Traveling the World from Home – Agoraphobic Traveller
How do you pursue a love of distant places and colorful photography, if anxiety and agoraphobia are part of your daily life?
For Jacqui Kenny, known on Instagram as the Agoraphobic Traveller, the solution came through “traveling” around the world and highlighting glimpses of life captured in Google Street View. Traveling the world from home is possible now with the help of google street view.
Just how far can she roam? Here are five destinations that are among the farthest from Jacqui’s home in the United Kingdom and what made them so special to her.
Flying Dog – Arequipa, Peru
A jumping dog is captured on this street in Villa Cerrillos, a neighborhood north of Arequipa, Peru — a southern city framed by three volcanoes.
“After spending time searching through Google Street View, I started to notice an amusing trend: Dogs seem to love chasing the Google car. I just love capturing dogs flying through the air, suspended over their shadows.”
Distance traveled: 6,336 miles.
Women Outside Mosque – Goxu Mbathie, Senegal
Two women are captured walking outside a bright pink mosque in Goxu Mbathie, Senegal. They are in the Saint-Louis region, on the border of Mauritania and the Atlantic Ocean.
“This is one of my favourite images. I just love the colours that you find in Senegal; it’s such a beautiful and vibrant country. The fashion is incredible, as well, and I was struck by the number of tailors and fabric stalls they have. I remember finding this image in the middle of the night, after a very long day of searching through the town of Saint-Louis. I was minutes away from giving up the search before I luckily stumbled across this scene. It reminds me of a film set.”
Distance traveled: 3,367 miles.
A Painted Car Blends In – Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Jacqui discovered this painted car that matches a row of houses near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, near the Texas border.
“I’m really attracted to colourful architecture and Mexico has it in abundance. An image where the car matches the houses is a rare find. I’m always looking for repetition in colour, so this was the perfect shot for me.”
Distance traveled: 5,163 miles.
Holding Hands in Mongolia – Baganuur, Mongolia
A woman and child hold hands while walking on a snowy morning in Baganuur, Mongolia.
“I love this image so much. The light hitting the dust from the Google car is so perfect. This was captured in Baganuur, one of the nine districts of the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar.”
Distance traveled: 5,584 miles.
Camel Crossing – Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Street View captures camels crossing a highway near Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. See more of Jacqui’s photos on her Instagram account.
“It was such a nice surprise to find camels roaming the streets of the United Arab Emirates. I was so used to seeing dogs and horses, that it was a bit of a shock. Whenever I found roaming camels, I was sure to find a camel racing track close by.”
Distance traveled: 4,437 miles.
See also her video about Agoraphobic, and Agoraphobic Traveller here :