We're doing it again! This time we are biking from Petra in Jordan up to Nazareth in Israel, to raise money for the Nazareth Hospital Dialysis Unit. Last year we raised over £50,000 for the Children's Unit! Nazareth is the largest Arab town in Israel; the people are lovely, and the kids are awesome. Nazareth also treats kids in the West Bank of Palestine who have very limited access to healthcare. They need your help! Go to my sponsorship page to find out more and see what you can do! Maybe even join us..? http://justgiving.com/shanenaz

05 May 2016


A beautiful evening in Greenisland. This is a 3D panorama for @GoogleCardboard Virtual Reality, in the vr.jpg format. It has audio and a true 3D still image. You need an appropriate smartphone (I use a Galaxy S7) and a Google Cardboard viewer (£4 on Amazon - seriously). Get ready for an amazing immersive experience - it's just like being ME beside my BIKE! Beside a ROAD and a FIELD! You'll notice that the software compresses moving vehicles into rather strange abberations, but the immersive virtual reality effect is pretty darned good.

I'm getting quite besotted by Virtual Reality and @GoogleCardboard in general - I think it's potentially a fantastic educational tool. Plus, I want to make sure as many people as possible share in my Nazareth experience, so when I do that, I'll be posting plenty of VR pics too. So make sure you get your Cardboard before then... 

[NB. This photo works in Google Cardboard Camera app on Android smartphones. You need to place the image in the Device Storace \DCIM\CardboardCamera folder, and then view it via the app itself. Have fun!]

01 May 2016

Views over Belfast - in Virtual Reality.

Want to see the #VR view on my morning bike ride up Knockagh in Co Antrim? Well, with Google Cardboard, you can! Click here to download the immersive Virtual Reality file, and view it on your Android phone. (some more instructions here).

And don't forget to follow my Nazareth journey - I'll be taking lots more VR shots there, so you'll get a real taste for what it's like to bike around Israel/Palestine. If you sponsor me, I might even take more... go on - it's for the children of Nazareth :-)