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This post will consist of a Q&A and portrait of someone we meet on the trip.

Can We Photograph Your Cows?

Can We Photograph Your Cows?

We left the Khmer temples of Prasat Phanom Rung and nearby Prasat Muang Tam that we’d woken at 4am to drive to, in order to capture them at their best at magic hour, and we began our drive back to Korat and on to another Khmer temple...
Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Have You Ever Wanted to Hug Your Concierge?

Staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while offers opportunities to get close to people in ways that a hotel can’t. Don’t believe us? These are some of the special people we befriended who touched our souls over the last year...
Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

Taking Portraits — Tips for Travellers

What constitutes a portrait photo? How do you go about capturing a good portrait of a person? And do you need permission? These are some of the questions readers have asked me via email in relation to our August Grantourismo contest. What is a portrait?...
What We Love Most About Local Travel: Meeting Locals

What We Love Most About Local Travel: Meeting Locals

Connecting with locals has been the most satisfying part of our travels so far this year. By far. Not seeing the Sagrada Familia, the Eiffel Tower, the Empire State, or any other important monument or major sight. Because we haven’t visited any of those, in fact....
Painting Venice

Painting Venice

Painting. Venice. Two notions that appeal to this romantic grand turista. We’ve been seeing artists sketching and painting in Venice and all over Europe this spring, setting up easels and drawing in sketchbooks, everywhere from the cobblestone lanes of the old town of Kotor to...