If you could travel in one month of the year forever more, which month would you pick? My first thoughts jumped to April, when I was asked to take part in The Ultimate Year-Round Travel Guide… for the British Airways ‘High Life’ blog. In this collaborative series, twelve top bloggers will each talk about travel for a specific month of the year.
To enjoy this story as it is intended, please click the big orange play button below, and enjoy some familiar sounds from SoundCloud while you read some thoughts from a few days at the Hamburg Couchsurfing Invasion 2013. And try not to read it too fast. Thank you.
Take Me Down To Hamburg City
I’m on a bus between Hamburg and Berlin.…
Earlier this year I spent a month studying Italian in Rome, taking two weeks of lessons at an Italian language school. I made some great progress there and in Sicily afterwards, gabbing away in my patchy Italian whenever I had an excuse.
Whether you prefer to learn the language before you visit a place or you don’t mind jumping into the deep end, here’s why I think you should learn Italian in Italy…, and Rome in particular.
When I spent a few months in India in 2010, I visited the Namdroling Monastery Golden Temple in Bylakuppe, the home to thousands of Tibetan monks, not far from Mysore in Karnataka. I recently guest-posted a photo essay from the day trip on the site of my friend and fellow blogger Steve. Head over there to see the rest of my photographs from Namdroling Monastery on back-packer.org.…
Have you ever been told ‘No Photos Allowed’? Sometimes it is completely justified. Other times, it can seem a little misplaced.
The Rise of Electronic Imagery.
Digital photography is on the up and up. More and more people use digital cameras everyday…, whether that’s the one on their mobile phone, a point-and-shoot, or by purchasing a ‘pro-sumer’ level camera.
Consumers in developed nations, the growing middle classes in countries where electronics are manufactured, and many other new markets have a huge array of image capturing devices at their disposal.