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Travel Profile: Capturing the World through Anjo Miranda’s Camera Lens | 旅游封面人物:随着Anjo Miranda的镜头捕捉世界的奇迹

International award winning travel and lifestyle photographer, and sour candy connoisseur Anjo Miranda doesn’t just take photos, he freezes perfect moments to share with the world. His photography inspires thousands of people to promenade our planet, sharing his enthusiasm in celebrating our wonderful world. Anjo was not only one of AirAsia’s #SnapandWin Top 12 Finalists, but won Sony Mobile Photography #PremiumAustralia, as well as countless other accolades.

国际屡获殊荣的旅行和生活方式摄影师,以及酸味糖果鉴赏家Anjo Miranda不仅仅是单纯地摄影,他还凝结了完美时刻与世界分享。他的摄影激发了数千人对地球美景的热爱,他的热情与我们共同分享我们美好的世界。 Anjo不仅是亚航旗下#SnapandWin的前12名决赛选手之一,还赢得了Sony手机摄影#PremiumAustralia以及无数其他荣誉。

His baffling photography skills have taken him around the world, all around Asia, America and Africa, most recently Hawaii. In Hawaii he experienced some fearsome flooding and storms as infamous Kilauea volcano erupted – but that didn’t stop him from managing to capture the softer side of Hawaii even through the turmoil.

他独特的摄影技巧让他走遍全球,遍及亚洲,美洲和非洲,最近刚去过夏威夷。在夏威夷,由于著名的基拉韦厄火山爆发,他经历了一些可怕的洪水和风暴 – 但这并没有阻止他设法捕捉夏威夷的柔和一面,即使在动荡中也是如此。

 

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Places Anjo has travelled to: Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Mauritius and recently USA.

Anjo去过的地方:香港,澳门,菲律宾,新加坡,泰国,南非,阿联酋,越南,毛里求斯以及最近刚去的美国

Travel tip: Always bring your camera! Take lots of photos and videos but don’t forget to just enjoy the moment. Try to visit the local markets as well to get a feel of the local vibe.

旅行贴士:永远带着你的相机!要拍很多照片和视频,但别忘记要享受当下。试着去当地市场,还有感受当地文化气息。

Anjo’s ultimate, dream trip: I’ve always wanted to go to USA’s big cities like New York, Boston, San Francisco and LA. Growing up in a heavily Americanised nation, the Philippines, I grew up admiring American history, sights, culture and food.

Anjo 的终极梦想旅行:我一直都很想去美国的大城市,想纽约,波士顿,旧金山,洛杉矶等。在浓浓美式化的国度,菲律宾长大。我从就仰慕美国历史,环境,文化和美食。

 

 

What came first, the travel or the photography? Was becoming a travel photographer your plan, or did it you fall into it?

对你来说哪个更重要,旅行还是摄影?你的计划是成为一名旅行摄影师还是你碰巧进到这个行业的?

I’ve always enjoyed design, arts and photography as a kid. Although I’ve only really gotten into Photography when I was able to afford a very good camera phone, my good old iPhone 4. The perks of having it as well was connecting with the creative community who share the same passion. This actually inspired me to learn more and to travel more.

我从小就喜欢设计,艺术和摄影。虽然我真正开始摄影是在好不容易买到的第一部老式iPhone 4才开始的。与创意社区的人共同拥有同样的热情。这实际上激发了我学习更多,旅行更多。

 

How would you describe the work you do?

你如何描述你的工作?

I mostly do Travel, Portrait and Lifestyle photography. This includes taking photos of the cool stuff I use, the pretty food I find, and of course sharing my travel adventures to everyone. I also enjoy taking portraits of people in different environments and I find joy in incorporating nature to the portraits I do.

我主要做旅行,肖像和生活方式的摄影。这包括拍摄我使用过很酷的东西,我找到的精致食物,当然还有分享我的旅行冒险给大家。我也喜欢在不同的环境中拍摄人物肖像,我喜欢将大自然融入到我的肖像中。

 

How do you think social media has changed travel? How do you think Instagram has changed the face of travel photography? How has it impacted your career?

你如何看待社交媒体改变了旅行?你如何看待Instagram改变了旅行摄影的面貌?它如何影响你的职业生涯?
Social Media has been very influential to travel. As Instagram is one of the best visual online platform, it has become so easy to get inspiration to travel. You can pretty much check it anytime and anywhere and learn something about a place. I also love the social aspect of it as you can connect to other travellers or photographers to learn more about the place or even techniques in photography.

社交媒体对旅行非常有影响力。由于Instagram是最好的视觉在线平台之一,它已经变得如此容易获得旅行的灵感。你几乎可以随时随地刷新它并了解某个地方。我也喜欢它的社交方面,因为你可以接触到其他旅行者或摄影师,以了解更多关于能够摄影的地方甚至技术。

I am fortunate enough to be able to work with different brands and organisations through this platform. I have been able to travel for free and earn a little bit more though travel and photography and it’s just amazing because it doesn’t even feel like work when you’re passionate about something.

我很幸运够通过这个平台与不同的品牌和企业合作。通过旅行和摄影,我可以免费旅行并赚取一点收入,而这种感觉真是太棒了,因为当你对某些事情充满热情时,它甚至不会觉得自己在工作。

 

As a renowned travel photographer, what do you think is the most exciting part about traveling and photography?

作为著名的旅游摄影师,您认为旅行和摄影最令人兴奋的部分是什么?

I get the most satisfaction in sharing my travels. Photography is a great platform to express all the excitement I feel about travelling. Creators express themselves with how they edit and set a certain tone to their images and this whole process is something I truly enjoy. It’s also getting to interact with the community who gets motivated by my photos.

分享我的旅行让我感到最满足。摄影是表达我对旅行感到兴奋的绝佳平台。创作者用自己的方式表达自己,让他们对自己的形象进行编辑和设置某种色调,这整个过程是我最喜欢的。它也开始与被我的照片所感染到的社区互动。

Photography equipment can be heavy – when you travel, what equipment is essential? What advice do you have for packing for your travel photography adventures?

摄影设备可能很重 – 在旅行时,什么设备是必不可少的?你为旅行摄影工具有什么建议?

At the end of the day, you have to make sure that you still get to enjoy your travels and not be bogged down with all the equipment you have to bring. On my recent trip to Hawaii, I brought with me three heavy lenses and my DSLR but I ended up just using my phone most of the time and I still managed to get really good photos. It also really depends on your style of photography. For travelling, if you really want to bring your DSLR, make sure you bring with you a wide angle lens to capture more of the landscape (eg. 16-35mm lens). There are even wide angle lenses you can get for your smartphones. I got the Moment wide-angle lens for my recent trip for my current smartphone.

在一天结束时,您必须确保您仍然可以享受您的旅行,并且不会因为您带来的所有设备而陷入困境。在我最近去夏威夷的旅途中,我带来了三个沉重的镜头和我的数码单反相机,但最终我大部分时间是在用手机,并且仍然设法拍出了非常好的照片。这也取决于你的摄影风格。对于旅行,如果你真的想带上你的数码单反相机,确保你带上一个广角镜头来捕捉更多的景色(例如16-35mm镜头)。你甚至可以为你的智能手机安装广角镜头。我最近为我目前的智能手机进行了改造,安装了Moment广角镜头。

 

What are your personal favourite travel photos you’ve taken? What’s your favorite travel photography destination? Why?

您拍摄的个人最喜爱的旅行照片是什么?你最喜欢的旅行摄影目的地是什么?为什么?

My photos from South Africa. It’s a dream for most people to be able to go to a safari adventure and that’s something I was able to accomplish in 2017. Being there with nature was absolutely life-changing and it’s definitely something I’ll never forget.

我的照片来自南非。对于大多数人来说,能够参加一次野生动物探险活动是一个梦想,这是我在2017年完成的事情。与大自然相处绝对是改变生活价值观的,是我永远不会忘记的回忆。

 

How do you approach travel? Is it something you prefer planning for, or going on the fly?

你如何对待旅行?你更喜欢提前计划还是飞了再说?

Travelling is expensive no doubt. It’s definitely something I have to save for. Booking in months in advance will definitely save you a lot of money may it be flights or accommodations. I do my own itinerary which helps out with the budget, instead of going with a package. Also, travelling with someone will make it a bit easier to plan out things.

旅行无疑是昂贵的。我必须要为它存款。提前几个月预订,一定会为您节省很多钱,航班或住宿。我做我自己的行程这帮助节省了预算,而不是拿了包就走。另外,和别人一起旅行会让事情变得容易一些。

What do you think makes for a good travel photograph and what tips would you offer to amateur travel photographers trying to improve their photography skills?

你认为怎样才能拍出好的旅行照片,以及为业余摄影师提供哪些窍门以提高摄影技巧?

First thing to do is find your style. You can easily get inspiration from social media like pinterest, flickr, smugmug and of course Instagram. Go out there and shoot as much as you can. Find things that you enjoy capturing and develop your own style of editing.

首先要做的是找到你的风格。你可以很容易地从社交媒体获得灵感,比如pinterest,flickr,smugmug,当然还有Instagram。走出去拍摄尽可能多的照片。找到你喜欢捕捉的东西,并开发你自己的编辑风格。

You do not need an expensive camera to take amazing photos. Most Instagram superstars started their photography with their smartphones!

你不需要昂贵的相机拍摄出惊人的照片。大多数Instagram网红用他们的智能手机进行他们的摄影!

Never stop learning. As with most things, it’s always good to improve on your craft and learn more techniques. Learn the basics of composition as this will help you build up your individual style too. YouTube is a great resource to learn techniques. I still watch different tutorials regularly from some great photographers around the globe. Best of all, it’s free!

从不停止学习。与大多数事情一样,改进技术和学习更多技巧总是好的。学习合成的基础知识,因为这可以帮助你建立你的个人风格。YouTube是学习技术的好资源。我仍然经常看一些世界各地伟大的摄影师不同的教程。最重要的是,它是免费的!

Finally, connect and collaborate with other creators. Not only will this be a great resource of learning and getting to practice photography, it is also a great way to get your name out there. I’ve been active on local Instagram community meetups (aka Instameets) both here in Melbourne and in Manila and I’ve met really good friends through the meet-ups as well.

最后,与其他创作者联系并合作。这不仅是学习和摄影练习的好资源,也是一个提高你名气的好方法。我一直活跃在墨尔本和马尼拉的本地Instagram社区聚会(又名Instameets)上,我通过聚会也认识了很多好朋友。

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Make sure you stay updated with Anjo’s travel adventures and magnificent travel photography through his  twitter, instagram and official Facebook page.

别忘记关注Anjo的旅行冒险记,他在  twitter, instagramofficial Facebook page都放了他的旅行作品。

4 Game-Changing Travel Tech Innovations | 4个新兴的旅行革新技术

Beginning on 15th of April (Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday), World Creativity and Innovation Week is a celebration of free thinking, new ideas and game-changing breakthroughs. Everyone has something to gain from those who pursue innovation, and travel is no different. Technological advancements in recent years have made our lives travelling much easier, unlocking new possibilities for exploring.

Google maps, translation tools, smartphones (and their cameras!); we are increasingly able to see and do more around this amazing planet of ours. To celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week, we take a quick look at some of the coolest travel tech and trends making waves in 2018.

从4月15日(达芬奇的生日)开始,世界创意与创新周是庆祝自由思想,新想法和改变游戏规则的突破。每个追求创新的人都能从中获益,旅行方面也不例外。近年来的技术进步使我们的旅行变得更加轻松,为探索提供了新的可能性。

谷歌地图,翻译工具,智能手机(和自带的相机!); 我们越来越能够在这个令人惊叹的星球上看到并做更多的事情。为了庆祝世界创意与创新周,我们快速浏览了2018年最酷的旅游技术和潮流。

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Travel Profile: Navigating the World Through Music With Senita Appiakorang

Senita Appiakorang is the lead vocalist of Shookrah, a neo-soul/R&B outfit from Cork, Ireland.  Synth-drenched, groove heavy and vocally-driven, their sound is undoubtedly part of the new wave of ‘Future Soul’, sitting alongside acts such as Hiatus Kaiyote and Thundercat. Their latest EP Cliches is the band at their best, and bodes well for their upcoming album that is expected in early 2019.
With the band about to embark on some festival slots around their home country of Ireland, Senita spoke to us about travelling as a musician, how it inspires her music and what’s next.
Places been: 
– Ireland (lives)
– South Africa – Cape Town, Bloemfontein, East London, Johannesburg
– Lesotho – Maseru
– Ghana- Accra
– England- Sheffield, Birmingham, Manchester, London, 
– Scotland – Edinburgh
– Spain- Barcelona, Fuerte Ventura, Tarifa, Seville
– Denmark- Copenhagen
– New Zealand – Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Waiheke Island, Coromondel
Going to next:
– Paris, France.
Ultimate travel tip:
Don’t seek out familiar things in new places, do at least one really far from your ordinary thing wherever you go.

You’re about to play a number of festivals around Ireland. Is touring with a band something you’ve done much of?

We are indeed, and are really looking forward to it- we love playing in new places. We have had two significant tours over the last couple of years, we did a mini tour around the time of our first EP (Implicit Content) with another Irish funk band called Zaska and we most recently supported Billy Ocean on the Irish leg of his European tour.  Both times were super fun and insightful, and quite different to travelling for individual gigs.We are in the middle of writing our album which will see some releases this year and our first headline tour, which is very exciting. We have a lot of sick songs to show everyone and want to make it as unique a type of show to Shookrah as we can.

 

In your experience, how does travelling as a musician impact on the experience? Does it become more business travel, or do you fit some leisure time in?

It’s a unique kind of experience really, and I guess it depends on how far you are going. How you plan to travel is hinged on the time you have to get there and how and sound check times and doing all the necessary things you need to to be in form for performing for people goes, which can always be interesting in terms of balancing ones energy. I personally enjoy the opportunity to do so as much as we can and think there’s valuable learning in travelling a lot as a band that we need to adapt to if we want to progress to the level we want to be at. I would be on the organising side of things and where we would have made pointed trips and tried to return straight home after them, we are getting better at determining where to take time to be somewhere and rest and check things out and where it’s feasible to try and save costs by getting back to Cork. Where and how leisure happens often is dictated upon by the situation of the  gig, but when we go further out in the country I centre what I see around nice food places and cultural activities not too far from the venue or our accommodation just to try and catch something of  a vibe where we are.

 

What experiences does being a musician open up for you when travelling?

Well the obvious one is sharing our music with people and connecting with people on a personal level through our gigs, that’s one that we really get a buzz from and  hope to leave with people. We get a direct life line to the mood of a place when interacting with gig crowds, or place specific nuances, or at least gain a better understanding as to the lay of the land by how people react to our music and performance. It’s amazing to read how the reaction and general demeanour of a crowd can reflect the mentality of a society even if by juxtaposition of it. Recreationally, we get the advantage of immediately being exposed to venues or a music scene that usually caters to our interests and meeting like minded people who can offer tips on other cool things to do in that way. There’s definitely more scope for making friends and having ‘the craic’ (fun), because we’re all together and are friends, so the dynamic can welcome more adventure or mischief than travelling alone might do.

 

There’s been a lot said recently about how hard it is becoming for bands and artists to travel due to costs. Do you think it’s still a viable option for a band to tour regularly? 

It’s definitely a challenge to make it profitable, but it can definitely be worth it or feasible. I think you have to be very aware of the economic climate of music on a whole, of the location as well and the culture of gig attendance in the places where you plan to perform, because it can really differ significantly from place to place. There are ways around not losing too much money or having a band kittie/fund that facilitates that touring in itself that everyone contributes to, but it takes some serious research, planning and discussion on how you are going to get a crowd to come; eg. how to price it, how to promote it, what kinds of sets suit what crowd and how to generate extra money with merchandise. Social media is integral to music these days and getting traction for your music and the stuff you’re doing, and we are progressively learning the tricks of the trade and how to gauge what’s going to suit our band. There was a time when we would gig the same spots a lot and while it was fun for us, we learned that you have to create an occasion around when you gig, and you have to allow people to get excited enough to leave their houses ( in the likely to be pissing rain) to come and see you. It’s basically like being schooled on how to get past the Tinder conversations stage to going on a real date…who knows, maybe we’ll all experience true love.

  

Do you find travel (personal, business or otherwise) to have an impact on your music? If so, how?

For sure, I love going to gigs in new places and seeing what people like to get down to or what the calibre of music is like there. Broadly speaking, I would say travel impacts my music or productivity of making music in that I get more time to think, or write or take stock of my surroundings and influence the narratives with it. I don’t drive, so I’m usually a passenger going to places, when I’m not walking and/or cycling somewhere and that’s plenty of stimulated meditative time, just letting new surroundings sink into my memory and colour my mood with different ideas. I’m currently in New Zealand for the first time visiting family and friends and it’s the furthest point in the world I’ve gone to on my own and that definitely comes with an emotional response, be it fear, excitement, curiosity, love…and that informs the kinds of melodies I’ve been singing to myself, the kind of clarity I have had as to the music I want to next write and whom with.

 

What trip has had the greatest impact on you and your music?

I went to South Africa a couple of years ago to visit where I was born and I hadn’t been there for 15 years ago at that stage, so it was a big trip for me. It was a homecoming, a lineage finding and heart warming and straightening trip, and our last EP was written in its aftermath, which has also led to many great things. That trip definitely gave me a huge sense of perspective as to my origins, existing familial ties, the privileges I had benefited and taken for granted and the richness of my heritage. It also gave me a lot of time and room to figure out stuff about growing up, personal dilemmas and what I really wanted to see happen for myself in the following years. Songs like ‘Gerascophobia’, Cliches Pt 2, they were more introvert discussions with myself on how I was living and where my mind was at and how to better nurture my selfhood, and cultivate the kind of future I would like to enjoy. I think I gained a certain sensibility or purpose from the trip and it still acts as a reminder for me now.

You can listen Shookrah on Bandcamp, YouTube and all the regular streaming services.
To stay in the loop on everything tour related, follow them on Facebook, Instagram and their website.

Phnom Penh: A Locals Guide to an Emerging City | 在金边的一次地道的旅游

Bordering Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, Cambodia has some serious competition in the tourist market.  Yet in recent years the South-East Asian country has been growing its reputation as a must-visit destination. 

与泰国,老挝和越南接壤的柬埔寨在旅游市场上有一些激烈的竞争。 然而近年来,这个东南亚国家的声誉却越发升高。

Emerging from a dark period of war and revolution Cambodia has been steadily establishing itself on the world-stage again, with tourists flocking to absorb the rich culture on offer.  Stunning temples, island hot-spots and a friendly people are abundant to those that make the journey.

从黑暗的革命战争时期开始,柬埔寨一直在世界舞台的上稳步发展旅游业,游客被这个国家的丰富文化所吸引。令人惊叹的寺庙,岛屿和友善的人民为旅程添加了热情。

For many their first encounter with Cambodia is Phnom Penh, the Kingdom’s capital. And it can be a startling first-impression; bustling and chaotic, Phnom Penh throws everything at you and invites you into the fold. We got in touch with Ruby Cray, a teacher who now calls Phnom Penh home, to get the run down on this cool and alluring city. Read on for a few of her recommendations!

对于首次接触柬埔寨的很多人来说是首都金边。第一印象可能是一个令人惊讶的; 繁华和混乱的融合,金边向你公开一切,并热情邀请你来做客。 我们与现在称金边家园的老师Ruby Cray保持了联系,让她在这个迷人的城市中探索。 请阅读她的一些建议!

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Travel in 2018 – Top five trends | 2018 旅行5大新趋势

As 2017 passed us by, it was all about the lavish escapes and Insta-worthy dining experiences. Moving into 2018 (can we believe it’s already February!), the year ahead in travel will be about heading off the beaten track and diving into new underground cultures around the world. We’ve tapped into our Insiders around the world, talked to you, our customers, looked at the latest industry news and insights to predict these five travel trends for 2018.

2017年潇洒离去,它留下了豪华的度假胜地和Insta-worthy用餐体验。进入2018年(相信吗,已经是二月了!),未来一年的旅行将会走向旷日持久的轨道,并潜入全新的旅游文化。我们接触了全球的业内人士,与您和我们的客户谈论最新的行业新闻和见解,以预测2018年的这五种旅游趋势。

1. A new kind of family travel 一种新型家庭旅游

Back are the days of National Lampoons style vacations.  Modern family dynamics will innovate and reinvent family travel. Multi-generational holidays are making a comeback – Millennials are sucking it up and going on cute vacays with the families more often. This will continue to evolve this year. Often overlooked, Gen Xers might not be the largest market out there, but they are the generation with the most money and time to spend on travel.

过去都是在国定假期才会旅行。现代家庭加入了创新并重塑了家庭旅行。多代人假期正在卷土重来千禧一代正在吮吸它,并与家人更频繁地度过温馨的假期。今年将继续发展。无名一代(出生于1970年代的美国人,Gen X)可能不是最大的市场,但他们是最有钱和最有时间旅行的一代。

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