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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.…

Take Me Down To Hamburg City: A Couchsurfing Invasion

Posted on September 13th, by Peter Parkorr in Germany, Travel Tales. 3 comments
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 brief 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 One of Hamburg’s many waterways, the outer lake.…

Emphasis on Experience: Studying Italian in Rome

Posted on August 5th, by Peter Parkorr in Italy, Roaming Resources. 6 comments
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.…

Young Tibetan Monks at Namdroling Monastery, Karnataka

Posted on July 23rd, by Peter Parkorr in India, Picture Perfect. No Comments
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.…

No Photos Allowed! Attack of the Pointless Objector.

Posted on November 16th, by Peter Parkorr in Everywhere, Picture Perfect. 16 comments
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.…