Asia China Middle East Nepal ROAM Loves Turkey

ROAM Loves… August 2016

August 27, 2016

The internet is full of wonderful things, and every month we want to champion some of those things through our Roam Favourites. This month we’ve loved a video from Nepal, an Istanbul based Instagramer, a blog post on the Faroe Islands and a new stylish camera bag created by Tiny Altlas Quarterly. Here are some more things we’ve loved this month…

Video: Life of a Kumari Goddess – Broadly

The tiny landlocked country of Nepal is one of my favourite places in the world. It has a rich spiritual heritage, and one of the most unique parts of that heritage is the Kumari Goddess, a living goddess who lives in Kathmandu and is worshiped as the protector of the city. She is believed to manifest herself in a young girl, and a Kumari is chosen as a toddler and not replaced until she reaches her period. Broadly, a branch of Vice has filmed this excellent short documentary about the current Kumari and the effect on her family. It’s a great insight into an ancient tradition still alive in Nepal today.

Instagram: G I N A | @georginatwong

Gina Wong is a Cambridge/London based Instagramer and all round lady with a lovely (and easily enviable) life. She has a great eye for shapes, colour and delicious food. We love the muted tones, obsession with classic cars and most of all her appreciation for great coffee, cake and brunch.


Blog Post: Meet the Locals of the Faroe Islands by Kathi – Watch Me See

In the world of blogging, it’s wonderful to see someone looking at a destination from a different perspective, which is why I love the series of ‘Meet the Locals’ posts by Kathi of Watch Me See. In this latest addition, Kathi explores the local people of the remote Faroe Islands. Here, she speaks with an artist, a free spirit and a festival volunteer, and she talks with them about life on the Faroe Islands and the controversial topic of whale hunting.


Product: SOLAS Camera Bag – Tiny Atlas

Great camera bags are hard to find, particularly stylish ones. Clearly, Tiny Atlas Quarterly thought the same and came to the rescue with the beautiful new Tiny Atlas SOLAS Camera Bag. They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign where you can pre-order the bag with some accessories. Check it out here.

tiny atlas solas

Interview: Kevin Frayer shows the real China – Huck Magazine 

Kevin Frayer, a photojournalist and Beijing based photographer chats to Huck Magazine about his series of images showcasing a changing China. His powerful images break our expectations of what we think China is.

kevin frayer

Instagram: Mujgan Afra Ozceylan | @mujganozceylan

Mujgan Afra Ozceylan is a film and digital photographer based in Istanbul but frequently travelling around the Middle East, Northern Africa and Paris. Her pictures offer a dream-like feel into some of the world’s most misunderstood cultures. She has recently been travelling through Cappadocia in Turkey and her golden shots of the early morning ballooning are blowing us away.


Travel Story: Inside the Pushkar Camel Fair – Passion Passport

I love the website and Instagram of Passion Passport – so am thrilled that they have published my story from my time at the Pushkar Camel Fair in India. Have a read of my experience spending almost a month photographing nomads and camel herders at one of the world’s most spectacular events.

13- India

Let us know what you have been loving this month in the comments below! Got something you think we’d be interested in featuring? Email


Annapurna Mellor is a travel photographer, writer and co-founder of Roam Magazine. She fell in love with Asia shortly after graduating and has since spent extensive periods travelling and photographing in India, Nepal, Myanmar and many more. She shoots regularly for brands and publications and her work can be found in National Geographic Traveller Magazine, Lonely Planet, Suitcase and The Guardian. When not on the road, she is based in Manchester, UK.

    Leave a Reply