The first seeds for Parallel Worlds were sown when a travel editor (Narina) and a freelance photojournalist (Mark) met across two cappuccinos in an Earl’s Court cafe sometime around the beginning of this millennium. We never met again, but over a decade later these seeds began to germinate through a series of debates/interactions/BS sessions across the 5447 miles that separated Narina’s South African office and Mark’s Spanish cafe HQ.
Those sessions grew into Parallel Worlds, a blog that celebrates travel, words and images.
But that’s not all it grew into: working together on this blog sparked a beautiful love story that perhaps we’ll tell one day. The short version is that there are no longer 5447 miles between us: we work and travel together, and home is wherever we drop our kitbags. For now, that’s South East Asia – around Bali, mostly; Thailand sometimes. Next year it might be South America. Or East Africa. Or India. We’re not too sure yet – and that’s just the way we like it.
We’re professional writers, covering travel, conservation, adventure, health, fitness and interview-based features. Between us we’ve written three books (and contributed to six) and have written for more than 90 titles around the world. Some of the publications we’ve contributed to include: