Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

Ganvie Stilt Village, Benin

Built to escape the marauding Fon warriors of the 16th century, today the stilt village of Ganvie, in the middle of Lake Nokoue, still … View Post
Dahomey Palaces, Benin

Dahomey Palaces, Benin

A deadly female guard of "Amazons" once protected the Dahomey King's Palaces. Visiting today is all a lot easier... View Post
In Search of Followers:  Voodoo Festival, Allada

In Search of Followers: Voodoo Festival, Allada

The Allada Voodoo Festival in Benin is a colourful and orchestrated affair... View Post
Voodoo Festival, Benin

Voodoo Festival, Benin

The annual Voodoo Festival held across Benin on 10th January is a spectacle of religion, mysticism and animal sacrifice. View Post
Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

Zhangye Danxia Geopark, China

Ribbons of reds, oranges and yellows slice through the rock, to create a rainbow vista contained only by the contours of the jagged mountain … View Post
Crescent Lake, Dunhuang, China

Crescent Lake, Dunhuang, China

For the thirsty Silk Road traveller it must have been an extraordinary sight. Small, sparkling like diamonds but more valuable than any gem stone … View Post
Turpan, on the Silk Road, China

Turpan, on the Silk Road, China

Stark and arid, there are few water courses to sustain life. Following the Silk Road east from Ürümqi, I was still skirting the … View Post
Kashgar Sunday Market, China

Kashgar Sunday Market, China

“Even before there was money, there was a Sunday bazaar in Kashgar.” View Post
Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala, India

Dharamsala possesses a raw mountainous and cultural beauty that has touched generations of my family. in 1943 my grandfather wrote... View Post
Embers of Shimla, India

Embers of Shimla, India

A walk down The Mall Road in Shimla is to walk back in time to the colonial era opulence of the British Raj. View Post