DSC_8370About the Location:  The Philippines holds a special place in my heart.  The people, with their remarkable kindness and hospitality, are my favorite thing about the 7,640-island nation.  Here we were on our way to the trailhead leading to Mt. Pinatubo, an active volcano whose latest eruption in 1991 caused significant damage in this area, north of Manila. Continue reading “Arman”

Be Different

DSC_4653About the Location:  Lebanon, and specifically Beirut, has had a tough half-century, and this past year has seen a series of calamities from civil unrest to political change to a financial crisis to massive unemployment and now to this. Of all the places I’ve visited around the world, Beirut is high on the list of favorites – the people, the food, and the history are all unforgettable. Continue reading “Be Different”

Peace Be With You II

DSCF0914About the Location:  Kathmandu, Nepal is a wonderful place to explore by foot if you are up for an adventure.  There is a lot going on all of the time.  On this day, I visited a temple that was performing final rights including funeral pyres for those that are passing from this world. Cremation is considered by Hindus to be the most auspicious way to release the soul from the body. Continue reading “Peace Be With You II”

Tokyo Timewarp

DSC_3845About the Location:  “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”  For the first time visitor, Tokyo can be overwhelming.  And rightly so!  The pace, the lights, the alleys, the people, the food…it is endless.  If I’ve ever made an image that truly captures the essence of a place, it is this. Continue reading “Tokyo Timewarp”

Night Market

dsc_0044About the Location:  This is the infamous Temple Street Night Market of Hong Kong.  Located just south of Mong Kok, the most densely populated neighborhood on earth, this market is a thriving part of the Kowloon experience.  You can find a wide assortment of items here from souvenirs to travel accessories, but it is dominated by men’s apparel (the Ladies Market isn’t far away).

About the Shot:  I had come to this street earlier in the day with a friend who thought this location continue…

Off to School

dsc_0466About the location:  Of all the cities I have visited around the world, Bangkok stood out to me as being truly alive.  The city has a heartbeat, a pulse, that is hard to describe.  Within the sprawling metropolis, there are dense communities that are thriving with their own vibe and uniqueness.  In particular, Chinatown is vibrant and bustling