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Oct 16, 2010 19:12 |  #1

My recent (today) experience with a mugging in Ecuador got me thinking - many places around the world are not ideal for travelling alone with a truckload of photo gear, there are precious few photo-orientated trips to such places available, and such trips tend to be priced at a premium and very limited in their choice of dates and locations.

It needn't be so. After all, it is possible to approach travel companies to organise group tours - with private vehicles and escorts if necessary - to anywhere in the world you please, with sunrise- and sunset itineraries to suit photographers (rather than those who like to sleep through sunrise), for no more than a regular, non-photographer-orientated trip, provided you have four or more people on the trip.

Just wondering - would anyone be interested in such a trip at some stage? I'm planning on travelling further in the next few months, after recovering from injuries, and would be open to something then, but this would be more something to consider for later next year, etc.




  
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Oct 16, 2010 20:26 |  #2

Absolutely!

I jumped on the privately organized GAPS 2011 trip as soon as I could.

As part of that trip, I've been looking at other trips around it and looked at several trip organizers such as GAP and Gecko. They have the ability to do some of these.

I'm pretty well tapped for travel currently, but always looking at opportunities.

Sorry to hear about the mugging and the injuries.

Keep it togeather,

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Oct 16, 2010 20:37 |  #3

Well, let's brainstorm ideas on this thread - I'll be looking to organise something very shortly if anyone's interested (for a trip within the next three months) but, if not, someone else can also carry the torch.

Might also be an idea for a separate forum, perhaps in the 'marketplace' section - 'Photo Tours'.

Will need a few people (say, 4) to put something together.




  
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Oct 17, 2010 09:39 |  #4

Any idea how long the entire trip would be?




  
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Oct 17, 2010 18:15 |  #5

Jigglypuff wrote in post #11112665 (external link)
Any idea how long the entire trip would be?

Depends where the trip goes!

But, for most longer trips, it is usually pretty easy to divide it up into several shorter sections, each of 1-3 weeks' duration.

If anyone has ideas for trips, post them up!




  
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Oct 17, 2010 18:53 |  #6

Shadowblade wrote in post #11115002 (external link)
Depends where the trip goes!

But, for most longer trips, it is usually pretty easy to divide it up into several shorter sections, each of 1-3 weeks' duration.

If anyone has ideas for trips, post them up!

Gotcha. I'm hoping I'll be free for 1.5 weeks in the early January time frame. I wonder how photogenic is France during the winter (that'd be my vote!)?




  
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Oct 17, 2010 23:04 |  #7

Jigglypuff wrote in post #11115193 (external link)
Gotcha. I'm hoping I'll be free for 1.5 weeks in the early January time frame. I wonder how photogenic is France during the winter (that'd be my vote!)?

I've only ever visited France in summer and fall, but France is always nice :-) I'm still suffering withdrawls from my visit in August ;-)a

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Oct 17, 2010 23:35 |  #8

Was thinking maybe Morocco, or a wildlife safari somewher in Africa, or southern India (Kerala/Tamil Nadu).

France is vey nice in summer and autumn - particularly the Alps - not sure about winter, though.




  
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Nov 11, 2010 16:36 |  #9

Just an update - am organising a trip to Ethiopia leaving in the next few weeks. Three-and-a-half weeks duration, starting date is flexible at the moment.

We will be visiting the Danakil Depression, Erta Ale lava lake, Lalibela, the Blue Nile Falls, Awash National Park, the Simien Mountains and several other places. Plenty of opportunities for wildlife, cultural/historical and landcape photography.

More details here - post in the thread or message me if interested!




  
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