Category Archives: My First time in

Michelle says: “There is nothing better for a photographer and traveller than visiting a country for the very first time. After those memorable first impressions, you will never see a country or destination in the same way again. In this section I have posts on my first visit to the Great Wall of China – in high heels; Finland, for a think-tank; Malaysia; India; and Monaco. As this section grows, there will be much more to come.”

My First Time in Malaysia – A dedication to the E&O Hotel Penang.

What better reason to visit a country than to stay at a historic hotel? None at all – this hotel was selected and booked purely on its historical heritage and luxury rating. My First Time in Malaysia is dedicated to … Continue reading

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Royals, movie stars, celebrity chefs, F1 drivers – and me – gather at the Fairmont Monte Carlo in Monaco for a glamorous, star-studded restaurant opening.

  The Journey Here in Spain on 7 January – the day after the Spanish Christmas, when the Reyes Magos arrive laden with gifts – life starts to get back to normal after two weeks of holidays. But not for … Continue reading

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My first time in CHINA: a visit to the Great Wall of China in heels.

By Michelle Chaplow Everyone said to me that India is like nowhere else. It’s true, but China goes one step beyond this – it is a world of its own. This is the first of all the countries in the … Continue reading

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My first time in FINLAND

The closest I came to Finland was a trip to Norway and Sweden by Interail, many moons ago, during my university years. My next Finnish alert was not so much Finland as Helsinki – the Helsinki School is one of … Continue reading

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My first time in INDIA

The very best travel experience is one that can never be repeated: it’s when you set foot in a new country for the first time. Continue reading

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