Palin’s Travels is on a new journey. With the acquisition of many previously unseen photos taken by Basil Pao, it’s being transformed into a new, bright, dynamic format. Whereas the old Palin’s Travels was primarily text driven, the emphasis will now be on the superb visuals. They say a picture tells a thousand words, and with the benefit of great advances in photo reproduction, each one now has a vivid clarity that catches, in detail, the huge range of locations we visited.
Many months of work have gone into the preparation of the site and work will always be ongoing. Special photo selections and highlights with accompanying text, will change regularly to give the site a feeling of constant renewal.
The new Palin’s Travels will feature an interactive route map, which can swing you across the globe at any speed you want, allowing you to drop in and look around any destination you wish. Users of the new Palin’s Travels will be taken much closer to the wonders of the world, and in some cases to the very heart of towns and cities like Timbuktu, which can no longer be visited.
I’m very excited. The new Palin’s Travels is a marvellous way to see how people live in every corner of the world. But don’t stand still. What would give me the greatest pleasure is if it encourages you to pack your bag and go and see for yourselves.
A huge thank you to Rachel Alcalay and Tom Palin for all their work on the site so far, and for the sheer range and beauty of the work of Basil Pao, without whom none of this could have happened.
Visit the new Palin’s Travels website now!