but better approached by boat. A shallow bay is backed by only a few rows of houses that sport wide wooden balconies. They probably provide one of the most UNESCO-protected views in the world. I spent barely an hour there,…

In Pictures: Lille’s Historic Façades

Lille’s complex history is visible in the architecture of its prominent buildings. From the cobbled quartier of Saint André, to the tinted glass of the Euralille shopping centre, a walk through the city tells a story of constant evolution through the diversity of its façades. As part of the old County of Flanders in the…

In Pictures: The Old Fishing Port of Mogán

Mogán is the perfect mixture of tourist frenzy and chilled out harbour chic. Usually the two don’t go hand in hand, however this small fishing town on Gran Canaria’s southern shores, often called the Venice of the Canaries, somehow manages to accommodate unwieldy numbers of visitors, while maintaining its relaxed vibe. I spent a calm…

In Pictures: A Tasmanian Wilderness

Tasmania is expansive and magnificent yet sometimes daunting. As I stood atop the state’s peaks and battered west coastline, I sensed that I was almost at the end of the earth.   To a certain extent this is true. Indeed, it’s possible that the island’s remote location provides an easy explanation for its emptiness. Despite…