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...
Europe, Travel, travel photography, Canon 5D Mark III, Photography, Santorini, Oia, Sunset, Greece, Perissa, Fira, Thera, Ancient Thera, Red Bull Art of Motion, Art of Motion,

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...
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!...
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...
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...
Scotland, Visit Scotland, Scottish Independence, Durness, Melness, Kinlochbervie, Ullapool, Visit Ullapool, West Coast of Scotland, travel, backpacking, Melrose, Inverness, Glasgow, Surfing in Scotland,

SCOTLAND PHOTO GALLERY

An extended visit to Scotland, Mark's home country, where we were hosted by gracious family and friends from the northern coast to the southern...
The Lake District, Lake District, hiking, walking, walking holiday, England, hiking in England, walking the Lake District, what to see in England, Travel, Canon 5D Mark III, Helvellyn, YHA Hostel, Greenside, Greenside Lead Mine, Lower Man, climb Helvellyn,

THE LAKE DISTRICT PHOTO GALLERY

A whole lot of hills! We enjoyed four days of hiking and a little relaxing while staying at the YHA Helvellyn Hostel near Glenridding in the Lake...
Somerset, England, Minehead, Great Western Railway, Watchet, Exmoor, Travel, Backpacking, Travel Photography, Canon 5D Mark III,

SOMERSET PHOTO GALLERY

We visited Somerset, England, for some family history where we stopped in Sampford Brett, the home town of Mark's late grandparents, and explored the...
Berlin, Dresden, Photographs from a week in Germany where I explored Berlin , the city of Dresden and Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany, Travel, Backpacking, Europe, Cold War, Travel Photography, trip around the world,

GERMANY PHOTO GALLERY

Mark spent a week in Germany where he explored Berlin, the city of Dresden and Saxon Switzerland National Park. Berlin, Germany Checkpoint...
Lofoten, Norway, Moskenes, Hamnøy, Bodø, Visit Norway, Travel, Backpacking, Scandinavia, ferry to Moskenes, hiking in Norway, fishing, Cotopaxi, Gear For Good, Fjord, Reinefjord, Mount Reinebringen

NORWAY PHOTO GALLERY

It took three flights and then a three hour ferry ride from Bodø to Moskenes, but it was well worth the trip to visit Lofoten in northern Norway....
Time well spent visiting friends in Helsinki and family in Tampere, Finland. Lots of good food, fishing, boating, relaxing and sauna.

FINLAND PHOTO GALLERY

Time well spent visiting friends in Helsinki and family in Tampere, Finland. Lots of good food, fishing, boating, relaxing and sauna... plus roller...
During our short stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we visited the Hermitage, (Winter Palace), Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, the flea market at Udelnaya and took a lovely, evening boat ride.

SAINT PETERSBURG PHOTO GALLERY

During our short stay in Saint Petersburg, Russia, we visited the Hermitage, (Winter Palace), Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of Our Savior on...
When visiting Moscow, we loved Red Square, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin so much that we visited them repeatedly.

RED SQUARE

Being an 80s baby that grew up in the west, my perception of Red Square was always a rather gloomy one: a dark, cloudy sky over dingy brick buildings...