Andrew’s travelogue

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Piñata, Zihuatanejo, Mexico

A piñata hangs above the street in Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Piñatas are a Mexican Christmas tradition. They're made from a clay pot filled with candies. At Christmas, blindfolded children will hit them with long sticks to break them and release the goodies.

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Mexico

The bay of Zihuatanejo seen in the early morning light from the deck of our cruise ship, which was anchored in the bay.

10 Travel Photography Tips

List written 5 January 2008

Ideas from a contrarian traveler on how to move beyond point-and-click

Tupiza, Bolivia

Tupiza, Bolivia

Tupiza is a beautiful town in the south of Bolivia, known as ´la joya de Bolivia´(the jewel of Bolivia). On this day the streets were full of schoolkids playing sports as part of day of nationwide protests organised by Bolivian President Evo Morales against the FIFA altitude ban (FIFA banned international matches from being played at an altitude above 2500 metres, out of concerns for the health of the players). Tupiza is a little over 2900 metres above sea level. Evo Morales wants to prove that it´s possible to play professional football at high altitudes, and has organised a series of demonstrations, culminating in a bizarre 15 minute football match played at an altitude of 6000 metres. The children went crazy when they saw me with a camera, and surrounded me, shouting at me to take their photo, following me wherever I went, until a teacher came and restored order.

Puerto Chivica, Bolivia

Puerto Chivica, Bolivia

Puerto Chivica is a small village on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. I liked the ancient church towers and simple adobe houses.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

The breathtaking ancient city of the Incas. This is the view after the early morning fog cleared. An hour earlier I couldn't see any of this

Old Ford, Ketchikan

Old Ford, Ketchikan

I came across this old Ford while walking around the Alaskan town of Ketchikan. I immediately knew it would make a great black and white photo. Just look at the contrast of the white car against the dark background. Beautiful!

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

The Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat. I took this photo from the Isla del Pescado, an 'island' that rises from the salt with spectacular views to the distant mountains.

Iruya, Argentina

Iruya, Argentina

The village of Iruya is high in the Andes, a 4 hour bus trip from Humahuaca.

Giant Rocks, Tandil, Argentina

Giant Rocks, Tandil, Argentina

These enormous boulders are near the town of Tandil in Argentina.

Andrew Gibson

Andrew Gibson has been a member since 17 November 2007 and goes by andrewgibson.

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I am a photographer, writer and traveller. I’m driven by a desire to travel to new places, taking photos of them and the people that live there. You’re seeing some of the results here.

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