Photography

Rwanda's Caves - Musanze, Mugongo & More | HandZaround

Rwanda's Caves - Musanze, Mugongo & More | HandZaround

Rwanda has over 50 caves and some of them can be visited by tourists - how to find them, how much does it cost and how to organise a caving adventure? We’re talking about all of these in this Rwanda’s Caves post so read on!

Nyungwe Forest National Park - Accommodation, Prices, Activities | HandZaround

Nyungwe Forest National Park - Accommodation, Prices, Activities | HandZaround

Nyungwe Forest is a national park in Rwanda, and we decided to call it an Enchanted Forest! This place has its own ecosystem and unique flora and fauna - we loved exploring it. Check out our post in which we tell you all about what’s Nyungwe Forest like, where to stay (including our experience at a 1000+ USD place!) and what to do (complete with prices).

Travel Photography: Give Your Images a Voice by Max Therry

Travel Photography: Give Your Images a Voice by Max Therry

Whether you’re going on a weekend away or a long-term journey, you will surely be taking photos. Max Therry from PhotoGeeky.com tells us about basics of travel photography and how to compose your shots to make them unique. Read on!

Rwanda's Akagera National Park - The Most Affordable & Unique Safari in East Africa | HandZaround

Rwanda's Akagera National Park - The Most Affordable & Unique Safari in East Africa | HandZaround

‘A loud splash woke us up after a good night’s sleep. It took us a moment to remember where we were. Once we unzipped our tent, we caught two small eyes looking straight into ours from about 15 metres away…’ Learn more about our incredible time in Akagera National Park - it was the most affordable and unique safari we’ve had!

How To Make Money As A Travel Blogger | Interview With HandZaround By RGNN

How To Make Money As A Travel Blogger | Interview With HandZaround By RGNN

‘More and more backpackers are now able to sustain their travels through blogging, filmmaking and/or photography. Hanna and Zach are two of them. Hanna is from Poland, Zach is from Australia, but they met and lived in London. In October 2016, they decided to pack up their cameras and other essentials and set off first to Asia, then Australia, USA, and finally Africa, where they are now. On their website, HandZaround, they share travel stories, tips, photographs and films from their journey. They’re all about independent travel, off-the-beaten track destinations and ‘slow travel’.’ - read the interview RGNN.org did with us a few months back.

Gisenyi & Lake Kivu in Rwanda: Where To Stay & Unique Things To Do | HandZaround

Gisenyi & Lake Kivu in Rwanda: Where To Stay & Unique Things To Do | HandZaround

‘The chanting softly echoed through the hills, all the way from the valley up to top of the hill where we stood. We’ve just woken up and gotten out of our tent in search for the source of this beautiful singing…’ Gisenyi is a quaint town in the North of Lake Kivu - with this unique place to stay close to the water and with a chance to learn about the Rwandese way of life, we loved our stay there. Learn more about what happened to us and how you can plan your stay there!

Camping And Visiting Ngare Ndare Forest, Waterfall and Canopy | HandZaround

Camping And Visiting Ngare Ndare Forest, Waterfall and Canopy | HandZaround

Azure waters of the falls, walk above the canopies of 200-year-old trees, elephants, star filled skies... all about Ngare Ndare Forest - a UNESCO Heritage List site in Northern Kenya, where you can camp and enjoy the unspoiled nature. How to get there, where to stay, what to do - read on and see our short film!

Sieku Glamping in Northern Kenya's Laikipia | HandZaround

Sieku Glamping in Northern Kenya's Laikipia | HandZaround

Have you ever 'glamped' before? We've done that for the first time in Northern Kenya's Laikipia, in a stunningly beautiful Sieku Glamping. With the views of Mount Kenya, pastel sunsets and sunrises, we're pretty sure we found a gem one-of-a-kind! Check out our story, photos a short video.

Hazy Snapshots From Thailand And Cambodia

Hazy Snapshots From Thailand And Cambodia

Exactly a year ago we met up with Diego and his boyfriend in the beautiful Thai island of Koh Phangan. A year on we're following up to show you these beautiful hazy snapshots from their trip through Thailand and Cambodia. See them for yourself!

What's In Our Camera Bag? | HandZaround

What's In Our Camera Bag? | HandZaround

Cameras, lenses, accessories... people often wonder how do we manage to travel only with our backpacks and fit all the equipment needed to capture awesome shots. So... please enjoy the reveal of what's in our camera bags! 

Have you heard of this sleepy town in Southern Thailand? | Photo story by HandZaround

Have you heard of this sleepy town in Southern Thailand? | Photo story by HandZaround

'The pastel colours of the buildings were mixing with the pale blue sky. The city looked like it was once alive but it was now getting old and slow. It was falling asleep. Tired after the journey and intense trips of the last couple of weeks, we felt like we fitted right in here. (...)'

A Day in Mombasa - Photographs & Words | HandZaround

A Day in Mombasa - Photographs & Words | HandZaround

Are you coming to Mombasa or are you simply interested what it's like in this bustling city? We spent a day walking around the town and we would love to share with you our budget advice on where to stay, where to eat and what to see in Mombasa in a day!

Dallol, Ethiopia - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

Dallol, Ethiopia - The Danakil Depression Story | HandZaround

'This time our legs didn't know what to expect. We would walk onto something that looked solid and hard, only to find out that our shoes would sink a little into the red and yellow mixture. (...) The Danakil Depression was the most unique experience we've ever had. It was difficult, hot and uncomfortable but isn't it the price you pay for beautiful things?'

In The Heart of Oromia - Horse Galloping Ceremony | Story, Film & Photographs | HandZaround

In The Heart of Oromia - Horse Galloping Ceremony | Story, Film & Photographs | HandZaround

The circle around us was slowly tightening. I'm not sure how many pairs of eyes were scrutinising our faces, but there were A LOT. The long bamboo sticks that each boy and man were holding didn't really add to our comfort. We actually weren't too sure how we would get out of the situation - we were a 30-minute walk down the rolling hills and bushes to the car, and a four hour drive north of Addis. But anyways, what did it matter?! We didn't even have the car keys! (...)

In the Mountains of Tigray - Rock-hewn Churches of Ethiopia | Story and Film by HandZaround

In the Mountains of Tigray - Rock-hewn Churches of Ethiopia | Story and Film by HandZaround

Tigray Churches are famous for their picturesque location, beautiful history and somewhat difficulty to reach. Whilst some of them are an off-road drive and a 5 minute walk up the stone stairs, others require walking for hours, climbing vertical rock shelves, and an ability to let go of your fear of heights!! We opted for trekking and climbing - we captured it in film and in our Tigray Churches story - read on!

Made in Australia: Where to develop negatives in Melbourne?

Made in Australia: Where to develop negatives in Melbourne?

Majority of the planet seems to live such busy lives these days. Especially in the big cities things tend to be 24/7, instant, while-you-wait. Although digital photography is so popular with the majority of people, especially the ones who travel, Hillvale, in Melbourne, goes against that grain.

Camping off Melbourne's Shores | The Caravan Park

Camping off Melbourne's Shores | The Caravan Park

The Caravan Park off Melbourne's shores is a truly magical place and we love spending our time there. Read about our time there and get to know a sleepy town of Barwon Heads. 

Trekking in Nepal for Non-Trekkers

Trekking in Nepal for Non-Trekkers

The temperature wasn’t too high but the trek up the steep rocky path did its job in making my forehead drip in sweat. The green bush on the sides of the path sounded like a bunch of birds, cicadas and other unknown creatures joining forces to sing at the top of their little lungs. (...). We had just passed a local man walking in his flip-flops with a basket full of wood strapped to his forehead. He wasn’t anywhere near as sweaty as we were...

Pakse to Don Det Island by bus and boat | HandZaround

Pakse to Don Det Island by bus and boat | HandZaround

The last part of our journey through Laos and its land of 4000 Islands was a perfect way to relax after all the long bus rides. Anyone who's looking to unplug for a bit should head to exactly that spot!

HandZaround published in The Rolling Home Journal

HandZaround published in The Rolling Home Journal

We are so excited to announce that we just scored our first print publication in 'The Rolling Home Journal'!