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Travel and Photography Insights

Ian’s Travel Photography Blog is your source for insights about all things travel and photography. Check back often, to read Ian’s views on travelling for photography, and how he sees things when he’s there.

The Yi Peng Festival

The Yi Peng Festival

The Yi Peng Festival is one of the most visually stunning spectacles in Thailand. If you’re in Thailand in November, you must check it out.

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Baan Batt Bowls

Baan Batt Bowls

Many industries in Thailand have modernized for greater profitability. But the Baan Batt bowl industry is still operated by hand in Bangkok.

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The Kayan People

The Kayan People

Read about the Kayan People, an indigenous tribe in Northern Thailand and Myanmar, and find out what those neck rings are all about.

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Thailand’s Pet Elephants

Thailand’s Pet Elephants

Thailand has had a long history with elephants, lasting many centuries. Now as Thailand’s pet elephants, they lead a very different life.

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George Town Art

George Town Art

In Malaysia, many of the cities embrace public art. George Town Art is among the best in the country, and definitely worth a visit to Penang.

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The Falls at Klungkung, Bali

The Falls at Klungkung, Bali

Visiting Bali is something everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. When you’re there, be sure to check out the falls at Klungkung.

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A Close Shave in Hanoi

A Close Shave in Hanoi

When it comes to men’s grooming, Vietnam has got it figured out. Pull up a chair on any corner of the city to get a close shave in Hanoi.

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Cool and Dry in Cambodia

Cool and Dry in Cambodia

It gets pretty hot and humid in Cambodia any time of year. Finding a place to stay cool and dry in Cambodia is something of a challenge.

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Taj Mahal Photo Tips

Taj Mahal Photo Tips

The Taj Mahal has got to be one of the most visited locations in the world. Read these Taj Mahal Photo Tips and come away with better photos.

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Yalta’s Pebble Beach

Yalta’s Pebble Beach

Beaches in Yalta are like most along the Black Sea, with no sand to be seen anywhere. Despite the physical hardships, this beach is popular.

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Cambodian History Lesson

Cambodian History Lesson

Southeast Asia has had its share of shameful and traumatic periods, and the atrocities committed in recent Cambodian history leads that list.

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Phoblographer Interview

Phoblographer Interview

I had an opportunity to do the coveted Phoblographer Interview, and you can read it here – where I share advice for shooting street images.

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Gondolas at Sunrise

Gondolas at Sunrise

Ask anyone to name a symbol for Venice, most would reply ‘Gondolas’. And there’s no better time to photograph gondolas than at sunrise.

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5 Monks on a Break

5 Monks on a Break

Monks are everywhere in Bhutan. When I was climbing up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery, I came across these 5 monks on a break having a laugh.

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