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While I was working on my recent Ladakh Women’s Project in India, completely out of range of any wifi (Ladakh lost its wifi on 25 January and while we were travelling there three months later it still hadn’t been restored), I had no idea that my work in Ethiopia was being considered as part of […]

“I am the sum total of everything that went before me, of all I have been seen done, of everything done-to-me. I am everyone everything whose being-in-the-world affected was affected by mine. I am anything that happens after I’m gone which would not have happened if I had not come.” ― Salman Rushdie Midnight’s Children […]

My Journey Through A Remote Fishing Village in the Disputed Territory of Western Sahara I could feel the salt air stinging my lips.  Lips cracked dry by days of working in the desert.  The ocean was literally rubbing salt in to my wounds.  We were in the windswept coast of Dakhla in the disputed territory of Western […]

And why they are (mostly) all wrong. Over the past few years while I’ve been travelling around the world, I’ve often left countries wondering where all of the adventurous young travellers have gone. It seems like younger people who are truly exploring some remote corners of the earth have somehow disappeared. Before the end of the […]

I love children.  Although I’ve never had my own, I’ve been fortunate enough to have four amazing step kids in my life, all of whom have brought me growth, maturity, insight and inspiration over the last decade that I’ve been instrumental in raising them. For a reason that pre-dates even my stepmother role, I’ve always gravitated […]

The complex dot paintings of the Pitjantjatjara people of central Australia.  August 2012. On our recent trip to Ladakh we spent an amazing week camped out beside a frozen stretch of the Rumbak River, a river that had carved out a narrow gorge which had been traversed by people on foot and on horseback for centuries. […]

I first visited Venice at the age of 22.  It was February and the streets were seething with crowds attracted to the city by Carnivale.  I remember wandering around the streets trying to find my hotel and being minorly spooked by strangers running past me in capes and masks.  It felt like I was trapped […]

When we arrived at the Hacienda San Lucas the sun was getting low and we were tired after a long day.  We had started before sunrise that morning and hiked a hill behind the beautiful and heavily forested lodge at Panacam on the side of Lake Yojoa.  Descending from that hike we were expertly chauffered to […]

I always become frightened when I learn more about birds such as the Honduran Emerald.  One of the main reasons we ventured to Honduras was to find this tiny hummingbird, classified as the rarest bird in Central America and probably one of the rarest hummingbirds in the world. Like so many other rare creatures that […]

During our recent travels in Honduras we were blessed to be guests at The Lodge at Pico Bonito.  Buried inside a stretch of jungle that is never likely to be cleared, the Lodge was not only a haven of tranquility, well marked trails and crisp white linen, it was one of the very few places […]

Santa Barbara emerges from the early morning cloud shrouding its summit. In the mist forests of Honduras resides one of the world’s most shy and spectacular creatures, the Resplendent Quetzal. Early one steamy morning we ventured down to the shores of Lake Yojoa to do some birding and as the blush of a new day […]

Pablo – one of the dangerous and unfriendly Hondurans we met in our travels Mainland Honduras has an image problem.  Prior to our recent visit to the country we did what we always do before going away.  We researched any travel warnings about the country to make sure we were going to be adequately prepared. […]