Collection of photos from our time on the South Island of New Zealand.
With such a dynamic society and a future of such uncertainty the appeal of following what goes on in Myanmar is something that will attract more and more global observers let alone the people of a very complex society.
One of the more interesting places we visited while in Myanmar (Burma) was the Golden Rock. The Kyaiktiyo Pagoda rests on top of a granite boulder roughly 7.5 meters in height with a 15 meters circumference thought to be held in place by a hair of the Buddha. The boulder itself has been covered by gold leave applied by Buddhist pilgrims over the years and gleams with a golden glow regardless of the weather conditions.
Riding trains is a different way to explore a country’s interior. It affords the user a steady means to observe both the landscape of a place and the culture of the people. While on our last trip to Myanmar (Burma) […]
As through the world we take our way How often times we hear The praises sung of wealthy men, Of prince, and duke and peer. The poets tell us of their fame, They are lauded o’er the land, But […]
The night time view from The Peak is worth the time spent in an endless line waiting for the Peak Tram to take you to the top of Hong Kong Island’s tallest mountain. Once there you’re welcomed by a breathless skyline of Hong […]
It was a late Thursday afternoon in December of 1999 around the Christmas holiday when I found myself packing the most important of my belongings into a single backpack and being forced to leave Taiwan after a visa violation. Hours earlier I […]
Somewhere during the flight, as our plane was making a line towards the Russian coast line and the Kamchatka peninsula, the sudden recognition of freshly cut purple and white orchids in between our seats appeared as if to remind us of the journey that lay ahead.