Category Archives: Photo of the week

Photo of the week: Ha Long Bay, Viet Nam

The houses in the picture are all part of a floating village in the sea, in Ha Long Bay in northern Viet Nam. Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO world heritage site with hundreds upon hundreds of rocks like these … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: A lovely B&B outside the Brecon Beacons

We were heading to the Brecon Beacons national park in Wales in 2010 during the Easter weekend but foolishly hadn’t made any bookings. I called at least a dozen B&Bs inside the park but couldn’t find a vacant room anywhere. … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Hungarian Dobos Torte

We were sitting near a large open door of a café in the castle area of Budapeset and I love the way the hard, caramel top layer of the Dobos torte catches the sunlight in this photograph. This post is … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Plantation resort in south India

The contrast between the two worlds couldn’t have been starker. We stepped off a cockroach-infested train in Mysore, a journey that had kept me awake most of the night; and a short drive later stepped into the green, plentiful, luxury … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Hallgrímskirkja, Reykjavik’s stunning church

This picture does very little justice to one of the most stunning churches I’ve ever seen – the Lutheran church of Hallgrímskirkja in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital. The church dominates the skyline of Reykjavik, resembling a NASA space shuttle ready … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: Black Hmong in Viet Nam

“You’ll have your own dedicated fan following,” a friend had warned us, on the evening we were going to take an overnight train to Sapa in north Viet Nam. Sapa is probably best known amongst tourists for the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Photo of the week: No fuss shoe ‘shop’ in Bangkok

A short walk from the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, I came upon this dazzling array of shoes for sale, all haphazardly thrown across a simple plastic mat. Barefoot girls dashed about the tiny space like little bumping cars trying to … Continue reading

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