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Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys

Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Mole, Ghana

GHANA | Friday, 16 Nov 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Mole National Park.

GHANA | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2018 | Views [83]

At the entrance to Mole National Park, I am introduced to my safari guide. Robert is a serious middle-aged man with a large rifle. When I ask him why he needs a rifle, he explains that it’s in case we have any difficulties with the animals. I check ... Read more >

Tags: elephants, ghana, roof walking, safari, wildlife


Vladivostok: Bears, balalaikas and vodka

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 21 Sep 2018 | Views [79]

After the long journey on the Trans Siberian Railway, I sleep well, enjoying the space of a double bed to stretch out into. Refreshed from a shower before bed and one again this morning, finally relaxing in the luxury of a hotel room before venturing ... Read more >

Tags: city tours, rusky island, russia, vladivostok


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Vladivostok

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Friday, 21 Sep 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Tangiers

MOROCCO | Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | Photo Gallery


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The Bride in the North: Wandering the Medina in Tangier

MOROCCO | Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | Views [100]

After a traffic jam, then around roundabouts made of building junk, we arrive in the old town. What a difference it is here away from the new town under construction. Small white buildings climb up the hillside above the bay. The taxi driver points to ... Read more >

Tags: hashpipe, interzone, kif, medina, morocco, tangier


There is nothing like seeing the Taj Mahal for the first time

INDIA | Wednesday, 6 Jun 2018 | Views [98]

From the other side of the Yamuna River, I get my first glimpse of the Taj Mahal. It’s one of the most well-known sights in the world. Its buildings are silhouetted by the hazy light, which, apparently, is normal for this time of year. The river ... Read more >

Tags: india, transformational journeys, wonders of the world


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Taj Mahal

INDIA | Wednesday, 6 Jun 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Once Bitten Twice Shy

USA | Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Views [188]

Coming to terms with divorce and remarriage in Key West   In Key West: I stop the car somewhere on the Keys. I’m not quite at Key West yet. I’m apprehensive about getting to my destination. I thought it was a good ... Read more >

Tags: divorce, key west, marriage, miami, transformation


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Key West & Miami

USA | Tuesday, 29 May 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Discover Belem

PORTUGAL | Friday, 11 May 2018 | Views [150]

I walk down to the Tagus. It’s as wide as the River Mersey is here near the mouth. I pass the large gothic facade of the Jerónimos Monestry in the centre of Belém. Riverside are the Torre de Belém (Belem Tower) and the Padrã... Read more >

Tags: belem, circumnavigations3.amazonaws.com/aphs.worldnomads, lisbon, portugal


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Portugal, Belem

PORTUGAL | Friday, 11 May 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Remote Life: The Rabalodos of Cape Verde

CAPE VERDE | Friday, 2 Mar 2018 | Views [180]

Cape Verde has ten islands in all, nine of which are populated, and each with very different characteristics. I could easily island hop; Fogo with its volcano and wine is next door, but regrettably I have arrived too late for major plans but at least ... Read more >

Tags: cape verde, isolation, remote tribes


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Rabalodos, Cape Verde

CAPE VERDE | Friday, 2 Mar 2018 | Photo Gallery


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The Forgotten Heroes. Tirailleurs Cemetary, Dakar.

SENEGAL | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 | Views [180]

Beyond the bustle of the Dakar suburb of Thiaroye, a small courtyard is laid out methodically with the unmarked white graves of fallen soldiers. Somewhere in the region of 173,000 men from their colonies in north, west and equatorial Africa served in ... Read more >

Tags: cemetary, remembrance, war heroes, war stories


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Tirailleurs Cemetary, Dakar

SENEGAL | Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018 | Photo Gallery


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Effective Chaos. First Impressions of India.

INDIA | Friday, 3 Nov 2017 | Views [279]

As always, when disembarking from a plane, it’s very rare to feel somewhere else until you are out of the air conditioned walkways of an airport. Passport control and luggage collection in Delhi are smooth and I head out of arrivals into complete ... Read more >

Tags: chaos, delhi, india, market, revolutions, transformational journeys


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ First Impressions of India

INDIA | Wednesday, 1 Nov 2017 | Photo Gallery


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Monkey Business at Tafi Atome, Ghana.

GHANA | Friday, 29 Sep 2017 | Views [233]

I leave Ho early and continue north. Once out of the town the people of the small villages, mainly young women, walk along the road carrying large grey metal bowls on their heads. They have empty ones on the way to the water pump and full ones on the ... Read more >

Tags: fantafrica, ghana, monkeys, sabbatical, wildlife


Photos: Pete Martin ¦ Transformational Journeys ¦ Tafi Atome, Ghana

GHANA | Friday, 29 Sep 2017 | Photo Gallery

Monkey Business at Tafi Atome, Ghana.
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