Dubai from the sky

Dubai from the sky

20 April 2016 – It’s always a thrill for me when a city’s skyline comes into view during a flight. It’s even more of a thrill when it is one as impressive as Dubai’s, with its myriad of skyscrapers. The photo above was taken shortly after takeoff during an early morning flight from Dubai to London. Though…

Dale Grimshaw mural, Spitalfields

Art and about in Spitalfields, London

Firstly, my apologies to anyone with an aversion to puns; the title above was the best I could come up with! The following are some photos taken in and around Spitalfields during May last year – much like Spitalfields itself, this post is an eclectic mix, with some captures of street art thrown in with candids from…

Pindaya Caves

Visiting the Pindaya Caves in Myanmar

20 December 2013 – To be honest, Pindaya wasn’t initially on our itinerary. The town, located on the western side of Shan State in Myanmar is most known for a series of limestone caves which have become a pilgrimage site for Buddhists. The caves have also become quite a tourist attraction, though not one we had planned…

South Curl Curl sunrise

South Curl Curl at Sunrise

31 January 2017 – Not usually one for making new year’s resolutions, there was however one broad goal I set for myself at the start of this year – to be more focused and mindful of how I spend my time. In many ways 2016 was a personal wake up call, with the death of a…

Nissan Figaro, St Pancras station

A stop at St Pancras International Railway Station, London

24 April 2016 – Though the classic car of choice to see outside St Pancras station would have to be Mr. Weasley’s flying blue Ford Anglia, the Nissan Figaro was nevertheless a worthy alternative. The colourful vehicle was simply calling out for attention as it stood there perfectly positioned against the stunning Victorian Gothic backdrop, prompting us…

Dōtonbori Street, Osaka

Japan Revisited – Dōtonbori Street, Osaka

July 2009 – New York has the Empire State Building, London has Big Ben, and Osaka has…a giant crab? I have to admit, before our trip to Japan, the crab was the first thing that came to mind when hearing someone mention Osaka. Not that there’s anything wrong with the iconic crustacean landmark itself – it’s pretty…