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Mabul, Malaysia

Mabul, Malaysia

Divers may know Mabul, the rest may not know it exists photo gallery Duration: 4 days, 3 nights Island:Pulau Mabul, Malaysia Language: Malay / English Currency: Malaysian Ringgit Pulau Mabul is the stepping-off point for divers who have come to dive Sipadan, a world...
Koh Lanta, Thailand

Koh Lanta, Thailand

A discreet island getaway for soloist travelers looking for seclusion photo gallery Duration: 5 days, 4 nights Destination: Koh Lanta Language: Thai Currency: Thai Baht   Koh Lanta is the largest quiet island retreat I have visited in all of my island vacation...
Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

A glimmering thread of sand in the sea Duration:  3 days,  2 nights Destination: Koh Phi Phi, Thailand Language: Thai Currency: Thai Baht Even in the dead of winter, as many people hunker down for the long cold remaining months of winter, the island life in southern...
Koh Lipe, Thailand

Koh Lipe, Thailand

A tropical island getaway   tap image to expand Duration: 3 days, 4 nights Destination: Koh Lipe, Thailand Language: Thai Currency: Thai Baht Koh Lipe is small and well suited to serve one very specific type of travel – the tiny island retreat.  Lipe has...
Man Mo temple – Hong Kong

Man Mo temple – Hong Kong

Hong Kong is well known for its skyline and ultra-modern metropolitan status. However, tucked within those polished, gleaming towers of steel and glass are these marvelous relics of the city’s long religious history. Stepping into some of these old-world temples...
Ayutthaya, Thailand

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Sak Yant tattoos and four other things to do in Thailand’s ancient capital city photo gallery Duration: 3 days, 2 nights Destination: Auytthaya, Thailand Language: Thai Currency: Thai Baht You’re in Bangkok and want to get out of the city to see more of the culture...
Impossible Trains

Impossible Trains

It is impossible to see this moment, when all four trains going to and from National Stadium and Siam pass over the promenade at the same time. I wanted to capture the moment when all four trains passed overhead, but the timing of the trains prevents this. So I...
Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Temples, train rides, and stick fishermen   photo gallery Duration: 5 days, 4 nights Island: Sri Lanka Language: Sinhala Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee Five days is not long enough to appreciate all of what Sri Lanka has to offer, but it is all the time we had so we...
Modern Worship

Modern Worship

At four o’clock in the morning there is a ceremony that takes place at Mahamuni Pagoda in Mandalay, Myanmar. The senior monk washes the face of the Buddha image in a ritual that takes more than an hour. The image is claimed to be one of only five in the world...
Two boys sit on U Bein Bridge

Two boys sit on U Bein Bridge

I came across this scene of two boys that appeared to come from two very different backgrounds. It was interesting to see them playing together; smiling, laughing, and generally getting on as kids their age do, yet their attire made it woefully clear that when these...