Having lived in Australia for more than 5 years, I didn’t expect New Zealand to be anymore special or beautiful than the country I consider my second home. As an avid traveller, I have had the pleasure of witnessing the best of the natural wonders that Australia has to offer.

However, a week-long expedition to the South Island of New Zealand, one of the most picturesque and photogenic places on earth, with like-minded travel companions has truly redefined my perception of natural beauty.

New Zealand is located approximately 1,500km east of Australia and about 1,000km from the Pacific Islands. Due…


After a quick brekkie at Macca’s, we headed towards Dandenong Ranges. Since we only had a miserly 6–8 hours in our hands, we decided to visit a particular area. One of the main reasons we opted to head to Dandenong is because of a century-old steam train: PUFFING BILLY RAILWAY.


It was a spur of a moment decision and a hastily made plan. We knew that the long weekend was around the corner and me and my flatmate, Ish, decided we needed to make the most of it. Although we had booked our flights a few days early, we did not research on any places to visit even as we hopped onto the plane. Sometimes, spontaneous trips tend to become the most eventful ones.

I packed my Nikon D750 with the Sigma 34mm f1.4 and the Fujifilm XE-2 with the 18mm F2.0 attached. …

fahim alam

Engineer. Photographer. Wanderer.

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