Images by @goingthewholehogg, Kim and Del Hogg

Framed
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I can still hear my old art teacher today - ‘a frame within a frame within a frame.’ Taking this shot made me think of him, although the subject matter then and now is a little different. Then, sitting in my bedroom doorway, I'd drawn our bathroom - door open - toilet (seat up) taking pride of place beneath the framed window. According to Mr. Smith, I'd given the toilet bowl the importance of a throne.
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Here, no toilet bowl but Kim herself, surveying the Firth of Forth from the Elie Lady's Tower in the East Neuk of Fife. The tower is one of many fascinating historical things to see on the Fife Coastal Path. Built in 1760 for Lady Janet Anstruther, it was used as a changing room for her morning bathing routine. Famed for her beauty and renowned as a flirt, she would go skinny dipping down at the shore. At such times, servants would warn town residents to stay away from her private tower.
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These days, it's simply a great spot to have a picnic and admire the view.
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What, if anything, has stuck with you from school days? Any gems or words of wisdom from a favourite teacher?
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Framed . I can still hear my old art teacher today - ‘a frame within a frame within a frame.’ Taking this shot made me think of him, although the subject matter then and now is a little different. Then, sitting in my bedroom doorway, I'd drawn our bathroom - door open - toilet (seat up) taking pride of place beneath the framed window. According to Mr. Smith, I'd given the toilet bowl the importance of a throne. . Here, no toilet bowl but Kim herself, surveying the Firth of Forth from the Elie Lady's Tower in the East Neuk of Fife. The tower is one of many fascinating historical things to see on the Fife Coastal Path. Built in 1760 for Lady Janet Anstruther, it was used as a changing room for her morning bathing routine. Famed for her beauty and renowned as a flirt, she would go skinny dipping down at the shore. At such times, servants would warn town residents to stay away from her private tower. . These days, it's simply a great spot to have a picnic and admire the view. . What, if anything, has stuck with you from school days? Any gems or words of wisdom from a favourite teacher? . . . . . #visitscotland  #scotland_greatshots  #thisisscotland  #scotlandisnow  #scotland  #bbctravel  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #lonelyplanet  #traveldeeper  . #travelphotographer  #yourshotphotographer  #awesome_photographers  #travelstoke  #travelawesome  #doyoutravel  #letsgosomewhere  #ihaveathingforshadows  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  . #theconstantlycurious  #dametraveler  #ig_minimalshots  #shewhowanders  #ourplanetdaily  #ig_treasures  #from_your_perspective  #traveling  #tv_pointofview  #historicscotland 

Home
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After years away, working and travelling abroad, it feels good to be home. It's a chance to get back in touch with the people, places and things you love, that you’ve missed. But as a traveller, it's also an opportunity to look at your own country, your own home, with fresh eyes. Everyone knows that feeling of familiarity with home, when 'normal’ life gets in the way and we stop taking the time to appreciate what’s around us - the feeling that the grass is always greener. We arrived back home determined to make the most of our time, to have new experiences, and get to know our country, Scotland, even better.
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And that's what we're doing. One of the first new experiences we had was our maiden trip to a Scottish bothy. For those of you who don't know, bothies are wilderness shelters, often old croft houses, or remote farm cottages. These buildings fell into disuse and disrepair, but have since been repurposed and maintained largely by the MBA (Mountain Bothy Association). Bothies are open to all and all are welcome. You might have the place to yourself or be one of a crowd. It could be a quiet night or a party atmosphere. You never know. One guarantee - it'll be an experience to remember.
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What are you missing in your own backyard? Get out and explore! 😊
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Home - After years away, working and travelling abroad, it feels good to be home. It's a chance to get back in touch with the people, places and things you love, that you’ve missed. But as a traveller, it's also an opportunity to look at your own country, your own home, with fresh eyes. Everyone knows that feeling of familiarity with home, when 'normal’ life gets in the way and we stop taking the time to appreciate what’s around us - the feeling that the grass is always greener. We arrived back home determined to make the most of our time, to have new experiences, and get to know our country, Scotland, even better. . And that's what we're doing. One of the first new experiences we had was our maiden trip to a Scottish bothy. For those of you who don't know, bothies are wilderness shelters, often old croft houses, or remote farm cottages. These buildings fell into disuse and disrepair, but have since been repurposed and maintained largely by the MBA (Mountain Bothy Association). Bothies are open to all and all are welcome. You might have the place to yourself or be one of a crowd. It could be a quiet night or a party atmosphere. You never know. One guarantee - it'll be an experience to remember. . What are you missing in your own backyard? Get out and explore! 😊 . . . . . #visitscotland  #scottishhighlands  #thisisscotland  #scotlandisnow  #scotland  #bbctravel  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #lonelyplanet  #traveldeeper  . #travelphotographer  #yourshotphotographer  #awesome_photographers  #travelstoke  #travelawesome  #doyoutravel  #fuelledbyfirepot  #stayandwander  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  . #theconstantlycurious  #ichosetowander  #beautifulplaces  #mytinyatlas  #ourplanetdaily  #hiddenscotland  #historicscotland  #scotland_greatshots  #tv_landscape  #walkhighlands 

All Alone
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We really did have the Sugar Dunes to ourselves, stomping around to our hearts' content. But looking at this picture, you'd be forgiven for thinking we were in some vast desert, miles from anywhere
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Not so
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One of the great things about this place is its accessibility. We were only five minutes from the sandy coastal road and half an hour from the main highway. Well worth including in any Oman camping road trip (4WD essential).
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#oman
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All Alone - We really did have the Sugar Dunes to ourselves, stomping around to our hearts' content. But looking at this picture, you'd be forgiven for thinking we were in some vast desert, miles from anywhere - Not so - One of the great things about this place is its accessibility. We were only five minutes from the sandy coastal road and half an hour from the main highway. Well worth including in any Oman camping road trip (4WD essential). . . . . . #oman  #experienceoman  #visitoman  #ig_middleeast  #everydayoman  . #bbctravel  #passionpassport  #ihaveathingforshadows  #lonelyplanet  #traveldeeper  . #travelphotographer  #yourshotphotographer  #awesome_photographers  #travelstoke  #travelawesome  . #doyoutravel  #minimalpeople  #dronestagram  #ig_minimalshots  #natgeoyourshot  . #theconstantlycurious  #drone  #beautifulplaces  #dronephotography  #ourplanetdaily  . #photooftheday  #travel  #traveling  #landscape  #sanddunes 

Like a Dream
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Wandering in the wonderful Sugar Dunes of Oman was like walking in a dream - it just didn't seem quite real. Soft white sand as fine as powder, perfectly sculpted by nature into pleasing forms; hazy, soft toned blue sky; the odd curious camel wandering by - all made this a special place to camp. But what gave it that especial dreamlike quality, that feeling of being in a different reality, was the complete absence of any other people. Just as well we had each other.
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Like a Dream - Wandering in the wonderful Sugar Dunes of Oman was like walking in a dream - it just didn't seem quite real. Soft white sand as fine as powder, perfectly sculpted by nature into pleasing forms; hazy, soft toned blue sky; the odd curious camel wandering by - all made this a special place to camp. But what gave it that especial dreamlike quality, that feeling of being in a different reality, was the complete absence of any other people. Just as well we had each other. . . . . . #oman  #experienceoman  #visitoman  #ig_middleeast  #everydayoman  . #bbctravel  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #lonelyplanet  #traveldeeper  . #travelphotographer  #yourshotphotographer  #awesome_photographers  #travelstoke  #travelawesome  . #doyoutravel  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  . #theconstantlycurious  #dametraveler  #shewhowanders  #ig_minimalshots  #ourplanetdaily  #jj_minimalarts  #tv_landscapes  #ichosetowander  #landscape  #minimalpeople 

One More Appearance From 'The Rock’
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We did love this amazing rock. It was the reason we picked this particular beach among six stunners
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Maybe a silly question, but do you have a memorable rock formation, from home or abroad? Maybe one with a face? We do love a good rock.
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One More Appearance From 'The Rock’ - We did love this amazing rock. It was the reason we picked this particular beach among six stunners - Maybe a silly question, but do you have a memorable rock formation, from home or abroad? Maybe one with a face? We do love a good rock. . . . . . #oman  #experienceoman  #visitoman  #ig_middleeast  #everydayoman  . #bbctravel  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #lonelyplanet  #traveldeeper  . #travelphotographer  #yourshotphotographer  #awesome_photographers  #travelstoke  #travelawesome  . #doyoutravel  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  . #theconstantlycurious  #ichosetowander  #tv_aqua  #pocket_waters  #ourplanetdaily  #photooftheday  #travel  #traveling  #landscape  #tv_landscapes 

Did we mention we love camping in Oman?
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Oman is one of the best countries for going on a camping road trip. There's a seemingly endless amount of amazing places to camp, there are relatively few people around (sometimes none), it's extremely easy to stock up on food or anything else you might want, the locals are friendly but not too friendly, and if you go at the right time (ie, not in the sweltering summer) the weather is ideal.
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So if you love camping and taking road trips, Oman's a no-brainer. Our two most recent posts on goingthewholehogg.com are packed full of information and inspiration, with everything you need to know to plan your own trip, and the best places to camp.
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Where’s your favourite place for a camping road trip? Fancy giving Oman a go?
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Did we mention we love camping in Oman? --- Oman is one of the best countries for going on a camping road trip. There's a seemingly endless amount of amazing places to camp, there are relatively few people around (sometimes none), it's extremely easy to stock up on food or anything else you might want, the locals are friendly but not too friendly, and if you go at the right time (ie, not in the sweltering summer) the weather is ideal. --- So if you love camping and taking road trips, Oman's a no-brainer. Our two most recent posts on goingthewholehogg.com are packed full of information and inspiration, with everything you need to know to plan your own trip, and the best places to camp. --- Where’s your favourite place for a camping road trip? Fancy giving Oman a go? . . . . . #oman  #experienceoman  #visitoman  #ig_middleeast  #everydayoman  . #bbctravel  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #lonelyplanet  #traveldeeper  . #travelphotographer  #yourshotphotographer  #awesome_photographers  #travelstoke  #travelawesome  . #doyoutravel  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  . #theconstantlycurious  #camping  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup  #campingadventures  #ourplanetdaily  #campinglove  #campingplatz  #traveling  #tv_landscapes  #sunrise 

What do you see?
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As human beings, we're drawn to symmetry. Symmetrical images are pleasing to the eye and speak to us on a deep level. That's why reflections can result in eye-catching shots. Whenever we spot still water, we know there's reflection potential. Sometimes those reflections produce strange outcomes. What do you see here?
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What do you see? - As human beings, we're drawn to symmetry. Symmetrical images are pleasing to the eye and speak to us on a deep level. That's why reflections can result in eye-catching shots. Whenever we spot still water, we know there's reflection potential. Sometimes those reflections produce strange outcomes. What do you see here? . . . . . #oman  #experienceoman  #visitoman  #ig_middleeast  #everydayoman  . #bbctravel  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #lonelyplanet  #traveldeeper  . #travelphotographer  #yourshotphotographer  #awesome_photographers  #travelstoke  #travelawesome  . #doyoutravel  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  . #theconstantlycurious  #tv_aqua  #pocket_waters  #reflection  #ourplanetdaily  #ichosetowander  #tv_landscapes  #omantourism  #landscape  #reflectiongram 

Welcome To The Rock -
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One of the great things about Fazayah Beach in Oman, is that it's not just one beach. There's about six linked beaches stretching down the coast. The problem arises when you have to decide where to camp - how do you choose between one beautiful place or another? We drove up and down the sand track behind the beaches for a bit longer than necessary, even having a little argument or two, but in the end, 'The Rock' swung it for us. Carved by endless cycles of the tide, it was a pleasure to observe. Not a bad subject for a photo either.
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Welcome To The Rock - - One of the great things about Fazayah Beach in Oman, is that it's not just one beach. There's about six linked beaches stretching down the coast. The problem arises when you have to decide where to camp - how do you choose between one beautiful place or another? We drove up and down the sand track behind the beaches for a bit longer than necessary, even having a little argument or two, but in the end, 'The Rock' swung it for us. Carved by endless cycles of the tide, it was a pleasure to observe. Not a bad subject for a photo either. . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #sunrise  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #pocket_waters  #thevisualcollective  #tv_aqua  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #ig_shotz  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #longexposure_shotz  #ig_middleeast  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #experienceoman  #tv_landscapes 

| A Reason To Camp |
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Pitched up on the rim of Oman's grand canyon, this was the view as we prepared our dinner. Such views are just one of many reasons to camp, especially in Oman. You have time to properly appreciate your surroundings, admiring spectacular scenery at all times of day. A good hotel can be nice, but you can't beat nature -
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What d'ya reckon? What's best? Tent or hotel?
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| A Reason To Camp | - Pitched up on the rim of Oman's grand canyon, this was the view as we prepared our dinner. Such views are just one of many reasons to camp, especially in Oman. You have time to properly appreciate your surroundings, admiring spectacular scenery at all times of day. A good hotel can be nice, but you can't beat nature - - What d'ya reckon? What's best? Tent or hotel? . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #oman  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #sunset_vision  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #unlimitedsunset  #ig_middleeast  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #ig_shotz_sunset  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #experienceoman  #visitoman 

| Pastel Sunrise |
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Having enjoyed a beautiful sunset and star filled night sky at one of our favourite campsites in Oman, we were treated to a morning of pastel perfection in the Musandam mountains. Memories of this place have stuck with us for so many reasons, from the gloriously coloured skies and mountain vistas to the wonderful sense of isolation -
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Do you have a favourite campsite? Perhaps a memorable sunset or sunrise?
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#bbctravel 
#guardiantravelsnaps 
#sunrise
#doyoutravel 
#travelinspiration 
#letsgosomewhere 
#stayandwander 
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#everydayoman
#visitoman

| Pastel Sunrise | - Having enjoyed a beautiful sunset and star filled night sky at one of our favourite campsites in Oman, we were treated to a morning of pastel perfection in the Musandam mountains. Memories of this place have stuck with us for so many reasons, from the gloriously coloured skies and mountain vistas to the wonderful sense of isolation - - Do you have a favourite campsite? Perhaps a memorable sunset or sunrise? . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #sunrise  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #discoverearth  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #experienceoman  #ig_middleeast  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #sunrise_sunset_photogroup  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #everydayoman  #visitoman 

Musandam Sunset -
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We wild camped for 25 nights in Oman, staying in a succession of amazing campsites - this one, overlooking Wadi Bih high in the mountains of Musandam, was one of the absolute best. A gorgeous softly toned sunset was matched by a fiery sunrise the next morning. The best part: we had this rocky land of majesty all to ourselves -
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We couldn’t have done it without our trusty 4WD. Lots of awesome places in Oman are accessible by 2WD, but so many are not and this is one of them
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If you fancy an Oman road trip - and you should - follow the link in our bio for everything you need to know to start planning your own journey.
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Musandam Sunset - - We wild camped for 25 nights in Oman, staying in a succession of amazing campsites - this one, overlooking Wadi Bih high in the mountains of Musandam, was one of the absolute best. A gorgeous softly toned sunset was matched by a fiery sunrise the next morning. The best part: we had this rocky land of majesty all to ourselves - - We couldn’t have done it without our trusty 4WD. Lots of awesome places in Oman are accessible by 2WD, but so many are not and this is one of them - If you fancy an Oman road trip - and you should - follow the link in our bio for everything you need to know to start planning your own journey. . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #sunset_vision  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #sunset_hub  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #experienceoman  #ig_middleeast  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #unlimitedsunset  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #tv_landscapes  #visitoman 

Final shot from the Fanns
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One last image for now from one of our 2018 highlights, trekking in Tajikistan's Fann Mountains. The twin emerald green lakes of Dushakha glittered in the sun like a pair of precious gems, as we made our way up to the Alauddin Pass. We'd camped by the shore of the big lake the day before, our only company some passing goats and their herders - it was one of our favourite camp spots of the whole trek.
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Final shot from the Fanns - One last image for now from one of our 2018 highlights, trekking in Tajikistan's Fann Mountains. The twin emerald green lakes of Dushakha glittered in the sun like a pair of precious gems, as we made our way up to the Alauddin Pass. We'd camped by the shore of the big lake the day before, our only company some passing goats and their herders - it was one of our favourite camp spots of the whole trek. . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #tajikistan  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #hikingtheglobe  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #tv_asia  #ig_asia  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #getoutdoors  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #tv_landscapes  #visit_tajikistan 

Nowhere else we'd rather be
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It's not everyone's cup of tea, but there's nowhere else we'd rather be, and nothing else we'd rather be doing. Sure, hiking for days on end, carrying food, tent and everything you need - it can be challenging. But, it's also hugely rewarding. There's a sense of freedom and simplicity that's hard to beat. The tiredness and fatigue sends you off to a deep sleep, and the daily increasing strength and fitness feels like the perfect antidote to a modern sedentary lifestyle. After a multiday hike we feel tired but strong
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Of all the places we trekked last year, the Fann Mountains in Tajikistan were the clear winner. A combination of climate, mountains and lakes, plus the general lack of people, make this one of the world's top hiking destinations. We loved it and we'll be back
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What do you do to keep fit? And are you an indoors or outdoors exercisor?
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#tajikistan
#doyoutravel 
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#stayandwander 
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#theconstantlycurious 
#travelawesome
#hikingtheglobe
#awesome_photographers 
#lonelyplanet 
#travelstoke 
#finditliveit
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#passionpassport
#transfer_visions 
#yourshotphotographer
#mytinyatlas
#traveldeeper 
#getoutdoors
#ourplanetdaily 
#natgeotravel 
#natgeoyourshot
#tv_landscapes
#visit_tajikistan

Nowhere else we'd rather be - It's not everyone's cup of tea, but there's nowhere else we'd rather be, and nothing else we'd rather be doing. Sure, hiking for days on end, carrying food, tent and everything you need - it can be challenging. But, it's also hugely rewarding. There's a sense of freedom and simplicity that's hard to beat. The tiredness and fatigue sends you off to a deep sleep, and the daily increasing strength and fitness feels like the perfect antidote to a modern sedentary lifestyle. After a multiday hike we feel tired but strong - Of all the places we trekked last year, the Fann Mountains in Tajikistan were the clear winner. A combination of climate, mountains and lakes, plus the general lack of people, make this one of the world's top hiking destinations. We loved it and we'll be back - What do you do to keep fit? And are you an indoors or outdoors exercisor? . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #tajikistan  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #hikingtheglobe  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #tv_asia  #ig_asia  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #getoutdoors  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #tv_landscapes  #visit_tajikistan 

Mountain Stalwarts
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Donkeys were made for the Fann Mountains. Their nimble and sure feet skip across loose rock, dirt and shale with supreme confidence. Locals use them for both personal transport and goods, as essential to them as cars are in a developed country. They seem generally good natured and well cared for, and when you see them cut loose, cavorting across impossibly steep hillsides, it's a real pleasure
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Unfortunately, the donkeys used for the trekking industry sometimes get a raw deal. We've seen heavily burdened animals struggling up the mountainside, whipped unnecessarily by porters, seemingly just for fun. Most donkey handlers treat their animals well, cajoling and encouraging them with a series of bizarre clicks and whistles, but if you do go trekking with donkeys in Tajikistan or similar, take the time to make sure they're being well treated - not used as an outlet for someone's cruel frustration.
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#bbctravel 
#guardiantravelsnaps 
#tajikistan
#doyoutravel 
#travelinspiration 
#letsgosomewhere 
#stayandwander 
#thevisualcollective 
#ichosetowander 
#travelphotographer 
#theconstantlycurious 
#travelawesome
#hikingtheglobe
#awesome_photographers 
#lonelyplanet 
#travelstoke 
#finditliveit
#theearthoutdoors
#ig_asia
#passionpassport
#transfer_visions 
#yourshotphotographer
#mytinyatlas
#traveldeeper 
#tv_asia
#ourplanetdaily 
#natgeotravel 
#natgeoyourshot
#photooftheday
#travel

Mountain Stalwarts - Donkeys were made for the Fann Mountains. Their nimble and sure feet skip across loose rock, dirt and shale with supreme confidence. Locals use them for both personal transport and goods, as essential to them as cars are in a developed country. They seem generally good natured and well cared for, and when you see them cut loose, cavorting across impossibly steep hillsides, it's a real pleasure - Unfortunately, the donkeys used for the trekking industry sometimes get a raw deal. We've seen heavily burdened animals struggling up the mountainside, whipped unnecessarily by porters, seemingly just for fun. Most donkey handlers treat their animals well, cajoling and encouraging them with a series of bizarre clicks and whistles, but if you do go trekking with donkeys in Tajikistan or similar, take the time to make sure they're being well treated - not used as an outlet for someone's cruel frustration. . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #tajikistan  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #hikingtheglobe  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #theearthoutdoors  #ig_asia  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #tv_asia  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #photooftheday  #travel 

Land of Lakes
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Day after day on our Fann Mountains Trek, we'd come upon a beautiful lake in a stunning setting. No two were the same, each with their own character and particular colour - just one of the things that makes this region so special
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To read all about our epic 11 day journey in one of Tajikistan's must see destinations, just click through the link in our bio 😊
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#bbctravel 
#guardiantravelsnaps 
#tajikistan
#doyoutravel 
#travelinspiration 
#letsgosomewhere 
#stayandwander 
#thevisualcollective 
#ichosetowander 
#travelphotographer 
#theconstantlycurious 
#travelawesome
#tv_aqua
#awesome_photographers 
#lonelyplanet 
#travelstoke 
#finditliveit
#pocket_waters
#ig_asia
#tv_asia
#transfer_visions 
#yourshotphotographer
#mytinyatlas
#traveldeeper 
#hikingtheglobe
#ourplanetdaily 
#natgeotravel 
#natgeoyourshot
#total_asia
#tv_landscapes

Land of Lakes - Day after day on our Fann Mountains Trek, we'd come upon a beautiful lake in a stunning setting. No two were the same, each with their own character and particular colour - just one of the things that makes this region so special - To read all about our epic 11 day journey in one of Tajikistan's must see destinations, just click through the link in our bio 😊 . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #tajikistan  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #tv_aqua  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #pocket_waters  #ig_asia  #tv_asia  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #hikingtheglobe  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #total_asia  #tv_landscapes 

Nature's Mirror
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Not to get too stuck on the early risers theme, but here's another prime example of the magic awaiting you at the crack of dawn. This kind of scene was almost a daily occurrence in Tajikistan's awesome Fann Mountains, a land full of towering mountains and blue green lakes. If you want to know more and fancy a trip here yourself, check out the link in our bio.
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#bbctravel 
#guardiantravelsnaps 
#tajikistan
#doyoutravel 
#travelinspiration 
#letsgosomewhere 
#stayandwander 
#thevisualcollective 
#ichosetowander 
#travelphotographer 
#theconstantlycurious 
#travelawesome
#tv_aqua
#awesome_photographers 
#lonelyplanet 
#travelstoke 
#finditliveit
#reflectiongram
#ig_shotz
#passionpassport
#transfer_visions 
#yourshotphotographer
#mytinyatlas
#traveldeeper 
#beautifulplaces
#ourplanetdaily 
#natgeotravel 
#natgeoyourshot
#pocket_waters
#tv_landscapes

Nature's Mirror - Not to get too stuck on the early risers theme, but here's another prime example of the magic awaiting you at the crack of dawn. This kind of scene was almost a daily occurrence in Tajikistan's awesome Fann Mountains, a land full of towering mountains and blue green lakes. If you want to know more and fancy a trip here yourself, check out the link in our bio. . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #tajikistan  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #tv_aqua  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #reflectiongram  #ig_shotz  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #beautifulplaces  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #pocket_waters  #tv_landscapes 

Paradise
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Taking a look at this, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was an exclusive beach on a tropical island - not so. It just happens to be the public beach in a certain country's second city
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Can you guess where?
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#bbctravel 
#guardiantravelsnaps 
#beautifulplaces
#doyoutravel 
#travelinspiration 
#letsgosomewhere 
#stayandwander 
#thevisualcollective 
#ichosetowander 
#travelphotographer 
#theconstantlycurious 
#travelawesome
#postcardplaces
#awesome_photographers 
#lonelyplanet 
#travelstoke 
#finditliveit
#ig_shotz
#tv_landscapes
#passionpassport
#transfer_visions 
#yourshotphotographer
#mytinyatlas
#traveldeeper 
#getoutdoors
#ourplanetdaily 
#natgeotravel 
#natgeoyourshot
#earthoutdoors
#pocket_world

Paradise - Taking a look at this, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was an exclusive beach on a tropical island - not so. It just happens to be the public beach in a certain country's second city - Can you guess where? . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #beautifulplaces  #doyoutravel  #travelinspiration  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #postcardplaces  #awesome_photographers  #lonelyplanet  #travelstoke  #finditliveit  #ig_shotz  #tv_landscapes  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #getoutdoors  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #earthoutdoors  #pocket_world 

Early birds get the best views
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For so many places in Oman, we didn’t need to worry about crowds - there weren't any. Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the country's most famous attractions, was a slightly different story. When we left at 10:00 people were turning up in ever increasing numbers, but when we'd arrived from our nearby camp at 8:00, we had the place to ourselves. Glorious!
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Getting up early and beating the crowds is something we've gotten better at, but it ain't easy - sleeping in a tent certainly helps
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What about you guys? Are you a worm catcher or late sleeper?
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#bbctravel
#guardiantravelsnaps 
#oman
#doyoutravel 
#pocket_waters
#letsgosomewhere 
#stayandwander 
#thevisualcollective 
#ichosetowander 
#travelphotographer 
#theconstantlycurious 
#travelawesome
#everydayoman
#awesome_photographers 
#jj_forum_2489
#travelstoke 
#tv_aqua
#experienceoman
#ig_middleeast
#passionpassport
#transfer_visions 
#yourshotphotographer
#mytinyatlas
#traveldeeper 
#reflectiongram
#ourplanetdaily 
#natgeotravel 
#natgeoyourshot
#visitoman
#tv_landscapes

Early birds get the best views - For so many places in Oman, we didn’t need to worry about crowds - there weren't any. Wadi Bani Khalid, one of the country's most famous attractions, was a slightly different story. When we left at 10:00 people were turning up in ever increasing numbers, but when we'd arrived from our nearby camp at 8:00, we had the place to ourselves. Glorious! - Getting up early and beating the crowds is something we've gotten better at, but it ain't easy - sleeping in a tent certainly helps - What about you guys? Are you a worm catcher or late sleeper? . . . . . #bbctravel  #guardiantravelsnaps  #oman  #doyoutravel  #pocket_waters  #letsgosomewhere  #stayandwander  #thevisualcollective  #ichosetowander  #travelphotographer  #theconstantlycurious  #travelawesome  #everydayoman  #awesome_photographers  #jj_forum_2489  #travelstoke  #tv_aqua  #experienceoman  #ig_middleeast  #passionpassport  #transfer_visions  #yourshotphotographer  #mytinyatlas  #traveldeeper  #reflectiongram  #ourplanetdaily  #natgeotravel  #natgeoyourshot  #visitoman  #tv_landscapes