The Summit of Mount Kosciusko, the highest point in Australia. Technically one of the “seven summits”, the highest points on the seven continents, it is a very easy walk to the summit. Most of the vertical distance can be done via a ski lift.
My day traveling to Preah Vihear is one of the most interesting and grueling of my trip, and so my description of the events is going to be a lot longer than most posts. I’ll be splitting this up into two parts. Today will be a general overview of the temple, its history, location and [...]
I just processed this photo today and wanted to get it up on the site ASAP. I was set up with my tripod deep in Angkor Wat when two monks walked passed me. I clicked the shutter five times as they walked past. I took three of the exposures and blended them together to get [...]
A Thai TV crew shooting a soap opera. After all my traveling, there is one thing I can safely say: Americans are good at making TV shows. I’ve seen a lot of Asian soap operas. Many of them are historical ones which use traditional sets and costumes. I’ve seen ones from Japan and China like [...]
If you had to condense the essence of Cambodia down to one thing, it wouldn’t be the temples of Angkor. They are famous and draw the tourists, but they are nothing more than crumbling stones. The reason why those temples were built where they were, and the reason why much of the population lives where [...]
The torri (gate) at Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima, Japan. This gate is one of the most photographed places in Japan was considered one of the three great ancient “views of Japan”. Most of the photos however show the gate in water. This photo is the gate at low tide when people are able to walk out [...]
I have been pretty much playing things by ear for most of my trip. I’d sort of know the general direction I was moving and where I was going next, but getting the next ticket or next room was about as far as I’d plan. I’ve decided to return to the US for a few [...]