The Full Monte-negro

What a stunning country. Just like Croatia but almost completely untouched by tourism. Could be on a Game of Thrones set. Medieval towns. Gorgeous vistas. Man-made islands containing nothing but a monastery or museum. Super cheap. Easy logistics. Endless winter sun. Unbelievably quiet. Hard to understand how the restaurants stay open. So many cats. Huge …

Humpbacks, Grizzly’s, Glaciers and Shit

Cruise through Alaska on the Coral Princess. Ketchikan, Juneau & Skagway. Cultural Treasures of Annette Island tour. An indigenous island, home to the Metlakatla Indian Community of Tsimshian people who followed their pastor here in 1887 from British Columbia where they were being denied their culture. Eerily quiet island. First thing you see when you …

Roady to Vancouver

Roadtrip from Calgary to Vancouver. 11 hours over two days. Incredible waterfall. Blue and white mountains against moody skys. Mountain lodge. Bears in the area. Snowmobile house. Rain is coming. Vancouver at dusk.

A Lake Called Louise

Visiting the twin in Calgary. Day trip to Lake Louise, Banff. Breathtaking scenery. Endless blues and greens. Thank god for the sunny day otherwise the colours would have been mute. Vast stretches of pine forests that make you wonder about the life within them. Cloudy aqua coloured water. Temptation to dive in but no-one is …

Jellybean Row

St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. Others call them ‘Newfies’. Locals call themselves either ‘Townies’ or ‘Bayers’ because if you don’t live in town then they say you live ’round the bay’. An island where the locals want independence from Canada. They greet you at the airport with ‘Bonjour’ which takes you by surprise. Jellybean row – …

Granada Now & Then

Granada in the south of Spain is one of my favourite places on earth. Below is a collection of photographs from both my 2012 trip (white borders) and my recent 2016 trip.  

Smell You Later Essaouira

Essaouira is smelly. That’s probably the first thing that hits you. Pungent seafood and raw, un-refrigerated animal carcassas make up the main smells as you weave your way through the throngs of wagon-pushers, ware-sellers and old men on bicycles with the occasional raw sewage smell thrown in for good measure. Although this sounds unpleasant, and …

Training through Eastern Europe

Over one month we trained and bussed our way through Eastern Europe to get to London. Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, and Netherlands. It was really cold and really wet and we only spent a few days in each country which meant we mainly stayed in large, touristy cities and therefore didn’t …