Hanoi: Journey to Madrid

Time is money so the saying goes. Sadly I had plenty of the former but was running low on the latter. I was sad alright, not only to be leaving Hanoi (and my beautiful apartment) but also of saying goodbye to Laos before I had a chance to say hello. To make matters worse the […]

Saigon/HCMC: Journey to Hanoi

Saigon to Hanoi is the longest train journey I have ever undertaken, it’s 35 hours eclipsing Hong Kong to Beijing at 23 (back in 2011). Both took place in December and both were in search of new fortune, not just travel. A metro under construction and ancient buses meant a rare taxi ride, never my […]

Enter Nature: Landscapes

For some time it has been my intention to do a photo book. I am sifting through images as we speak for a catalogue/book for this exhibition. If anyone knows of a photo press that may be interested please get in touch. I have it in mind to do two separate volumes: one for portrait […]

Xmas 2017

Wishing all my friends, followers, students and associates a peaceful xmas, and harmonious 2018 – the year of the dog in China. Apparently it is bad luck to be there during your own zodiac year so that was another reason for my exit, though I do miss the Chinese. However for the moment they are […]

Cairo: City of Sand and Dust

Welcome to Africa, albeit Arabic Africa, a city of dust, a city of chaos where everything – even for a traveller of over 45 countries – feels overwhelming and daunting. A polar opposite from my own land where no one speaks, here many are curious and friendly or are they? And that’s the initial problem, […]

Athens: In Search of Hellinikon

In my first Athens blog I mention travelling via the then new airport in 2001 narrowly missing out on landing at its predecessor Hellinikon. In the third instalment of the ‘In Search of…’ blogs I went to visit the old and now ghostly aerodrome and was surprised at what I found (other than tumbleweed). Navigational […]