Saturday, July 4, 2020

Oh! Kolkata: The beating heart of a metropolis on the road to modernisation

Calcutta, the former capital of British India, is a bustling city that is trying to modernise after years of Communist rule. Farhiz paid a visit to some of the city's historica landmarks.

Perilous times on the road from Tibet to Kathmandu

The best of roads, the worst of roads: It was a time for strong nerves. Wayne takes a hair-raising trip on the perilous "highway" from the China-Tibet border to Kathmandu in Depal.

Striding out of lockdown, Aussie rules

As lockdown rules relax in Australia, what's the best bet for social distancing? A 28mm up-close risk taker or supping with a long lens at 400mm? Our correspondents wake up and smell the coffee...

Husky Sledding: An excursion in Tromsø

David fulfilled a lifelong ambition when he went huskie sledding in northern Norway with his Sami guide...

Valgaudemar: A brief summer affair with the Sony A7 and Zeiss 35mm f/2.8

The "French Himalayan valley", Valgaudemar, is a delight and far from the madding crowd. Jean takes his Sony A7 on a tour.

Plitvice Lakes: Seeking the source with the Leica X Vario

Kevin begins his journey with his Leica X Vario through the wonderful natural beauty of Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Sony RX100V: Is it the travel camera for me?

Could this second-hand Sony RX100 Mark V be the holy-grail-type travel camera Wayne is seeking? Or will Panasonic keep his attention. Let's find out...

India: Assam, Bihu and the world’s largest river island

Assam is the gateway to many of the north-eastern states of India. On our way to one of them, our drive from the airport in Guwahati to the first night-stop took a little over six hours, which includes stopping along the way to stretch our legs but also because it was a Thursday.

Interrupted relationships in the Lockdown of 2020

In the space of six weeks, our horizons have shrunk to what they were 200 years ago. We're in danger of becoming too parochial in these days of house arrest.

The Coastal Express, a Norwegian institution

God Dag! Described as “the world’s most beautiful sea voyage,” the round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes and back...