Aitutaki Island | Published in National Geographic Traveller

Pickard_20130701_National_Geographic_Traveller_Aitutaki_Island_000

Aitutaki Island | Published in National Geographic Traveller Finally picked up National Geographic Traveller as a client. The yellow bordered magazine, is without doubt the gold standard in travel magazines. Published in the UK edition, National Geographic Traveller ran a glorious nine-page spread of Aitutaki Island in the Cook Islands. I produced the photos during a week-long visit in 2011. …

Thomas PickardAitutaki Island | Published in National Geographic Traveller

Back in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Arrived back in Christchurch New Zealand mid afternoon Friday. Enjoyed stunning views of the West Coast and the Southern Alps. After 7-months on the road, it has felt great to arrive back home.

Thomas PickardBack in the Land of the Long White Cloud

What Do You Desire?

I stumbled across this video this morning and it got me thinking about one of the questions my wife and I were asked at various times, as we travelled across¬†Turkey, Greece, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Mongolia and Nepal in the last 7-months. The question was this: “Well, how do you do that?” (As in, travel for so long?). When …

Thomas PickardWhat Do You Desire?

In Transit: 41,000 Feet

The view at 41,000 feet while on route from Nepal to Malaysia.

Thomas PickardIn Transit: 41,000 Feet

RIP Trekkers and Flight Crew

Flew from the mountain airport of Lukla to Kathmandu yesterday morning. At the same time, a plane carrying 19 people took off from Kathmandu bound for Lukla. That plane hit a bird on take off and despite the best efforts of the pilots, crashed, killing all on board. Hearing the news as we waited for our flight out of Lukla, …

Thomas PickardRIP Trekkers and Flight Crew

Namche

Back in Namche after completing the amazing Three Passes Route in the Everest region. Out to Lukla tomorrow, then onto Kathmandu.

Thomas PickardNamche

Next Stop: Lukla & the Three Passes (no posts until 30th September)

After making the hop from Mongolia to Kathmandu Nepal (via Seoul), I’m off to Lukla¬†and the Three Passes trek in and around the Everest region early Friday morning. That means no posts until the 30th September 2012. In the mean time, below are some great photos and reading relating to Everest. Well worth a look.

Thomas PickardNext Stop: Lukla & the Three Passes (no posts until 30th September)