FHaB is here to take you on a visual journey.

‘From HEL and Back’ is a platform for creative projects, stories and other visual offshoots from Tim Maher, an image-maker based in Helsinki.

Journal

Hiking

GearTalk: my Setup for a Recent Hiking Trip

A Long Weekend Hiking in the Peak District My last GearTalk was on the equipment I took with me on a two month epic journey round South America. Obviously, the needs for a four day hiking trip in England’s Peak District are very different...

Liberty in London

Liberty in London and Beyond

Visiting London with our two teenage children has become much more of an extended shopping trip, with the occasional cultural interlude and frequent food stops. Not that I’m complaining as I enjoy restocking my wardrobe just as much as...

Norfolk

A Misty Morning in Norfolk

We were spending a few days at a friend’s thatched cottage somewhere in the Norfolk countryside, eating well and drinking plenty as we caught up on each other’s news over the last 2-3 years. I woke up early on our final day, more...

BA

BA, the Last Word

When I say ‘the Last Word’, I don’t mean that I’m going to be able to give you all the low down you’ll need to get yourself around BA, far from it. This is more the last word on my own particular journey, the final...

Lima

Memories and Reflections of Lima

Arriving at Jorge Chavez Airport in Lima after my timeout in Máncora brought back memories of all those times I and my siblings had flown in and out of here as children; the sadness of the parental goodbyes quickly evaporated if you were lucky...

Mancora

Mancora Beach and Existentialism

After having been on the road for over a month and with my birthday looming, I decided to check out and head off to a beach for some well-deserved R & R. I’d heard good things about Máncora up in the far north of Peru and booked...

Arequipa

Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Rush

After a great five days in Cusco, I headed a little further south to Arequipa, the capital of Peru for a brief period in the mid 19th century, and still regarded by many of its inhabitants as the country’s cultural centre. Being the...

Cusco

Hanging out in Cusco

I arrived in Cusco before sunrise aboard the Bolivia Hop bus, having left La Paz almost 24hrs earlier. The journey had been broken up by spending half a day checking out Lake Titicaca so I wasn’t feeling too inhuman when my feet touched...

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni tour

When doing a tour of the Salar de Uyuni, the salt flats themselves are only a small part of what you get to see when you visit this spectacular corner of the world. I’d heard a lot of good things about the amazing landscapes up in this...

Tupiza street

Tupiza as a starting point

Tupiza may not be the most happening town nor the most obvious starting place for a tour to the Salar de Uyuni (that would be the actual town of Uyuni) but I had met enough people on my travels who suggested that Tupiza was the place to go to...