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Myanmar Part 4: Mandalay to Bagan

It’s been a few weeks since my Myanmar tour ended, but today, here in Hoi Anh Vietnam, I’ve finally found enough free time to post some images. Please enjoy the following 38 photos Mandalay and Bagan. In the next week or so, I’ll be posting at least one more time about the Myanmar tour, before [...]

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Ring Train Yangon

Yangon’s “circle line” or “ring train”, circumnavigates Myanmar’s largest city, on a 46 Kilometer, 39 station route that connects Yangon’s satellite towns. The system is heavily utilized by the local populace, selling about 150,000 tickets daily, providing cheap transportation for Burmese and an interesting and engaging cultural immersion for the few intrepid adventurers who hop [...]

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Myanmar Part 3: Around Mandalay

I hope you don’t mind if I just reprint a few lines of Rudyard Kipling’s famous poem “On the road to Mandalay” and let you enjoy 21 new images from my recent, Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour. “On the road to Mandalay”….those with a wanderlust will surely relate….. Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the [...]

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Myanmar Part 2: Mandalay

“Mandalay” is the name of a famous poem by Rudyard Kipling that was first published in 1892. The poem colorfully illustrates the nostalgia and longing of a soldier of the British Empire for Asia’s exoticism, and generally for the countries and cultures located “East of Suez”, as compared to the cold, damp and foggy climates [...]

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Myanmar Part 1: Yangon and Bago

Greetings from Yangon. We’ve just arrived from Inle lake. The main tour is just ending today and the optional extension starts tomorrow morning, yet this is the first opportunity that I’ve had to blog about this trip! I have over 100 images from the trip to share with you, so I better get some uploaded [...]

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Southeast Asia Photo Tour 2014: Part 3

Here’s the last post from the Southeast Asia Photo Tour, starting with a few shots of the waterfalls outside of Luang Prabang, moving to Phnom Penh, Cambodia and ending with a group shot in Siem Reap, at Ta Phrom temple. Thanks to all participants for coming along and thanks to all of you for following [...]

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Southeast Asia Photo Tour 2014: Part 2

Greetings from sleepy little Luang Prabang Laos! After leaving Bangkok, our group headed to northern Thailand’s Golden Triangle where we made photographs in rice paddies along the Mekong river, explored local temples and monasteries and observed monks chanting at a hilltop retreat. We even made a quick foray into Myanmar, to experience the profound differences [...]

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Southeast Asia Photo Tour 2014

My apologies for the long hiatus during the holiday season, I was taking some much needed time off.  Now that 2014 is in full swing, I’m back to blogging, starting with my annual Southeast Asia Photo Tour. Southeast Asia has long been a favored destination for adventurous travelers. This trip is what I’d call our [...]

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India Photo Tour: Black and White

In keeping with tradition, each year during the India photo tour, I post a selection of black and white images. In the process of shooting these images I didn’t actually set my camera to black and white, but rather I shot them in color and then afterwards, looked for ones that seemed like they might [...]

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India Photo Tour: Random Images From The Last Few Days

Our group left Pushkar with empty batteries and full memory cards after an amazing two days of living “in-tents” and doing some “intense” shooting . I had a few left over images from the day before we arrived to Pushkar fair and a few images from the day after, so thought I’d slap together a [...]

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2013 Pushkar Photo Tour Begins

Today is the first day of the 2013 Pushkar Photo Tour  and as usual we began our adventure in New [...]

Cambodia Opposition Leader Returns From Exile

I’m in Phnom Pehn Cambodia today, having just finished a photo shoot for The Asia Foundation. There’s quite a buzz [...]

From The Cutting Room Floor

Sorting through and editing images while traveling, in order to create blog posts, is a fast, furious and often “messy” [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas For Photographers

  Once again it is that time of the year for me to post my holiday gift suggestions. The following [...]

Mandaue City Philippines: In Search of the Next “Manny Pacquiao”

In the Philippines, boxing has become somewhat of a national sport. As common as sweet mangoes, the spicy local Bicol [...]

Tindera Sinulog: Santo Niño Basilica, Cebu, Phillipines

In front of the Santo Niño basilica, in Cebu Philippines, women selling candles can be seen swaying and dancing while [...]