Hi friends. Today I share with you a Black and White photo of the iconic Taj Mahal, in Agra India, taken from the Yamuna River. Built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, The Taj Mahal is often referred to as the greatest monument to love ever built. [...]
Have you ever driven, or been driven, on the roads in India? It’s a crazy experience. I don’t think foreigners could ever fully get used to the craziness that takes place on the average street in India. India makes New York City look like Jackson, Mississippi. Seriously. First of all, the roads are terrible….full of [...]
A visit to Beijing, China, isn’t complete without a hike along the Great Wall of China. As I began reviewing the available hiking tours, I was overwhelmed by the number of options. Popular routes include the Jinshanling to Simatai route and the section around Badaling. These options were not particularly interesting to me because they [...]
We are excited to introduce a new regular photography feature by National Geographic’s own Jonathan Irish. We met Jonathan in Switzerland and became fast friends. He and Dave instantly hit it off talking ‘all things photography and’ we were both blown away by his fantastic eye. It is an honour to have him as a contributor [...]
China is a country filled with unexpected surprises. When we visited we were surprised by the warm welcome we received from the people, we were surprised by the beauty of the landscape and by the sheer size and scope of the cities. To truly visit China you would need a lifetime, but here’s a list [...]
India as a travel destination needs little introduction – it’s somewhere firmly on the independent travellers circuit. I’ve recently returned from my third trip to the country, a visit that was different to the previous two. This time, I went there with the express intentions of attempting to photograph the country and capture its overbearingness [...]
Bond… James Bond While we were back in Canada last week, we happened to be home for the debut of Skyfall, the latest James Bond movie with Daniel Craig. We both agree, he’s the best James Bond ever and while I was watching the movie, I started to think about all the cool Bond Locations [...]
China on a Budget China is a great destination for both, experienced and inexperienced, budget travellers. It offers amazing natural scenery as well as historical and cultural relics, so the number of foreign travellers visiting China is increasing every year. The country is growing faster than ever and people are getting richer by the minute, [...]
The world we live in is a mystifying and enchanting place and if you have the drive to explore it, then you are sure to find yourself in some amazing places. But sometimes it’s not about the places, it’s about the people. The faces of the thousands of lives that you come in contact with [...]
Travel creates memories to last a life time, in our case it’s our adventure travels that stand out and here are our 3 most memorable moments.
I have had the chance to trek India on several occasions. But I always longed to go on Chadar trek, one of the toughest in treks in Ladakh.
As a travel photographer I spend a lot of time looking at travel photos. I try to pick out unique themes that will interest our readers.
As we reached the summit of Adams Peak innSri Lanka we were treated to an amazing sunrise. Suddenly the agonizing climb up those steep stairs seemed worth it.As the chill in the air faded the warmth of the sun hit our faces.
The clouds loomed, but the colours popped on these Chili’s that were set out to dry. Cycling through the Karst formations that surround Yanshuo was one of the highlights of being in China
The barren landscape over the Thar desert in Rajasthan makes for an incredible background especially at sunset. You can just see Pakistan in the distance.
When travelling to India, you will see many Jain temples scattered throughout the country. The temples that we visited had many a marble pillar. The Ranakpur Temple has 1444 marble pilars to be exact and is considered one of the finest Jain temples in the country.
Going on a camel safari seems more glamorous than it actually is. When looking at photographs one thinks of Lawrence of Arabia and the Queen of Sheba.
The Golden Eagle has always been Dave’s favourite bird of prey since he was a child. In Western Mongolia men still use eagles to hunt for prey and when we came upon this eagle hunter we had to stop to say hello. They are massive creatures with great strength and looking into its eyes you [...]
In Rajasthan, India we came across a friendly man making delicious steamed milk. The guys that boil this milk to be used in chai are true artists. They mix and scoop the milk drawing long lines of liquid through the air. The more skilled they are, the longer the line between the cup and the [...]
It was actually difficult studying the interior of the Man-Mo Temple in Hong Kong due to the intense smell of incense, but it was also fascinating.