Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

The best of Bali for kids

[intro by Mark Eveleigh / words by Lucia Eveleigh Montes] Bali… Land of fairytales and cloud-capped volcanoes that rise like mountains in the sky. Mysterious temples inhabited by enchanting copper-skinned … Continue reading

August 29, 2013 · 7 Comments

A surf adventure: the Gulf’s best waves

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] In all the landscape around me nothing moved but a single skittish little dust-devil, last testament to a 500-metre-high wall of sand that had blasted … Continue reading

August 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: The memory of dust

[words by Narina Exelby] My favourite way to travel is by road. By car, motorbike, bicycle, foot, 4×4 – as long as I have the power to stop when I … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Night of the turtle invasion

[words © Mark Eveleigh] The sun rose on a battlefield that was thick with flying dust. Hunched shapes lay in tortured postures, writhing on the sand. Others crawled, inch by painful inch, … Continue reading

June 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

Surfing without sight: A lesson in bravery

[words by Narina Exelby / photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The biggest life lessons are often learnt when you least expect them – like, for example, when you’re slurping a banana milkshake on the … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 5 Comments

For blood and glory

[words by Mark Eveleigh] “There may be some blood,” the Samburu elder warns me. “But not too much.” The sight of blood is something I’ve always tried to avoid. More … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Have maternity leave, will backpack

[words and photograph © Christopher Herwig / The WideAngle] Maternity leave should be a time for caring for your new bundle of joy, feeding him, changing his diapers and rocking him … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

The camera that survived seven months in an African river

[words and photograph © Narina Exelby] One evening last November, as night closed in over the Lugenda River in northern Mozambique, Nic van Rensburg chuckled, took a sip of his G&T … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

The beast that kills with one leap

[words and photograph Mark Eveleigh] I am on my hands and knees on the jungle floor trying to blend in with dozens of white-nosed coatis. All around me the undergrowth … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

Chasing the big picture

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Eric Nathan, The WideAngle] An experienced BBC photographer once summed up the challenges faced by assignment photographers about as succinctly as I’ve ever heard … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Indonesia: Sailing into the heart of Borneo

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] “Kopi! Kopi panas!” The welcoming invitation to hot coffee brought an end to what had been a fitful night’s sleep. I gratefully rolled out of my … Continue reading

December 13, 2012 · 3 Comments

Indonesia: Jakarta, behind the lens

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] Jakarta’s Sunda Kelapa harbour is the perfect place for a first introduction to the span and diversity of Indonesia, one of the world’s most exciting … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indonesia: Bali’s wild west

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] A wisp of incense swirls among the roots of a sacred banyan tree. A piece of banana leaf has been carefully decorated with petals, rice and … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 2 Comments