Posts Tagged ‘Leica V-Lux 2’

Viva Varun: In Koh Samui!

A gold statue of the Buddha

Answer to “Where am I?”: The island of Koh Samui Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Chua, Cece, Ernest, Nick, and Lee. If you haven’t visited, you must… and if you have, you will never forget! I am always on the road and luck plays a huge part in where I [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Varun’s on the go, with his Leica D-Lux 5 in tow dropping out of the blue, with one photo and one clue Where in the world could he be – do you know? Answer on Facebook, Twitter or below. Tomorrow your misery will be put to rest. For today take your best guess.  Here is [...]

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Viva Varun: In Istanbul!

The Sultan Ahmed Mosque also called the Blue Mosque

Answer to “Where am I?”: Istanbul, Turkey At around 660 BC, Greek settlers founded a colony and named it after their king – Byzas. It remained Byzantium for three centuries until it was renamed Constantinople – after the Roman Emperor Constantine who made the city the capital of his Empire. In 1930, Turkish authorities formalised Istanbul as [...]

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Viva Varun: In Cape Town!

Signal Hill and the Lion's Head dominate the skyline at sunset.

Answer to “Where am I?”: Cape Town, South Africa Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Garrett, Ray, Andre, Alain, S. Rai, Dan, Michael, Seb, Sebastian, Axel, Paul, Wanda, Niklas, Carol, Margreet, Jerome, Peter, Philipp, Marco, Christian and Konstantin. There are many lists dedicated to “Wonders of the World” from Ancient [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Varun’s on the go, with his Leica D-Lux 5 in tow dropping out of the blue, with one photo and one clue where in the world could he be – do you know? Answer on Facebook, Twitter or below. Tomorrow your misery will be put to rest. For today take your best guess. Here is [...]

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Viva Varun: In Madeira!

One of the oldest rum factories on the island. Where there's sugar cane, there's rum!

Answer to “Where am I?” : I am on the volcanic island of Madeira. Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Ray, Matthijs, Michael, Mark, Jonathan, Gopi and Kevin. The Black Scabbardfish or Espada Preta is the favoured fish dish in Madeira, which is the largest island in an archipelago. It [...]

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Viva Varun: In Madhya Pradesh!

A troupe of Langur Monkeys

Answer to “Where am I?” : Kanha National Park in Madhya Pradesh There are partnerships that were destined to work – Mercedes and Benz, Rolls and Royce, Bombay Sapphire and Schweppes Tonic and in this case, Taj, India’s leading luxury hotel & resorts group, and &Beyond, the world’s finest safari lodge operator. In the past couple [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Varun’s on the go, with his Leica V-Lux 2 in tow dropping out of the blue, with one photo and one clue where in the world could he be – do you know? Answer on Facebook, Twitter or below. Tomorrow your misery will be put to rest. For today take your best guess. Here is [...]

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Viva Varun: In Botswana!

Varun filming in Botswana

Answer to “Where am I?”: Botswana Congratulations to everyone who answered correctly on the blog, Facebook and Twitter: Ray, Rob, Michael, John and Jonathan. You can read all about Varun’s adventures in Botswana &Beyond on his Inside Luxury Travel blog and take a look at his photos on our “Viva Varun: In Botswana” set on Flickr. Varun [...]

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Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Viva Varun: Where is He Now?

Varun’s on the go, with his Leica D-Lux 5 (and V-Lux 2) in tow dropping out of the blue, with one photo and one clue where in the world could he be – do you know? Answer on Facebook, Twitter or below. Tomorrow your misery will be put to rest. For today take your best [...]

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Leica Explorer: Saulius Damulevicius in the Footsteps of Roald Amundsen

The end of the world

Leica Explorer Saulius Damulevicius ventured to the end of the world, otherwise known as Ushuaia, Argentina. Flying from Lithuania by way of London and Sao Paulo, Saulius set out to follow in the footsteps of the great Norwegian explorer, Roald Amundsen. Saulius documented his journey on his Leica Explorer blog and shares with us the [...]

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Leica Explorer: Hubert & Mayra in the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta

Tea country in Sri Lanka.

Hubert Hayaud and Mayra Roffe Gutman were the only Leica Explorers traveling as a team. Through the eyes of Ibn Battuta they documented their journey through India and Sri Lanka on the Leica Explorer blog. We had the chance to talk to Hubert and Mayra about the best parts of their trip (planes, trains and [...]

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Leica Explorer: Annie Atkins in the Footsteps of Nain Singh

Barkhor Square, Lhasa; Taken by Annie Atkins with the V-Lux 2

Leica Explorer Annie Atkins Annie traveled from Dublin, Ireland to the Everest Base Camp to follow in the footsteps of Nain Singh. Due to some logistical issues Annie had to take a bit of a different path, journeying through China, into Tibet and back from February 13 to March 20, 2011. All the while chronicling [...]

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Leica Explorer: Romain Alary in the Footsteps of William Adams

Taken by Romain Alary with the Leica V-Lux 2

Following his widely followed and highly-popular participation on the Leica Explorer blog, where he regularly posted images taken during his trip to Japan from February 17 to March 15, 2011, the French photographer Romain Alary discusses this experience. During the interview, he talks about his path, his irrepressible desire to travel, Tokyo and the V-Lux 2 [...]

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Viva Varun: In Hong Kong!

On Stone Nullah Lane, Wan Chai you will find this 4-storey tenement, the Blue Building. It's Grade-1 listed so this building is now protected from development.

Answer to “Where am I?”: Hong Kong This photograph was taken using a V-Lux 2 from a balcony on the 45th floor of the Four Seasons Hotel on Hong Kong Island showing Kowloon on the Victoria Harbour waterfront. My highlights from left to right: ICC (International Commerce Centre) – at 484 metres it is the [...]

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