After another 12 hour bus trip, I’ve arrived in Hanoi. It was probably one of the worst bus trips I’ve taken so far. The bus was packed and I got the misfortune of sitting next to a guy who decided to sprawl all over both of the seats. My cab driver tried to scam me [...]
Despite being one of the greatest historical attractions on Earth, there are still many people who live on the grounds of the Angkor temple complex. This water buffalo and adjoining farm was just a few meters away from a temple I was visiting.
One of the biggest ways in which Australia and North America differ is in the sports they play. Australians are a sports hungry people, but what they play will leave most Americans with a blank stare. Over time I’ve come to understand the basics for rugby (Union and League), AFL (Aussie rules football) and cricket. [...]
It has rained almost non-stop since I’ve been in Hue. Yesterday the rained stopped and I finally got the chance to go visit the Citadel and former grounds of the royal palace. It was sort of anti-climatic given how long I had to wait to go see it. The royal palace isn’t an ancient structure. [...]
An American WWII memorial in Noumea, New Caledonia. All over the Pacific I saw reminders of the Pacific campaign from WWII. I’ve been able to visit most of the places where major battles were fought including Papua New Guinea, Guam, Saipan, Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, and Okinawa.
I am often asked by people what my favorite place has been. I don’t know if I really have an answer to that question, but I often say “Palau“. This is one of the many limestone rock island in the lagoon near the capital of Korror.
Today marks the one year anniversary of me putting up my very first daily photo. I had already been into my trip 9 months when I decided I had a large enough stock of photos to begin putting them up every day. The very first one was a shot I took from the plan when [...]