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The Mediterranean Medley that is Malta

Posted on March 20th, by Peter Parkorr in Malta, Picture Perfect, Travel Tales. 4 comments
Malta – it’s a funny place. Part way between Africa and Europe, full-way between all the different cultures that have washed over it through the generations. I personally invaded Malta for a 2011-2012 Christmas getaway with family, three generations at once, shrieking children included. This was really the first of my travels calling myself a blogger, and my main aim was to learn more about photography.…

Photo Friday: Guimaraes Castle in Braga, Northern Portugal

Posted on March 15th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Portugal. 3 comments
Happy Photo Friday! Today’s picture of the week is Guimaraes Castle in Braga, a region of Northern Portugal. This bold imposing structure is open to the public, and the high walkway around the castle walls is true to it’s original design. There are no handrails to protect you from dropping into the central courtyard – but it does have great views across to the Palace of the Dukes of Braganza.…

Photo Friday: My South Indian Hills, Karnataka, India

Posted on March 1st, by Peter Parkorr in India, Picture Perfect. No Comments
Today for Photo Friday I’m sharing a South Indian landscape photo from the state of Karnataka that is etched into the sights, sounds, smells and textures of my memory. I was there in 2010 for 4 and a half months, and volunteering with UK charity Raleigh International for the majority of that time. I spent a month and a half in one beautiful remote spot, 70 kilometres south-west of Mysore, while we worked on an environmental project.…

Surviving ITB Berlin 2013: Lessons from WTM London 2012

Posted on February 28th, by Peter Parkorr in Picture Perfect, Social Media. 7 comments
With only a few more days until ITB Berlin 2013 kicks off, I’m sure many of my fellow bloggers are feeling a similar mixture of trepidation and excitement about attending the worlds largest travel trade show. Having read lots of great advice from bloggers with experience and industry professionals that work with bloggers, time will tell if I’m adequately prepared for this huge event.…

Photo Friday: Mount Etna Erupting At Night, Sicily

Posted on February 22nd, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Picture Perfect, Sicily. 4 comments
This is one of the first shots I took in Sicily with a tripod. I’d just arrived to a new WWOOF host near the Sicilian town of Acireale, and Mount Etna greeted me with a grumble, and a very rare view of fresh Magma spilling out of its crater at night. It was early February 2012 and quite a chilly evening, but my new hosts eventually managed to get me back inside with home-made Pizza… I have some more pictures of Mount Etna erupting at night, but here I have cropped the same photo twice so you can see the crater and the magma in some detail, and the smoke from the eruption reaching up into the night sky.…