South East Asia

Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Monkey Dance

Bali’s Uluwatu Temple: The Kecak “Monkey Dance” Bali’s Uluwatu temple is beautiful, its clifftop location overlooking the Indian Ocean perfect for sunsets and engagement shoots and taunting indigenous macaques until they get fed up and rip your camera right out of your hand. While the temple itself is a beautiful backdrop, however, the temple is … Continue reading »

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Hari Raya Nyepi: Bali’s Day of Silence

Hari Raya Nyepi: Bali’s Day of Silence Imagine Nyepi in Bali. Picture South-East Asia. Motorbikes vie against big smoking diesel busses for space. The scream of mechanics’ tools and the barking of road-running dogs are overpowered only when you weave far into the depths of a market and the lowing of a fresh butchery or … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates – Best of May

Instagram Updates – Best of May Well, hello there. It has been quiet around here, hasn’t it? I’ve been off tramping across the dunes of Dubai and up the volcanoes of Indonesia for the last few months, and of course spending time glued to the computer for my desk job back here in Bishkek; but … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Best of April

Instagram Updates: The Best of April   Though I’m writing well after, I took all and posted most of these photos before the string of earthquakes that hit Nepal starting on April 25th. I encourage you to view these photos with an eye to the beauty of the country, but don’t forget that it will … Continue reading »

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Instagram Updates: Best of March

Instagram Updates: Best of March I’ve been having a bit of computer trouble recently, in that my computer won’t charge at all and so I’ve got no way to access the hundreds and hundreds of shots I took in Dubai. I’m hoping to have it resolved soon but, luckily, I was able to edit and … Continue reading »

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Glam-orous Singapore

Aside from eating through Singapore for a full day, easily the best part of my quick trip through town was finding the Kampong Glam neighborhood. There are very few things I more enjoy stumbling across in a city than traditional neighborhoods full of interesting architecture and studded with the occasional house of worship (and my … Continue reading »

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Stuffing my face: Singapore Style

Inspired (both in life and in this specific instance) by Anthony Bourdain and his bevy of foodastravel shows, I quickly realized that a recent 10-hour layover in Singapore was going to end up being all about one thing: Eating. Profusely. Watching the premier episode of his new show The Layover the night before I set off for Singapore, … Continue reading »

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Photo Slideshow: Laos

Laos was one of the first places I visited after I moved out of the States, and that almost certainly colored my perception of the places. I had a good time and went some cool places, but it would be interesting to see with what eyes I would understand the country if I were to … Continue reading »

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