Travel: Paris and London 2016

So I went to Europe last year on this really great holiday, and completely forgot to share my photos from the last part of the trip on here – Paris and London! I added a couple of days onto the end of my Germany trip to go back and visit these two cities (I was there in 2014), because I wanted to catch some of the things I missed the previous time – mainly the Catacombs in Paris (creepy underground skulls), and the Old Operating Theatre & Museum in London (creepy old medical stuff). You can also check out my shots …

Travel: Black Forest, Germany 2016

Next up on my Europe trip in May after Munich was exploring the Black Forest at the bottom of Germany for two and a half days. I’d read that Freiburg (a city in Baden-Württemberg) was the one of the best bases for exploring the Black Forest, so I booked an Air BnB there and booked two full day self guided tours through Black Forest Tours (which I’d highly recommend!). There’s sooo many different small cities and towns in the area, that doing one of these tours just seemed easier than trying to work out which to visit in such a short time. Once you …

Travel: Munich, Germany 2016

Next up on my Europe trip in May after Hamburg was Munich for 3 days. It’s a pretty cool city, very different to Berlin as well – it’s very easy to get around, much less spread out, and the food here was the best I found in Germany. Here’s my top 5 places to see if you’re visiting Munich: 1. Munich’s Neus Rathaus (town hall) – probably one of the coolest buildings I’ve ever seen, and it’s right in the centre of the city so you’re likely to pass it most days. 2. View of Munich from St Peter’s Church – …

Travel: Hamburg, Germany 2016

Following on from visiting Berlin back in May, next up was a quick trip to Hamburg for 1.5 days. It’s only a two hour trip on the train, and I’d booked a really cute room in an apartment off Air Bnb that was basically the German replica of my house in Melbourne that was right across the road from the main train station. In comparison to Berlin, Hamburg seemed pretty tiny, and I felt like two days was probably enough. The Warehouse District was easily my favourite to photograph, and I ticked ‘something creepy’ off the list by checking out the …

Travel: Berlin, Germany 2016

Back in April/May I visited Germany for the first time, and visited four cities in two weeks while I was there. Berlin was first up, where I spent six days – it was such an interesting city, every neighbourhood had a different vibe and style to it, completely different to Melbourne. It didn’t even matter that I couldn’t speak German, almost everyone there spoke English so it was easy! All photos were shot with my Nikon D800 and Nikon 35mm f1.8 or Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 lens. If you’d like to see more you can view them on my Flickr.   My top 10 favourite …

Travel: Fuji, Japan

During my recent trip to Japan, my friend Dave and I spent a day and a half in Fuji. We had flown in to Tokyo on the Monday, and on Tuesday morning took four trains to get to Kawaguchiko (we later realised that we could have just taken a bus directly from Shibuya). The whole train trip we were looking out for a glimpse of Mt Fuji, and when we got off the train at Kawaguchiko station we definitely didn’t expect such an amazing view. Visiting Fuji was such a great experience – we visited the Kawaguchiko Ropeway, the Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine, …

Travel: 7 Days in London

If this is the first of my travel blogs from my recent trip to England that you’re reading, you’ve picked the right one! Back in September 2014 I took a three week holiday in England (and a couple of days in Paris) for the first time. London was obviously going to be the highlight, so I started the trip with seven days in London to explore, take photos, and see as much as humanly possible. I got sick as soon as I got there (probably from the 24 hours of travel) but I didn’t let it stop me – instead …