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Year 2014 in Review and 2015 Greetings

I wish everyone a year 2015 full of happiness, health, and success. My sincere thanks for your continuing readership and interest in my photography. In order to explore some of the corners of the National Parks that had escaped me so far, in 2014, I was going to engage in more water-based adventures: rafting, canyoneering, […]

Kyaiktiyo, Myanmar

Part 6 (last) of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Although Kyaiktiyo, also known as Golden Rock, is one of most incredible sights anywhere, we offered the visit as an extension to the Myanmar photo tour because it is a more arduous journey. It started with […]

Lake Inle, Myanmar

Part 5 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 8 (cont) Nyaung Shwe is the main gateway to Lake Inle. We photographed children in two different settings there, first at a school as they were playing at recess, always a fun interaction for everyone. Inside […]

Pindaya, Myanmar

Part 4 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 7 After an early morning flight from Mandalay to Heho, we drove to Pindaya on a bumpy road out of the main tourist trail. The landscape changes as we gain elevation and travel back in time. […]

Mandalay, Myanmar

Part 3 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 4 (cont) After an early morning flight, we arrived in Mandalay. The country’s second largest city is the spiritual and cultural heart of Myanmar. On Marble Street, Mandalay’s street of stone-sculptors, men attack blocks of white […]

Bagan, Myanmar

Part 2 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Day 2 Bagan is known for its thousands of Buddhist monuments and temples, making it one of the most remarkable archaeological sites in Asia. After surveying the area from a temple platform, we approached friendly villagers tending […]

Yangon, Myanmar

Part 1 of Myanmar photo tour diary: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 Since my first visit there in 2000, I have always thought of Myanmar as the most enchanting country in South East Asia. In January 2014, I had the pleasure of leading a photo tour there. Thank you […]

Taroko Gorge National Park, Taiwan

While Sun Moon Lake is a scenic area with a fair amount of development, Taroko Gorge, Taiwan’s most well-known natural attraction, has been protected as a National Park since 1986. The day before my visit, I traveled by rail to Hualien. From the station, I walked to the Amigos hotel, only to find out that […]

Sun Moon Lake, Taiwan

Taiwan’s cities (including Taipei and Lukang) lie on the Western part of the island, which is a plain. I was surprised to find out that the other two-thirds of Taiwan is covered by mountains. Sun Moon Lake is considered to be one of the most scenic areas in Taiwan. My wife, who had never been […]

Lukang, Taiwan – image sequence explained

Taichung is linked to Taipei by a High Speed Rail line, whereas there is no train station in Lukang because in the past the city refused to allow railroads to pass through. This, combined with the silting of its port, led to Lukang’s economic decline. However, that economic decline averted the modernization that demolished historical […]