Travel photos

I’m not a photojournalist. I deliberately I don’t add photos to my travel blogs. Why? Because I’m not usually writing about the normal photogenic tourist things. In any case, my photos generally aren’t good enough to do justice to what I’m writing about. Also, I don’t want my writing to be just a description or explanation of the available photos. In the end, I’ve decided to keep all my travel blogs photo-free. Having said all that, I do have photos from my travels all over the world, so I’ve published some of them on this separate ‘travel photos’ page. In some instances, if they connect directly to a travel blog, or a news item about my work, I have added a link.


Tromsdalstinden summit in the Arctic Circle in Norway

On the summit of Tromsdalstinden, in the Arctic Circle in Norway, near Tromso.


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With my host family after staying with them on New Year’s Eve in Bali, Indonesia.


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A banquet provided by my generous hosts, colleagues and new friends in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Read travel blog: Stranded in Saudi Arabia without a Passport


Mount Errigal in County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.

Read travel blog: From Mount Errigal to the Blue Ocean


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With Liina Metsküla in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific.

Read travel blog: The Great Little Tongatapu South Pacific Ocean Drive


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Women in canoe in the rain. Mekong Delta, Vietnam.


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Snorkelling in the Maldives, Indian Ocean.


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With the British Ambassador to Belarus, Fionna Gibb, in Minsk for the publication of my book ‘T-Shirts and Suits: A Guide to the Business of Creativity’, translated into Belarusian.

(Link to news item.)


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At a cafe in Timor Leste (East Timor), South East Asia.


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With my trekking guides Sani and Dicky, climbing a volcano in Sumatra, Indonesia.

Read travel blog: On an active volcano in Sumatra


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At a conference in Davao, the Philippines, with Lorraine Ngaosi.


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With a friendly parrot outside my hut in the Solomon Islands, South Pacific.

Read travel blog: Marooned in the Solomon Islands


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The launch that took me from Honduras to Belize in Central America.


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New Year at Chai Lai Orchid Elephant Sanctuary, near Chiang Mai in Thailand.


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“80 EIRE” sign in white stones, on the north west coast of Ireland at Malin Head.

Read travel blog: A Postcard from Malin Head


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Kiyomizu Temple in the snow, viewed from a nearby graveyard. Kyoto, Japan.

Read travel blog: Kyoto in the Snow


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With creative entrepreneurs following my training workshop at the Center for Creativity in Maribor, Slovenia.

(Link to news item.)


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Hummus with pine nuts at Cafe Le Chef, Beirut, Lebanon.

Read travel blog: Coming home in Beirut


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Working with Olga Kizina in Moscow, Russia.


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At a banana plantation in Kenya when visiting ICOSEED in Kutus Town.


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A wall in Venice, Italy.


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With the media team in Kiev, Ukraine, making videos for online training courses for creative entrepreneurs in Ukraine, Belarus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Armenia.

(Link to news item.)


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At the statue of Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


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One of a set of photos taken in Minsk, Belaurus by Yuliya Matskevich.


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Travelling solo around the island of Bali, Indonesia.


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Minibus in Dili, Timor Leste (East Timor).

Read travel blog: Observing Timor Leste without taking photos


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A boat trip on Lake Ohrid, Macedonia, with hostel friends.

Read travel blog: Finding a route over the mountains in Macedonia


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With my students when teaching on the MSc in Creative Entrepreneurship at Vilnius University Business School in Lithuania.

(Link to news item.)


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Sitting with the pilot on the flight to Tanna from Port Vila in Vanuatu, South Pacific.


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With friends in Bali, Indonesia.


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In the desert in the United Arab Emirates.


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With the host of my TV interview about the creative economy, filmed in the British Embassy in Minsk, Belarus.

(Link to news item.)


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With Creative Economy conference organisers Lobna Hamada and Mais Al-Ras in Saudi Arabia.

Read travel blog: Stranded in Saudi Arabia without a Passport


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A monk in Thailand.


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Antigua, Guatemala.


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Clouds over Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa.
They call this phenomenon the ‘table cloth’.


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On a visit to a traditional village. Tanna Island, Vanuatu, South Pacific.


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With Juan Diego Ortiz and Felipe Buitrago at Festival Naranja, the Orange Economy conference in Bogotá, Colombia.

(Link to news item.)


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Relaxing at Dolphin View Beach, Solomon Island, South Pacific.

Read travel blog: Marooned in the Solomon Islands


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Hiking in Madeira with friends.


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Pangaimotu Island, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific.

Read travel blog: The Great Little Tongatapu South Pacific Ocean Drive


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With colleagues at Biz Labs, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

(Link to news item.)


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Maafushi Island, the Maldives, Indian Ocean.


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With colleagues and friends in the Basque Country, northern Spain.


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A poster advertising my event at Innovation Centre Kosovo, in Prishtina, Kosovo.

(Link to news item.)


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Formal photo when on business in Vientiane, Laos.


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On a walking tour of the city of Skopje in Macedonia.


DP on lake in Colombia

On the lake at El Peñol, Antioquia region, Colombia.