Most of my travels are off-the-beaten-track destinations where the effect of mass tourism has not yet destroyed the local way of life. However, when I return to some of these places several years later, I’m often shocked by the effects of irresponsible tourism – caused by tourists, local retailers, and developers. (Click link above to see photos).
Azerbaijan seems to be a very obscure and possibly weird place to many travellers, albeit few really have a clue what Azerbaijan is all about. I recently ventured here and found the capital city, Baku, a really nice town with friendly people. The country certainly is worth a visit and offers some very memorable experiences. (Click link above to see photos).
Bangladesh is one of the most rewarding places to visit for intrepid travelers who like to get well off the beaten track. If you are into portrait photography you will love the people of Bangladesh and they sure will love you. While there are at least 100 reasons to visit Bangladesh, here are 10 to think about. (Click link above to see photos).
Amok fish curry is well known across Cambodia. During my last trip I picked up dried powdered Amok Fish Curry and made up my own recipe which turned out to be incredibly delicious. Pumpkin and fish together in a curry is certainly not common in Asia, or anywhere in the world as far as I know, but it is delicious. (Click link above to see photos).
After 6 years of waiting and two of my visits, the Bolshoi Theatre reopened its door in 2011, and what a marvellous place! This theatre and the opera company itself are amongst the oldest and most renowned ballet and opera companies in the world. It first opened in 1825 and after this US$690 renovation its awesome! (Click link above to see photos).
The incredible World Fair (or World Expo) is held in another city every 2 to 4 years. These photos are from the 2010 Expo in Shanghai, China. Incredible architecture and tons of good stuff on display. True eye-candy. I spent at four days to explore along with 73 million other people. On Oct 16th, over 1 million visitors attended! (Click link above to see photos)
Iceland is an incredible country with so much to experience for nature lovers. I have driven entirely around the island’s famous Ring Road and often went off the main road with my 4-wheel drive vehicle to explore the unexplored. While driving is great, the best way to see Iceland is by hiking. (Click link above to see photos).
I have been to Japan well over 20 times and have travelled all over most of the Japanese islands. My favourite island is Japan’s most northern island – Hokkaido. Travel anytime of the year and you will be amazed. Winter is my favourite time. Here is a list of 10 must visit places around Hokkaido! (Click link above to see photos).