September 2009 Archive

Travel Photography with a Disposable Camera (it’s NOT an oxymoron)

Your camera equipment was stolen in Portugal. A clumsy bauble above the Seine left the river owning the digital SLR. You own no camera equipment, but there’s something you really want to photograph on your upcoming trip. Lots of scenarios could result in a disposable/single use film camera landing in your hands. The good news is great photos (even artistic photos) can be achieved with the simple equipment.

Passport Chop

Zhiqiang and Tingyi are a couple of travel addicts from Singapore writing about their home town and their travel experiences abroad.

Existential Migration: Feeling at Home as the Foreigner

I could tell it was time to move on. Eight years I had spent working for the same company. It had been good for both me and them, but times were changing. My boss and mentor had been let go, and the business focus of my department was shifting away from my core skill set. I needed to find something new to do.

This is the position I found myself in during the first few months of 2008. I thought about what I wanted to do next, and came up with a number of options, including moving to another division, moving to another company, starting a new career, starting my own business or going back to school. I spent a month musing on my next move. One idea kept coming forward, getting stronger and stronger as the month progressed. In March, about two weeks before I finally made a final decision on what I would do, I decided to create a list of the options and my thoughts on what I should do next. For one of the options, I wrote the following:

Option: Quit job and move to London.
Analysis: Least sensible option, but for some reason this feels important to do.

Racism on the Road: Experiences of a Mixed-Race Couple

I read a number of recent posts from those thinking of travelling who are either anxious, or put off entirely, by the threat of racism on their journey. Having spent much of the last 20 years travelling with my wife, who is Indian, I thought I’d take the time to share our experiences of being a mixed race travelling couple and hopefully offer some reassurance to other travellers.

Shutterbug Scribbler

Shutterbug Scribbler is the blog of Shehani, a 30-something Canadian who has been living in Madrid for the past three years. Her descriptions and stories from daily life are complemented by bright and colourful photography.

Wanderlust

Zishaan Hayath is a talented photographer from India whose blog is a collection of travel journals about trips throughout India and further afield.

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