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Gilles in the Wahiba Sands, or Ramlat al-Wahiba (also called Sharqiya Sands), Sultanat of Oman, Arabic Peninsula

Gilles in the Wahiba Sands, or Ramlat al-Wahiba, Sultanat of Oman, Arabic Peninsula

I am a French Photographer who has been traveling intensively for over 15 years. These journeys – some short, others longer like two „Trips Around the World” in 2007 and in 2015, took me to more than 40 countries on all continents except Antarctica.

I sometimes use roads well traveled to discover and photograph world famous sights, but most of the time I try to stay Off The Beaten Track. I have never been a budget backpacker traveling the toughest and cheapest possible way, but I am an experienced rucksack traveler who appreciates a minimum level of comfort. Yes, I am “Flashpacker”…

My blog www.GrandEscapades.net is about “Travel Photography” & “Flashpacking” in Africa, South America, the Middle East & Asia. I want it to be helpful for Travel Photographers & for Flashpackers who, like me, feel like Backpackers but are no longer ready for the hardcore type of budget travel. I want my blog to be a source of inspiration to discover the Unknown plus a “Travel Resources Website”, with a focus on organizing & budgeting trips, no matter how short or long, and on optimizing Travel Photography. You find here:

  • Vivid day to day travel experiences in my “Travel Blog”,
  • First-hand, structured & detailed travel information in my “Travel Guides”,
  • Detailed budget information for planning trips short & long, on each country I visited as well as tips to reduce travel costs in “Travel Budget”,
  • Insights to improve your travel photography and a selections of my best photos in “Travel Photography”,

Keep on Traveling, Discovering, Experiencing – Follow Your Dreams!

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