Ateshkadeh - Fire Temple, Yazd

Australia to Africa

Ateshkadeh - Fire Temple, Yazd

Midnight Sniffs

Iran |

I wake to the sounds of sniffing around my tent. I wished then I hadn’t read the short story in my guide book just before I feel asleep, about an Iranian girl too scared to camp in the mountains because wolves might eat her. Read more...

Police Escort, Pakistan

GoodBye Pakistan

Pakistan |

Riding across Pakistan, I couldn’t help wishing I was back in Gilgit. I was excited to be entering Iran and seeing new things but super scared to cross the most dangerous part of Pakistan and Iran, the most risky part of my whole trip to date. Read more...

Shandur Polo Tournament

Shandur Polo Tournament

Pakistan |

Dust clogged sweat drips down my face as I stare through my lens at the two teams upon their mounts pounding towards me. I feel space opening up behind me as the crowd scrambles backwards and over the white painted half height stone wall, hoping it might give some protection from the heaving beasts bearing down on us. Read more...

Shigar Valley, Baltistan, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan

A Beautiful Haven Within Pakistan

Pakistan |

Pakistan is a misunderstood country.  It’s on the news daily about the latest car bombs, Taliban’s attacks and riots. However, since I’ve been in this country I haven’t felt at all unsafe or experienced anything like what the travel advisories keep on reminding me about. Read more...