ENDLESS ENERGY, BRIGHT RED SMILES
AND CENTURIES OLD STUPAS
When I heard the Thai islands were flooded, I knew I needed to alter my plans and find a way to stay north for a while. Myanmar was brought to my radar earlier in the year when a friend who'd travelled there told me I'd be a fool not to go when visiting Asia. I saw one photo of Bagan and was convinced I had to see this place with my own eyes. I flew out on December 9th and for two weeks was captive to the incredible charm and colourful character of this place, a melting pot of Asian culture and a devastating clash of incredible landscape and impoverished community - this is a place you have to experience first hand. We travelled to the gritty capital of Yangon, then upward to Inle Lake, through magical Bagan and finally to Mandalay. Here are some of my favourite captured moments along the way...
A VALENTINES ESCAPE TO ONE OF MY
FAVOURITE CITIES WITH MY FAVOURITE GIRL
With a shared appreciation for one of Spain's most popular cities, I surprised Antonia with a valentines trip to Barcelona. We spent four days staying in an Air BnB, roaming through the old and the new and of course, spending some time on the beach. I'd been once before when I was a little younger, but exploring this city this time round with Toto was so much fun. Take me back!
TWO ASIANS AND A GREEK TAKE ON
THREE OF ITALY'S MOST VISITED CITIES
Having all become such good friends at University, we celebrated our graduation with an unforgettable trip to Amsterdam. Two years later and it was time for a reunion and Italy was at the top of the list. Training through Pisa, Florence and Rome we got to spend just over a week exploring one of my favourite countries in Europe.
ART GALLERIES, HOT POTS, CONCRETE JUNGLES
MY FIRST TASTE OF FASCINATING ASIA
After hearing that one of our good friends was stopping off in Hong Kong and China during his travels, my brother and I impulsively decided to join him. After a 12 hour flight we landed in Hong Kong, the furthest I'd been away from home and in a place so culturally different to what I was used to. We stayed in Hong Kong for four days before heading to China for two weeks, travelling on over-night trains through Beijing, Xi'an, Suzhou and Shanghai. Here are some of my shots along the way.
Crawling on the roadside
Swinging from the street lights
Last weekend I ventured to Amsterdam, taking Antonia to experience the city for the first time. We spent four days exploring the diverse neighbourhoods of the capital, flitting from vintage shops to artsy cafés to museums, getting lost in the the narrow streets and tangled canals of the city...
BEACHES, SOUVLA AND UNREAL LANDSCAPES
WELCOME TO MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Whilst born in London, my roots remain in Cyprus. Both my Grandad from my Dad's side and my Grandmother from my Mum's are one of over ten siblings, which means my family over in Cyprus in pretty big, and since I was a baby it's been my home away from home. Some of my earliest memories have been from our summers spent there. Here are some of my snaps taken over the last five years...
SNOW, SUN AND FUN WITH
ANTONIA IN HER HOMETOWN
After meeting in London and spending almost a year together in my city, Antonia ventured back home to start planning her education. As sad I was to see her leave the little life we'd built in London, my visits to Sweden were always amazing. Snowy beaches and duvet days in the winter, beautiful sunshine and endless cafe life in the summer...