Europe

Last on Hill

Last on Hill

RED LEADER: Our first red run The sun had fallen behind the mountain and the golden hue that hung like a shimmering halo above the peak had shifted to the icy blue of impending dusk. Apart from the brief racket…

Cardiff and the Doctor (why I went, and why I’d stay)

Cardiff and the Doctor (why I went, and why I’d stay)

We started planning our trip (my first) to Europe over a year before we queued up at the departure gate. Two things remained constant over the year between the decision to go and actually making the flight. The trip was…

A few days in Berlin

A few days in Berlin

When we travel, Linh and I usually like to spend a great deal of time immersing ourselves in one or two countries rather than flitting between a few well-visited, high-profile attractions. Most of our journeys involve some overland travel and…

Barber Shop Photos 26 – An evening in Oxford

Barber Shop Photos 26 – An evening in Oxford

These shots are all the result of an evening walk through Oxford. We had no time to set up the tripod (which is tiny) so it was an exercise in breathing as much as shooting.

How travelling to Europe is different – Normandy, France.

How travelling to Europe is different – Normandy, France.

When we take a trip, I’m used to spending a good two to four weeks in a couple of carefully selected countries. Coming from Perth, one of the most isolated cities on the planet, it’s a massive undertaking – both…

Barber Shop Photos 24 – A winter’s Night in Berlin

Barber Shop Photos 24 – A winter’s Night in Berlin

This shot comes from an evening in Berlin. The weather was cool (around 2 degrees) and we had arrived in Berlin the day before after a week of snow. The snow had turned to ice and the mix of black…

My first real encounter with the language barrier

My first real encounter with the language barrier

Whenever I travel, people ask me how I deal with the language barrier as if it is some kind of physically oppressive wall that stops them from travelling themselves. Of course I tell them that language is only a part…

A few rules for visiting London at Christmas

A few rules for visiting London at Christmas

For some, Christmas is a time to share their faith with loved ones. For others, it is an opportunity to bring the family together. For me, Christmas means crowds, maddening jingles, and the disgruntled mood that comes with them. We…

Travelling in search of culture

Travelling in search of culture

When we travel, one of our goals is always to find a slice of whichever country we’re touring that has been saved the ravages of tourism. As contradictory as it may be, we travel to seek the very thing our…