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Khmer Empire: Angkor Wat and Beyond

It’s been more than a year since I relocated to Siem Reap Cambodia and since I now live less than 2 miles from Angkor Wat, I’ve had plenty of opportunities to explore the temples in greater depth than I’ve done previously. Although Angkor Wat is the temple that most people immediately recognize and associate with [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 5

Battambang, the last stop on the 2014 Angkor Photo Workshop is home to many wonderful photo opportunities including the unique and unusual “bamboo train”.  The bamboo train is an innovative form of transport, masterminded by resourceful local Cambodians. It consists of a small gasoline engine, two axles made from discarded tank parts, a drive belt [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 4

The next stop on this year’s  Angkor Photo Workshop was Battambang. Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city and the capital city of Battambang province in northwestern Cambodia. Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is well known for being the leading rice-producing province of the country. ‘Dambang’ means ‘stick’, and ‘bat’ means [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 3

After finishing one week of intensive work doing photo assignments in Siem Reap, Angkor Photo Workshop participants headed to Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. For the next three days, from our base of operations at the FCC (Foreign Correspondent’s Club), we explored the vibrant, bustling capital city, with it’s myriad of photographic possibilities, including S21 prison [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 2

For the last few months I’ve been incredibly busy,  priorities dictated that I take a brief hiatus from blogging. Now that I’m back at it, I have plenty of photos to share with you. First I’ll share some more images from the 4th annual Angkor Photo Workshop, which just finished last week and afterwards, I’ve [...]

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Angkor Photo Workshop 2014

On this date 3 years ago, utterly exhausted, yet satisfied and delighted, I sat and pondered the memories of my first annual Angkor Photo Workshop. It was an experience, that for the faculty and for the 13 students, wasn’t going to be soon forgotten. Participants, each with a burning desire to become better visual story [...]

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Crucifixion in Tuburan Philippines: Good Friday 2014

Yesterday, in Tuburon Philippines, on Good Friday, 54-year-old Gilbert Bargayo was nailed to a cross during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion. This year marks Gilbert’s 20th crucifixion. He has been crucified in different locations in the Philippines but since last year, mayor Democrito Diamante has hosted the event in the town of Tuburan, about [...]

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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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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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Myanmar Photo Tour Sept 2013: Ring Train

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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India: Pushkar Fair Photo Tour

During the first full moon of November, India’s Pushkar Fair, Asia’s largest camel and livestock market springs to life in [...]

Exploring Cambodia’s Hidden Treasures

I’ve got a fun new video to share with you today which is the reason for the image above, which [...]

Myanmar Photo Tour #2

Here’s the second set of images from the September 2014 Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour which ended on September 23. The [...]

Spider Pro Hand Strap: By Spider Holster Inventor, Shai Eynav

Those of you who are looking for the perfect hand strap for your camera might want to have a look [...]

Myanmar Photo Tour

The September Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour has just ended and I’m back in Battambang Cambodia for a few days, enjoying [...]

Myanmar Photo Tour: Sittwe & Mruak U

It’s a bit after the fact but I’m finally getting around to posting about this year’s  optional extension to my [...]