Mountains: A Photo Essay

Mountains have the power to awe and inspire like no other landscape on earth. They remind us of our own insignificance in the world, they are a challenge to take on and they have an aesthetic, timeless pefection which leaves us weak at the knees. I spent much of last...

The Story of Starry-Eyed Travels

It’s just a few days to Christmas; the presents are wrapped, the preparations are almost done. It’s time to take a breath, calm the already fraying nerves and reflect on the year gone by. So I thought I’d take a moment to write a Christmas message to...

David Mather Foundation

Salta, Argentina. The locals call it la linda – the beautiful. At first glance, it’s easy to see why. Arriving fresh from a month spent in a poor town in the Peruvian Andes, Salta’s refined streets practically glittered. Designer clothes boutiques...

From the Surreal to the Sublime: Salar de Uyuni

The van bumped its way along the road, leaving a cloud of dust in its wake. The early-morning sun painted the mountaintops in colour. Then it appeared. A vast, empty plain of dazzling white. We had arrived at the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia: the world’s largest...

Hearts, Handbags and Works of Art

Until I started thinking about how to answer this months’ Across the Cafe Table question posed by the Travel Belles: ‘What’s Your Favourite Travel Shopping Find?’ I had never considered myself a particularly materialistic traveller. Then I...
© 2011-2015 Starry-Eyed Travels