Marsyangdi, Nepal, travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, photography, Annapurna Circuit, trekking in Nepal, Pokhara, Annapurna Sanctuary, Annapurna I, Himalaya, Himalayan Mountains, Tibet, Prayer Flags, people of Nepal, Mustang, Manaslu, 8,000 meter mountains, Manang, Muktinath, Dhaulagiri,

ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT PHOTO GALLERY: PART 2

http://oneworldoneyear.com/2014/12/13/annapurna-base-camp-photo-gallery/ Making the climb to Manang on the Annapurna Circuit. The ancient village of Braga on the Annapurna Circuit. Along the trail...
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ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT PHOTO GALLERY: PART 1

Trekking in Nepal was something both of us were excited to experience on this trip and it didn't disappoint. Mark shot over 2,900 photos on the Annapurna Circuit alone and was then faced with the daunting task...
Europe, Travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, Photography, Istanbul, Turkey, Istanbul, Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Suleymaniye Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Galata Tower, Golden Horn, Galata, Galata Bridge, Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern,

TURKEY PHOTO GALLERY

After a bumpy start to our stay in Istanbul—our hostel was shut down by police due to a burglary and rioting right outside—we settled down with new friends and got to sightseeing. This historic city, a...
The Magic Bus, Istanbul

LAST RIDE ON THE MAGIC BUS

The closer we got to visiting Istanbul the more we read and worried about the continuing conflict in Syria, which by that point had reached the Turkish border. Our initial plans to travel east to visit such...
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GREECE PHOTO GALLERY

After a few days exploring Athens we took caught a nine-hour ferry ride to the island of Santorini where we finally found the rest and relaxation we were in great need of. Four months into this trip we happily...
Oia, Santorini

6 DAYS IN SANTORINI

I can't sit still for more than five minutes if it's a glorious day outside and there's trails to hike, walls to climb, bikes to ride, etc. So all that laying-around-in-sand nonsense that happens on beaches...
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy

ROME PHOTO GALLERY

With a little bit of good luck we ended up spending our first day in Italy at holy mass with Pope Francis and Andrea Bocelli in St. Peter's Square! We followed that with a busy few days visiting all the...
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1.3

GEAR REVIEW: EAGLE CREEK PACK-IT SPECTER QUICK TRIP

Hoping to reduce weight I chose the Eagle Creek Pack-It Specter Quick Trip toiletry bag to pack my hygiene kit for the year. But for the remainder of this review I'll refer to it as the Quick Rip!...
Building castells in the streets of Barcelona, Spain

BARCELONA PHOTO GALLERY

A somewhat unplanned visit to Barcelona, thanks to a £1 Megabus ticket, left us madly in love with the Spanish city. During our stay—made possible by our friend Vita who put us up in her apartment—we...
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2.0

GEAR REVIEW: OSPREY FARPOINT 55 BACKPACK

I really like that my Osprey Farpoint 55 backpack is panel loading with a single, locking zipper. Unfortunately that’s all I like about it and it failed to make my revised round-the-world packing list. A...
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4.5

GEAR REVIEW: SALOMON SYNAPSE HIKING SHOES

Besides picking a good backpack, selecting the right shoes was probably the most important decision I needed to make when shopping for this year-long trip. Thankfully, unlike my backpack selection, I was...
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ANTONI GAUDI’S SAGRADA FAMILIA

I'm ashamed to admit that I arrived in Barcelona with no idea who Antoni Gaudí was, only knowing that I had to visit that "crazy-looking cathedral" I'd seen pictures, (turns out it's actually a minor...
Versailles, Paris

PARIS PHOTO GALLERY

Six nights in Paris and so much to eat! We made stops at many of the stunning sights around the city including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and Versailles. But the...