It is not simply buildings and landmarks that fascinate Shanel, but the contrasting cultural and societal practices that exist across the world. In spending time observing what could be labelled mundane, for Shanel, there is a constant source of satisfaction in watching how people from different cultures differ from their neighbours in other countries; this fascination driven by her desire to understand the inherent commonalities within all humans, despite cultural differences.
Boarding her first plane when she was 21 years old, Shanel took the trip by air when her mother treated her to a plane ticket to fly from London to Scotland for her 21st birthday. Since that journey, Shanel has travelled to over 60 countries across five continents, with her peak of travel being some 52 countries she travelled across within a year. With thousands of
travel photos Shanel is yet to sift through and upload online, in the meantime there's a selection in the galleries on this site. To date Shanel has travelled to the following list of countries:-
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Brussels, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kazakstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lietchstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, America, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Vietnam and not forgetting England in the UK, the country she is from.