Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

Food: a journey between homes

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph by Mark Eveleigh] My life is so different from what it once was. I think these words often; usually when I’m crouched next to … Continue reading

September 20, 2013 · 12 Comments

Parallel worlds: Calm, crazy, beautiful worlds

[photograph © Narina Exelby] An early afternoon run through the streets of old Pamplona which, a few weeks from now, will be the craziest party capital of the world; and … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · 2 Comments

Behind the lens: Leopards, spotted

“You are a beauty!…You can lie on the bare ground and look like a heap of pebbles…You can lie out on a leafy branch and look like sunshine sifting through … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · 4 Comments

Virtual + reality: One afternoon in the African bush

In the far north of KwaZulu-Natal, where South Africa borders with Mozambique, there is a game reserve called Tembe Elephant Park. It’s home to thousands of animals, including more than … Continue reading

May 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

[Organic] market research

How do fresh produce markets on opposite sides of the globe – and two seasons apart – compare? For our Parallel Worlds writing project, two writers – one in Montreal … Continue reading

April 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

The journey of two buses

How similar – or different – can two bus trips, taken on the same day but on two continents, be? As part of our Parallel Worlds writing project, we hopped … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

Trading places: A tale of two slave coasts

  On two side of the Atlantic ocean, there stand two reminders – one well-known, the other not – of one of the darkest periods of human history: the slave trade. Elmina … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Parallel worlds: Two crazy lucky lottery winners

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] What would you do if you won the lottery? Be honest – you’ve mulled over that before, right? You’d go travelling, pay off your … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

Parallel worlds: The real story behind the portrait

[intro by Narina Exelby / photograph © Mark Eveleigh] A picture, according to the old adage, is worth a thousand words. Usually those words belong to the viewer – because … Continue reading

January 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

Parallel worlds: When children dream to travel

[words by Narina Exelby and Mark Eveleigh] Almost a decade and two continents apart, a little blonde boy and a little blonde girl dreamt of seeing a world very different … Continue reading

January 4, 2012 · 5 Comments

Parallel worlds: Christmas in 4 cities and a small Irish village

We asked five writers around the world – in four cities and a small Irish village – what the Christmas vibe is like where they are, right now. We didn’t … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

Parallel Worlds – road tripping

[words by Mark Eveleigh and Narina Exelby] Early morning at a service station in Rio Grande do Sul – snacking on pão de queijo and short caffeine-loaded shots of cafezinho … Continue reading

December 20, 2011 · 7 Comments

Parallel worlds

One ocean, five time zones and 6873 kilometres apart, two writers sat at cafés on two different continents at exactly the same moment, and ordered a cup of coffee. They … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · 2 Comments