Saturday, January 19, 2008

Going Local

Imagery interlude...

Crossing the harbour at Mopti.

Sitting in a rest-house during hiking having a well-deserved beer.

At the top of the Bandiagara Escarpment after a few days of most excellent (and bloody hot) hiking.

Pics courtesy of Glen and Heather.


  1. Dear Mr. Neil,
    Where you were drinking Coca-Cola . . . I can have some drinks that are for grown-ups too. Like 7-Up. I like the picture of where you were hiking. In Guatemala, we hiked a great big hill and we saw a strange bug too. So I guess we were both doing the same thing at different times. Those things are cool. I bet the Coca-Cola must have been good. Were you also drinking beer? Did you eat anything?

  2. One thing I have found in so many of your pictures (both here and from past travels) is that you find good photographers to take pictures of you on your travels. Why is it that all of the kind volunteers we find to take pictures of us always end up with blurry, or uninteresting pictures?
    Glad to hear to had such a good group. I know from Tunisia how critical that can be!



An inveterate traveler, who has explored all seven continents, Neil centres his freelance writing today on travel.
Published work includes travel writing in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Buffalo News, Travel Scoop and The Wonderful World of Budget Travel. Featured destinations include: Toronto, Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario; Amsterdam, Netherlands; Qufu, China; Oaxaca, Mexico; Jersey, Channel Islands; Trans-Siberian Express.
Neil’s photography focuses on finding images of the worlds he visits that capture the essence of “place”. Whether photographing landscapes, archaeological sites or locals, the goal is to make a picture emotive of what brought one there.
Photography has been published in Camera Canada, Foto Flash, Minolta Mirror and travel publications, as well as displayed at gallery exhibits in Toronto.