My lust for travel has taken me to every corner of the globe from the yoga Ashrams of Rishikesh, the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the lush backwaters of Kerala, Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala and the safari trips into the Rajasthan desert, India. Cycling the world most dangerous road in La Paz, Bolivia, visiting the enormity of the Himalayas, remote Buddhist temples and Everest basecamp in Tibet. Trekking in the Annapurna mountain range and swimming with elephants in the Chitwan National Park, Nepal. Witnessing the enormity of the Perito Moreno Glacier and hiking Torres Del Paine in Patagonia, Argentina. Climbing the enormous Inca temples in Mexico and Guatemala and the ancient civilisations of Angkor Wat, Cambodia.
From gold panning in the most northerly Arctic town of Alaska, Tuktoyaktuk, to the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia. The wonderful red lakes and pink flamingos of the Atacama Desert in Chile, to the powerful Iguazú Falls in Brazil. Unforgettable sunsets in Bali, Indonesia, scuba diving the coral reefs of Tobago, sitting at the highest lake in the world Namtso lake in Tibet, to the Huaraz valleys and Colca Canyon in Peru, the Great Wall, Hanging monastery and the terracotta warriors in China. Visiting the parched trees of the petrified forest Deadvlei desert and the highest Big Daddy sand dune in the Sossusvlei, Namibia.
I would always have my camera at the ready to snap anything that caught my eye: an interesting mosaic tile floor, an ancient ceramic or wall carving, an intricate textile embroidery or vintage traditional costume. I see the world as a myriad of patterns and colours. The way light plays such an important part in creating pattern, as it shines through the fronds of a fern or branches of a tree. The shadows it casts on the pathway or the reflections it leaves on the water. The way it beams coloured light through a stained glass window. The segmented shell of a tortoise, the husk of a pumkin, the thick skin of the elephant, the peeling paint on an ancient city wall, the tenticles of a starfish, or the uncurling fronds of a fledgling fern.