Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

The secret tale of an Indian jungle

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] To my guide, the soft dust read like a newspaper report of the night’s drama. Tiger pugmarks the size of dinner plates were punctuated … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

The 12 commandments – for luxury hotels

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph Jonathan Perugia, The WideAngle] During almost two decades as travel journalists, we’ve stayed in grungy backpacker ghettos everywhere from Delhi to Vic Falls to Mexico … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Desert storm

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] For two days we had been driving towards the desert and then suddenly, one sunny afternoon in a Moroccan market town, the desert came to us…in … Continue reading

October 31, 2012 · 29 Comments

Inspiration for Halloween

 [photographs © Boaz Rottem, Rodolphe Simeon, Steve Davey & Tito Herrera / all The WideAngle] If you’ve not yet found your costume for Halloween, there’s no need to panic. All … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Old-school safari

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Narina Exelby] We’re sitting on the veranda at Voi Wildlife Lodge, looking northward into a shimmering expanse that the old colonials used to … Continue reading

September 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Land of the giants

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] The guide spurred his horse forward: “Let’s Ride! . . . And try not to let any big pussy cats spook the horses.” There … Continue reading

May 9, 2012 · 1 Comment

[Almost] around the world in 23 years – and in the same vehicle

[words and photographs © David Lemke, The WideAngle] When you think of the world’s greatest travellers, many names come to mind – but 75-year-old Gunther Holtorf is probably not one … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

A portrait of women

[photographs © Mirjam Letsch, Georgina Cranston, Gianluco Di Santo, Mark Eveleigh, Wylie Maercklein, Steve Davey, Boaz Rottem; all The WideAngle] To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve gathered portraits of women … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Where to find adventure in South America

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Jacques Marais, The WideAngle] From the sun-baked saltpans of the Atacama Desert to the rioting vegetation of the Orinoco basin, and from the mangrove … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

One night in Cardiff

[words and image © Maciej Dakowicz, The WideAngle] I shot this image on a Saturday night in Cardiff, in the city centre. Cardiff has a very vibrant weekend night life and I’ve … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Caravan of time

[words and photograph © Lucie Debelkova, The WideAngle] Watching the sun rise or set over the sand dunes of Merzouga may be the most spectacular experience you have on your … Continue reading

February 23, 2012 · 6 Comments

When nature calls…

[words and photograph © Mark Eveleigh] “Kalahari” is derived from a Setswana word meaning “The Great Thirstland” – so the first thing Bart and I did after our rendezvous was to head … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

Jumping Rio Carnival with Carmelitas bloco

[words and photographs © Mark Eveleigh] A bishop sits drunkenly on a step, nursing a glass of beer and eying up a body-builder with a red satin dress stretching over … Continue reading

February 18, 2012 · 5 Comments