52 STEPS BACK TO CONSTANTINOPLE | Darrin Henry As man-made water reservoirs go, the Basilica Cistern in Istanbul, Turkey, known also as the ‘Yerebatan Cistern,’ is probably one of the most amazing. Hidden below the ancient city of Constantinople, now Istanbul of course, this
ROOM WITH A MAGICAL VIEW | Sharon Henry The week before our visit to Istanbul, microscopic plankton invaded the Bosphorus strait and turned the water such a dazzling turquoise it made headline news around the world. The tiny organisms were still working their magic
MODEL CITIZEN WITH THE LONDON LOOK | Sharon Henry Besides the ability to shoot fashion, Darrin's photography skills include the dexterity to fashion a set of gobos from cereal boxes using scissors and sticky tape. We’re on a street photo shoot in London Bridge
CAPE TOWN IN WINTER IS THE BEST | Sharon Henry Blessed with in-your-face natural beauty and a fascinating culture it's easy to see why Cape Town tops travel lists the world over. Did you know visiting Cape Town in winter is just as enjoyable and also a lot cheaper.
WHEN 60,000 PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOMES | Sharon Henry District Six Museum, Cape Town memorialises the unfair treatment of an eviction notice enforced on 60,000 people during the apartheid era in South Africa. The eviction process took 11 years. The museum is used for
SPICING UP MY LIFE | Darrin Henry Cape Malay cooking safari in the colourful Cape Town district of Bo Kaap has truly caught me by surprise in that I am now inspired to cook. Properly, I should add! Back home I’m a kitchen-o-phobe, or
THE BEST THING ABOUT CAPE TOWN… | Sharon Henry People of Cape Town give their city a cool and stylish vibe. One way to meet people living in Cape Town is simply by talking to them, street conversation with real people is great for
US PRESIDENT NUMBER THREE | Darrin Henry Try this. Visualise three tourist attractions to see in Washington DC. I bet there’s a good chance our immediate visions are very similar: The White House; Lincoln Memorial and Washington Memorial? Even if you don’t know the names, the huge statue of Abraham Lincoln sitting in his chair is iconic USA; that tall, four-sided concrete obelisk of the Washington Monument with its pointy top, and of course the home of the president, the White House itself.
THE CITY WHERE EXERCISE IS CULTURE | Darrin Henry Watching people doing early morning exercise in Hanoi on the Hồ Hoàn Kiếm Lake is a phenomenon we’ll never forget. There’s a crazy little thing photographers tend to do; set the alarm for stupid o’clock to
These Ain't No April Fool's Jokes | Sharon Henry They say laughter is the best medicine and we've had a few a good doses during our travels, dispensed in the form of funny street signage and other peculiarities at different places we've visited.