I have to admit that after visiting the idyllic, small town of Cai Be, Ho Chi Minh City was both a let down and overwhelming. It wasn’t until my last day in Ho Chi Minh City that I actually saw another side to the chaotic metropolis and grew to like it. Here, from a photographer’s […]
When you visit the floating markets of the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, there are two main markets: Cai Rang and Cai Be. Cai Rang is the larger and more popular market, while Cai Be is tiny with only a few boats in operation. So is Cai Be even worth your time? Yes, if you’re interested […]
My 19-Hour Adventure in Turkey Believe it or not, I intentionally gave myself a 19-hour layover in Istanbul. I knew I would have limited time to see the sights, but it was definitely worth it. In today’s blog I tell you everything I saw and share with you the Istanbul street photos I took during […]
We interrupt the regularly scheduled Southeastern Asia blog schedule for a few photos from my trip to Germany and Istanbul. I was there on self-assignment from September 10 through 18. Here is a little taste of what I saw.
A Travel Guide for Can Tho, Vietnam It was tough for me to write this blog post about the Cai Rang floating markets. On the one hand, the floating markets are a fascinating local experience that give visitors a taste of what life in Vietnam was like before the introduction of Western-style supermarkets. On the […]
In my last few posts, I gave you some tips for traveling to Siem Reap and within the Angkor Wat temple complex. Today I tackle how to snag the ultimate unicorn: the elusive Angkor Wat sunrise photo. Many have tried to capture it, but here is what you need to know in order to bag […]
An Assessment of Each Angkor Wat Temple From a Photographer’s Perspective If you have a Tomb Raider-style photography adventure to Cambodia in your future, then this Angkor Wat temple guide will come in handy. In February I spent a week in Siem Reap visiting virtually every temple in the Angkor Wat complex. I visited most […]
Tips for Traveling to Angkor Wat From a Photographer’s Perspective When I was researching my own trip to Cambodia, I did not find a lot of Angkor Wat travel tips from a photographer’s perspective. Even though Angkor Wat is one of the most photographed places in all of the world, I never found a key […]
Siem Reap is the Las Vegas of Southeast Asia. As opposed to quieter destinations in this part of the world, Siem Reap is all about neon lights, loud noise, and sensory overload. If the temples of Angkor Wat are on your list of must-see destinations, then this town is a necessary evil as there is […]
Don’t get me wrong, I love the colors of the rock formations and mountains in Death Valley. But that said, the lunar landscape of the area offers wonderful opportunities to explore texture once the color has been removed. Here are a few highlights from my trip to Death Valley as seen in black and white.