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Tag: 2013

A Beginner’s Guide To Bubble Tea Shops in London

Posted on May 29th, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, London, Roaming Resources. 25 comments
Today I have lots of photos to share with you and an introduction to a popular drink from Taiwan that has been quietly spreading to city centres near you. It’s called Bubble Tea. And it’s delicious. They love it in Asia, and it’s getting more popular every week, from Australia and North America to Europe. So if you haven’t tried it yet, enjoy my ‘beginner’s guide’ to Bubble tea shops in London, and anywhere else you find one!…

A Journey Through Maharashtra On The Deccan Odyssey Luxury Train

Posted on April 18th, by Peter Parkorr in India, Video Adventures. 1 Comment
India, India, India. It can be intimidating, but it can also be so inviting. Here is an example of the friendly India I love and will go back to time and again… my latest video showing a week-long tour through Maharashtra, aboard the Deccan Odyssey luxury train. Named after the Deccan Plain that it crosses, the tour starts in Mumbai, takes in World Heritage sites like Ajanta  and Ellora (which are right up there with – and probably a darn sight better than – the Taj Mahal and others) as well as visiting Goa and a host of other items.…

Fish-eyed Views of London from a West End apartment

Posted on January 23rd, by Peter Parkorr in Britain, London, Roaming Resources. 7 comments
Last November I popped down to London from the North, to attend WTM 2013 at the ExCeL. With lots of work to do before and during the trade show, and evening events filling up the rest of the time, I was in no mood for a shared dorm in a hostel. I teamed up with a few friends and bloggers to share a City Marque apartment in central London and managed to capture a few London landscape photos with my new fish-eye lens.…

Season’s Best from Travel Unmasked! ‘Happy Christmas’ in Travel Photos from 2013

Posted on December 25th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Picture Perfect. 6 comments
Tis the season to be merry, and I decided to wish you Happy Christmas in travel photos from places I visited in the last 12 months! H H is for Hamburg, where the cultivated shapes and new developments at Hafencity put me in mind of an architects model. With some fluke Christmas trees too!A A is for Amsterdam and all the red lights, which I’m sure would make Santa happy.…

Going Home To A Sligo That I Didn’t Know Existed

Posted on October 7th, by Peter Parkorr in Ireland, Picture Perfect. 24 comments
Today I’m posting some very brief highlights of a great road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way in the North West of Ireland, and Sligo specifically. My mum is going to love this post. Steady, Mum. Some observers’ highlights of the trip (which was part of TBEX Dublin) have already reached the papers and radio stations here, and I have such fantastic recordings to reveal over the coming days, but first here’s a touch of the magic I felt so far, and the reasons why… Some background for you: Half of my family is Irish, and most of the generation above me (on my mothers side) either grew up in Sligo or spent a lot of time there, in the place that my grandparents lived for the last few decades.…