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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterExplore Worldwide has introduced a collection of new expert-led photography trips. Capture the early morning mist rolling across the lush jungle canopy in Borneo, snap the spectacular migration across Serengeti’s vast plains or get exclusive access to photograph the fabled rock-hewn city of Petra before the crowds arrive.Each of the six new trips is led by an award-winning photographer: Renato Granieri, winner of 2018 Nat Geo Traveller Photographer of the Year, and Robert Harvey, whose work has been recognised by the Excellence Award of the Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique. The package also includes accommodation and breakfast, plus some lunches and dinners, and an Explore leader.Gelada monkeys| Simien Mountains National Park EthiopiaThe itineraries include:Jordan Photographic Discovery (9 days, departs 2–10 March 2019, prices start from $2,530pp)Led by Robert Harvey, this trip visits the fabled rock-hewn city of Petra with special access to the site before the crowds arrive. Capture the Druze tribes in Azraq as well as seeking out spectacular desert scenes in Wadi Rum and camp under the stars in a Bedouin tent.Photographing Sri Lanka (12 days, departs 23 March–4 April 2019, prices start from $3,670pp)Discover Sri Lanka’s ancient cities, rock carvings and gilded temples with experienced photographer Renato Granieri. Highlights of the trip include the opportunity to photograph the rolling hills of the spectacular Golden Valley tea plantations, wildlife-filled national parks and idyllic tropical coastline. Capture the rich Buddhist history through the lens while meeting friendly faces along the way.Photographing Borneo’s Wildlife Safari (10 days, departs 12–23 July and 22 July–2 August 2019, with prices from $3,380pp)Ideal for keen wildlife photographers, this trip offers the perfect opportunity to encapsulate the endemic wildlife of Borneo with Renato Granieri. Travel through the jungles of Sabah capturing feeding time at the Sepilok Orang-utan Sanctuary and cruise along the Kinabatangan River, hoping to snap bathing pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and striking hornbills. The trip also features a sunrise climb up the observation tower in the Danum Valley, with a chance to photograph the eerie spectacle of the morning mist rolling across the lush jungle canopy below.Serengeti Photographic Safari (12 days, departs 1–14 September 2019, prices start from $8,370pp)With advice, help and support from expert photographer Robert Harvey, this trip is a great way to photograph big game up close and to capture the landscapes of Tanzania. Search for the ‘Big Five’ inside the Ngorongoro Crater (the world’s largest complete caldera), snap birdlife around Lake Manyara and capture the incredible spectacle of the migration across the Serengeti’s vast plains. This trip also includes an opportunity to shoot Tarangire’s primeval Boabab trees and to meet and photograph the legendary Maasai tribe.Best of the Western US (12 days, departs 15–28 November 2019, prices start from $6,100pp)This trip, led by professional photographer Robert Harvey, provides a chance to photograph America’s vast landscapes as well as an opportunity to learn the skill of astrophotography. Walk among the red rock hoodoos of Bryce Canyon, capture the sunrise over the iconic formations in Arches National Park and discover the sweeping views across one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. The trip is planned around the moon phases, giving the best possible chance of seeing the Milky Way.Photographing Ethiopia’s Highlights (14 days, departs 22 Nov–7 December 2019, prices start from $4,960pp)Put your new skills into practice to photograph the dramatic rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, the geleda monkeys in the Simien Mountains and at Tississat Falls, known locally as ‘the water that smokes’. Led by professional photographer Renato Granieri, the trip also visits a traditional coffee ceremony, providing a wonderful opportunity to capture some authentic shots of Ethiopia.For enquiries and bookings, contact Adventure World Travel 1300 439 756 or via [email protected] full 2019/20 brochure collection can be viewed on exploreworldwide.com.auGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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first_imgMr. Choi’s festive dishes for the holidays Read Next If not for the strong arm tactics of the City Legal Office, the Rama administration wouldn’t have been able to have  revenues to promise payment for the rest of the seniors aid assistance, the cash assistance for the persons with disabilities (PWDs) and the scholarship funds.MORE STORIESnewsinfoConstruction of Makati subway to start in DecembernewsinfoNetizen asks Isko Moreno’s help over flooded footbridge in Calamba CitynewsinfoIsko Moreno signs executive order to strictly enforce liquor ban near schoolsMORE STORIESnewsinfoConstruction of Makati subway to start in DecembernewsinfoNetizen asks Isko Moreno’s help over flooded footbridge in Calamba CitynewsinfoIsko Moreno signs executive order to strictly enforce liquor ban near schoolsDespite this, Rama was right to be thankful for small mercies and  and not to drag the budget dispute any further. While telling department heads and employees to focus on “super service,” the mayor is expected to  focus on selling  lots of the South Road Properties (SRP) to raise funds for his budget this year and the next.Still, what his pet peeve Tomas Osmeña said  about letting the value of SRP to grow instead of  having a  fire sale makes  sense. Rama could focus energy as well on selling other vacant lots in the  North Reclamation Area and the Waterfront land strip.If he and his marketing team can do that, rather than be obsessed about selling the SRP, they can have funds for supplemental budgets that they wish to pass for the drainage master plan and the re-mapping of the city’s landscape and coastal and riverine areas to clear the waterways of any illegal structure and settler.As mayor, Rama should take the lead in finding  ways to  finance his administration’s goals without having to sell and mortgage  prime real estate to speculators.ADVERTISEMENT There’s practically  little choice for Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama except to sign the over P5 billion budget passed by the Cebu City Council rather than sit it out and expect his administration to operate on the same budget  for next year.There is this little rule seldom used in extreme cases when both the chief local executive and the legislature disagree on the budget . If a deadlock results in no budget approval, the  local government unit (LGU) will operate on the same budget used in the outgoing year.ADVERTISEMENT WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Painters refuse to go quietly Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegecenter_img PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage That’s not the case for 2014 in Cebu City as had been the case in the past few years of the Rama administration.For all his tough talk about defending his budget, the mayor has eventually  accepted a reduced budget passed by the council and will sign on the dotted line.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeRama had achieved some  victories in the soon to end 2013, not least of which is his election triumph over his former patron and mentor Tomas Osmeña.While the election result is still being contested, Rama  went on to propoe  his ideal budget amounting to over P10 billion. For  the fourth time, the council questioned his revenue sources. SMC bags Bulacan airport project Tolentino: No more debate with Drilon on China deal Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip MOST READ LATEST STORIES PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspensionlast_img read more