My Bad Travel Photo: Failing to Catch the Drama of the Location, Amadiya

Continuing our series inspired by some of Wandering Earl’s photographic failures combined with self- depreciating humour, this picture of the Iraqi town of Amadiya is a fine edition to our own efforts to blur and misrepresent some of the astounding things we’ve seen around this planet of ours.

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The (not quite) Cairo to (almost) Istanbul Trip Highlights (in Pictures) 2

Laying slap bang in the way of getting to Turkey, we needed to cross Syria to get home but when we turned up at the border Syria said no and turned me away. We had to decide what to do next. The temptation was to turn around and head back to Egypt and take the once in a lifetime opportunity to have the Pyramids and the rest of Egypt’s historical assets to ourselves. Then we remembered the country we bumped when planning our route. We flew to Beirut.

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