Chalkmarks picture wins The Sunday Times Big Shot competition!

THIS is my favourite shot taken while hiking the Rila Lakes in Bulgaria. I took it once we had reached the peak and could look down on all seven glacial lakes.

It’d been a great walk to the top and I’d been taking photos the whole time. The landscape was stunning and the lakes pristine. The contrast of the green and blue was striking. It was very hard not to take a great picture.

This one was taken just before noon while I was lying down. It’s a shot of the diamond-shaped lake seen through the long grass and the mountains stretching into the distance. I recommend to anyone on a trip to Sofia to visit the lakes. I took this on my iPhone 7Plus.

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How Jutland remembers the thousands who died in the world’s largest sea battle

October 1st, 2018|0 Comments

MAY 31st was a cold Wednesday morning. In 1916, thousands of sailors were waiting on the rolling grey waves in the North Sea.

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A year of living Danishly

May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

AFTER being voted the happiest place on earth, Denmark is bursting out of northern Europe like a Viking’s arrow.

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A new breed of invader on a Danish drama tour

November 15th, 2015|Comments Off on A new breed of invader on a Danish drama tour

THERE’S more to Denmark than Copenhagen and The Killing. In 1864 it changed the course of history.

About Chalkmarks
Author Natalie Chalk

Natalie Chalk is a journalist and travel writer who has worked on the news desks of the MailOnline and the Daily Express. She has recently written about learning to burlesque in Czechia, surf in Norway and wander the medieval streets of Malta for which she was nominated for the Malta Tourism Award 2014. She’s written for all the UK’s national newspapers with travel features appearing in the Guardian, TNT Magazine and Express Newspapers. She has lived in Peru, Nigeria and Portugal and earlier this year she returned to London after travelling the world for 14 months, visiting 39 cities. In 2017, was named Top 10 UK Travel Bloggers.

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