Perhaps because I spent so much time in Japan, in Tokyo and in Arao, in the south of the country, I feel so very sad for the poor Japanese people in this time. I stayed with a Japanese family, laughed with them, ate with them. They are so gentle and kind, so gracious and hospitable. Regrettably, they trusted the titans… Continue reading
Well, as you can see, I was very busy working on photos this weekend. It all started when I found out that people were not only viewing but also comments on my photos on Flickr. And I had posted very few photos there. So, I decided to update those with several thousand new photos and tackle coming up to date… Continue reading
Back on April 2nd, I wrote about the trip down to Halong Bay, Vietnam, when we stopped at a sewing factory and purchased a tapestry for the house. Well, it is finally framed and now hanging on the wall in the living room. As you can see, it’s very large! Though these pictures have a great deal of reflection because… Continue reading
Comprised of over 6,000 still images, each shot every 20 seconds from my hotel room window overlooking the river below, this time lapse represents almost 2 days of the heat and hazy humidity of Bangkok. I used my old Canon 30D. The original project is 1080HD and is filled with interesting detail; but, to be useful for web deployment, this… Continue reading
Alila Villas Uluwatu, in Bali, is sustainable resort on Bali’s southern coast. The pictures depict a gorgeous resort selling for $800 a night and touting luxury combined with ecology. (I’m not too sure such a thing can exist.) But the place is gorgeous. [Source: CoolHunting—sited below the pictures]
I love the infinity pool pictured above.
Alila Villas Uluwatu,… Continue reading
Reflecting back about my recent trip to south Asia…
As I’ve mentioned before, Bangkok especially and central and south Vietnam were terribly hot and humid. Shorts and short sleeved shirts were always in order.
I was, however, astonished to see so many of the local people in those areas wearing long sleeved shirts, sweaters, and jackets. How could they possibly… Continue reading
This trip, unlike any of my other travels around the world, was not without some rather anxious moments. I’m glad to be home. I think.
I read in CNN this morning that Thailand has declared a state of emergency after the protesters stormed parliament yesterday. While I was in Bangkok, the protests were peaceful. I really have no idea what… Continue reading
Today the long journey home begins—in about 45 minutes. Amazingly, the couple in the bungalow next door here at the Palm Garden Resort in Hoi An are from Atlanta, Georgia! In fact, they live in Morningside.
Can we say: small world!
Click here for a list of all of the posts from my trip to Vietnam.… Continue reading
Today is a chill out day before the long trek home begins tomorrow via Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. Nothing specific is planned. I do hope to catch up on all of the blogging and post some pictures. Even now the computer is importing photos from the camera’s flash card. I’ve probably shot over 10,000 photos this trip, but… Continue reading
Mien, the guide for the day, is from Da Nang, a city just a few miles from Hoi An—which was founded about 400 years ago as a major trading post from East to West. I’m staying on the outskirts of Hoi An in a unique oceanside bungalow about 50 feet from the ocean. Nothing else is here at the water… Continue reading