How I spent my only day in Hong Kong

Hong Kong the peak

I always loved using Hong Kong International airport as a transit hub whenever I travelled to Asia. Cathay Pacific is my favorite Asian airline. I did stop at Hong Kong a couple of times but I never actually left the airport area. However this time I decided to intentionally take a later flight in order to actually […]

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Photos from the opening of Giselle exhibition


Back in January I opened my first solo exhibition, Giselle: A story of love, deception and forgiveness. The show was at “More Words”, is the newest extension of Words bookstore café in Budaiya. This series is a behind the scene documentation of Giselle ballet.  The exhibition was at display for 3 weeks. Opening night was on a wonderful Wednesday 13th of Jan 2016 […]

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A perfect weekend getaway to Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort

Beautiful beach

A few months ago I received an invite from Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa to try their most celebrated jewel of a resort, Al Husn. The activities mentioned on their website included dolphin watching therefore I decided my best companion for this trip is my 8 year old nephew! We took the afternoon flight to Muscat and reached Muscat International Airport […]

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Tokyo on 35 mm film. My very first analog trip


I just returned from a fantastic trip to Japan. I visited Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. During the trip I had a different photography experience travelling with a 35 MM analog camera. It was the first time I travel with a film camera. I had very modest experience with film photography prior to the trip but I was anxious to […]

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My First India Photo Expedition

India Holi trip flyer

It is a new year and with the new year comes new projects. Inspired by the many people who always ask ” When can we travel with you?!”. I’m arranging my first photo expedition open to any photography enthusiasts.  The 10 day expedition will start in Delhi then we will explore my favorite part of India the land of […]

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18 things to do in Beirut

Mer Michael

Here is a list of some of my favorite experiences in Beirut: 1- Take a walk in Achrafieh. Walk down the memory lane of one of Beirut’s oldest districts. Admire the beautiful European feel architecture and elegant neighborhoods in Achrafieh. In my last visit to Beirut I stayed in Sofitel hotel in Achrafieh. The location of the hotel was perfect for […]

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Review of GPP 2016 lineup

Taken during Steve Simon's workshop

  GPP have just announced their lineup for the biggest photography event of the year “GPP 2016”. I’ve been to many GPP events so I thought of sharing my 2 cents to review 2016 lineup. Bobby Brown, David Nightingale, David Alan Harvey and Joe McNally are some of the biggest names missing from the usual lineup. Eric Kim’s […]

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Exclusive Fujifilm X Photowalk


Join me and Fujifilm Bahrain for a photo walk on 5th of December at the heart of Muharraq. Meet other photo enthusiasts eager to explore the beauty of Muharraq streets. You will also get an opportunity to try Fujifilm cameras and lenses during the walk.   Registration link is here   This photo walk is free […]

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Salalah – An oasis in the Arabian desert


It was a quick decision I just couldn’t postpone seeing Salalah and Oman any further. With a quick research I found the best ticket deal on Qatar airways. It was the best choice in terms of convenience and transit time. Gathering Q-miles loyalty points is also a plus. It was just me, a weekender bag, a book and […]

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A day trip to Sintra


  I love using Instagram for travel inspiration. When I was in Lisbon earlier this year I checked Lisbon’s hashtag to plan my trip. While scrolling through the many beautiful photos of Lisbon I came across some photos of Sintra.     Sintra looked very colorful and interesting so I immediately decided to go there. I took a taxi from […]

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Fly Dubai Sale


Hi guys, Here is a cool chance to win tickets with Fly Dubai. I’m happy to collaborate with them to arrange for this competition. BIG NEWS: @flydubai is having its first network-wide sale offering customers 30% off Business and Economy Class fares to Dubai and select destinations. Here is chance to WIN with @flydubai – […]

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Foundry photojournalism workshop in Bali

Foundry photojournalism workshop with Ron Haviv

I finally made it to the Foundry photojournalism workshop in Bali. I have been eyeing it for years but I never managed to squeeze it in my busy calendar. This year I was determined to make it happen and I did!   And the real work begins. Two days to find a story and work on […]

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